Global optimization

As trailblazers of growth, many Asian Tigers’s corporate treasuries have had to grow and learn to react to business complexities and changes in their environments very quickly. Over the past decades, many of these treasuries have been able to rapidly develop their levels of maturity and integration in a relatively short time during recent periods of economic growth and prosperity. In recent years, however, a number of drivers have caused treasurers in the region to adopt a more strategic role – such as the increased volatility in both the financial and commodity markets, the legacy of the global financial crisis, regulatory changes and new innovative business models. Even within Asia, priorities may differ according to the level of treasury maturity of a particular country. For example, treasuries in Singapore or Hong Kong tend to be mature and highly integrated with their business, because they have experienced international growth for a longer period.

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The bank of the future

During the past 20 years, mobile services have changed so much in our lives – from ordering a taxi, eating out, or simply the way that we communicate with one another. Relatively speaking, banks have lagged behind this digital progress, but it seems like this is now changing. This change is not just driven by […]

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Meet Zanders at the EuroFinance Conference 2019

This year, the three-day EuroFinance International Treasury Management Conference starts on 16 October in Copenhagen, the Danish capital. It is the world’s leading international treasury event, with a sophistication, level of expertise and networking opportunities that are unrivalled by any other event of its kind. Like its slogan says, it ‘brings together the brightest minds in treasury’. We are therefore delighted to be sponsoring this conference.

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Zanders Annual Treasury & Risk Seminar 2019, Belgium

The Annual Zanders Belgium Treasury and Risk Seminar was held on Tuesday the 17th of September. Over 40 treasury professionals gathered in the beautiful Port of Antwerp to discuss treasury trends and the future state of the treasury function. This year the focus was on payment innovation.

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Impact of climate change on financial institutions

After the long-acknowledged fact that global warming has catastrophic consequences, it is also increasingly recognized that climate change will impact the financial industry. The Bank of England is even of the opinion that climate change represents the tragedy of the horizon: “by the time it is clear that climate change is creating risks that we want to reduce, it may already be too late to act” [1]. This article provides a summary of the type of financial risks resulting from climate change, various initiatives within the financial industry relating to the shift towards a low-carbon economy, and an outlook for the assessment of climate change risks in the future.

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