Recognising the best in corporate treasury

As our Adam Smith Awards Asia programme enters into its second year, Treasury Today Asia are delighted to announce our partnership with ANZ for this year’s awards. Our global events programme is reaching its next level and we are delighted to have ANZ’s support in 2015.

Carole Berndt

Managing Director, Global Transaction Banking


What are the Adam Smith Awards Asia?

The Adam Smith Awards Asia recognise best practice and innovation in corporate treasury within the Asia Pacific region. Nominations will open on 15th June 2015 and there are 15 award categories in total. If you believe your treasury team’s work has gone above and beyond the call of duty, now is the moment to put yourselves forward.

Heralded as the father of modern economics, Adam Smith is the perfect representative for Treasury Today Asia’s corporate treasury awards. His resounding influence can be felt today as much as at any other time in history, with his writings and analysis providing a stable platform for the modern economic era.

These awards are a celebration of those who, like Adam Smith, aim to push boundaries and think to the future. Whether through a project to restructure the company’s cash pooling arrangements, embrace eBAM, or raise finance in new markets, these awards are about raising corporate treasury talent and innovation – regardless of budget, industry, or scale.

Why nominate?

The Treasury Today Group have been successfully running the Adam Smith Awards programme globally for eight years now. These awards are the pinnacle of best practice and innovation in corporate treasury and are an excellent way to demonstrate to senior management the value that treasury brings to the organisation.

The benefits of entering the Adam Smith Awards Asia extend far beyond collecting a prestigious trophy in November. Here are just three reasons why your organisation should be part of the action:

  • Raise your treasury team’s profile.

  • Showcase innovation and thought leadership.

  • Demonstrate excellence to your peers, partners, clients and investors.

How to enter

Nominations open on 15th June 2015. Everything you need, including the nomination form, can be found at treasurytodayasia.com/adamsmith. It is a simple case of completing and submitting the short form online – which should take no more than 15 minutes of your time.

Any number of solutions can be entered for consideration. A single project can also be nominated in more than one category, where appropriate. Nominations can be made by any corporate, and banks and service providers can assist their clients in completing the nomination form. Banks and service providers are also allowed to submit nominations on behalf of their corporate clients (with the client’s approval).

All winners will receive an invitation to the Adam Smith Awards Asia Gala Presentation Lunch on 12th November at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at awardsasia2015@treasurytoday.com.

Top submission tips

Above all, our panel of judges will be looking for solutions that showcase the industry’s best and brightest and demonstrate exceptional best practice and innovation in the Asian corporate treasury arena.

There should be evidence of true effectiveness and of how you as a company benefited tangibly from the project. Have you implemented a solution that has delivered or leveraged any of the following for example;

  • Outstanding cost savings.

  • Above average ROI.

  • Optimal account/treasury structure.

  • Quantitative improvements in efficiency.

  • Cutting-edge technology.

  • Exceptional implementation (budget/time).

  • Quality accreditation.

Testimonials, figures, and any supporting documentation can be included with submissions.

The Adam Smith Awards Asia are open to companies operating in Asia Pacific (regardless of their home base which can be within or without the region). The examples of best practice nominated should be deals and structures that have been implemented or are in the process of being implemented in 2014 and/or 2015.

Please don’t be dissuaded from submitting a nomination in the event you feel your company may not qualify for whatever reason. You do not need to be a major multinational to qualify. Focus on the problem that the solution you have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, addresses. Quantify the benefits, both qualitative as well as quantitative.

Award categories

  • Treasury Today Asia’s Top Treasury Team 2015

  • Best Cash Management Solution

  • Best Liquidity Management/Short-term Investing Solution

  • Best WCM, AP/AR Solution

  • First Class Relationship Management

  • Best Trade Solution

  • Best Card Solution

  • Best Financing Solution

  • Best Foreign Exchange Solution

  • Best Risk Management Solution

  • Best in Class Benchmarking

  • Harnessing the Power of Technology

  • One to Watch

  • Best Solution in China

  • Treasury Today Asia Woman of the Year

  • A Rising Star

  • Best Corporate and Social Responsibility Initiative

Carole Berndt

Managing Director, Global Transaction Banking

We at ANZ are proud to sponsor the 2015 Adam Smith Awards Asia.

As our industry continues to innovate and progress, we are delighted to support this respected benchmark for treasury talent that honours the many pioneers of corporate treasury across Asia Pacific.

Nominations open on 15th June and I invite you to rise to the challenge, submit your nomination and share your success story.

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