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When a bargain sounds too good to be true, it usually is. And one man learnt the hard way after buying the domain of one of the most powerful websites at a knock-down price – although he only owned it for one minute, he has quite the story.
Last week we analysed a number of the cash management tools available to corporates. This week we look at another suite of tools and our treasury expert David Blair, Managing Director at Acarate outlines how these can be used to meet different cash management objectives.
A recent survey by the ICC Banking Commission has identified regulatory and compliance issues as the greatest challenges facing trade financiers right now. But are the survey’s findings all doom and gloom?
As working fathers increasingly want to become more involved with family life, the need to strike a balance between career and childcare rises up the agenda. Some employers have a lot to learn when it comes to understanding the needs of employees.
This month’s question
“What’s new in the Latin American treasury space? Are there any cash management or payment innovations treasurers should be aware of, for instance?”
As loose monetary policy starts to look like part of the problem rather than the solution, lingering sluggish growth and rising debt are a recipe for more volatile financial markets. Since the best solution, to implement rapid far-reaching reforms, is politically unfeasible, ECR Research asks: what is the answer?
Over the past several years, significant progress has been made towards addressing legacies of gender inequality, with a loud and inspiring global push for diversity. The third annual Treasury Today Women in Treasury Forum, held in London in September, looked to further that push, and tackle the issues around gender equality in the treasury department and beyond.
The role of the corporate treasury has evolved exponentially since the global financial crisis. Circumstance alone has not pushed treasury in this direction of change, treasurers themselves have stepped up, utilising new technology to protect the business from financial and operational risks. But, as recent market volatility has demonstrated, treasurers need to stay agile and must ensure they have the correct tools to meet any challenge, both today and in the future. In this article, Sanjeev Chatrath, Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Financial & Risk at Thomson Reuters, discusses how corporates operating in Asia and beyond can best prepare themselves to meet these challenges and the tools that they have at their disposal.
The bank agnostic technology model is increasingly sought by treasurers eager not to put all their eggs in one basket. It is a risk management quest but it is also one of operational and cost efficiency. Treasury Today considers the benefits and drawbacks of stepping beyond the world of bank proprietary technology.
Most recently, Janet Yellen made the headlines when she announced that the US Federal Reserve, after earlier signalling its intention to end its zero interest policy in the near future, was holding fire on a rate hike. Fortunately, Yellen has been confronted with difficult decisions to make numerous times already in her long career in finance, experience which the US – and the global economy – will no doubt be counting on moving forward.