Future Interest Rates, Dollar as World Currency and State Solvency

2 Credits: Business Management & Organization


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Future Interest Rates, Dollar as World Currency and State Solvency

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Business Management & Organization

Course Description

This specialized course in our financial and economic series is a must for CFOs, Controllers, and Financial Executives seeking to deepen their understanding of current economic trends and their impact on financial strategy. The course provides a detailed analysis of key topics such as the future of interest rates, the role of the dollar as a world currency, and the financial solvency of states, all crucial for strategic planning in finance. The benefits of this course are significant: participants will gain insights into how these economic factors can affect their organization and receive targeted recommendations to effectively manage and respond to these challenges. This course not only imparts knowledge of current economic trends but also equips you with actionable strategies, enabling you to adapt and thrive in the face of economic shifts. By completing this course, you will enhance your strategic thinking and decision-making skills, ensuring you are well-prepared to lead your organization through the complexities of the modern financial landscape.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • The future of interest rates;
  • Impact on financial executive if the dollar is no longer the world currency; and
  • “Fate of the States” – will the location of your business make you less competitive.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 11, 2023


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

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Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, is the president of F.X. Ryan & Associates, which specializes in lean systems implementations, activity-based costing, strategic and operational risk analyses, and corporate governance evaluations. Frank serves and has served on numerous boards of publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was elected chairman of the board of Good Shepherd Center. Frank has served as chairman of the audit committees of two publicly traded companies, and he’s the current audit committee chairman of a major nonprofit organization in Maryland. Francis X. Ryan is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and …