David Blair

Managing Director, Acarate Consulting

Articles

Asia's Top Treasury Hotspots

Businesses seeking the best location for a treasury hub have to weigh up many factors ranging from tax incentives to political risk. Here, David Blair offers an insight into the pros and cons of five Asian financial...

CIPS - China’s Hybrid Net Settlement Clearing System

CIPS will replace the current arrangement for offshore CNY which uses designated clearing banks. CIPS does not replace SWIFT, but  uses SWIFT messaging and formats. The net result is faster and more reliable...

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location by David Blair, Managing Director, Acarate Consulting With Hong Kong very publicly gunning for Singapore’s pre-eminence, treasury centre location has become a hot topic again. What are...

Shanghai Free Trade Zone for Liquidity Management

SFTZ for Liquidity Management by David Blair, Managing Director, Acarate Consulting SFTZ has been a hot topic this year. What is all the excitement about? And is SFTZ really critical for China treasury? China’s...