Articles tagged with:
liquidity risk

  • 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?

  • Globalising corporate liquidity structures to maximise potential funds

    The shifting focus of global commerce and a changing and variable regulatory environment are driving businesses to look much closer at their liquidity and risk management processes. While many multinational organisations are currently flush with cash, they are concerned with optimising future sources of liquidity. This is forcing companies to focus on improving their approaches to be able to make use of internal funds, while optimising and controlling the deployment of excess cash. Given these dynamics, the distributed regional and currency specific liquidity structures are no longer in favour.

  • Photo of stones stacked on top of each other to represent team work balance

    Striking a balance

    The financial crisis means businesses should take a more holistic view of their balance sheets – and must do so in a timely manner. What does this mean and how is it best achieved?

  • Photo of an open bank vault

    Safeguarding your reputation

    Reputation is a highly valuable – and vulnerable – corporate asset. Building up a global name can take years and even decades, but it is surprising how little time it takes to dismantle a high-profile brand.