CFOs surveyed:

  • 59% rate current economic conditions in North America as good or very good, up from 47% in 4Q23.
  • 54% say economic conditions in North America will improve in a year, compared to 37% last quarter.
  • 65% believe that US equity markets are overvalued.
  • 40% state now is a good time to take greater risks.
  • 37% regard equity financing as attractive.
  • 18% view debt financing as attractive.
  • 44% accept GenAI has a minimal or moderate impact on current finance talent models.
  • 93% think bringing talent with GenAI skills into finance over the next two years is important.