First Class Relationship Management
This category incorporates any relationship managed by the treasury function, such as Investor Relations, Employee Relations, Ratings Agencies, Procurement etc., in addition to your core bank relationships. The recent economic turmoil has certainly focused the attention on relationships. Perhaps you have introduced a new RFP/bank selection process or had to innovate to maintain credit lines? Has the crisis made you look again at bank charges, bank account analysis, managing mandates, use of digital signatures or eBAM perhaps? Have you had to change how the treasury function interfaces with Procurement or have you taken a fresh look at Investor Relations. Tell us your story.
Best Foreign Exchange Solution
This category includes any solution implemented, or in the process of being implemented, which addresses foreign exchange. It could be a single transaction, suite of transactions or a complete change in FX strategy or policy, a hedging programme, use of specific instrument(s) or a new FX requirement as a result of entering a new market or dealing with a new client/supplier. Have you entered the emerging markets and, if so, how have you dealt with the recent currency volatilities encountered.
Best Risk Management Solution
A category close to every treasurer’s heart, the winning solution could relate to any aspect of risk which arises in the corporate treasury arena. Have you changed the way you control foreign exchange risk, counterparty risk, commodity risk, interest rate risk or your supply chain risk? Has recent currency volatility opened your eyes to new risk management concerns? Are you monitoring new risks such as sovereign risk, employee or perhaps cyber risk?
Best SWIFT Solution
New for 2016, this category recognises any solution implemented, or in the process of being implemented, where SWIFT is the primary enabler. It could involve the use of any message type and/or SWIFT access method such as the MA-CUG, SCORE, Alliance Lite, Third Party bureau, Trade Services Utility (TSU) or 3SKey. Perhaps you have embraced the newer message types such as ACMT (Account Management), CAMT (Cash Management) and/or PAIN (Payments Initiation) – tell us your SWIFT story.