A Time of Disruption

By Ed Zwirn

Read in CFO Magazine November 2016

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Political scenarios aplenty threaten global growth and the fortunes of multinationals.

The U.S. presidential election and all of its attendant ugliness and divisiveness may soon be an unhappy memory, but political developments around the world continue to cloud the risk profiles of global companies. Continue reading

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Banking, Tax Regs Eat Into Marijuana Profits

By Ed Zwirn

(published Aug.19, 2016 in CFO.com

marijuanamoneyThe legal cannabis sector is experiencing geometric revenue growth, but finance execs face formidable challenges managing the money.

If one looks at the top line, the legal marijuana business may very well be the stuff that entrepreneurial dreams are made of. As of this writing, some 25 states in the U.S. have passed laws that allow for some degree of medical or recreational use of the cannabis plant.

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Leaning In: Women In Finance

By Ed Zwirn (originally published in the May 2016 issue of CFO Magazine)

16May_WIF_Miller_v2Of the 308.7 million people counted in the United States 2010 Census, some 50.8% were women. Seen against that number, the 13.8% of Fortune 500 companies that currently have women occupying the top finance job may not be encouraging to those who value gender diversity, at least when it comes to C-level jobs in Corporate America.

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