Articles tagged with:
cash forecasting

  • Mike Verrier, Group Treasurer, Wolseley PLC

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    Mike Verrier, Wolseley PLC

    Wolseley PLC is the world’s leading supplier of construction materials Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the company has outlets in 25 countries and employs 47,000 people. In 2009, the group reported a trading profit of £450m.

  • Cash flow forecasting: simplicity vs sophistication

    Cash flow forecasting is consistently named as one of top priorities for treasurers, but at the same time it is one of the most frustrating tasks, mainly because of inaccurate and untimely reporting from subsidiaries and business units. Post-crisis it has become even more important for corporates to understand their cash positions and the associated liquidity risks. Can technology make it any easier? Most corporate forecasts remain spreadsheet-based, but will the new breed of forecasting technology finally unseat Excel and will it help gather more accurate data?

  • Andrew Langham, Cash Flow and Risk Manager, InBev

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    Andrew Langham, InBev

    Headquartered in Belgium, Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) – formed from the merger of Anheuser Busch and InBev in November 2008 – is the number one global brewer and the world’s third largest consumer goods company. InBev UK is the Luton-based arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev. This month, we speak to Andrew Langham, Cash Flow and Risk Manager about the challenges of off-shoring and managing risk in a changing environment.

  • Achieving control, visibility and efficiency across Europe

    Is SEPA the answer to every treasurer’s prayers? In this Business Briefing we examine the range of tools available to help treasurers handle pan-European receivables, payables and liquidity management with maximum efficiency.

  • Categories of cash

    The successful treasurer achieves a good balance between investing excess cash and delivering the necessary cash resources to support company liquidity. In this article, we look at how categorising cash into separate portfolios enables consideration of the risk/return profile necessary to meet the company’s liquidity requirements and ensure company survival. Accordingly, categorising cash offers a pragmatic and judicious approach to promoting effective cash investment choices.

  • Raising finance in difficult times

    The crisis in the financial and bank lending markets, coupled with a struggling global economy, have impacted on the ability of companies to raise working capital and long-term funding. In this article we consider the effects of the crisis and explore how companies are reacting to the challenging market environment to secure and maintain sufficient capital.

  • Counter cyclical monetary policy

    This month’s question

    “I’ve heard a lot about counter cyclical monetary policy recently and wondered if this could work from a corporate point of view, ie building up cash reserves when times are good in anticipation of a market downturn? If so, where do I draw the line between having a good cash buffer and hoarding company cash and what sort of percentage buffer is advisable in turbulent times?”

  • The Rabo Financial Logistics Portal

    The Rabo Financial Logistics Portal (RFLP) was launched by Rabobank at the end of 2006 as a means of enabling treasury and administrative staff to access a collection of cash, liquidity and risk management products via a single web portal. Since then, a number of updates have increased the portal’s range of functions, and the product continues to develop in response to demand from the market. In this Product Profile, we look at the portal’s current functionalities and talk to Rabobank about the expected future developments.

  • Cash flow forecasting technology

    In the final article in our series on cash flow forecasting, we look at the types of companies providing forecasting software. We also highlight some of the key features that may be included in their forecasting tools and consider the future direction for cash flow forecasting.

  • Cash flow forecasting techniques

    An effective, well structured cash flow forecasting process improves confidence in forecasting data and helps to deliver more accurate results. This month, we take a closer look at typical procedures and methods that can be used to help achieve this goal.