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January 2008

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First Annual Adam Smith Awards for Best Practice and Innovation

We have been writing about corporate treasury for over ten years and during that time we have seen lots of excellent innovative ideas and many examples of best practice.  These are not always recognised for their contribution to the treasury profession.  We would like to change that and Treasury Today is, therefore, delighted to announce the launch of the annual Adam Smith Awards which will recognise best practice and innovation in corporate treasury.

The aim is to recognise outstanding achievement in solutions that have been implemented or are in the course of being implemented within the corporate treasury environment. We would like to encourage participation from our readers and sponsors alike.

In 2008 there will be 12 awards, recognising excellence in each of the following categories:

  • Bank Relationship Management

  • Global Liquidity Management

  • Working Capital/Financial Supply Chain/Payable and/or Receivable Solutions

  • Outstanding Insourcing or Outsourcing

  • The Best SEPA Solution

  • Leveraging Corporate Debt Solutions

  • Effective Enterprise Risk Management

  • Mid-market Treasury

  • Managing Pension Liabilities

  • Harnessing the power of technology

  • Bright SOX award for good corporate governance

  • Treasury Today’s Top Treasury Team – awarded for overall excellence

Submissions will be considered from the corporate treasury perspective, and the basic criterion for the awards is that they evidence best practice and/or innovation in the corporate treasury arena.

Deals may be in any currency/country/region and companies can submit nominations in any category. It is recognised that solutions can take time to be implemented, so a partially implemented solution can still be eligible. Nominations can include suppliers and the emphasis will be on finding practical solutions that are of value and are being used.

The award winners will be announced at the Treasury Today Adam Smith Awards Luncheon in London in June 2008. The winning submissions will then be featured in a Special Awards Supplement in the July/August 2008 issue of Treasury Today and will also be featured on our website.

For further information or to register your interest please email

Nominations will open on 1st February and close on 30th April 2008. More detail on the categories and how to submit a nomination will be provided next month and will be available from 1st February at