Articles tagged with:
liquidity management

  • MMFs face some harsh realities

    When the ECB cut its main rates by a quarter of a percentage point to below 1% last Thursday, the central bank also lowered the deposit rate from 0.25% to zero, resulting in a significant reduction in yields in the European money markets. Fund providers who monitor these markets daily make – sometimes severe – decisions based upon what they deem best for their shareholders.

  • Mark Buitenhek, ING

    Bank Interview: 
    Mark Buitenhek, ING

    Becoming SEPA-proof, innovation in European payments and overcoming the scarcity of liquidity: we discuss these topics and more in this interview with Mark Buitenhek. We also touch the idea of treasurers de-coupling from bank standards and how technology is driving this trend.

  • Eurozone crisis: survival of the fittest

    Times are tough, as we have clearly seen over the past few years. ‘Black swan’ events are not infrequent anymore. Five years ago, who could have imagined sovereigns nearly going bankrupt and the Eurozone on the verge of collapsing? In this Business Briefing, we assess the different possible Eurozone break-up scenarios and their effect on the financial world. In particular, we highlight the considerations that corporates would need to take to survive in times of stress.

  • Peter Lay, British Council

    Corporate View: 
    Peter Lay, British Council

    The British Council is a registered charity that is present in over 100 countries worldwide. It was founded in 1934 as the British Committee for Relations with Other Countries. Its remit now – as it was then – is to build bridges with other cultures and to promote the English language.

  • Newly transformed Papilionidae butterfly

    Intelligent design: the evolution of TMS

    The technology that is available to assist treasurers and help them carry out their role to the best of their ability has changed markedly over the past decade. Today, the treasury management system (TMS) provides tools to create efficiencies across the range of treasury disciplines, including cash and risk management. But where will technology go next and how can it provide even greater support to the treasurer?

  • Investing cash across the liquidity spectrum

    Whether you are looking for a traditional short-term money market fund or a fully customised solution, finding products that match your liquidity needs is crucial to any successful cash investment strategy. In this Product Profile, we look at a range of available liquidity products, how they differ in terms of risk, return and duration and how they tie in with cash segmentation. We also discuss the ways in which yield can be maximised for a given level of risk.

  • Birth of butterflies from cocoons

    Treasury in emerging markets: focus on MENA

    While there may be short-term challenges on the horizon for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, investment in infrastructure and international business expansion look set to provide treasurers with a number of interesting long-term opportunities. We look at the hurdles that foreign MNCs might face when moving into the region, whilst examining key market trends and ambitions.

  • Photo of Fabian Boklage

    Problem Solved: 
    Fabian Boklage, Henkel

    After years of having a debt laden operation in China, Henkel has been generating strong cash flows in the country since 2009 and has found itself with surplus cash to invest.

  • Ship in Norway with beautiful mountain background

    Cash and trade: a common sense convergence

    The convergence of cash and trade is a topic that banks have been promoting over the past 18 months, prompting the accusation that it is simply a marriage of convenience. However, with the treasury function working closer than ever before with departments such as sales and procurement, comprehensive bank solutions can offer real value.

  • Doing business in South Africa

    The gateway to the African continent

    South Africa has emerged as one of the leading emerging economies today on the back of its strong manufacturing, services and agricultural sectors. The country’s successful transition to democracy in 1994, with the election of Nelson Mandela as president, saw South Africa re-enter the global economy and achieve impressive growth levels. In December 2010, South Africa became an official member of the BRICS nations, the group of major emerging economies such as China and India, in recognition of its economic strength and regional status.