Strategy & Corporate Finance


Are today’s CFOs ready for tomorrow’s demands on finance?

– Survey results show that as their role expands to include ever more nonfinancial demands, CFOs know they must build new skills to lead.


Strategy in a digital age

Strategy in a digital age

Our series on developing corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.

CFO Corner

Featured publications


McKinsey on Finance, Number 60

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy

Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society

Connect fundamentally redefines the role of business, combining captivating stories from inside today's boardrooms with... absorbing history and original research.

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Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO guide to boards

– Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.

Where, how much, and how: Answering the hardest questions of resource allocation

– The challenge of resource allocation is determining where the resources will bring the most value, how much... money and talent to redistribute, and how to put those shifts effectively into action.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2016: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives in emerging markets are newly optimistic for the future of their home economies, while respondents globally expect... stable conditions in the world economy.

What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.

Building the right organization for mergers and acquisitions

– Support for deal making should be organization-wide.

Strategy and the art of motorcycle maintenance

– What I learned about empirical analysis, dominant hypotheses, and the value of a clean workshop while crossing Australia on my... bike

How nimble resource allocation can double your company’s value

– Companies that actively and regularly reevaluate where resources are allocated create more value and deliver higher returns to shareholders.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

CEO transitions: The science of success

– New CEOs are faced with a bewildering array of choices, so it’s crucial for them to take a data-driven look at potentially major... moves—and to know when to make them.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Voices of experience on the CEO transition

– The former CEOs of Aetna and Covidien reflect on their early days in the role.

How to reinvent the external-affairs function

– Working with outside stakeholders is a rising priority for company leaders. But in a new survey, most executives say their organizations... still lack the external-affairs capabilities they need to succeed.

Mergers in the oil patch: Lessons from past downturns

– Past collapses in oil prices have prompted a deluge of deals. As activity looks set to pick up again, companies that acquire in... order to cut costs are likely to be the most successful.

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