Eleanor Hill

Editor, TMI

Articles

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...

Leveraging Agile Treasury Technology to Deliver on Galls’ International Ambition

Rapid growth is a nice challenge to have. Nevertheless, Kendall Weissmueller,...

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

As corporations pivot towards digital business models to help weather the Covid-19...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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

Amid the pressures of a global pandemic – and the rise of sustainable finance –...

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...

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...

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

Pushing the boundaries of treasury technology, Cashforce is launching a brand-new...

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...

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...

Central & Eastern Europe’s Digital Treasury Revolution

Treasury organisations and finance shared service centres in Central & Eastern Europe are changing - robots are taking over...

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,...

Data-Driven Treasury: Future-Proofing Your European Flows

As businesses across Europe accelerate their digital transformations, savvy corporate treasurers have a unique opportunity to...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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

Companies worldwide face an environment of change – ranging from new trade...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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

From micro-hedging to leveraging data analytics, technology is radically changing...

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,...

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

Digital disruption was one of the key drivers of treasury innovation in 2019....

Rewriting the Treasury Rulebook in Europe

Deutsche Bank has consistently differentiated itself from other transaction banks by driving industry initiatives and new client...

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...

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...

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...

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

For the treasury community, one of the hallmarks of 2019 was the growing...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Who Cares Wins: Leading the Sustainable Charge

Who Cares Wins: Leading the Sustainable Charge By Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI   Lance Kawaguchi Managing Director,...

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...

Solving Treasury Pain Points Through Co-creation

Despite huge advances in technology, treasurers are still grappling with fundamental issues in their everyday workflows....

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...

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

In the current uncertain macro environment, it is tempting for treasurers to hunker...

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...

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...

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...

Breaking Boundaries: Smart and Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

In an increasingly accountable business environment, corporates are looking for new...

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....

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...

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

Over the last 18 months, Cheniere’s treasury landscape has changed beyond...

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,...

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 –...

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...

Money Market Fund Makeover Innovation in Short-Term Investments

The doom-mongering around money market fund regulation has now stopped. Instead,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

John Gilsenan is the new Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers (IACT)...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Making Sustainability the New Normal: TMI’s Treasury4Good Awards

TMI’s Treasury4Good Awards We are delighted to introduce the winners of...

People in Focus: Andrej Revay

President, The Slovak Association of Finance and Treasury (Slovenská asociácia podnikových finančníkov - SAF) The Slovak Association of Finance and...

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...

Taking Treasury to the Next Level - Corporate Recognition Awards 2018

It genuinely gets tougher every year to judge TMI’s Corporate Recognition Awards....

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 –...

Hitting the Bullseye - Centralising Global Liquidity at FAAC Group

Specialising in providing pedestrian and vehicle access automation systems, FAAC...

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...

Introducing the Winners - 2018 Awards for Innovation and Excellence

Against a backdrop of continual change – from disruptive technologies to new...

Treasury Mantra 2019 – Flexibility Conquers Instability

Treasury Mantra 2019 – Flexibility Conquers Instability   By Eleanor Hill, Editor Treasurers face exciting new...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Navigating the New Liquidity Landscape: Putting Cash in Its Place

From money market fund (MMF) reform to new technologies, the way in which...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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

In October 2017, Honeywell International announced its intention to spin off...

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...

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...

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,...

Fighting Cybercrime and Fraud: A Treasury Imperative

As instant payments grow, digital commerce spreads, and artificial intelligence rises, staying a step ahead 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...

How Are Technology Trends Affecting Corporate Treasury in 2018?

As the possibilities of real-time treasury become clear and the era of open banking...

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,...

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...