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QFINANCE viewpoints provide you with the distilled thoughts of finance leaders and experts, outlining their current thinking on the crucial issues and challenges facing finance managers, entrepreneurs and business executives. The contributions are drawn from an array of practitioners and thinkers from the world of finance and business.

  • Every Company Is a Media Company
    by Richard Sambrook
    Richard Sambrook was an influential and senior BBC executive and leading manager of its news services before joining the Edelman public relations company in 2010. Born in 1956, he was educated at Maidstone Technical High School, the University of Reading (where he gained a BA in English), and Birkbeck College, University of London. He joined BBC Radio News as a subeditor in 1980. He was a BBC journalist and news executive, becoming successively...
  • Freezing Out Fraud
    by Nick Kochan
    This article was first published in Quantum magazine.Many financial institutions failed to notice the surge in fraud during the last boom. Nicholas Kochan examines how they can avoid making the same mistakes as the global economy starts to grow again.
  • How the BBC Reshaped Its Finance Function
    by Zarin Patel
    In the past four years Zarin Patel has focused on repositioning the BBC’s finance department, boosting its efficiency and finding new and innovative ways of reducing costs. Her key focus is now on delivering more with the same amount of money and resources. She became the broadcasting corporation’s first female finance director in 2004. A member of the BBC’s executive board, Patel is responsible for financial strategy, planning, control, and...
  • Understanding Global Risks for the Corporate
    by Thierry Malleret
    Thierry Malleret is a managing partner at Rainbow Insight, an advisery boutique that provides tailor-made intelligence to high-net-worth individuals and investors.Until April 2007, Thierry headed the Global Risk Network at the World Economic Forum, a network that brings together top-end opinion, policymakers, CEOs, and academics to look at how global issues will effect business and society in both the short and long term.Thierry has organized...

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