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    What’s on the cards?

    Use of corporate cards is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, with more and more companies in the mid-market space embracing cards. What is driving this trend and when is the right time to get on board?

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    Banking clubs: obsolete?

    As the big banks began to collaborate with smaller, local financial institutions to form partner networks, some began to question the validity of banking clubs in the post-crisis world. But rather than threatening their existence, the fallout from the global banking crisis presents an opportunity for banking clubs to extend their influence, provided they can also extend their coverage.

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    Collateral: the $4 trillion question

    In the years since the crisis, collateral has become an ever more important risk mitigation tool in global financial markets. In fact, as its role in markets continues to grow, some experts believe that collateral represents nothing less than ‘the new cash’: a currency equivalent underpinning both the operation of the capital markets and the broader economy. But what will happen when demand for high quality securities collateral begins to spike?

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    Alternative investments join the mainstream

    Where liquidity is not an issue, alternative assets are becoming a commonplace feature of modern investment portfolios. In this feature, Treasury Today looks at the various reasons why alternatives are now becoming part of the mainstream investment landscape and how new regulatory developments might shape the sector’s future.

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    Working my way back to you

    Depending on where in the world a business is based, repatriation of profits can prove extremely taxing, in every sense of the word. Treasury Today talks to a quartet of experts, each with a different perspective, and gains some valuable insight into what can, cannot and should not be done.

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    Spreading out: overlay cash pooling

    The umbrella structure of an overlay cash pool can offer corporates with internationally-diverse operations another dimension to their liquidity management. But it can be time-consuming to implement, and regulatory restrictions on banks could limit their incentive to provide the service. What do treasuries need to know about the arrangement?

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    Payments on the move

    As mobile payment solutions become a more accepted payment medium for consumers, they could also ultimately have a significant impact on the work of corporate treasuries. But what are the risks with mobile payment applications? And are corporate treasurers ready to approve large payments using their mobile devices?

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    Life in the balance

    Many of the cash management processes and issues faced by companies operating in the SME/MME sector are the same as for their larger counterparts, but there are differences too. Treasury Today explores the life and times of treasury within a smaller company.

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    Movers and shakers

    Mobile devices have reached every corner of the globe and yet in the world of treasury operations they have yet to make any real impact. Why might that be and, more importantly, what are the service providers doing about it?

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    A hazy shade of banking

    Just over four years ago, non-bank financial firms such as the Reserve Primary Fund were caught up in the storm wreaking havoc on the global financial markets. As a result the regulators are closing in. This article traces the reasons behind the rapid growth in shadow banking during the years leading up to the financial crisis, and then looks at the subsequent regulatory headwinds now shaping its future.