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Corporate Treasury Awards: Adam Smith Awards – recognising excellence

Published: Jan 2022

The Adam Smith Awards 2022 open for nominations on 31st January. Globally renowned corporate treasury awards showcasing the very best and brightest in corporate treasury.

Adam Smith Awards 2022 nominations open and will close on the 11th April

Step into the spotlight – submit your nominations by midnight on 11th April

The highly acclaimed Adam Smith Awards programme is now in its 15th year. These globally renowned corporate treasury awards showcase the very best and brightest in corporate treasury.

The Adam Smith Awards programme recognises best practice and innovation, regardless of company size, budget or industry sector. There are 18 award categories in total, representing the full range of activities that corporate treasury teams undertake. The categories are sure to capture your achievements. If you believe your work has gone above and beyond, now is the time to put yourself or your team forward.

Corporate treasury departments operate as a true strategic partner to the business. You are constantly challenged to deliver better and more innovative solutions. An Adam Smith Award is the benchmark of that achievement. The awards recognise the integral position the treasury profession now occupies around the world, showing how treasury professionals are stepping up to support business growth in incredibly challenging times.

Everything you need, including the nomination form, can be found on our website during the nomination period – it is a simple case of completing and submitting the short form online.

Following the success of our virtual delivery of the Adam Smith Awards 2020 and 2021, this May we will host our highly popular digital live winner’s announcement, with plans for a prestigious Adam Smith Awards Celebration in London in June (restrictions permitting). Watch this space for more information!

We know that you are working harder than ever to deliver excellence and we want that to be recognised. On 12th May we will host a live winner’s announcement. Register now to hear first-hand who our 2022 winners will be. Hosted by our Publishers, we will be joined by previous award winners and special guests.

Following the live winner’s announcement, the digital Adam Smith Awards 2022 season will launch, during which we will host a dedicated podcast series featuring the success stories of all our winners and their partners, case studies and social media celebration of this year’s winning examples of best practice!

The Adam Smith Awards is globally recognised as the industry benchmark for best practice and exceptional solutions in treasury. We look forward to receiving all your nominations, to celebrating the winners’ achievements with you all and to bringing our formidable community together once again.

3 easy steps to nominate

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Step 1:

Visit to access the nomination form.

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Step 2:

Provide a detailed account of the challenge you faced, the solution you implemented and the benefits this has provided.

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Winners will be announced LIVE on 12th May, register now! With plans for a prestigious Adam Smith Awards Celebration in London in June (restrictions permitting). Watch this space for more information!

2022 award categories

  • Treasury Today’s Top Treasury Team 2022

  • NEW: Best Transaction Management Solution

  • NEW: Best Cash Pooling Solution

  • NEW: Best Treasury Transformation Project

  • Best Card/e-Cash Solution

  • Best Supply Chain Solution

  • Best Funding Solution

  • Best Sustainable Treasury Solution

  • Best Risk Management Solution

  • Harnessing the Power of Technology

  • NEW: Best Digitisation Solution

  • NEW: Best in Class In-Country Treasury Solution

  • NEW: Best in Class Regional/Global Treasury Solution

  • Best Investing Solution

  • Best Foreign Exchange Solution

Individual awards

  • Treasury Today Woman of the Year 2022

  • Corporate Treasurer of the Year 2022

  • A Rising Star 2022

Nominations can be made by any corporate. Partners, including banks and service providers can assist their clients in completing the nomination form and are also able to submit nominations on behalf of their corporate clients (with approval).

Nominations open on 31st January and will close at midnight on Monday 11th April. The winners will be announced on 12th May.

For full details on all categories, please visit

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Live winners’ announcement

12th May 2022 at 3:30pm BST | 10:30am EST | 4.30pm CEST

All nominees will be invited to attend our live winners’ announcement to hear first-hand who the winners are.

Good luck with your submissions and we look forward to congratulating our 2022 award winners!

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at

All winning solutions are profiled in case studies which appear on our website and are promoted in our Treasury Insights newsletter and on social media. The case studies are based on the winning nominations and are written by our editorial team. The text is submitted to the winners for their approval prior to publication. By submitting a nomination in the Adam Smith Awards you accept that if you win an award, a case study outlining the details of your winning solution will be published.

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