CFO sentiment 4


CFO Sentiment | Edition 4

A strong global economy underpins rising optimism and risk appetite

CFO optimism continues to hold strong, bolstered by upbeat economic outlooks – at home and in Europe and the United States. Paired with reduced financial volatility, Australia’s top finance executives have increased their appetite for risk. Despite this positive outlook however, CFOs are concerned about the impact of new regulatory changes as well as what emerging technologies like artificial intelligence might have on their bottom line.

Key points from the CFO Sentiment survey show.  

  • A net 71% of CFOs are optimistic about the financial prospects of their companies
  • A record 62% are comfortable with taking on more balance sheet risk
  • 63% are concerned about the impact of futher regulatory changes
  • 42% believe innovation is their number one strategic planning consideration.

Published: February 2018

CFO Sentiment | Edition 4

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