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  • Virtual accounts but not as we know them

    This is the second episode of the Thriving Treasury Podcast series, brought to you by Treasury Today and HSBC. In this podcast we look at new and innovative ways of using virtual accounts. We speak to Matthew Wagstaff, Global Product Manager Virtual Accounts, Global Liquidity & Cash Management at HSBC to find out about the ways they are being deployed by corporates today. Matthew is an expert on virtual accounts, leading HSBC’s innovation in this space, and helping many clients implement solutions.

  • The impact of GDPR on treasury

    The biggest shake-up in data privacy regulation is upon us with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going live on 25th May this year. GDPR sets a new bar for global data protection rules by governing the way organisations collect, use and store personal data concerning EU citizens. At its core is the focus on unambiguous consent of the individual for their data to be held in some instances, and the granting of new rights to secure their protection. The objective is to better protect EU citizens from privacy and data breaches.

  • Christophe Roy, HSBC

    France: the home of stability

    One of the leading European nations, France’s economy didn’t suffer to the same extent as other countries in the economic crisis. Growth, however, seemed to stagnate in the years following and is now set to rise steadily in 2016 and beyond.

  • Working capital connections

    “As the newly appointed Head of the HSBC Payments and Cash Management business in Europe, I’m excited about the opportunities we have to help our clients to grow their business. With a presence in 33 European markets we are ideally placed to help clients across the globe expand into Europe and to help our European clients expand into fast growing markets in other regions.

    We are seeing continued growth in multiple countries with increased investment in Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Switzerland to name a few. Recently, we also became the first bank to implement a two-way RMB sweep between Europe (UK/Germany) and China. As the following article demonstrates, we have the international connectivity, presence and ability to facilitate working capital, supply chain, corporate card and liquidity management solutions flexibly, as part of our overall relationship with our clients.”

    Eddie Norton, Head of Payments and Cash Management, Europe, HSBC

  • Gräfin Carola von Schmettow, Stephen Price and Gabriele A. Schnell, HSBC Germany

    Germany: supporting international presence

    Positive sentiment in Germany has been gaining momentum over the last year – and there is good reason to be optimistic. Treasury Today Asia examines the economic forces driving the country’s growth, and outlines Germany’s suitability as a gateway to Europe for Asian businesses in search of expansion.

  • Peggy Yankovich, HSBC

    Cards strategy: an integral part of effective payments management

    Historically corporate cards have fallen under the purview of the Travel Manager, with specific programmes and providers being chosen via a standard tender process overseen by Purchasing. However, as businesses continue to look for simplified payments processes and the ability to gain more control over working capital – cards-based payments are increasingly becoming a more logical fit within Treasury and Finance to support a holistic payments and cash management agenda. By moving beyond travel and entertainment (T&E) and other day-to-day business expenses, cards can be a vital tool in a company’s payment mix for reducing costs and improving supplier relationships.

  • Jonathan Curry, HSBC Global Asset Management

    Money Market Fund reform: keeping your eye on the ball

    As the regulatory authorities in the US announce potentially far-reaching reforms of the money market fund sector, their European counterparts are yet to unveil their intentions. Asset managers may be the key to optimising investments in a two-tier MMF industry.

  • Barry Harbison, HSBC Asset Management

    Money market funds: making more of a changing world

    In a constantly changing short-term investment environment we examine how money market funds can provide treasurers with a valuable source of independent credit analysis, portfolio diversification and liquidity.

  • Gordon Rodrigues, HSBC Global Asset Management

    Liquid funds in India

    The liquid funds industry in India is well established and can be used as an ‘access point’ to other asset classes. Liquid funds can help corporate treasurers optimise their returns on cash, but there are regulatory and tax considerations to take into account.

  • Hugo Parry-Wingfield, HSBC Global Asset Management

    Bank Interview: 
    Hugo Parry-Wingfield 
    HSBC Global Asset Management

    Liquidity management remains a challenging area for corporates, particularly with the low interest rate environment, incoming regulatory change and new risks emerging. With this magnitude of change it is prudent to review investment policies and processes in order to ensure they properly manage risk, according to Hugo Parry-Wingfield, Investment Director, HSBC Global Asset Management.