The Deloitte quarterly CFO Survey is an authoritative barometer of corporate sentiment and strategies. It is the only survey of major corporate users of capital that gauges attitudes to valuations, risk and financing. Key findings include:
- Optimism among CFOs has risen to a record high.
- CFOs anticipate a strong recovery in profits over the next twelve months.
- Brexit has dropped sharply as a source of risk to businesses from the top positions it has held on the CFO risk list since the EU referendum.
- Two-thirds of finance leaders expect the bulk of their workforce to return to working from offices by September.
The survey took place between 17th March and 29th March. 100 CFOs participated, including the CFOs of 21 FTSE 100 and 42 FTSE 250 companies. The rest were CFOs of other UK-listed companies, large private companies and subsidiaries of major companies listed overseas.
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