Everyone needs a break from the stresses and strains of work and the summer holiday season is now reaching its peak for those in the Northern hemisphere. But it seems many senior finance executives have been noticing some less desirable effects of the annual break.
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At a recent supply chain finance event hosted by technology provider Taulia, (unfair) corporate payment terms were hotly debated. And, more importantly, how – if best practice is not adopted – governments may be forced to regulate.
Forgive the headline but we were amused to learn that the new Head of Global Transaction Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) was at one time a Strategic Planner for Walt Disney. We caught up with Ather Williams when he was in London the other week.
If you have invested in individual money market securities in recent years you may have noticed the growing lack of liquidity in secondary markets. Here, we look at whether the fixed-income exchange traded fund (ETF) is solving or exacerbating this thorny issue.
Recent reports have suggested that China’s new international payments system may still be launched later this year, but only in a limited form. We explore the potential reasons for this delay and how treasurers may be impacted.
Public companies need someone to challenge board decisions and suggest alternatives, says the winning paper of the Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize at the Cambridge Judge Business School. The solution has its roots in the Catholic Church of the 16th century.
A new study has revealed that key financial decision makers have little faith in their financial data. Why is this? And what can be done from here on in to ensure that the data is correct?
SWIFT account statement messages are changing. With the roll-out of XML technology and the arrival of camt messaging, treasurers still have a role to play in shaping their structure.
Central bank measures are causing your bank deposits to yield in the negative, but your investment policies prohibit you from investing in products that don’t produce positive returns. Regulatory changes mean that your money market fund is switching to floating net asset value (VNAV), but your investment policies prohibit you from investing in all but CNAV funds. Is it time to update your investment policies?
Last week, Treasury Today learnt that RBS had concluded a referral agreement with BNP Paribas for clients who have not yet made new banking arrangements following the bank’s decision to withdraw cash management services from all markets except the UK and Ireland.
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