• Business person on phone overlaid with compliance information

    No let up for corporates on the KYC and sanctions front

    Regulators globally have shown financial institutions that violate tough post-crisis compliance rules no mercy and are now, increasingly, showing a determination to also punish corporates that don’t toe the line when it comes to know your customer, anti-money laundering and sanctions.

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    Time to get rated?

    A credit rating can offer treasurers a means of accessing diversified sources of funding. Given the economic and geopolitical uncertainty that prevails in many parts of the world, perhaps it is time to consider the value of an independent assessment of your organisation’s creditworthiness. Treasury Today takes a back to basics look at what a credit rating really means.

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    That’s not what I meant! Communication errors and how to avoid them

    The way in which we communicate with others speaks volumes about our professionalism and our ability to work with others. For many treasurers, the extension of the role into the wider business – and the inclusion as a strategic partner – means sharper communication skills are essential.

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    Home or away: a question of centralising treasury

    The creation of a global or regional treasury centre can bring greater uniformity, visibility and control. It can also reduce costs and enable treasury to become more strategic in the way it supports the business. Here we talk about the different models of centralisation and where best to locate your treasury centre.

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    Play fair: the art of bank fee negotiation

    If you feel your bank fees are not what they should be, how can you get a better deal?

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    Pool party

    Get back to basics with the pros and cons of cash pooling in all its forms.

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    Measuring success

    Treasurers use a wide range of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure key areas of treasury, from capital structure to risk management. But a company’s needs can evolve over time – so it’s important to review those metrics on a regular basis and make sure they continue to support the overall business strategy.

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    Private placements explored

    As part of the quest for reliable alternative sources of funding, private placements are high on the agenda for treasurers. We explore the ins and outs of this robust option.

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    A quick journey around SWIFT

    Few in treasury have not heard of SWIFT. It’s a complex beast that some say is run by banks for banks. We go back to basics, picking out the key elements and trying to unravel the mysteries of this global infrastructure.

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    Exercising options: getting back to basics with derivatives

    Revered and reviled perhaps in equal measures, derivatives have been traded for many years as both a risk mitigation tool in their simplest form, and as an instrument of profit generation in their more exotic incarnation. Treasury Today goes back to basics on this multifaceted topic.