Articles tagged with:
liquidity risk

  • Surfer riding a wave

    Moving in waves

    Inefficient mobilisation of liquidity has a number of negative effects on corporate financial well-being, not least being increased risk. The good news for businesses is that there are several ways to hold a steady course in a rolling ocean of market uncertainty.

  • Mobile phone resting on laptop keyboard and credit card

    In and out of Africa: cash mobilisation in emerging economies

    Moving into Africa brings opportunities and risks that must be tackled if success is on the agenda. When it comes to mobilising cash, the same strengths and weaknesses must be dealt with to make the most of the experience. How can this be achieved?

  • Three different sized lady birds

    The ‘broken’ market making model

    Liquidity in the secondary bond market is evaporating. Right now, this is a problem for fixed-income investors, not corporate issuers. But if the problem is not addressed will it come back to bite issuers further down the line?

  • Business suit and equipment

    The charitable treasurer

    When a major international charity or not-for-profit organisation falls foul of a bad FX deal the impact is far greater than a mere accounting loss. Many such organisations lack the treasury know-how that could prevent such financially damaging events. Now is the time for treasurers to make a difference.

  • Pile of Renminbi notes

    BAD news for corporate cash flow

    Many corporates in China are finding their cash flow disrupted due to the increasing use of bank acceptance drafts (BADs). Their use has increased as the economy has slowed and credit conditions have tightened, and they now act as a secondary currency, allowing companies to meet their payment obligations.

  • Amit Agarwal, Emre Karter and Dimitrios Raptis from Citi

    Managing emerging market liquidity

    Expanding in emerging markets may offer businesses unprecedented opportunity for growth, but most making that move know that there are increased risks too which, if left untended, could impair their bottom line. What can be done?

  • 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.

  • Man walking through misty forest creating shadow

    The role of shadow banking

    China is keen to play down concerns about the influence of shadow banking on its financial system, but recent pronouncements indicate that Beijing is fully aware of the damage informal lending could do to its plans for sustainable economic growth.

  • Pengiuns facing in opposite directions

    I say VNAV, you say CNAV

    The debate around VNAV and CNAV money market funds rages on and on. In the US and the UK most are CNAV, but one firm made the switch to VNAV long before the regulators got involved. Did it know something the others don’t?

  • Hugo Parry-Wingfield and Kee Joo Wong, HSBC Global Asset Management

    RMB investments in China

    In this, the first of a five part series, we examine RMB investments in China. What are the available options and how can treasurers benefit from the ongoing liberalisation of the RMB?