Publication date: May 2012
Why risk should not be a ‘four-letter word’
Risk is without doubt a strange beast. It is an evolving entity that will – if you let it – quickly take control of the way a treasury department operates. Yes, risk must be managed. And the treasurer, as gatekeeper, must make sure that the company’s money is not exposed to significant downside potential.Read more
Publication date: Apr 2012
Final call to action
We have a simple ambition here at Treasury Today with respect to our Awards programme – to continue to recognise and showcase the best in corporate treasury practices as demonstrated by you, our readers.
Does your treasury department evidence best practice and/or innovation? Are you waiting for your efforts to be recognised by the wider business? If so, why not submit a nomination for this year’s Adam Smith Awards?Read more
Publication date: Mar 2012
Will reality prevail?
We have written about the euro crisis in practical terms over the last few months and provided our readers with a checklist of action points that prudent treasurers will have reviewed. No one can ignore the endless stories regarding the euro crisis – some real and some not so real.Read more
Publication date: Feb 2012
The cash pile dilemma
Sitting on a war chest worth $97.6 billion might seem like a nice problem to have. But Apple’s investors are getting hot under the collar and want to see their money put to work. Given that the company’s cash earned a return of 0.77% during the 2011 fiscal year, it’s easy to understand why.Read more
Publication date: Jan 2012
Corporate DIY: do or die?
At this time of year, it’s always tempting to reflect on major events that have shaped the preceding 12 months. But when there have been so many high profile headlines, it is the ‘under the radar’ news that tells of trends closer to home.Read more
Publication date: Nov 2011
A little less conversation…
A little more action please. This is what is being asked of the Eurozone leaders as the frequent summits continue to provide little comfort or confidence to markets across the globe. While these meetings naturally have an agenda, questions are being asked as to whether European bureaucracy is the true hindrance to resolving the sovereign debt crisis.Read more
Publication date: Oct 2011
What more can we do?
A year ago we launched our new website which has proved very popular. Now it is time to ask you what else you want.
Publication date: Sep 2011
What exactly is a money market fund?
We return this month to the subject of money funds. The money fund industry is in turmoil as it deals with regulatory proposals. These proposals originated in the US, but they are being closely followed by European regulators, and they will dramatically change the financial dynamics of the money fund industry.Read more
Publication date: Jul 2011
Regulation puts pressure on costs
There are strains appearing in the financial system that are not purely attributable to the financial crisis. The new rules and legislation being introduced by regulators and governments around the world are intended to tame the banking system and make the financial markets safer. But there are unintended consequences emerging that will have an impact on many corporates.Read more
Publication date: Jun 2011
Please will you join in again?
This month sees us launch this year’s European Benchmarking Study. Many of you participated in this last year and we hope you found the results useful. You may have been able to attend one of the corporate presentations we have been making.Read more