Eleanor Hill

Editor, Treasury Management International (TMI)

Articles

How Etihad Covered all Three ESG Elements in One Sustainability-Linked Financing

Etihad Airways recently raised US$1.2bn in the first sustainability-linked loan in global aviation with terms that relate to all three areas of ESG. Here, Adam Boukadida, Chief Financial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group,...

Bats at the Ready! - Navigating Treasury Curve Balls in 2022

Expecting the unexpected is de rigueur these days. So, we asked Peter Cunningham, Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Public Sector Sales, EMEA, Citi, to stand in left field, gaze into his crystal ball, and give us...

Predicting the Future - 5 Treasury Megatrends for 2022

The past 24 months have been anything but predictable. Yet, beneath the Covid umbrella, the world continues to turn, and progress marches on – especially in the area of transaction banking. But how can treasurers...

My Life in Treasury: Diane S. Reyes

The Long Goodbye On the cusp of retirement, Diane S. Reyes, Group General Manager and Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC, reflects fondly on her journey to the top. One of the most powerful women in...

Electrifying Your Treasury Team: Autos Embrace the Power of Digital

Supply chain disruptions. Electric vehicle demand. Computer chip shortages. Infrastructure deficits. The auto sector is facing a host of challenges right now, but it is also the poster child for digital transformation,...

A New Treasury Ecosystem: Leveraging the Evolution of Transaction Banking

Treasury is not an island; it is influenced and supported by the ecosystem that surrounds it. Transaction banks play a pivotal role within this network – and they are continually innovating to enable treasurers to...

An Open Invitation to Treasury Efficiency

Practical Use Cases for Open Banking While it remains something of a mystery to many corporate treasurers, open banking is much more than a collection of acronyms and regulatory endeavours. In fact, it is the basis of...

Roadmap to ESG in 2025

A Turning Point for Treasury For environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives to become part of the day-to-day activities of the business community, it will take continued strong leadership and guidance. In...

Transactional FX: Maximising Efficiencies and Unlocking Cash Management Opportunities

As the speed of global commerce increases, and the desire for transparency across all areas of business intensifies, more treasury teams are discovering the benefits of automating their transactional foreign exchange...

Big Game Hunting

Highlighting the latest cyber traps to avoid and outlining how treasury departments can shore up their digital defences in the face of increasing cyber-attacks.

Adding Corporate Value through ESG

Practical Treasury Applications Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is rapidly becoming a cornerstone of modern business – and a driver of value creation. In the second of this three-part series,...

It’s Now or Never: Keeping Pace with Real-Time Payments

Treasurers in business-to-business (B2B) sectors can no longer write off real-time payments as ‘only fit for consumer industries’. Value limits are increasing and usage is trending upwards [1] [2]. What’s more,...

Treasury in 2030

5 Practical Steps for Preparing Ahead No-one knows precisely what the future holds, but a successful digital treasury team must be able to adjust quickly to the evolving ecosystem – and be able to scale at speed. In...

Treasury KPIs for ESG and D&I: Time to Get Serious

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives are now a boardroom priority – and an increasingly important part of the treasurer’s strategic remit. Nevertheless, only a quarter of treasury departments...

Smashing Banking Boundaries and Building Tech Bridges in Europe

From answering a Barclays recruitment advert in a music magazine some 30 years ago, Helen Kelly’s successful career with the bank has now seen her appointed as Managing Director, Head of Europe for Barclays Corporate...

How to Ace Digital Treasury

Lessons from Consumer Goods and Retail Leaders Digitisation is prompting major changes across industries and companies, economies, and societies. Businesses must respond to new business models, disruption by new...

Adding Value with Veterans

From enlisting in the Australian Army straight out of high school, to now being Vice President in the Wholesale Payments group at J.P. Morgan, via offshore oil and gas drilling, Andrew Smith’s career trajectory has...

Taking Digital Treasury to the Next Level: A No-Nonsense Guide

Introduction Conor MaherHead of Transaction Banking Products, NatWest Moving beyond the Covid catalyst For many corporate treasurers, 2020 was a crash course in digital transformation. As companies adjusted to global...

Why ESG is the Future of Business - and Treasury

With ‘sustainability’ being today’s buzzword, there has never been a better time to clear up the misconceptions about environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures, not least among the treasury community. In...

Instant Reactions: the Value of Currency Management Automation

With risk, cost and process inefficiencies multiplied by complexity, spreadsheet-based currency management has surely had its day. But what added value does currency management automation software bring to the table? In...

Open Your Eyes to the Benefits of Open Banking

An untapped opportunity is a rare prize in the corporate treasury community, but open banking offers this potential. By leveraging the digital infrastructure that open banking creates, corporates can harness real-time...

How Etihad Enhanced its Financial Controls using Microsoft AI

Etihad Airways has successfully deployed Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify erroneous payments to suppliers. In turn, this has saved the finance team precious time by reducing false positives, while correctly...

Bridgestone Deploys Sustainable Supply Chain Finance with External Ratings

By linking pricing to independently verified sustainability criteria, treasurers can use supply chain finance (SCF) as a way to promote environmental, social and governance goals both internally and throughout their...

Pandemic Powerhouses

TMI Corporate Recognition Award Winners 2020 In one of the toughest years for treasury in the past decade, treasury teams stepped up their innovation projects and rolled out digital best practices at speed. Here, we...

Introducing the Winners

Banks and Vendors Take Treasury to New Heights Bank Awards Where better to start this celebration of innovation and excellence than with the Global Bank of the Year for Cash And Liquidity Management – HSBC. Throughout...

Celebrating a Sustainable Future

Treasury4Good Awards 2020 Despite the global pandemic, sustainability and diversity and inclusion (D&I) have remained key areas of engagement for corporate treasurers and their relationship banks. Here, we celebrate...

Running an Award-Winning Treasury… From Home

When Hitachi Capital UK’s treasury team planned the implementation of a host of new business continuity processes and digital treasury tools, Covid-19 was unheard of. Fast forward to March 2020 when lockdown began in...

Leveraging Agile Treasury Technology to Deliver on Galls’ International Ambition

Rapid growth is a nice challenge to have. Nevertheless, Kendall Weissmueller, Corporate Controller, Galls, knew that the company’s finance team needed to upgrade its treasury technology to better support the...

Increasing Treasury’s Strategic Bandwidth: An Integrated Workflow for Forecasting and Investing

An innovative integration between its cash automation platform and money market investment portal has given Bandwidth Inc. the benefits of a truly straight-through data workflow. Scott Taylor, Treasurer at the...

E-Commerce and Strong Customer Authentication: Is Your Treasury Ready?

As corporations pivot towards digital business models to help weather the Covid-19 pandemic, regulation continues to shape the European payments industry. Treasurers must prepare for the changes that Strong Customer...

Innovation: Delivering Real Value in New Ways

J.P. Morgan, through its partnership with TMI’s Innovation Lab, is demonstrating that it both understands the importance of embracing innovation in the treasury space and of maximising its real value. Tammy Petro, the...

Finding a Cure for Cash

By adopting an innovative physical cash pooling solution Aspen Pharmacare, in partnership with BNP Paribas, has unleashed a host of improvements – from interest cost savings to simplifying the reconciliations process....

TMS vs TMS: Let Battle Commence

In many ways, Covid-19 has been the ultimate test for treasury teams and their technology. With the spotlight firmly on treasury management systems (TMSs), treasurers are asking whether they have the best tech for the...

My Life in Treasury: Richard Cordero

From a planned career in accountancy to committed treasury professional, via wine tasting and art appreciation, Richard Cordero’s life has been full of rich experiences. As he steps into retirement, will he stand...

Innovation as Usual: A New Era in Payments

The world of payments has never been so exciting. Digital payments are gaining significant traction and smart innovation is gathering pace. In the 24/7/365 world of commerce, treasurers have an opportunity to leverage...

Dynamic Customer Finance: Supply Chain Support for the Covid-19 Age

Amid the pressures of a global pandemic – and the rise of sustainable finance – Jan-Martin Nufer, Vice President Treasury & Funding, Borealis, has collaborated with working capital giant C2FO to create a dynamic...

Running a Virtual Treasury: Get Yourself Connected

Remote working has quickly become the norm for many treasurers across the globe. But are treasury departments operating optimally in a virtual world? BELLIN’s Michael Juen, Chief Customer Officer, and Michael Bach,...

Speed and Agility: A New Forecasting Regime in Days

Joyson Safety Systems switched from an existing Excel-based forecasting tool to a much more efficient web-based solution, but the project was set against a very tight deadline. Here’s how Britta Baier, Director EMEA...

Lowering the Barrier for Effective Cash Forecasting: A Next Generation Solution

Pushing the boundaries of treasury technology, Cashforce is launching a brand-new cash flow forecasting platform, set to be released by end of Q1 2021. Nicolas Christiaen, the company’s CEO and Co-Founder, explains...

In-House Banks: The Secret to a Speedy Corporate Recovery?

As treasurers look to improve their departments’ resilience to help withstand future crises, in-house banks (IHBs) are back in the spotlight. TMI speaks to four industry experts to understand how IHBs can help restore...

Instant Gratification: The Rise of the On-Demand TMS

As digitisation accelerates and organisations rethink their technology requirements as a result of Covid-19, treasurers are questioning whether their treasury management systems (TMSs) are still fit for purpose. Anis...

Central & Eastern Europe’s Digital Treasury Revolution

Treasury organisations and finance shared service centres in Central & Eastern Europe are changing – robots are taking over many of the manual tasks once performed by humans. At the same time, Big Data and...

Reaching the Next Level of Treasury Digitisation

Corporates all over the world have had to react quickly to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a practical sense, this has meant seamlessly switching to remote working and virtual treasury operations. The...

Data-Driven Treasury: Future-Proofing Your European Flows

As businesses across Europe accelerate their digital transformations, savvy corporate treasurers have a unique opportunity to secure enriched data insights, says Daniela Eder, Head of Payments & Cash Management...

Supply Chains of the Future: Recovery-Proof Solutions

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of supply chains across the globe. TMI speaks to five industry experts to understand how treasurers can help shore up supply chains right now – with...

FX Hedging: Is Your Strategy Still Fit For Purpose?

Managing currency-related risks is a growing concern for many corporates, given significant foreign exchange (FX) volatility. Nevertheless, an optimal hedging strategy should always be tailored around the business,...

A Treasurer’s Survival Guide: Moving Past Covid-19

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting economies, businesses and individuals, TMI asks what treasurers can do to help their organisation weather the storm. In this no-nonsense guide, we take a pragmatic look at best...

The Ultimate Short-Term Investment Stress Test: Lessons From Covid-19

Treasurers were finding it hard enough to know where to invest their short-term cash before the pandemic hit. Now, the pressure is even greater. TMI speaks to five industry experts to discover how treasury professionals...

Planning for Treasury Tomorrow

In such a rapidly evolving business environment, treasurers must ensure that they are not only meeting the needs of their organisations today but also preparing for the future. This involves questioning the status quo...

Spot the Difference: Isn’t Every TMS the Same?

The financial turbulence resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised the importance of a good treasury management system (TMS). And achieving data visibility at the touch of a button has helped treasurers to act...

Treasury APIs: Banking on a New Connectivity Ecosystem

Claiming the ‘Best Bank Connectivity’ accolade in TMI’s 2019 Awards for Innovation and Excellence, John Laurens, Group Head of Global Transaction Services at DBS, discusses the forces reshaping corporate to bank...

The Future of Cash Management

These are interesting times for cash management. Traditional business models, for clients and their partner banks, are evolving, with digitalisation a core driver. This is occurring at a time when macroeconomic factors,...

Step Away from the Edge: Facing the KYC Cliff

With the average global treasury team reportedly spending more than one day each week dealing with know your customer (KYC) requirements, compliance remains a significant pain point for treasurers worldwide. What...

From 2020 to 2030: Future-Proofing Treasury for the Decade Ahead

Companies worldwide face an environment of change – ranging from new trade dynamics to evolving business models on the back of digitisation. Ron Chakravarti, Global Head of the Treasury Advisory Group, Citi, explains...

The Truth About Treasury and Artificial Intelligence

It’s been a hot topic for almost every treasurer over the past year, but – hype aside – what is the true value of artificial intelligence (AI) within treasury? Nikolai Diekert, Director Product Management at...

Putting Innovation into Practice: Trade Finance for the 2020s

While many aspects of trade finance have remained unchanged for centuries, at the start of a new decade a variety of drivers are offering the tantalising possibility of redefining the sector. Eleanor Hill, Editor,...

Co-Creating a Digital Treasury: Myth vs Reality

Many discussions around treasury technology focus on the leading-edge developments made by a handful of highly sophisticated treasury functions. Meanwhile, the majority of treasury departments are struggling just to...

Through the Portal: Opening the Door to Process Efficiencies at Drax

Drax’s Treasury and Corporate Finance team needed a new money market fund (MMF) portal solution to improve their control environment, streamline their workflow and automate their manual processes. Here, Lisa Dukes,...

Changing the Rules of the Game: A New Dawn for FX Risk Management

From micro-hedging to leveraging data analytics, technology is radically changing the way treasurers manage foreign exchange (FX) risk. Philippe Gelis, CEO and Co-Founder, Kantox, discusses the true value of automating...

People in Focus: Guillermo De La Fuente

Guillermo De La Fuente, Senior Treasury and Risk Manager, SITA, and EACT Representative for the Swiss Treasury Association, ACTSR Guillermo De La FuenteSenior Treasury and Risk Manager, SITA, and EACT Representative for...

Here Come the Winners... 2019 Awards for Innovation & Excellence

Digital disruption was one of the key drivers of treasury innovation in 2019.  As this year’s Award winners demonstrate, banks, technology vendors and fintechs have leveraged digital innovation to move the...

Rewriting the Treasury Rulebook in Europe

Deutsche Bank has consistently differentiated itself from other transaction banks by driving industry initiatives and new client solutions. In 2019, the bank helped corporate treasurers to embrace real-time treasury...

The Power of ONE: Building Treasury's Digital North Star

Created from a triple merger, Ocean Network Express (ONE) had just nine months to digitise, streamline and automate treasury processes. Here, Toshiaki Ichida, General Manager, Treasury, ONE, is joined by Ziad Kabbara,...

Empowering Treasurers to Navigate a Changing World

Empowering Treasurers to Navigate a Changing World By Eleanor Hill, Editor The pace and scale of change in cash management is unprecedented. As such, treasurers need a banking partner who can deliver on the fundamentals...

MMFs are Turning Green: ESG Innovation at DWS

DWS is already known as a world-class asset manager of money market funds (MMFs). Now, the firm is leading the way in bringing environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into money market strategies – making...

A Dynamic Partnership: Bank-Fintech Collaboration Improves FX Risk Management

For the treasury community, one of the hallmarks of 2019 was the growing collaboration between fintechs and banks. Nowhere is this more evident than in the partnership that Kantox and BNP Paribas have forged, helping...

Know Your Vendor: Fighting Fraud the Smart Way

Detecting and preventing fraud is a growing concern for treasurers, especially as operations become increasingly digital and payments are being made in real time. BELLIN has launched a new Vendor Verification tool to...

Going Above and Beyond: Treasury Technology Pioneers

By Eleanor Hill, Editor There is a big difference between simply using technology and leveraging it to the fullest extent. FIS, a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on treasury and risk...

Changing the Rules: Redefining MMF Workflows at Drax

Turn the clock back to 2018 and manually transferring money market fund trade data between systems was taking up too much of Drax’s treasury team’s valuable time. Fast forward to today and straight-through...

Leveraging Technology to Climb Treasury Mountains

Gaining global insight into and control over treasury operations is a pipe dream for many treasurers. But two of Kyriba’s clients – Royal FrieslandCampina and Ingersoll Rand – have leveraged the vendor’s cloud...

Taking Care of Business with an On-Demand TMS

Embarking on a treasury transformation project to improve payments and reconciliation while providing greater cash visibility, Avalon Health Care Group chose TreasuryXpress as its new TMS partner for this journey. The...

Petrofac: From PDFs and Excel to Treasury Disruptor

Thanks to a long-term partnership with with ION’s Treasury Reval, the treasury function at energy services company Petrofac has undergone a radical pivot – from PDFs and Excel to embracing artificial intelligence...

Raising the Bar: Corporate Recognition Awards

By Eleanor Hill, Editor Year-on-year, the standard of entries to TMI’s Corporate Recognition Awards increases, taking the corporate treasury profession to new heights. The following overview of projects undertaken by...

Sharing Trade Secrets: Effective FX Risk Management in 2020

As the C-suite continues to seek to understand the potential impact of foreign exchange (FX) volatility on earnings, executives are increasingly looking to the treasurer to limit the negative effects of FX risk on the...

China’s Onshore Bond Market: Managing Credit Risk

China is now home to the world’s second largest bond market – an interesting potential source of yield and diversification for both global and local investors. With growing opportunities in Chinese fixed income...

A Man with a Mission: Putting $43tr. in Trapped Cash to Work

Perched on the edge of a conference table, wearing anything but a suit, Sandy Kemper, founder of C2FO, is unlike any C-suite executive I’ve interviewed before. But then again, you have to be an ‘out of the box’...

Diversity and Inclusion: the Need for Courageous Integrity

Companies across the globe are striving for a more caring and responsible relationship with employees and the communities in which they operate. But are they doing enough to make sure that diverse hires thrive within...

Robotic Treasury: Seizing Digital Transformation in ASEAN

HSBC’s recent Global Liquidity and Cash Management Forum held in Singapore captured the spirit of digital change that is sweeping through businesses, governments, and treasury in the ASEAN region. Panellists: Mukesh...

EuroFinance 2019: De-Stressing Treasury

Back in Copenhagen again, this year’s EuroFinance International saw a record 2,200 delegates come together to discuss some of the hottest treasury themes of the moment – from digital treasury transformation to...

Driving Success: Taking the Lead in Real-Time Payments and Collections

In the real-time era, treasury is well positioned to influence a company’s payment and collection strategies, including evaluating the costs, risks and opportunities of accepting different payment methods, potentially...

Thriving in the 2020 Treasury Ecosystem

As we enter a new decade, treasurers must learn how to juggle their traditional responsibilities alongside the new reality of disrupted business models and game-changing technologies, says Steve Elms, EMEA Region Sales...

Turning up the Heat: Treasury Transformation in Mexico

Mexico is now seen as a regional and global fintech hub with high growth potential. As the country embraces digital innovation, especially in the financial sector, treasury management is also poised to make a leap...

Who Cares Wins: Leading the Sustainable Charge

Who Cares Wins: Leading the Sustainable Charge By Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI   Lance Kawaguchi Managing Director, Global Head – Corporates, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC You could be forgiven for...

Treasury in 2025: Will You Be at the Cutting Edge?

The ‘Journeys to Treasury’ report has become a landmark piece of research among the corporate treasury community – and the 2019/2020 edition is no different. According to the latest study, the treasury of the...

Solving Treasury Pain Points Through Co-creation

Despite huge advances in technology, treasurers are still grappling with fundamental issues in their everyday workflows. Buzzwords alone are not enough to solve challenges such as painful account opening processes or...

Robo Treasury: Positives and Pitfalls

Robotic process automation has the potential to be a powerful tool for treasurers – especially those looking for new ways to garner efficiency gains. What’s more, as a relatively easy-to-deploy technology, RPA can...

Hitting the Sweet Spot: Macro Uncertainty and the Ultra-Short Solution

In the current uncertain macro environment, it is tempting for treasurers to hunker down in their short-term investment comfort zone, namely money market funds (MMFs). Nevertheless, if they are prepared to step out into...

People in Focus: Nicolas Moreau

Nicolas Moreau has been appointed CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management, succeeding Sri Chandrasekharan who is moving to another senior role within the HSBC Group after seven years in the post. Nicolas was most recently...

Data Driven Treasury: Time to Take the Quantum Leap

There’s something delicious about an exclusive interview – especially when it involves Ole Matthiessen, Global Head of Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, candidly discussing the eyebrow-raising results of the bank’s...

Getting Real about Diversity & Inclusion in Treasury

A recent roundtable discussion hosted by TMI saw five industry experts debate the best way to move the needle on diversity and inclusion in treasury. The freewheeling conversation looked at everything from new tactics...

Breaking Boundaries: Smart and Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

In an increasingly accountable business environment, corporates are looking for new ways to support their suppliers to adhere to sustainable and ethical standards. Alongside creative supply chain finance (SCF)...

Electrifying Cash Management: Africa’s Digital Journey

Sparks are flying across the treasury landscape in Africa as digital cash management and e-payments become the order of the day. Dushen Thathiah, Head, Cash Management for Transactional Products & Services, Standard...

People in Focus: Javier Pérez-Tasso

Javier Pérez-Tasso has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT. A member of the SWIFT Executive team for the past seven years, he served as Chief Executive Americas & UK region before taking up his...

Houston, We Have a Solution: Cheniere Flips the Treasury Script

Over the last 18 months, Cheniere’s treasury landscape has changed beyond recognition. As Brook Ballard, Treasury Manager, Cheniere Energy, Inc., David Andrada, Global Sector Head and Steven Smith, Regional Sector...

Taking the SWIFT Route to Treasury Automation

One of Australia’s largest listed companies, Wesfarmers was looking for a way to automate its confirmations and payments, notably those relating to foreign exchange (FX) deals. Seeking a solution that would integrate...

Leading by Example: Almoayyed International’s Digitisation and Automation of Treasury Department

A diverse conglomerate, with more than 30 operating business units across the GCC, Almoayyed International Group (AIG) is constantly exploring avenues to improve finance and treasury processes through digitisation and...

Leapfrogging into the Digital Age: Smarter Treasury in MENA

Looking from the outside in, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still conjures up numerous business stereotypes – from entirely paper-based payment workflows to over-dependence on oil as a driver of...

Fighting Cybercrime in the UAE: Building a Treasury Game Plan

Do you know who to call if your ERP is hacked? How will you make payments if treasury systems are disabled? Is cyber insurance the best form of risk mitigation? These questions and more were answered during a recent...

Money Market Fund Makeover Innovation in Short-Term Investments

The doom-mongering around money market fund regulation has now stopped. Instead, talk has moved on to low interest rates, credit quality, digital investment channels, and the rise of environmental, social and governance...

Trading Up: Ringing the Changes in Trade Finance

These are heady days for the trade finance industry. An area of business that has gone largely unchanged for centuries, new technologies and market participants are now altering the face of trade finance – posing...

People in Focus: José-Carlos Cuevas

José-Carlos is Vice President of the Asociación Española de Financieros y Tesoreros de Empresa (ASSET) and Member of the Board of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) and of IGTA, the International...

Treasury as a Force for Good

Corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion are growing parts of the treasurer’s remit. TMI’s recent Treasury4Good Awards highlighted some of the innovative projects taking place in this space,...

Unlocking Africa: Treasury Holds the Key

Africa is a continent of vast opportunity. But leveraging the African success story requires genuine insight into the disruptive trends that are helping to shape Africa’s transformation. A recent Citi roundtable...

People in Focus: John Gilsenan, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers

John Gilsenan is the new Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers (IACT) representative  in  the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT), succeeding Lorcan Travers. IACT, established in 1987, is a...

Shoring up Treasury’s Cyber Defences: 9 Smart Steps

Did you know that paying a ransom to a cybercriminal, even if you do so in Bitcoin, could lead to a sanctions’ violation? That’s right, treasurers now have even more to think about – and get involved in – when...

Mining for Data Gold: Enhancing Reconciliations at Panini

With the aim of being as efficient as possible in its reconciliations, Panini was looking to achieve the same level of detailed information on cross-border collections as it was able to achieve on domestic collections....

SWIFT gpi: Life in the Fast Lane

By now, most treasurers will have heard of SWIFT gpi – the solution that is speeding up cross-border payments and delivering track and trace capabilities. But not all treasurers have grasped the game-changing...

Building Bridges to the Data Prize

The world over, treasurers are seeking improved visibility and control over their data. After all, data is the lifeblood that drives corporate treasury success. Martin Bellin, Founder and CEO, BELLIN, believes that...

A Silver Lining for RFPs

After scooping the “Best Portal Technology Solution” accolade in TMI’s 2018 Awards for Innovation and Excellence, John Laurens, Group Head of Global Transaction Services at DBS, explains how the bank’s...

Making Sustainability the New Normal: TMI’s Treasury4Good Awards

TMI’s Treasury4Good Awards We are delighted to introduce the winners of our inaugural Treasury4Good Awards, which recognise the growing importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social &...

People in Focus: Andrej Revay

President, The Slovak Association of Finance and Treasury (Slovenská asociácia podnikových finančníkov – SAF) The Slovak Association of Finance and Treasury (SAF) was established in 1996 as the...

The Return of Returns: Cash is Back

Central banks across the globe have varying approaches to monetary policy, but the general direction of travel, until recently, had been the same: one of tightening. When the shape of the yield curve changes, treasurers...

Taking Treasury to the Next Level - Corporate Recognition Awards 2018

It genuinely gets tougher every year to judge TMI’s Corporate Recognition Awards. Not only did we receive a record number of entries in 2018, but the standard was higher than ever. For the first time, the judges have...

Treasury in CEE - Exploring the Digital Frontier

The European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) recently teamed up with TMI for the 2018 CEE Conference in Budapest – covering a whole spectrum of treasury topics for the region, from FX to geopolitical risk....

Hitting the Bullseye - Centralising Global Liquidity at FAAC Group

Specialising in providing pedestrian and vehicle access automation systems, FAAC Group has operations and customers all over the world. As a result of this global footprint and legacy banking arrangements, the group’s...

Payments Painkiller - Tackling Compliance Headaches

Now more than ever, treasurers need to take action to reduce the risks around payments – especially when it comes to sanctions compliance. Here, Joerg Wiemer, CEO, Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS) GmbH explains...

Introducing the Winners - 2018 Awards for Innovation and Excellence

Against a backdrop of continual change – from disruptive technologies to new regulations and geopolitical challenges – transaction banks and treasury vendors continue to innovate on behalf of their clients. As this...

Thinking Outside the Box - Building a Global Multi-Currency Liquidity Management Backbone

Thinking Outside the Box – Building a Global Multi-Currency Liquidity Management Backbone    By Eleanor Hill, Editor With over $150m flowing into Ingram Micro subsidiaries across the world on a daily...

Treasury Mantra 2019 – Flexibility Conquers Instability

Treasury Mantra 2019 – Flexibility Conquers Instability   By Eleanor Hill, Editor Treasurers face exciting new challenges as we head into 2019, says Steve Elms, EMEA Region Sales Head, Corporate and...

Demystifying Digital Treasury - Lessons from the UAE

Knowing which technology innovations to invest in now, and which to put on the back burner, is a challenge for any treasurer. But it is particularly difficult for those operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where...

Preparing Treasury for the Future: Key Takeaways from EuroFinance Geneva

No-one wants to re-live every moment of a conference (especially not the after party). So, here is TMI’s take on the top themes coming out of this year’s EuroFinance International Cash Management conference, held in...

Africa: A Continent of Opportunities

In this interview, CJ Giddy, International CEO, Absa Securities UK Limited, a part of the Absa Group, one of Africa’s largest financial services groups, talks to Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI, about the growth of the...

Multilateral Netting Reloaded

Multilateral netting is one of the most underestimated ways to optimise intercompany payments and group performance. In this Executive Interview, Eleanor Hill, Editor, asks Martin Bellin, Founder and CEO of the BELLIN...

Navigating the New Liquidity Landscape: Putting Cash in Its Place

From money market fund (MMF) reform to new technologies, the way in which treasurers manage liquidity is evolving – or rather, it should be. Here, TMI examines some of the key changes happening in the liquidity...

Vive la Révolution: Shaking Up Payments and Cash Management

Driven by technological and regulatory change, the payments landscape is currently a hotbed of innovation. Deborah Mur, Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC France, highlights some of the latest...

Integrating Cash and Risk: A Next Generation TMS

In April 2018, TMS vendor GTreasury acquired Visual Risk, a leading risk management and treasury software company based in Australia. The goal of the acquisition is nothing less than to create the most comprehensive TMS...

The Future of Treasury Is Now – Are You Ready?

Everyone loves a sneak preview, and here Michael Spiegel, Head of Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, gives Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI, an exclusive peek at the results of one of the hottest treasury surveys going. Read on...

Short-term Investments: Making Sense of the Shake-up

As the implementation date for the new European Money Market Fund (MMF) rules approaches, it is time to cut through the noise around the new regulation, says Kerrie Mitchener-Nissen, Head of Product Development,...

Levelling Up: The Digital Future of Transaction Banking

Treasurers the world over rely on their transaction banks to provide robust services that cater to their daily financial needs – but the space has long been seen as somewhat ‘vanilla’. Now, however, technological...

Time to Get Up to Speed with Instant Payments

Believe it or not, real-time payments are already changing the face of treasury. They offer an opportunity to rethink legacy payments, collections and liquidity management processes, glean valuable data, and add...

Controlling the Spin: Honeywell Creates New Treasury Set-Ups for Standalone Businesses

In October 2017, Honeywell International announced its intention to spin off its Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business, as well as its Transportation Systems business, Turbo, into two...

When Will CSR Become BAU for Treasurers?

More and more treasurers are getting involved in CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives. Not only financing them but also embedding them into treasury processes and spearheading departmental sustainability...

Goodbye Hanse Orga, Hello Serrala

As of today, 5 June 2018, Hanse Orga Group has become ‘Serrala’ – a new brand for a technology-driven world, but one that still embodies the core values that clients know and expect, says Sven Lindemann, CEO,...

A No-Nonsense Guide to Treasury APIs

Almost every industry conference now carries a mention of application programming interfaces (APIs), but they are far from just another fad. In this era of open banking, APIs are offering treasurers new ways of working,...

Fighting Cybercrime and Fraud: A Treasury Imperative

As instant payments grow, digital commerce spreads, and artificial intelligence rises, staying a step ahead of the cybercriminals is increasingly tough. But with access to highly sensitive data, and as guardians of the...

Is Dynamic Discounting Worth a Second Look?

Whenever a vendor labels a solution as a ‘win-win’, treasurers naturally become suspicious. The hackles go up and the brain shuts down. In some cases, though, this well-worn phrase is entirely applicable. Eleanor...

How Are Technology Trends Affecting Corporate Treasury in 2018?

As the possibilities of real-time treasury become clear and the era of open banking begins, TMI’s Editor, Eleanor Hill, interviews Lothar Meenen, Global Head of Corporate Cash Management Sales at Deutsche Bank, to...

Agenda 2018: What’s Keeping Treasurers Awake at Night?

It’s that time of year when a crystal ball would be incredibly useful. As we navigate through the first quarter of 2018, Eleanor Hill, Editor, asks five leading treasurers what is top of their ‘to do’ lists for...

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Top Treasury Technology Innovations to Watch in 2021

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention, but it can also be the catalyst for adopting innovations – in a rapid time frame. Nowhere was this more clearly displayed than the world of treasury...

How Treasurers Can Become Changemakers

Great treasurers never stand still. They’re always looking for new ways of working. Better efficiency solutions. Smarter funding sources. And, now more than ever, they are examining the ways in which sustainability is reshaping the future. Not only are they asking how new sustainable business models will...

Taking Treasury Lean and Green in 2019

  It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about being better versions of ourselves. Businesses, too, are contemplating ways to care more for their people, improve their processes, and look after the planet. As such, proactive treasurers – and their banks and vendors – are becoming more...

Treasury 4.0: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is Reshaping Treasury

  You could be forgiven for thinking that The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, is a pure manufacturing play – and has nothing to do with treasury. After all, the First Industrial Revolution involved the use of water and steam power to mechanise production. The Second leveraged electric power...

What Do Treasurers Need to Know About Request to Pay?

  One of the hottest topics at EuroFinance this year seems to be Request to Pay. By way of background, the advent of real-time payments and open banking, together with the rise of open application programming interfaces (APIs), has seen Request to Pay schemes being developed in geographies across the...

Together in Electr(on)ic Dreams: Cargill, HSBC and ING's Blockchain Breakthrough

In this exclusive joint interview, Joshua Kroeker, Senior Innovation Manager, HSBC and Chris Sunderman, Senior Commercial Project Manager, ING, talk to Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI, about the banks’ blockchain collaboration, and how they were brought together by international food and agriculture...