Articles tagged with:
cash management

  • David Blair, Acarate

    Cash management: best practice
    (part one)

    People often ask our treasury insider what constitutes best practice in cash management. His normal reply is that it depends on the company. There is no one size fits all, he explains in the first of this two-part article. Nonetheless, there are some themes that stand out – such as efficient processes, optimal use of cash, and risk minimisation – that drive clear trends.

  • Famous tick bridge in Myanmar

    APAC treasury in 2015: all change?

    Over the next 12 months, what will be the defining themes and projects for treasurers operating in the APAC region? Will we see treasury departments across the region increase in sophistication and utilise new technology and structures to reap benefits, for example? Or will regulation and the tough economic environment continue to stunt innovation? We talk to a handful of industry experts to get their take on these issues and reveal what your peers truly consider to be top priorities for the year ahead.

  • George Zinn, Microsoft

    Corporate View: 
    George Zinn, Microsoft

    George Zinn started his working life on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. A few well-timed professional moves later he found himself at the doors of the mighty Microsoft Corporation where he was initially taken on as Financial Analyst. Having ascended the ranks and taken on the mantle of Corporate Vice President and Treasurer, Zinn entered the history books in 2009 by leading Microsoft’s AAA-rated $3.75 billion inaugural debt issuance. He talks to Treasury Today about keeping the world’s biggest software business in rude financial health – and reveals how one early career dream was an aspiration too far.

  • Shanghai at night

    Shanghai Free Trade Zone: liquidity management innovation (part two)

    Last week, we looked at the progress that China has made in a very short time towards opening up corporate liquidity management. This week, we examine the challenges – whether real or just perceived – that corporates are still facing in their liquidity management in China, and outline what they can do to overcome them.

  • Skyline of Shanghai

    Shanghai Free Trade Zone: liquidity management innovation (part one)

    The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) has been a hot topic this year. But is the SFTZ really critical for treasury in China? In this two-part Insight, we talk to Acarate’s David Blair about the zone’s impact, as well as nationwide schemes that are changing the face of liquidity management in the country.

  • Wei Ming Ho, TE Connectivity

    Problem Solved: 
    Wei Ming Ho, TE Connectivity

    TE Connectivity (TE), a $14 billion global technology leader in designing and manufacturing connectivity and sensor solutions for a variety of industries, was using a time-consuming and manual process to minimise idle cash balances and optimise cash requirements in and out of China. The company’s implementation of Citi’s automated RMB cross-border sweep solution has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of cash management in China resulting in savings for the company.

  • Blurred people in the city

    Alternative investments join the mainstream

    Where liquidity is not an issue, alternative assets are becoming a commonplace feature of modern investment portfolios. In this feature, Treasury Today looks at the various reasons why alternatives are now becoming part of the mainstream investment landscape and how new regulatory developments might shape the sector’s future.

  • John Salter, Lloyds Bank

    Transforming treasury: going the extra mile

    As treasurers become more involved in wider business activities, from enterprise risk management to board-level decision-making, regulation is challenging them to rethink the way they approach fundamental treasury tasks and relationships. Meanwhile, technology is enabling greater efficiencies, but also presenting a number of new threats. John Salter, Managing Director, Global Corporate and FI, Global Transaction Banking, Lloyds Bank, discusses five key themes for treasurers to keep firmly on their radar in the months ahead.

  • Two elephants greeting each other

    Nigeria: the giant of Africa

    In terms of its geographical size, population and economy, Nigeria is a force to be reckoned with in Africa. Now the continent’s biggest economy, Nigeria has undergone many changes in recent years. Yet there are some fundamental challenges which still remain and need to be overcome before it can fully realise its economic potential. Treasury Today looks at recent economic and infrastructural developments in the country and what they mean for businesses operating in the country.

  • Man cliff diving into the ocean

    EMEA cash reserves approach €1 trillion

    As the cash reserves held by corporates in EMEA hit a record high of nearly €1 trillion, many companies are now looking to invest some of this cash to fund their growth over the next year and beyond.