Last week we looked at the theory behind corporate treasury benchmarking. This week we look at how the Brocade treasury team put theory into practice and developed a world-class benchmarking programme.
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With the promise of reducing the paperwork for bank account opening by three-quarters, RBS is making inroads into its pledge to make life easier for its clients.
EuroFinance’s annual International Cash and Treasury Management conference is always a great opportunity to catch up with the latest industry news (and gossip). We look at some of the key discussion points from the event, which was held in Budapest last week.
The launch of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone last September was hailed as a seminal moment for the Chinese economy and its place alongside the rest of the world. A year on, has the anticipation been met in reality?
To attain best practice, a treasurer first needs to understand the department’s current processes and performance and how these relate to the wider treasury universe. Benchmarking is a key tool which allows treasurers to do this – and is an important first step towards achieving treasury best practice.
Following the news that UK supermarket group Tesco overstated its earnings by £250m, some are asking whether the retailer could have improved its financial planning processes. We look at the biggest challenges facing corporates in planning for the future and explore how they can do better.
Despite the negative headlines emanating from Argentina in recent months, the outlook for corporates in Latin America as a whole remains upbeat. And with a number of trade agreements in place, foreign investment in the region looks set to continue.
Companies who achieve best practice in procurement all share one thing in common. But what’s the tactical secret and how can it deliver visible results to your company’s bottom line?
Treasurers work full-time. This was the message Kate Smedley heard many times before she managed to find a firm open to her working part-time. Balancing family and working life can be done at a senior level, but there are obstacles along the way.
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Global market watchdog IOSCO has proposed a number of new standards to mitigate risk in OTC derivatives markets. This comes as the FSB recommends a centralised aggregation mechanism for derivative trade repository data.
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