Articles tagged with:
cash management

  • Man working with data and charts on computer

    The trouble with Excel

    The most common treasury technology is Excel; for the expert-user it is powerful, familiar and flexible. But for a large corporate trying to match and reconcile high volumes of accounts receivables transactions it is potentially a serious liability. What can be done about it?

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    Corporate Japan heads overseas

    Certain corporates in Japan have been on an international shopping spree as they look to drive growth through investment in overseas markets. What are the true catalysts behind this activity and what are the challenges that corporate treasurers in Japan face when venturing abroad?

  • David Blair, Acarate

    Cash management: best practice (part two)

    In the second part of this article, continued from the previous issue of Treasury Today Asia, our treasury insider completes his whistle-stop look at what constitutes best practice in cash management today.

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    Managing Asia’s cash mountain

    In Asia, the cash and liquidity landscape is in a state of flux. New regulations and market trends are driving the development of new liquidity solutions from banks and asset managers. The pace of change is so rapid it can be difficult to keep up. Here we take a look at what this means for the region’s corporate treasurers.

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    Cryptocurrencies: cracking the code

    The rise of the volatile and decentralised bitcoin has not only seen the term ‘cryptocurrency’ entered into the Oxford English Dictionary, but it has also made headline news and – for some – is seen to be the future of finance. But do cryptocurrencies really have the potential to create such seismic shifts and are corporates aware of their possible application within treasury and the wider financial industry?

  • Ricky Thirion, Etihad Airways

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    Ricky Thirion, Etihad Airways

    Ricky Thirion has been with Etihad Airways since 2007 and oversees the Group Treasury, comprising the corporate treasury, corporate and structured finance, insurance, and payment solutions functions. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and various financial and business management related qualifications. Along with his team at Etihad Airways, Thirion is an Adam Smith Award winner and is also an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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    Since it first arrived some 30 years ago, corporates have been able to use the concept of netting to drive efficiencies and make cost savings. Treasury Today goes ‘back to basics’ and looks at the processes involved in netting and what it really means for treasurers.

  • 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.

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    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

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    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.