What do treasurers really want from their banks?
by Helen Sanders, Editor
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” (African proverb) quoted Phil John, EMEA Treasury Director for Mars, concluding the corporate panel at Sibos, and encapsulating many of the key themes discussed during the session. The four panellists, Phil John, Tobias Thiessen (The Global Fund), Betsy Clark (Alliance Data) and Shahrul Azman Mohd Moktar (Felda Global Ventures Capital) emphasised the value of long-term partnerships with their banks. However, they expressed a number of frustrations and areas where they recognised the benefits of greater collaboration and standardisation both within banking organisations, across banks and across the wider financial and regulatory community.