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The Deloitte CFO Survey

2014 Q1 results

Record risk appetite

Greater confidence about growth in the UK and euro area is supporting corporate investment.

Key findings

  • Risk appetite reaches a six-and-a-half year high with strong outlook for hiring and spending.
  • UK growth a key driver of corporate investment, now more supportive than emerging market activity.
  • Shift towards increased corporate leverage as credit conditions improve.
  • CFOs more optimistic inflation will stay on target and 43% expect interest rates to reach 0.75% within a year.

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About the Deloitte CFO Survey

This is the 27th quarterly survey of chief financial officers and group finance directors of major companies in the UK.

The Q1 2014 survey took place between 6th and 24th March.

126 CFOs participated, including the CFOs of 27 FTSE 100 and 45 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 80 UK-listed companies surveyed is £570 billion, or approximately 26% 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.

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

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