Experts and practitioners from McKinsey's Corporate Finance practice talk about value-creating strategies and the translation of those strategies into company performance. The podcast is a complement to the firm's quarterly publication, McKinsey on Finance.
Starting from zero
17:09Read more > Listen to the podcast (duration: 16:18) > Zero-based budgeting is an old financial management approach that is experiencing a resurgence. But why this -- and why now? McKinsey’s Wigbert Bohm, an expert in the field, helps us understand how digitization has given new life to ZBB, the benefits it offers, and how to implement it in both large and small organizations.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
Toward faster separations
15:20Read more > Listen to the podcast (duration: 16:18) > McKinsey’s Obi Ezekoye and Andy West share insights on the most effective ways to part with assets. Successful divestors “move slow to move fast”: They carefully think through all the strategic and operational considerations before making a public announcement. Then they use a careful, systematic process for assessing exactly what and when to divest, as well as how to manage the task most efficiently.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
How CFOs can help companies navigate the growing influence of activist investors
22:13Read more > Listen to the podcast (duration: 22:10) > McKinsey’s Snezhana Otto and Justin Sanders discuss the CFO’s role in a changing activist landscape.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
M&A 2016: Bullish on M&A
17:41Read more > Listen to the podcast (duration: 17:38) > M&A activity slowed in 2016: The number of deals decreased as did the combined value of them. Are we seeing an end to the M&A wave we’ve been experiencing since 2009? McKinsey’s Michael Park and Werner Rehm put recent trends into context and provide an optimistic outlook for future deals.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
How activist investors are changing public company boards
21:18Read more > Listen to the podcast (duration: 21:14) > Rotman professor and experienced board director David Beatty considers several profound changes.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
When should companies sell off their accounts receivable?
21:14Read more > Listen to the podcast (duration: 21:12) > One way companies can raise immediate capital or mitigate the risk of being able to collect on their accounts receivable is to sell them off to a third party -- otherwise known as “factoring.” What is it, how does it work, and under what circumstances should a company factor?See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
What’s changing in board governance—a conversation with Bill Huyett
32:06Read more > Listen to the podcast (duration: 32:02) > Board governance has changed in recent years, with transparency and visibility into the role increasing just as the pendulum swings between the demands of regulatory compliance and the strategic needs of companies. In this podcast, McKinsey’s Bill Huyett joins Werner Rehm to talk about how board governance has changed—and how CEOs and CFOs can work together to improve a company’s performance.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information