Blackstone chief administrative officer Vik Sawhney’s observations on the competitiveness of the talent market and the importance of firm culture resonated with delegates during the 2022 CFOs & COOs Forum.
A House bill, as currently written, came as a surprise to the market, as other regulatory, inflation and competitive headwinds abound in private equity. But Fall Forum panelists kept their chins up about the future.
Navneet Govil, CFO of Softbank’s Vision Fund unit, spoke at the CFOs & COOs Forum about the firm’s network, designed to facilitate knowledge sharing among portfolio company CFOs, and its recent partnership with IonQ.
The move to virtual was in many ways welcomed by finance and accounting professionals. But others at the CFOs & COOs Forum were worried about striking the fine balance between work flexibility and maintaining corporate culture.