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    Challenges on the way to KYC standardisation

    Complying with ‘know your customer’ (KYC) regulation is costing banks a fortune and giving corporations a serious headache. In this article, we explore the role of third-party providers in easing the KYC burden, and the reasons why progress towards the standardisation and automation of KYC they offer, remains slow.

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    Lessons on building a best-in-class team

    Thousands of pages have been written about what makes a good team and how to get there. But perhaps the best examples come from the sporting world. We analyse what made one of the world’s most successful sports teams tick and the lessons that corporate treasury can take from this.

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    Treasury models are adapting for purpose

    A corporate treasury focused purely on executing transactional activities is a rare thing – if one still exists. The role of treasury has developed into a far broader function and phases such as strategic advisor are now thrown into the mix. But what does this mean and how does selecting the correct treasury structure enable an advisory function? Treasury Today Asia looks at how different treasury models, including hybrid centralisation, have evolved to fulfil the multiplying needs placed on different treasuries.

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    Location, location, location

    As more and more corporates decide to establish a treasury centre in Asia, the competition between the different locations is heating up. In this article we look at the different considerations for corporates when picking a treasury centre location in Asia and also analyse how the big three – Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai match up.

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    Are you ready for the future?

    Corporate treasurers constantly have one eye on the future, and with many treasury functions under increasingly stringent cost constraints, treasurers are seeking ever more innovative ways of doing their jobs more efficiently and technologies to free them up to do the tasks that add the most value. From mobile treasury tools to the rise of the CTO, we look at what the future holds for the function.

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    Virtual accounts: keeping it real

    They say that if an idea seems too good to be true then it probably is. But the concept of virtual accounts appears to be offering a number of major benefits to corporates that few would decline if they knew about them. What are they and how do they work?

  • Super streamlined train in Milan central station

    Re-engineering cash flows

    Hold-ups in company cash flows are a major concern for corporates in most industries. How can corporates streamline their flow of cash? What are the common culprits for delays? And what is the role of the treasurer in all this?

  • Ostrich looking through a television

    Are you receiving me?

    The accounts receivable function may not traditionally be associated with excitement, but get it wrong and it could cost the business dearly. Streamlining this process, especially on the collections side, should be on the agenda now and should remain there. But is there more to it than the application of technology?

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    Reporting necessities

    Most of the new regulations coming into play have an element of greater transparency embedded in them. This means that corporate treasurers are having to report in greater detail and depth in order to satisfy this demand. Technology can ease the pain of reporting, provided that the systems in place are flexible and robust.

  • Two wrestling lions

    Wrestling with Asian regulations

    Asia is so heterogeneous in terms of regulations and currencies that typical treasury management strategies may not always be effective. Keeping abreast of the many regulatory developments can be mind boggling, but not insurmountable.