• Three different sized lady birds

    The ‘broken’ market making model

    Liquidity in the secondary bond market is evaporating. Right now, this is a problem for fixed-income investors, not corporate issuers. But if the problem is not addressed will it come back to bite issuers further down the line?

  • Women in Treasury Asia panellists

    Push the ceiling: Women in Treasury

    We are experiencing a new era in the fight for gender equality that is encouraging for women across different industries and across the globe. Last week saw the second Women in Treasury Asia Forum held at Raffles Hotel in Singapore by Treasury Today Asia.

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    What do you really want from your bank?

    They play a vital role in the life of every corporate but do banks really offer the products and services that treasurers need? Representatives from both sides discuss.

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    SSCs: a ‘graveyard of ambition’?

    You’re a young, ambitious corporate finance professional and you receive a job offer to go and work in a shared service centre. Will taking up the role give you a good grounding in the fundamentals of corporate finance, or kill off your career before it has even begun?

  • City skyline of Hong Kong

    Hong Kong treasury centre incentives: too little too late?

    Hong Kong has recently announced a number of proposed measures that seek to attract more corporate treasury centres to the territory. What are these measures, and if passed will corporates in the region really flock to Hong Kong?

  • Man working with data and charts on computer

    The trouble with Excel

    The most common treasury technology is Excel; for the expert-user it is powerful, familiar and flexible. But for a large corporate trying to match and reconcile high volumes of accounts receivables transactions it is potentially a serious liability. What can be done about it?

  • Glass globe sitting on Indian rupees

    RBS to significantly reduce presence in overseas markets

    Corporates may well be rethinking their global bank relationships following a recent announcement from RBS stating that it will be dramatically scaling back its corporate and institutional banking network across the world.

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    MMF reform: an unhappy compromise

    After years of uncertainty, European policy makers have finally set out how they intend to regulate the continent’s trillion-euro money market fund industry. But while CNAV funds may have received a surprise stay of execution, the fund industry is far from pleased with the outcome.

  • Sailing boat ropes wrapped around winch

    Corporate Japan heads overseas

    Certain corporates in Japan have been on an international shopping spree as they look to drive growth through investment in overseas markets. What are the true catalysts behind this activity and what are the challenges that corporate treasurers in Japan face when venturing abroad?

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    This is too much

    Treasurers know they are going to pay fees for bank services, but knowing how those fees are calculated and to what degree they are negotiable can ease the pain (slightly).