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Pressure on compliance due to regulatory changes

Since the Enron scandal and the resulting introduction of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), the pace of regulatory change has never lost momentum. On the back of the financial crises of 2008, more new regulations were introduced. The main objectives are to reduce (counterparty) risk and to increase (system) transparency. How can treasury use the necessary compliance process as an opportunity to increase corporate efficiency and reduce cost?

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Investment grade corporates, use your refinancing window!

The effects of the credit crisis on corporate funding options have often been discussed. The general message is that it has become much more difficult for companies to attract bank financing since the start of the crisis in 2008. This is mainly due to worldwide deleveraging by banks, fueled by new regulations such as Basel III. However, these developments have also created an interesting opportunity for European investment grade corporates.

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Five steps to effectiveness

Setting up a successful counterparty risk management framework

Compared with only a few years ago, today’s corporate treasurers are exposed to a much greater variety of counterparty risks within both their supply chains and financial institutions. To create clearness in the increased complexity of managing counterparty risk, the following article provides guidance on how these counterparty risks can be effectively monitored and managed.

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Liquidity risk associated with the AIFM directive

The shutdown of the American government illustrated once again the potentially huge implications of liquidity risk. Recent history is littered with liquidity events, resulting in increasingly strict regulation in this sphere.

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Setting up an Effective Counterparty Risk Management Framework

Compared with only a few years ago, today’s corporate treasurers are exposed to a much greater variety of counterparty risks within both their supply chains and financial institutions. This article provides guidance on how these counterparty risks can be effectively monitored and managed.

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