Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Financial Times and EY will again gather some 80 CFOs, as well academics and thought leaders, for an exclusive executive forum that will tackle today's most pressing issues. The objective is to better equip CFOs – including those at companies headquartered in emerging markets and those selling into the emerging markets – to address the dynamic future of their enterprises, regions and industries.
2015 was an extremely difficult year for emerging markets and no one felt its challenges more acutely than the CFO. Already a far cry from just the corporate financial gatekeeper, the CFO role is expanding once again. It has become critical for CFOs in emerging markets to learn to live with economic volatility, where access to capital comes and goes at short intervals. They need to interpret data in real time in order to inform strategy decisions and mitigate major risks. And CFOs are expected to interface regularly with myriad internal and external stakeholders from investors and regulators to the CEO and the board of directors.