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The Deloitte CFO Survey

2014 Q3 results

Risk appetite at new high

Risk appetite among the chief financial officers (CFOs) of the UK’s largest companies has reached a seven year high, according to the Deloitte CFO Survey for Q3 2014.

Key findings

  • CFO risk appetite hits a seven year high despite economic and financial uncertainties.
  • CFOs more positive on government policies and give strong vote of confidence to Bank of England.
  • Worries over UK political risks eclipse economic risks for CFOs.
  • Credit cheaper and more available than any time in seven years.

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About the Deloitte CFO Survey

This is the 29th quarterly survey of chief financial officers and group finance directors of major companies in the UK.

The Q3 2014 survey took place between 8th and 22nd September.

118 CFOs participated, including the CFOs of 28 FTSE 100 and 40 FTSE 250 companies. The rest were CFOs of other UK-listed companies, large private companies and UK subsidiaries of major companies listed overseas. The combined market value of the 79 UK-listed companies surveyed is £462 billion, or approximately 20% of the UK quoted equity market.

The Deloitte CFO Survey is the only survey of major corporate users of capital that gauges attitudes to valuations, risk and financing.

Data from the CFO Survey can also be found on Datastream, Bloomberg, Factset and Macrobond.

To join our panel of CFO respondents and to receive copies of this report, please contact Anthea Neagle.

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