Articles tagged with:
treasury models

  • Global network around the earth

    Home or away: a question of centralising treasury

    The creation of a global or regional treasury centre can bring greater uniformity, visibility and control. It can also reduce costs and enable treasury to become more strategic in the way it supports the business. Here we talk about the different models of centralisation and where best to locate your treasury centre.

  • Dart in the middle of a target

    Moving the goalposts: how one treasury transformation project is upping the game for all (part two)

    Last week Treasury Today Asia heard how Rio Tinto planned its voyage towards the first ever commercial treasury function. This week we hear the results so far…

  • Football stadium goalpost wide open

    Moving the goalposts: how one treasury transformation project is upping the game for all (part one)

    Moving core treasury activities from one side of the world to the other in less than six months is no easy undertaking so it had better yield a decent return. Treasury Insights hears how Rio Tinto fared on its voyage towards the first ever Commercial Treasury function at the recent J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific Treasurers Forum.

  • Containers traveling on sea under blue sky

    In focus: supply chain centres

    Managing supply chain activities effectively is an essential component of a business’ success. Companies which do not perform well in this area can be at a considerable disadvantage when it comes to reducing costs, minimising risk and ensuring the quality of goods.

  • Crumpled office paper around a lit lightbulb

    The problem with POBO

    Few would deny that payment on behalf of structures have delivered many benefits to corporate treasury departments looking to streamline their payments process. However, there are some issues with the solution that are often overlooked. Francisco de Barros, EMEA Regional Treasurer at AbbVie, sits down with Treasury Today to discuss these.

  • Mountain biker going downhill and kicking up mud

    A valuable proposition

    Often cheaper and faster than using external banking infrastructures, in-house banks can revolutionise a company’s cash flows and significantly reduce the expensive time cash spends stuck in the banking system. But given that corporates must streamline their payment processes and increase the visibility and control over cash flows first, Treasury Today explores the role of a treasurer in implementing the structure.

  • Ricky Kaura, Standard Chartered Bank

    Unlocking the strategic potential of SSCs

    Since the 1980’s, businesses have looked to adopt a Shared Service Centre (SSC) model, in order to outsource their low value, high volume financial activities with the promise of reduced operating costs and improved efficiency and control. Whilst for many this has proved a success, progressive companies are realising that a SSC can be of strategic value to the business. Here Ricky Kaura, Managing Director – Head, Corporate Sales Asia Pacific at Standard Chartered Bank, outlines how greater value can be unlocked from a SSC.

  • Bunch of people meeting

    SIBOS 2015: Views from the floor

    Last week, over 7,000 delegates from the world of finance descended on Singapore for the annual SIBOS conference. Here, Treasury Today reviews some of the key discussion points from the event.

  • Closing the gap: treasury models

    Centralisation, automation and cost reduction remain the major trends when it comes to structuring the treasury function. With many companies intensifying efforts towards all of the above, it is pertinent to reacquaint ourselves with the basics of treasury models, asking the question ‘does full centralisation really suit every business’?

  • David Aldred and Geoffrey Gursel, Citi

    Dubai: your gateway to Africa

    Setting up a regional treasury centre in Africa is a notoriously intricate process. This is precisely why informed multinationals have been looking for a more efficient route into the continent. Could Dubai’s geographical proximity, favourable business environment, and significant technological and infrastructure investments, provide the solution?