• Fragile card tower

    Interest rates: little room to manoeuvre

    The Bank of England cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.5% back in March 2009. Last week’s decision to raise it above this emergency level is a small step back to normal conditions and its durability looks fragile.

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    SWIFT versus Ripple: a marathon bout

    Is the fintech challenger’s promotion of blockchain as the future of cross-border payments more convincing than the long-established SWIFT’s payments initiative?

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    Factor investing: rising above cap-weighted benchmarks (part two)

    Factor investing offers scope for more precise portfolio construction. In low return environments, are they a more effective means with which to assess market risk and enhance returns? In part two we look at build, purpose and possibilities.

  • Speed light trails through city on train

    Not so fast: US companies sit on tax windfall

    The Trump administration was quick to deliver on its promise to slash America’s corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and prolong the economic expansion. Yet US treasury and finance professionals appear keener to sit on their increased cash holdings for now, rather than harness them for hiring and investment.

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    Factor investing: rising above cap-weighted benchmarks (part one)

    Factor investing offers scope for more precise portfolio construction. In low return environments, are they a more effective means with which to assess market risk and enhance returns? In part one we look at what it is and why it might be used.

  • Woman using spreadsheets on laptop

    Don’t let spreadsheets kill your business

    Spreadsheets are the lifeblood of most financial professionals. But if you don’t know how well they are being controlled, they could be killing your business.

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    VAM drivers: how treasury technology is shaping Viacom’s future (part two)

    Viacom is a US$13bn global media conglomerate with a focus on cinema and cable television. Gianluca Gubbini, one of the firm’s Treasury Directors, tells Treasury Today how it is making the most of some major technological changes to implement its plans to deliver an industry leading collections-on-behalf-of platform. In part two, we learn about the selection process and the results.

  • Cargo ship full of containers with trade graph overlay

    GDPR may halt blockchain use in global supply chain

    The expectation that blockchain technology will transform international trade operations may have just hit a major stumbling block: GDPR.

  • Alarm close minute hand tied to nail in the ground, delay concept

    Delayed payments lead to lost revenue say nearly 20% of businesses

    A new survey measures the cost of payment delays in the Americas.

  • Video camera operator working with their equipment

    VAM drivers: how treasury technology is shaping Viacom’s future (part one)

    Viacom is a US$13bn global media conglomerate with a focus on cinema and cable television. Gianluca Gubbini, one of the firm’s Treasury Directors, tells Treasury Today how the company is making the most of some major technological changes. In part one, we learn about challenges and solutions.