CFOs in Europe and Asia said the second priority should be infrastructure investments, while U.S.-based CFOs favored overseas cash repatriation as the second most important priority.
Alexandra Bouriko, CFO of the Russian commodity firm Rusal, told CNBC on Tuesday that she is expecting a boost in the business from the investment agenda of President-elect Trump.
"We expect that further infrastructure spending, construction spending in the United States will provide further base for growth and for our sales into the United States," Bouriko said, adding that the U.S. has been the fastest growing market for the company.
Interestingly, 42.9 percent of Asia-based managers supported the U.S. withdrawal from a trade agreement with Asian countries.
On average, global CFOs do not see any negative impact from Trump's proposals. Either they will have no impact on their business or they will be positive.
Looking at the responses by U.S.-based CFOs only, on average they said that building a wall on the border with Mexico would be negative. Apart from that, all other policies should have a very positive, positive or no impact at all on their business.
They mentioned repeal of Obamacare, infrastructure investments, personal tax reform and repatriation of cash as positive and corporate tax reform as very positive.