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
This year’s Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) conference was held in the city of Boston, US, home to stars such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and famous for the Boston Tea Party. Aptly named ‘the Athens of America’, the conference… read more
Most banks have significant amounts of non-maturing products on their balance sheets, such as current accounts and savings deposits. The contractual maturity is very small, so that the client could withdraw his or her money at short notice and banks can… 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
The importance of a structured and consistent approach towards setting interest rates for inter-company loans.
Multinational companies are increasingly faced with regulatory requirements from tax authorities worldwide regarding the pricing of inter-company loans. This article looks at the importance of a structured and consistent approach towards setting interest rates for inter-company loans - an area with… read more
Treasury scan identifies risks and improvement potential
One thing to come out of the economic crisis is a renewed focus on treasury. Treasury can help save costs and – even more importantly – make risks transparent and controllable.
Anyone who is curious to gauge the state of… read more
Innovation in treasury training
Since Zanders began to collaborate with gtnews on providing expertise and content for treasury training courses, both organizations have been able to expand the reach of their educational programs and are offering tailored, marketresponsive courses. So how does the partnership work… read more
Bank relationship management
With a shift in risk awareness and a trend for corporates to diversify their banking partners, Zanders has devised a model to objectively review banking relationships from a corporate perspective. So what is the Wallet Distribution Model and how does it… read more
AkzoNobel and its Treasury Transformation Project
We are delighted to inform you our client AkzoNobel has won prestigious awards for its Treasury Transformation Project.
Our congratulations go to the team of AkzoNobel, who won the “Treasury Technology Implementation Project of the Year” and “Treasury Team of the… read more
A partnership based on respect and independence
A partnership based on mutual respect and independence Zanders and IT2 Zanders has worked closely with IT2 since 2006 on various client implementation projects.
They are partners and yet both companies are proud of their independence.So how does this complementary… read more
An initial model for trading risk
The recent financial crisis highlighted the importance of a robust liquidity and funding risk framework. International organizations such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Institute of International Finance recommend the inclusion of liquidity costs and benefits in product… read more
Treasury management systems and project management
The success of a new treasury system stands or falls on its implementation. And the success of the implementation stands or falls on good project management.
But what exactly is good project management? And how does implementation take place generally speaking?… read more
Public State Treasury Agency
The Dutch State Treasury Agency (DSTA) fulfills a special role: it manages the state’s debt and meets the state’s borrowing requirement. But what exactly happens within the walls of this arm of the Ministry of Finance?
Zanders interviewed Niek Nahuis, head… read more
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