Articles tagged with:
funding & investing

  • Person attempting to step outside the circle (their comfort zone)

    Above and beyond

    Treasurers are increasingly getting involved in areas which fall outside the traditional parameters of treasury. What does this mean in practice – and how can this benefit both treasury professionals and their organisations? Five treasury professionals share their experiences of stepping outside the comfort zone.

  • Solar panels in the foreground of business buildings

    Loan Market Association establishes framework for green loans

    The LMA’s newly-released Green Loan Principles provide a standardised reference point for the budding wholesale green loan market.

  • Person handing over money to someone as a loan

    Click and collect: municipal borrowing made easy

    Preparations for borrowing by the Swiss municipality of Allschwil used to be a labour-intensive process for Head of Sector Finance and Taxation, Joseph Hammel. With the arrival of a new online platform, the workload has been reduced to a few clicks.

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    Window of opportunity

    Treasurers are taking advantage of favourable market conditions for debt financing – but which funding routes are most attractive in the current market? And with the ECB beginning to wind down its quantitative easing programme, how long will the current window of opportunity remain open?

  • Chess pawn casting a king piece shadow in dark concept of strength and aspirations

    Time for treasury to take a greater role in IPOs

    Taking part in an IPO process can be a once-in-a-career opportunity – so how can treasurers add value, navigate the challenges and support their companies during an IPO and beyond?

  • Contact Energy, Green Borrowing Programme in New Zealand

    Contact Energy launches pioneering Green Borrowing Programme

    The world-first Green Borrowing Programme enables debt investors and lenders to access a broad range of certified green debt instruments.

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    The year ahead for Asia

    Last year was characterised by dramatic world events and considerable uncertainty – and these themes could continue to dominate the treasurer’s agenda in 2017. From political events to plugging the trade finance gap, what will treasurers be focusing on in the coming 12 months?

  • Coins spilling out a piggy bank vase

    Cash segmentation and investments

    A successful treasurer is one who 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.

  • Person dropping coins into a jar

    Funding: a costly business

    In recent years, corporate treasurers have had to take a renewed look at their funding structures as regulation pushes up financing fees. In this article, Tim De Knegt, Treasurer for the Port of Rotterdam provides his perspectives on the current situation and why it might be a good time to look at alternatives.

  • Coins and plant being watered for growth

    A new take on corporate lending

    Cbus, the Australian building industry super fund, has announced plans to begin offering finance to corporates. Here, we sit down with Rob Leck, Manager Debt and Quantitative Solutions at Cbus to find out why.