Business’ corporate risk appetite has faded in the face of weakness across emerging economies and global equity markets. That’s according to Deloitte’s latest survey of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) for Q3 2015 which gauged the views of 122 CFOs resident at FTSE 350 and other large private UK companies.
CFOs’ perceptions of external financial and economic uncertainty have seen the sharpest rise since this question was first asked five years ago. 73% of CFOs say the level of financial and economic uncertainty is above normal, high or very high. This is up from 55% in Q2 and marks a return to the level last seen in Q2 2013.