The CA Magazine September 2015

robert-outram By Robert Outram, Editor of The CA magazine

3 September 2015

What keeps FDs awake at night? In the September issue of The CA, our exclusive survey of finance directors and CFOs reveals what issues are at the top of their agenda, and how optimistic or otherwise they are regarding prospects for the economy.

Also, our latest FDs Who's Who profiles a selection of leading CAs in the FD/CFO role, in the UK and abroad, from high finance in New York to craft beer in Scotland.

How do we get sustainable growth back into the UK economy – and that of the world? We asked leading CAs – including HSBC's Douglas Flint, Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management and Weir Group's Keith Cochrane – what they would like to see policymakers doing to fix the economy. Find out what they had to say, in this issue.

From superheroes to Imperial storm troopers, an outrageous costume can make a good night out unforgettable.  We interview Graeme Mackenzie, FD at AFG Media, creators of the spandex "morphsuit", on what the company is doing to diversify and strengthen its offering in the fancy dress sector.

And with a new UK Government minister, Anna Soubry, in charge of insolvency and corporate recovery we look at the issues facing her in the sector. MPs in Westminster have been calling for further reforms in the way companies in trouble are dealt with, to help their creditors and staff. We ask practitioners what they would like to see the minister tackling, as a matter of priority?

Also in this issue: movers and shakers; drawing the line between tax planning and unacceptable tax avoidance; the growing importance of integrated reporting; and what Hollywood star Kevin Bacon can tell us about networking.


September 2015 Issue

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The CA is the official member magazine of ICAS and continually aims  to be the best publication reporting on and explaining the world of  finance and management to a quality readership of world class business  professionals. The CA is published monthly and has an audited circulation of 20,539 (July 2011-June 2012).

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