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McKinsey on Finance

English, Finance, 1 season, 11 episodes, 3 hours, 53 minutes
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.
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Starting from zero

Read 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 for privacy information
12/14/201817 minutes, 9 seconds
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Toward faster separations

Read 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 for privacy information
12/12/201815 minutes, 20 seconds
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Reflections on digital M&A

Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 16:18) >  What exactly is digital M&A and how does it compare to garden-variety dealmaking?See for privacy information
10/19/201716 minutes, 21 seconds
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How CFOs can help companies navigate the growing influence of activist investors

Read 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 for privacy information
6/12/201722 minutes, 13 seconds
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M&A 2016: Bullish on M&A

Read 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 for privacy information
3/23/201717 minutes, 41 seconds
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How activist investors are changing public company boards

Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 21:14) >  Rotman professor and experienced board director David Beatty considers several profound changes.See for privacy information
1/23/201721 minutes, 18 seconds
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The CFO's role in war gaming

Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 22:10) >  With an emphasis on analytics, CFOs are uniquely positioned to lead a war gaming exercise.See for privacy information
12/20/201619 minutes, 8 seconds
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A closer look at the growth of M&A from China

Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 24:10) >  What’s behind the uptick in China M&A—and what does it mean for companies elsewhere?See for privacy information
8/24/201624 minutes, 14 seconds
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When should companies sell off their accounts receivable?

Read 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 for privacy information
5/6/201621 minutes, 14 seconds
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What’s changing in board governance—a conversation with Bill Huyett

Read 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 for privacy information
2/9/201632 minutes, 6 seconds
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Getting better at resource re-allocation: a conversation with Yuval Atsmon

Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 26:47) >  Managers at most companies understand the value of re-allocating resources from unproductive investments into more productive ones, but in practice they seldom do. In this podcast, McKinsey’s Yuval Atsmon and Werner Rehm examine how managers can overcome some of the obstacles that get in the way of more nimble reallocation. Yuval is a principal in McKinsey’s London office and Werner is an Equity Partner in the New York office.See for privacy information
2/1/201626 minutes, 50 seconds