Baruch Business Report

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This Baruch Business Report between John Elliott, Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business and Terrence Martell, Zicklin’s Saxe Professor of Finance, covers the results of 2011's second quarter “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. This year, the survey was conducted just as the U.S. debt ceiling discussions were taking place and before Standard & Poor's announced its decision to reduce its U.S. credit rating. 

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The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch's Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch's Zicklin School of Business. The discussion provides an overview of the results of the first quarter 2010 'Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,' which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business. 
 
Their overview indicates that though most CFOs agree that recovery is on its way, the turnaround is happening very slowly and rising costs are further drawing out the pace. The topics of credit, health care reform, and stock market changes are also addressed in regard to their affect on economic recovery. To see the full survey results please visit: 
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey 

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The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion provides an overview of the results of the third quarter 2009 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Their detailed summary examines why CFOs might be predicting an increase in earnings and revenue since last quarter and how this will affect the economy at large. The increasing costs of health care and its impact on business is also examined through this survey and analyzed in this talk. To see the full survey results please visit:  
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/.  

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In a recent audio podcast of the Baruch Business Report based on its second quarter survey conducted with Financial Executives International, Zicklin School of Business Dean John Elliott and Professor Terrence Martell reported that the nation should be in recovery from the recession in mid-2010. Although results indicated a slight optimism about the economy and that the rate of decline is improving, both Dean Elliott and Martell believe job growth is necessary to restore the economy. 

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The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business in Zicklin. The discussion explores the results of the 3Q08 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.  
 
As the full scope of the global financial crisis became clearer in the third quarter of 2008, more than 80% of participating CFOs stated their support for increased oversight in the market. CFOs also continue to cut back on expenditures in hiring and technology, bracing for what Professor Martell predicted would be a “very difficult (time) for several quarters.” The full survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/. 

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Podcast: baruch_business_report_110608.mp3

The recent turn of events in the global financial markets are a cause for concern for students, faculty and staff alike at Baruch. In order to explain the roots of the turbulence and offer some insights into the future of the financial sector, Terrence Martell, Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance and director of the Weissman Center for International Business, and Dean John Elliott of the Zicklin School of Business have recorded a special edition of the Baruch Business Report podcast. The topics discussed in this episode include the implementation of the United States Treasury’s controversial Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), the effects of the program on retail and institutional banking, and a discussion of how these developments will affect executive compensation in the future. 

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The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business in Zicklin. The discussion explores the results of the 2Q08 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.  
While CFO confidence in the economy is at an all-time low, their optimism about their companies’ financial health remains relatively stable. Dean Elliott and Professor Martell also discuss the ongoing volatility in the oil market, and possible changes at U.S. business schools as they incorporate courses on international financial reporting standards into the curriculum.  
The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/ 
 

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CFOs on 2008  
 
The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the first quarter 2008 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis including CFOs concerns that the economic downturn in the U.S. is impacting their company’s budgets, spending and hiring, while more than one third of CFOs (34%) reported that the weakness of the U.S. dollar has led to increased international sales. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/. 
 

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Podcast: baruch_business_report_042408.mp3

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the fourth quarter 2007 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis including economic confidence, recession fears, crisis in the credit industry, and whether public companies should provide quarterly earnings guidance. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/index.htm 

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Podcast: baruch_business_report_020408.mp3

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean  
of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of  
Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The  
discussion starts with the results of the third quarter 2007 “Chief Financial  
Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives  
International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into  
a larger economic analysis including economic confidence, the federal rate cut,  
and the performance of SEC Chairman Christopher Cox. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at  
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/  

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Podcast: baruch_business_report_101607.mp3

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the second quarter 2007 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis including interest rates, outsourcing, and international accounting standards. The survey results are available on Baruch College's website at 
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/ 

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Podcast: baruch_business_report_070507.mp3

Tuesday, March 27, 2007  
CFOs More Concerned About Recession Than Inflation  
 
The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the first quarter 2007 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis. After recession, the prevalent concerns of the CFOs this quarter were health care costs, consumer demand, and costs of regulatory compliance. Elliott and Martell discuss the fact that 83 percent of the CFOs say U.S. financial reporting regulations hinder the ability of U.S. capital markets to attract new listings versus other major financial centers around the globe. They also discuss the desirability of simplifying some reporting requirements for public companies. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/ .  

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Podcast: BaruchBusinessReport-#5-032707.mp3

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the fourth quarter “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis. Elliott and Martell discuss concerns about recession and interest rates, the Federal Reserve’s “watch and see” approach, the impact of the falling U.S. dollar, healthcare costs, technology spending, allocating corporate pension assets to hedge funds and private equity funds, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The survey results are described on Baruch’s website at  
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/ .  

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Podcast: baruchbusinessreport_4_121806.mp3

Thursday, October 26th, 2006  
“Life After the Big Board Goes Electronic” – part 2  
 
The Baruch Business Report offers the continuation of a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Robert A. Schwartz, the Marvin M. Speiser Professor of Finance in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. They discuss the impact of a “Hybrid Market” at the NYSE on the multiple dimensions of a market: price, control, speed, and anonymity. Professor Schwartz’ “Life After the Big Board Goes Electronic” was published in the Financial Analysts Journal, September/October 2006 issue. His co-authors are Paul L. Davis and Michael S. Pagano.  

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Podcast: baruchbusinessreport_3_part2.mp3

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch's Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch's Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the third quarter "Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey," which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis. Elliott and Martell also discuss the expected impact of the new Pension Protection Act. The survey results are described on Baruch's website at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/ .  

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Podcast: baruchbusinessreport2_102306.mp3

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