Transforming the CFO role in financial institutions: Towards better alignment of risk, finance and performance management is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, produced in collaboration with CFO Research Services and sponsored by Oracle. The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted the survey and analysis, and wrote the report. The findings and views expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor. The report’s quantitative findings come from a survey of 199 senior banking executives in finance and risk, conducted in January 2011. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s editorial team designed the survey. Paul Kielstra is the author of the report, and Gerard Walsh is the editor. Mike Kenny is responsible for the design. To supplement the quantitative survey results, we conducted in-depth interviews with finance and risk executives, corporate leaders and other experts around the world. We would like to thank all the interviewees for their time and insight.