In business, Australians don’t shy away from a challenge. Our largest industries – retail, mining and construction – were mostly built on big bets. However, each leap of success was taken with calculated risks. FTI Consulting’s 2018 working capital survey suggests something different is happening now. Business leaders are still taking risks, but our analysis of the top 500 Australian companies suggests that many are handling their working capital in a way that is leaving them increasingly exposed and vulnerable. As you read through our first annual working capital performance report, we believe that there are four points worth highlighting.