What are we offering you in 2014?
Our job is to research, analyse and report on what is going on in corporate treasury and finance in Asia and elsewhere in the world. This issue reflects that and is a mix of basic, yet crucial, treasury and cash management content coupled with some specific pieces as well as news of our new initiatives in the region.
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) is particularly topical right now and we have some interesting contributions from several industry experts. We explore Vietnam in our Country Focus. Our Insight & Analysis addresses the best way to raise the profile of treasury at Board level and in Corporate Finance we investigate best practices in refinancing; definitely worth reading if you are considering refinancing. Our Risk Management focus this issue is on mitigating FX volatility; particularly topical of late especially where some of the emerging markets currencies are concerned. Our ‘Back to Basics’ feature looks at a subject on the agenda of every treasurer; cash flow forecasting and offers ten top tips to get better forecasting.
It also gives us great pleasure to announce our industry recognised Adam Smith Awards are coming to Asia in 2014. These Awards recognise corporates who are demonstrating best practice in treasury and finance. Nominations don’t open until June but we want to give you all plenty of notice so you can think about submitting your entries. There are 15 categories in total so you should find at least one category that covers the project you have been working on. In what will be the Chinese Year of the Horse, what better way to recognise talent and achievement than nominating yourself for an award?
Finally we are organising the first of our Women in Treasury Forums in May at Raffles in Singapore. This follows the inaugural Forum at the Four Seasons in London last year which was attended by over 150 women from around Europe. We will be sharing the results of our Women in Treasury Study and hearing thoughts from several senior professional women. More details to follow but put the date in your diary now – 8th May 2014.
We look forward to a busy and exciting 2014. If you have any comments or suggestions on what we are doing please do not hesitate to contact me.
Angela Berry, Publisher – firstname.lastname@example.org