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  • Matt Cooper, Affinity Sutton

    Corporate View: 
    Matt Cooper, Affinity Sutton

    He moved deftly between accountancy and banking before heading off in the direction of the oil and gas sector. But now, in a rapidly changing commercial environment, Matt Cooper, Director of Treasury and Corporate Finance, Affinity Sutton, is calling upon his well-rounded financial skills to ensure one of the UK’s oldest and largest non-profit distributing housing associations is fit for another 100 years of service to the community.

  • Father and son on beach at sunset

    FX relationships: the human element

    There are no financial risks facing corporates greater than those of foreign exchange risks. Keeping risks associated with their FX exposures in check used to be a very time-consuming activity for the corporate treasurer. That was before the advent of the portal, however. Now, rather than picking up a phone to call its banking partners, treasurers can supposedly find the best price at the click of a button. But is that really the case? We asked corporates and their banks.

  • Michael Guralnick, Citi

    Benchmarking, diagnostics and advisory: A blueprint for treasury success

    Many corporates undertook a review and initiated a transformation of their core treasury and working capital processes post crisis. They are now looking to put in place updated workflows, systems, and structures that will maximise efficiencies by giving them visibility, mobility and control over working capital. According to Michael Guralnick, Global Head of Corporate and Public Sector Sales and Global Marketing, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi, it’s about being prepared for the future, working smarter, and more efficiently.

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    I’d buy that for a dollar

    How strong is treasury buying-power when it comes to negotiating with banks? What influence do treasurers have over the cost of their banking? A new report aims to reveal just that.

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    Time to be your own bank?

    Disintermediation. It’s an ugly word – and a trend that most bankers would rather not acknowledge. But with lending down and regulation tying financial institutions’ hands, we are witnessing a structural shift away from financing by European banks. What does this mean for treasurers and what are banks doing to stay in the game?

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    Lloyds Bank and Standard Chartered extend partnership on Asian trade

    In September, Lloyds Bank and Standard Chartered announced a deepening of their relationship, specifically around Asian trade. Treasury Today caught up with Jacqueline Keogh, Head of Global Trade in the Transaction Banking team at Lloyds, to find out more.

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    EuroFinance 2013: Regulations, relationships and rationalisation

    Over 1,900 attendees from more than 60 countries gathered together for EuroFinance’s International Cash and Treasury Management conference in Barcelona last week. Three ‘Rs’ were part of almost every panel discussion and case study presentation: regulations, relationships and rationalisation. In addition, technology and innovation remained cornerstone topics of the conference.

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    With a little help from your banks

    With a swathe of new regulations coming down the pipeline, how can corporates cope? A panel during the Corporate Forum at Sibos in Dubai argued that the answer lies in a strengthening of the relationship between corporates and their banking partners.

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    The only way is ethics

    For a business, ‘doing the right thing’ is important for a number of reasons. But is there a difference between a truly ethical business and one that has merely subscribed to a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme? In the final part of Treasury Today’s ‘Sustainability’ series, we consider these differences and look at how perception can affect business.

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    Translating treasury overseas

    Enhanced international communication skills can boost revenue, profits and market share for ambitious firms, as accessing and capitalising on overseas markets is recognised as playing a large part in the corporate growth agenda.