Welcome to this special Anniversary Awards edition, in which we recognise innovation and excellence in banking and professional services to corporate treasurers. The TMI Awards are now in their eleventh year, and over this period, the number of Awards and the votes by our readers has grown enormously. We are now pleased to present 49 Awards to banks and suppliers of technology solutions and professional services to treasurers globally; this year for the first time, in acknowledgement of SWIFT’s growing importance to corporate treasurers, we include the new category of Best Bank- SWIFT for Corporates.
This year has been another difficult year for corporate treasurers, in which liquidity and risk management have proved paramount concerns. Being acknowledged with an Award at this time is perhaps an even greater testimony to the solutions, innovation and commitment to clients amongst banks and suppliers than in more benign years. Once again, for the second year, we recognise the financial supply chain management as a specific activity. In many corporates, and indeed within many banks, a holistic view of the financial supply chain, including identifying and optimising the various drivers of working capital, is still in its infancy, but we are pleased to recognise the growing importance of this approach in our Awards.