When it comes to interest-rate risk management, it is quite common for corporates to have a rather static interest-rate risk policy in place which dictates, for example, fixing the interest rate for a pre-specified percentage of their (future) funding needs, without… read more
Your remote control in bank account management
An increasing focus on bank account management is being observed among European corporate customers. Worldwide treasury trends such as centralization, standardization and the increasing independence of banks have been gathering pace for several years. These trends have spurred the implementation not… read more
How WPP managed its diverse regional needs to select a new TMS and a Swift connectionWPP has treasury operations on three continents and each center has its own individual needs. The company needed to devise a request for proposals (RFP) for implementing a new treasury management system (TMS) and Swift-based bank communication that would serve the… read more
In times of rising uncertainty in financial markets and increased interdependency between firms, supply chain finance has been helping corporate treasurers to unlock value bound to working capital. Countertrade, including innovative forms of barter, potentially offers another methodology to manage and… read more
Implications for high risk/high yield banking activities
The new capital requirements specified by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), also known as Basel III, have landed broadly. A great deal of attention has been focused on the implications of Basel III for the capital structure of banks. Various… read more
Corporates set the benchmark for trade finance best practices
As a response to the financial turmoil in 2008 and the subsequent economic downturn we have seen a strong increase in corporate focus for the cash that is ‘caught up’ in the financial supply chain (FSC). Due to limited credit availability… read more
Expect strategic and operational roles to diverge
In the year ahead, the key developments in strategic cash and treasury management will be influenced by four ongoing global trends: standardization, centralization, virtualization and bank independence. The combination of these trends is likely to lead to dramatic changes by fostering… read more
Since the first transaction in 1981 between the World Bank and IBM, the market of cross-currency swaps has grown rapidly. It represents, according to the Bank of International Settlements, an outstanding notional amount of USD 16,347 billion as per June 2010.… read more
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