• Mark Evans, ANZ

    Banking on long-term relationships

    In what can only be described as a challenging time for the region’s banks, corporate treasurers are looking for banking partners that are committed to them and the region for the long term. In this interview, Mark Evans, Managing Director, Transaction Banking at ANZ, outlines how the bank intends to continue to forge deep and lasting relationships with its corporate and financial institution clients and leverage its unique strengths to ensure treasurers are able to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow.

  • Adrian Walker, Lloyds Bank

    Bank Interview: 
    Adrian Walker, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

    With the UK voting to leave the European Union (EU), it is highly uncertain what the UK’s future will look like outside the EU. This makes the UK’s decision to leave the EU something of a ‘leap in the dark’ for many companies. But there are steps businesses can take in the coming weeks and months to manage the uncertainty, tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities that the UK’s decision to leave the EU presents. Lloyds Bank’s Adrian Walker, Head of Global Transaction Banking, tells us what a good post-outcome trade strategy might look like, and how the Bank plans to support its clients through these testing times.

  • Kheng Leong Cheah, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

    Industry View: 
    Kheng Leong Cheah, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

    Basel III is set to dramatically change how banks view deposits; a development that is already having an impact on corporate liquidity management. In this article, Kheng Leong Cheah, Head of Global Liquidity Sales, Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains the implications of Basel III and shares his thoughts related to this topic with corporate treasurers in Asia Pacific.

  • Jason Straker, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

    Industry View: 
    Jason Straker, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

    With regulatory reforms expected in the money market fund industry, negative interest rates, and Basel-pressured banks becoming ever more selective about the deposits they accommodate, treasurers are having to rethink short-term investment strategies. But what alternative investment opportunities are being explored by corporate cash investors? Jason Straker, Client Portfolio Manager, Global Liquidity Group, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, talks about how investment portfolios are changing and what clients need to know before using alternative investment vehicles.

  • Wayne Mills, Lloyds Bank

    Bank Interview: 
    Wayne Mills, Lloyds Bank

    Amid all the recent market uncertainty, corporate focus on financial supply chain management has never been stronger. But for banks, identifying and delivering the right working capital solutions to corporates requires a strong understanding of not only their clients’ financial supply chains but their physical supply chains too. In this article, we talk to Wayne Mills, Head of Receivables, Asset Based Lending and Corporate Asset Finance at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. He explains how the bank’s client-first approach facilitates the development of such an understanding and helps the bank financially leverage their clients’ physical supply chains – both cross-border and in their domestic markets.

  • Kevin Grant, Hanse Orga

    Industry View: 
    Kevin Grant, Hanse Orga

    In a recent survey of corporates at Finanzsymposium in Mannheim, Germany, 85% said working capital management will rise in importance in the future. Extrapolate this figure to the wider global corporate community and, give or take some statistical license, it is not difficult to see that in order to meet future needs, now is the right time to invest in process improvements.

  • Paul Thwaite, RBS

    Bank Interview: 
    Paul Thwaite, RBS

    What corporate treasurers want from their banks and what they actually get may be mutually exclusive propositions. When a bank claims to have realigned itself with the real needs of its corporate clients, both for the here and now and for the long term, it seems prudent to let that bank explain just what it means.

  • Aidan Shevlin, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

    Money market funds in Asia: assessing the landscape

    With the cash stockpiles of multinationals in Asia continuing to expand, there is a growing level of interest from corporate investors in what Asia’s nascent money market fund industry has to offer. In this article, Aidan Shevlin, Head of Asia Pacific Liquidity Fund Management from J.P. Morgan Asset Management outlines the development of some of the budding key markets in the region, before offering a view on what the future trajectory of these markets might look like.

  • Munir Nanji, Citi

    Bank Interview: 
    Munir Nanji, Citi

    The Asia Pacific (APAC) market has transformed exponentially in recent years given the rise of e-commerce and digitisation more broadly. As a result of this, corporate treasurers have looked to take advantage of the new opportunities offered to them by using digital tools to drive business intelligence and help the business reach its full potential. In this article, Munir Nanji, Asia Pacific Sales Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, at Citi outlines how e-commerce and digitisation have impacted markets in Asia and how Citi is well placed to help corporates take advantage of the new digital environment.

  • Bea Rodriguez, BlackRock

    Industry View: 
    Bea Rodriguez, BlackRock

    With negative rates, increasingly scarce liquidity in the money markets and regulatory upheaval in both Europe and the US, these are very challenging times for the corporate investor. In this article, Bea Rodriguez, Managing Director, Co-Head of International Cash Management and Chief Investment Officer for the Sterling and Euro Cash team at BlackRock describes how the liquidity management environment for corporates is changing, and outlines some of the alternative investment opportunities now being explored as a consequence.