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CFO Magazine Kicks Off Third Decade with Redesign
September issue debuts redesign and expanded editorial coverage
CFO Magazine
August 30, 2005

New York, August 30, 2005—CFO—ranked by IntelliQuest* as the number one magazine for C-level coverage and composition among all business and IT magazines—is introducing a contemporary new look and expanded editorial content with its September issue. The redesign reflects the growing influence of today’s senior finance executives.

“This relaunch is all about our audience—making CFO an even more informative and essential resource to senior executives, while presenting it in an attractive, easy-to-read format,” said CFO’s publisher Kevin Quinlan. “Our investment in the magazine reflects the increasing importance and evolving needs of our readers. You’ll see coverage of the broader range of issues CFOs need to understand, including some that used to be strictly the domain of the CEO.”

The redesign was created by David Armario Design. New style elements include a change in color palate, an increase in the number of pages, new features, and UV coating on the cover—all in a perfect-bound magazine.

Expanded Editorial Coverage

The front of the book, renamed “Topline,” includes In Tech; Deals; Insight; By the Numbers, a page highlighting original research from CFO; and View from, perspectives on global finance from the editors of CFO Europe and CFO Asia. In On the Record, editors interview a prominent executive.

Practical financial management is the subject of “In Practice.” With its own table of contents for ease of use, this section includes Spotlight, columns on diverse topics, the career-oriented Your Move, and Grapevine, as well as occasional buyer’s guides and scorecards.

“Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen the CFO emerge as a key decision maker with increasing responsibilities. Reflecting this move, we’ve expanded our editorial content to offer these busy executives more information on more issues, in shorter, more-digestible formats,” said Julia Homer, founding editor of CFO. In addition to the new columns, the September issue features:

  • “Fractured Fraternity,” an in-depth look at the recently strained relationships between finance executives and their auditors in the wake of recent legislation.
  • “Secrets of the M&A Masters,” a compilation of key advice from the best practitioners on how to increase value from acquisitions.
  • “Can You Spot the Financial Expert?” a look at who is filling the SEC-mandated role of financial expert in companies.

About CFO Publishing

CFO and CFO.com are owned by CFO Publishing, an Economist Group business. With a rate base of 450,000, CFO is the leading business publication for C-level and senior financial executives. CFO reaches an international audience of corporate leaders with its global group of magazines (CFO IT, CFO Human Capital, CFO Banking & Finance, CFO Europe, CFO Asia, and CFO China) and through its CFO Conferences and CFO Research Services. Each month, CFO.com reaches an audience of more than 275,000 senior executives and provides a comprehensive resource center and strategic forum for online discussions. For more information, please visit www.cfo.com or to advertise go to www.cfo.com/advertise

*Source: IntelliQuest CIMS Business, 2004