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The notion that corporates may one day do all their banking with tech groups seems entirely possible. It’s forcing an urgent revaluation between banks and their corporate clients of where the true value in their relationship rests. From the outside, corporate banking looks as vulnerable of falling victim to the internet as its retail cousin; look a bit closer and banks still have important advantages.
Drawing upon its position as a leading global bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has a comprehensive and global view of the issues affecting today’s treasurers. In the first part of Treasury Today and Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Executive Series experts from the bank joined a roundtable discussion hosted by Treasury Today Chair, Richard Parkinson, to provide their insights into a diverse range of topics, from the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in treasury management systems to the importance of measuring environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors for companies.
US tax reform has prompted many companies to review their cash repatriation policies. But how and why does cash become ‘trapped’ in overseas markets, what are the benefits of bringing cash home – and when is it preferable to leave cash where it is?
Prior to the financial crisis, conduct was not generally considered to be critically important. Regulators largely supported a ‘light touch’ approach resulting in widespread lapses in judgement and ethics and a series of scandals. The FX Code of Conduct, based on principles, not detailed rules, sets out to permanently raise FX conduct standards, so why should you sign up?
State Street Global Advisors and Treasury Today’s Women in Treasury Roundtable Series launches on the West Coast.
A credit rating can offer treasurers a means of accessing diversified sources of funding. Given the economic and geopolitical uncertainty that prevails in many parts of the world, perhaps it is time to consider the value of an independent assessment of your organisation’s creditworthiness. Treasury Today takes a back to basics look at what a credit rating really means.
DBS’ Treasury Prism online simulation tool allows treasurers to explore and optimise their Asian treasury operations in a matter of minutes. Andrew Farnhill, Head of Sales, Global Transaction Services, DBS London, demonstrated this cutting-edge solution in a recent webinar.
Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International, a confederation of 20 organisations working across more than 90 countries. Focused on a number of goals such as saving lives, safeguarding global food supplies and championing equal rights for women, Oxfam raises funds through a mixture of institutional fundraising, public fundraising, interest and investment, trading and other sources. The organisation’s activities range from short-term emergency relief to long-term programme work.
This issue’s question
“How do I manage treasury when it looks like rates might rise?”
With the concept of ‘digitisation’ now firmly embedded in the consciousness of the treasury community, the time for action is now. But there is so much more to building a successful digital future than simply implementing new technologies.