Articles tagged with:
centralisation

  • Dart in the middle of a target

    Moving the goalposts: how one treasury transformation project is upping the game for all (part two)

    Last week Treasury Today Asia heard how Rio Tinto planned its voyage towards the first ever commercial treasury function. This week we hear the results so far…

  • Football stadium goalpost wide open

    Moving the goalposts: how one treasury transformation project is upping the game for all (part one)

    Moving core treasury activities from one side of the world to the other in less than six months is no easy undertaking so it had better yield a decent return. Treasury Insights hears how Rio Tinto fared on its voyage towards the first ever Commercial Treasury function at the recent J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific Treasurers Forum.

  • Horizon view of Earth lit up by lights

    Virtual accounts: a real alternative to notional pooling?

    Virtual accounts have been the talk of the treasury community in 2016. Virtual cash management could well become next year’s must-have.

  • Treasury strategy for a modern Asia

    Corporates operating in Asia Pacific (APAC) have been faced with many changes and challenges of late. Take, for instance, the numerous regulatory changes taking place across the region’s diverse economies, the slowdown in China, or the changing strategies of many international banks.

  • Abstract waterfall flowing down

    A smooth flow

    An accurate cash flow forecast is a must for every treasury organisation. In fact, it is the fundamental piece of information on which all treasury decision making is based, and an inaccurate forecast can (and probably will) have a detrimental impact on treasury and business performance. Nevertheless, corporates around the world frequently cite cash flow forecasting, and achieving sufficient visibility over their cash more broadly, as being a key challenge.

  • Blank notepad over stationary supplies

    Cash flow forecasting: lessons from British American Tobacco

    All treasurers want an accurate cash flow forecast. But many are still struggling to attain this. Here, Treasury Today Asia talks to Russell Phillips, Head of Treasury, Asia Pacific at British American Tobacco, who outlines how the treasury have been able to achieve greater accuracy over its cash flow forecast and how you can too.

  • Scubba diver plunging into the deep sea

    Plunging into the cash pool

    Multicurrency liquidity management in a volatile economic environment is a challenge but tools are available to help mitigate risk, lower costs and maximise efficiency. Treasury Today goes back to basics with the notions of pooling and sweeping.

  • Manish Chopra, Executive Director and product lead, Standard Chartered

    Optimising receivables efficiency through virtual accounts

    Virtual accounts have been receiving substantial attention lately – and it isn’t hard to see why. This solution offers flexibility for corporates to ease reconciliation, improve cash flows and strengthen credit control – particularly desirable outcomes for treasurers seeking working capital optimisation. Standard Chartered details how this solution works and the benefits corporates can expect.

  • Antti Kyyro, Nokia

    Corporate View: 
    Antti Kyyro, Nokia

    Beginning a new role or moving to an unfamiliar country can be a daunting experience. If these two steps are made simultaneously then it can be particularly formidable. If the opportunity is taken with both hands it can be very rewarding as Antti Kyyro, Head of Regional Treasury, APAC at Nokia found when he decided to make the move from Europe to Asia Pacific.

  • Container ship leaving the port and aeroplane flying over

    Centralising supply chain management

    Corporates around the world will be familiar with centralised treasury structures and the creation of regional treasury centres. Yet, for the most part, sales and procurement remain activities conducted at a local level. Could a switch to a centralised approach offer greater value?