Best Practice Handbooks
Publication date: Oct 2014
This European Cash Management Handbook is designed to provide an update for corporate treasurers on the various ways they can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their cash management. Most of this guide takes a back-to-basics approach, looking closely at the elements that form the foundation of cash management so that treasurers can optimise their operations by assessing what they are doing – and what they are not doing – in relation to best practice.
Publication date: Sep 2014
This Best Practice Handbook is designed to bring investors fully up-to-date with short-term investments and money market funds – covering both the market for these products as well as the market environment in which we are operating. It is essential reading for any corporate treasurer.Read more
Publication date: Sep 2013
2013 has proven to be yet another tough year, despite muted optimism and hopeful predictions in January. Forecasts from the European Commission (EC) in early May showed annual Eurozone GDP shrinking by 0.4% in 2013, following a contraction of 0.6% in 2012. Interest rates remain at rock bottom, with Mario Draghi, Head of the European Central Bank (ECB), refusing to rule out negative rates. Government debt levels remain worryingly high in many countries, and sovereign and bank downgrades continue apace.Read more
Publication date: Mar 2013
The Middle East is a complex and increasingly innovative region. Although some countries exhibit similarities and a level of co-ordination, particularly those that make up the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), it would be a mistake to treat the region as one country. Each one has specific characteristics and challenges associated with different economic and regulatory environments.Read more
Publication date: Sep 2012
This Best Practice Handbook is designed to bring investors fully up-to-date with money market funds – both in terms of the market for the product and the market environment in which the product is operating. It is essential reading for anyone investing in these funds, which are facing many challenges.
This Handbook also provides a useful brief on the practicalities of using money funds and highlights the efficiencies that they should continue to offer in the daily management of corporate liquidity.Read more
Publication date: Aug 2012
“The risks surrounding the economic outlook for the euro area continue to be on the downside,” says the August 2012 bulletin from The European Central Bank (ECB). “They relate, in particular, to the tensions in several euro area financial markets and their potential spill-over to the euro area real economy. Downside risks also relate to possible renewed increases in energy prices over the medium term.” As if this weren’t enough to contend with, the ECB has also cut its 2013 growth forecast for the single currency area from 1% to 0.6%.Read more
Publication date: May 2012
Risk is inherent to business. That is the nature of the beast. But risk is not just a threat, it’s also an opportunity. In this Handbook we explore the different ways of managing risk to the company’s advantage.
Publication date: Dec 2011
In 2008, the outlook was certainly bleak. In 2011, things seem to be going from bad to worse. Governments were at least able to step in and rescue their country’s banks in the wake of the Lehman collapse. Today, it is both Eurozone banks and governments that need support and there is a distinct lack of co-ordinated effort in doing so.
So where does this leave the treasurer? In this unsponsored special supplement, we tackle the core challenges that the Eurozone crisis presents: will Eurozone leaders make an unprecedented leap towards fiscal union or will the single currency begin to fragment? Moreover, what safety measures should treasurers pursue to avoid the brunt of any fallout?Read more
Publication date: Sep 2011
This revamped Handbook is designed to provide corporate treasurers with a detailed insight into the cash management issues that companies face when operating in the Nordic and Baltic regions.Read more
Publication date: Sep 2010
As a direct result of the financial crisis, working capital management and supply chain improvement have become top treasury priorities. While corporates look for efficiency gains to free up working capital, FSCM is helping companies to achieve value throughout their supply chains.