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“There is a lot of talk about payments innovation in Asia Pacific at the moment, but what solutions are corporates actually using?”
Asia Pacific is a truly dynamic and forward-thinking region when it comes to corporate treasury. This was highlighted once again at the Adam Smith Awards Asia 2017 Gala Presentation Lunch when the best and the brightest in the region came together to celebrate their success.
China is digitising at a rapid rate and has become the hotbed for innovation in Asia. Here, Ernesto Pittaluga, Citi’s Asia Pacific Sales Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, details what is behind this and how digitisation is also sweeping across the whole Asia Pacific region.
Over the past few years, APIs have received greater attention in financial services. Treasury Today Asia explores the benefits of APIs and discusses how this technology is set to impact treasury.
After working for some of the world’s largest projects for over 20 years, there isn’t much that Patrick Tai, Finance Director at CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPC), hasn’t seen or done where finance is concerned. Here he outlines the factors that have led to his success and explains how he plans to take CSPC’s finance department into the future.
The Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission recently published a set of new rules designed to strengthen the Chinese money fund industry. Its aim is to create a stable foundation for future growth. Aidan Shevlin, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Liquidity Fund Management at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, outlines what this all means for investors.
While protectionist sentiment continues to shape the economic policies of some western markets, initiatives currently gaining momentum in Asia could lead to the development of new trade corridors and opportunities, both within the region and with trading partners further afield.
The most effective route to efficient cash management is to minimise banking – balances at banks and flows through banks – because such third-party interactions inevitably increase both risks and costs.
The challenges associated with know your customer (KYC) compliance have escalated for corporate treasury teams around the world in recent years. This has made basic tasks such as opening a bank account turn into time consuming and complex activities, eating into the resources of treasury teams and negatively impacting the business.
Nominations open 31st January
The highly acclaimed Adam Smith Awards programme is now in its 11th year. This globally renowned platform showcases the very best and brightest corporate treasury teams in the industry.