Helen Sanders

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My Life in Treasury: Helen Sanders, TMI

My Life in Treasury This edition marks my final one as Editor of TMI after nearly 12 remarkable years, so I thought I’d use the opportunity to share a few thoughts based on my own life in treasury and...

2017 Awards for Innovation and Excellence - Introducing the Winners

Every year in the TMI Awards has marked a step change in the number and quality of...

Pondering Payments

Ten years ago, the collapse of Lehman Bros and the rampaging financial crisis that followed started at Sibos. Despite the whirlwind that followed, the eye of the storm, in a...

Flying the Fintech Kite

Technology innovation has always been intrinsic to the changing role of treasury, and been instrumental in creating opportunities for enhanced efficiency, control and...

Keep Calm and Keep Investing

Keep Calm and Keep Investing Industry Reflections on European Money Market Funds In September 2017, six leading money market fund (MMF) providers were joined by corporate...

Waking the Sleeping Giant? The Potential for Trade Finance Transformation

Waking the Sleeping Giant? The Potential for Trade Finance...

Visualising Risk in a Turbulent World

Visualising Risk in a Turbulent World Based on a webinar with Mark O’Toole, Vice President,  Treasury Solutions, OpenLink and Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner,...

A Word from the Red Carpet on Managing Risk

A Word from the Red Carpet on Managing Risk By Helen Sanders, Editor While treasury and Hollywood often seem to be worlds apart,...

A New Era of Transaction Banking

A New Era of Transaction Banking  Insights from Leading Bankers in Germany Ahead of Schwab Ley & Greiner’s annual Finanzsymposium, four leading bankers in...

World Café: A Shared Experience

World Café: A Shared Experience  By Helen Sanders, Editor   The World Café sessions at the EACT Summit were an excellent opportunity for participants...

Breakout Sessions: Challenge, Debate and Insight

Breakout Sessions: Challenge, Debate and Insight By Helen Sanders, Editor Participants at the EACT Summit chose to attend two...

Does Trapped Cash Really Matter?

Does Trapped Cash Really Matter? By Helen Sanders, Editor ‘Trapped cash’, or more precisely, cash that cannot be transferred from a country due to capital or...

Addressing Challenges, Delivering Value

Addressing Challenges, Delivering Value by Helen Sanders, Editor The TMI Corporate Recognition Awards reflect the pinnacle of...

Innovation and Excellence in 2016: The Awards

Innovation and Excellence in 2016: The Awards by Helen Sanders, Editor Yet again, 2016 saw a record number of nominations...

New Year, New Cash Strategies?

New Year, New Cash Strategies?   by Helen Sanders, Editor   Ring out the old, ring in the new,Ring, happy bells, across the snow:The year is going, let him go;Ring...

Enablers and Challengers: The Rise of Fintech

Enablers and Challengers: The Rise of Fintech by Helen Sanders, Editor, TMI The Cash Management University included an...

Great Expectations or Pride & Prejudice?

Great Expectations or Pride & Prejudice? What do treasurers really want from their banks? by Helen Sanders, Editor “If...

The Next Milestone in Global Payment Transformation

The Next Milestone in Global Payment Transformation Helen Sanders, Editor We were delighted to recently have the opportunity to...

Building with Blockchain

Building with Blockchain by Helen Sanders, Editor   Blockchain has appeared on the treasury horizon in a relatively indistinct form over the past eighteen months or so:...

A New Era of Ecosystem Banking

A New Era of Ecosystem Banking by Helen Sanders, Editor Standard Chartered launched its pioneering concept of ‘banking the ecosystem’ with a thought-provoking...

Rules of the Ecosystem

Rules of the Ecosystem by Helen Sanders, Editor Being fortunate enough to work from home, and watch the full annual lifecycle in our garden, from frosty ground to ripening...

Introducing the Global Payments Innovation Initiative

Including an exclusive interview with Wim Raymaekers, Head of Banking Markets, SWIFT SWIFT’s global payments innovation...

Powering the Efficient Economy: Innovation in Payments & Collections

Powering the Efficient Economy: Innovation in Payments & Collections An HSBC...

A Technology Transformation in the Middle East

A Technology Transformation in the Middle East   In the last edition of TMI (edition 244), we featured an edited transcript...

Heading South or Looking Up? Changing Trends in South-South Trade

Heading South or Looking Up?Changing Trends in South-South Trade by Helen Sanders,...

Doing More with Less: Treasury Priorities in the Middle East

Doing More with Less: Treasury Priorities in the Middle East   The following is an edited transcript of the first part of a...

A Sleeping Giant with One Eye Open

A Sleeping Giant with One Eye Open by Helen Sanders, Editor For the past decade, Africa has been feted as a nascent economic powerhouse whose wealth of natural resources,...

The Unintended Consequences of Banking Regulations

The Unintended Consequences of Banking Regulations by Helen Sanders, Editor, TMI Understanding and complying with evolving...

The Next Generation of Asian Treasuries?

The Next Generation of Asian Treasuries? by Helen Sanders, Editor, TMI One of the most significant outcomes of globalisation and...

A Decade of Corporate Recognition and Editor’s Choice Awards: the 2015 Results

A Decade of Corporate Recognition and Editor’s Choice Awards: the 2015...

2015 TMI Awards for Innovation and Excellence: The Judges’ Comments

2015 TMI Awards for Innovation and Excellence: The Judges’ Comments by Helen...

Managing Treasury in a New Climate

Managing Treasury in a New Climate by Helen Sanders, Editor, in conversation with Oscar Mazza, Head of Latin America Sales, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi It...

Fraudster, Fool or Financier? Who’s Controlling Your Cash?

Fraudster, Fool or Financier? Who’s Controlling Your Cash? by Helen Sanders, Editor There is a saying that “if a man...

A Milestone in the RMB Liberalisation Journey

A Milestone in the RMB Liberalisation Journey by Helen Sanders, Editor With China continuing to be a major strategic growth...

Introducing the Stars of Cash & Treasury Management

Introducing the Stars of Cash & Treasury Management in association with BNP Paribas by Helen Sanders, Editor TMI has an...

The Evolving Value Proposition of Payment Factories

The Evolving Value Proposition of Payment Factories The experience of six leading treasurers by Helen Sanders, Editor In June...

The Final Step in Payments Processing?

The Final Step in Payments Processing? by Helen Sanders, Editor, TMI One of the most significant evolutions in cash management...

Five Steps to Managing FX Risk

Five Steps to Managing FX Risk by Helen Sanders, Editor There are some aspects of today’s treasury function that have really only emerged over the past decade:...

The Closing Chapter in the SEPA Story?

The Closing Chapter in the SEPA Story? by Helen Sanders, Editor, TMI From the launch of SEPA Credit Transfers in 2008, to the...

The Business Case for a New Generation of Electronic Banking Systems in Asia Pacific

The Business Case for a New Generation of Electronic Banking Systems in Asia...

From RTC to GTC? Treasury Centres in Asia Pacific Going Global

From RTC to GTC? Treasury Centres in Asia Pacific Going Global   by Helen Sanders, Editor Treasury centralisation is nothing...

Turkey’s Fast Track to Digitisation

Turkey’s Fast Track to Digitisation by Helen Sanders, Editor With its strategic location between Europe, Asia and Middle East, Turkey has been a vital link in...

Würth Group Implements Two-Way RMB Sweeping with HSBC

Würth Group Implements Two-Way RMB Sweeping with HSBC by Helen Sanders 24 March 2015 Global fastening products corporation Würth Group has recently mandated relationship bank HSBC Germany to implement an...

The End of Cash Pooling?

The End of Cash Pooling? by Helen Sanders, Editor Cash pooling, particularly cash concentration (physical pooling) is well-established as a fundamental technique for...

New Era for the ‘Treasury Oscars’

New Era for the ‘Treasury Oscars’ by Helen Sanders, Editor Over the sixteen years that TMI has presented its annual Awards for Innovation and Excellence, the...

Introducing the Corporate Recognition and Editor’s Choice Awards 2014

Introducing the Corporate Recognition and Editor’s Choice Awards 2014 by...

A Partner for Business in UAE

A Partner for Business in UAE by Helen Sanders, Editor, with Alan Kerr, General Manager - Wholesale Banking Group, Dubai & Northern Emirates, and Bhupesh Sharma, Head...

The End or the Beginning for Money Market Funds?

The End or the Beginning for Money Market Funds? by Helen Sanders, Editor In August 2014, the Securities and Exchange...

A New Beginning for European Payments

A New Beginning for European Payments by Helen Sanders, Editor Now that the SEPA end date has passed, and the additional transition periods that were allowed in some...

Rethinking Connectivity

Rethinking Connectivity by Helen Sanders, Editor Among the most important innovations in cash and treasury technology in recent years have been the developments in...

The Future of Transaction Banking

The Future of Transaction Banking An Executive Roundtable - chaired by Helen Sanders, TMI On 30th June 2014, TMI was pleased to welcome four senior transaction banking...

Crossing the SEPA Start Line

Crossing the SEPA Start Line by Helen Sanders, Editor As if the Olympics in 2012 were not enough, the UK is now experiencing the balmy joys of the Commonwealth Games in...

Against the Odds: Removing Barriers to Optimising Liquidity

Against the Odds: Removing Barriers to Optimising Liquidity by Helen Sanders, Editor At BNP Paribas’ recent Cash...

Learning the RMB Game

Learning the RMB Game by Helen Sanders, Editor The weekend that has just passed has reminded me why I am not that interested in sport. In one weekend we have had two...

Are Treasurers Damaging Share Prices?

Are Treasurers Damaging Share Prices? by Helen Sanders, Editor  FX losses amongst corporations in 2013 amounted to $17.8bn amongst fewer than 850 international...

Exploring the Diverse Landscapes of ASEAN

Exploring the Diverse Landscapes of ASEAN by Helen Sanders, Editor “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new...

TMS:创新渠道

TMS:创新渠道   Helen...

Leveraging Financing Opportunities for Competitive Advantage

Leveraging Financing Opportunities for Competitive Advantage by Helen Sanders, Editor There can be few business leaders today...

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? Try UAE

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? Try UAE by Helen Sanders, Editor This month has been significant for a number of reasons....

Editor's Choice: TMI Corporate Awards for Innovation & Excellence 2013

Editor’s Choice: TMI Corporate Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2013 by...

Convergence and Change for Money Market Fund Investment?

Convergence and Change for Money Market Fund Investment? by Helen Sanders, Editor Cash investment continues to be an important priority for treasurers globally. Large corporations in particular continue to build large...

TMS: Channel for Innovation

TMS: Channel for Innovation by Helen Sanders, Editor Every year, we feature a cover story in TMI on the subject of treasury management technology and every year it becomes...

Enhancing Financial and Operational Efficiency with SWIFT: A Middle East Perspective

Enhancing Financial and Operational Efficiency with SWIFT: A Middle East...

Have You Caught the Cash Management Bug?

Have You Caught the Cash Management Bug? by Helen Sanders, Editor One of my favourite ‘snippets’ in the Sunday...

Review, Reflect and Refine: Treasury in China

Review, Reflect and Refine: Treasury in China by Helen Sanders, Editor There can be few multinational corporations today for...

Getting Ahead in Treasury

Getting Ahead in Treasury Much has been said about the changing role of treasury in recent years as many treasury professionals expand their remit and engage with a wider...

Taming the Risk Dragon

Taming the Risk Dragon by Helen Sanders, Editor Treasurers globally have prioritised risk management over recent years, adopting a more rigorous approach to identifying,...

From Commodity to Strategy: A New Era for FX

From Commodity to Strategy: A New Era for FX by Helen Sanders, Editor Foreign exchange undertaken by corporations has often been...

Sunshine Through the Clouds? Research findings on progress towards SEPA migration

Sunshine Through the Clouds? Research findings on progress towards SEPA...

From Regulation to Catalyst for Change: Findings of the SEPA Workshop

From Regulation to Catalyst for Change Findings of the SEPA Workshop by Helen...

Treasury Barometer 2012-13

Treasury Barometer 2012-13 by Helen Sanders, Editor Participants at the Cash Management University organised by BNP Paribas completed a short survey in advance of the event,...

Shifting Sands of International Trade

by Helen Sanders, Editor One topic we have been exploring recently in TMI is the shift in trading routes between western economies to north-south trade and latterly...

From Regulation to Catalyst for Change

From Regulation to Catalyst for Change Findings of the SEPA Workshop by Helen Sanders, Editor One of the best attended workshops...

Treasury Technology: There's an App for That

Treasury Technology: There’s an App for That by Helen Sanders, Editor Treasury management systems (TMS) have become impressively sophisticated since the early days of telex machines (which I battled with daily)...

Facilitating Japanese Globalisation through SWIFT

Facilitating Japanese Globalisation through SWIFT by Helen Sanders, Editor Japan is in the midst of an economic transformation, as corporations shift from a largely domestic focus to embrace international markets....

Global Growth Generators: A New Economic Picture for 2050

Global Growth Generators: A New Economic Picture for 2050   by Helen Sanders, Editor In February 2011,...

The Treasurer's Voice: Centralising and Optimising Payments

The Treasurer’s Voice: Centralising and Optimising Payments by Helen Sanders, Editor Making payments efficiently, securely and cost-effectively is a priority for every...

Shared Services, Shared Success

Shared Services, Shared Success by Helen Sanders, Editor Those based in, or who have visited London this summer will have witnessed remarkable achievements in an amazing diversity of sports. Not only have elite able-bodied athletes continued to redefine standards...

From London in 2012 to Basel in 2013

From London in 2012 to Basel in 2013 by Helen Sanders, Editor As I write this the day before the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games, it is hard to believe the...

The Treasurer's Voice: Connectivity

The Treasurer’s Voice: Connectivity by Helen Sanders, Editor In this month’s cover story, ‘From London in 2012...

United We Stand: An Interview with Gerard Hartsink, Chairman of the European Payments Council

United We Stand An Interview with Gerard Hartsink, Chairman of the European Payments Council by Helen Sanders, Editor In this...

Climbing the SEPA Mountain

Climbing the SEPA Mountain by Helen Sanders, Editor “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way.” Dr Seuss As we have seen in this month’s Treasurer’s Voice, there remains a large proportion of companies of all sizes...

The Treasurer's Voice: SEPA Migration

The Treasurer’s Voice: SEPA Migration by Helen Sanders, Editor We have been very fortunate in this edition of TMI to have interviewed Gerard Hartsink, outgoing Chairman of the European Payments Council (EPC)...

The Treasurer's Voice: RMB Cross-Border Trade Settlement

The Treasurer’s Voice: RMB Cross-Border Trade Settlement by Helen Sanders, Editor While the euro crisis continues unabated, a new currency is quietly emerging. The RMB is continuing its gradual but...

Strategic Financing in Asia

Strategic Financing in Asia by Helen Sanders, Editor Few discussions about the growth of world trade can exclude Asia, particularly China, with reference to both intra-region and global trade patterns. With continued market uncertainty and speculation about the...

The Treasurer's Voice: eBAM

The Treasurer's Voice: eBAM by Helen Sanders, Editor In this month’s Treasurer’s Voice, conducted jointly by TMI and Treasury Strategies, Inc. we asked...

Managing Risk in a New Environment

Managing Risk in a New Environment by Helen Sanders, Editor There are few treasury-related articles nowadays that do not stress the importance of liquidity and risk for corporate treasurers. Things have changed, however, since the gritty days of 2008-9, and...

Certainty of Uncertainty: Changing Investment Approaches

Certainty of Uncertainty: Changing Investment Approaches by Helen Sanders, Editor Deciding on how to invest a company’s surplus cash would appear to be a nice problem to have. In an environment of...

The Treasurer's Voice: New Technology & Social Media

The Treasurer’s Voice: New Technology & Social Media by Helen Sanders, Editor With the arrival of the iPad 3 (in time for my birthday, hurrah!) huge expansion of...

The Treasurer's Voice: Centralisation

The Treasurer’s Voice: Centralisation by Helen Sanders, Editor Featuring Filipe Simao, Head of Client Advisory, BNP Paribas and Monie Lindsey, Managing Director, Treasury Strategies Inc. This month’s reader...

Trading Out of the Crisis

Trading Out of the Crisis by Helen Sanders, Editor “Colleagues, these are tough times for the world economy and there is no early end in sight. Debt levels and the...

2011 Corporate Awards for Innovation & Excellence

2011 Corporate Awards for Innovation & Excellence by Helen Sanders, Editor In the last edition of TMI, we announced the 2011 Awards for Innovation and Excellence for banks, consultancies, technology companies and...

The Treasurer’s Voice: Bank Relationships

The Treasurer’s Voice: Bank Relationships by Helen Sanders, Editor This article is the first in a new series in TMI, ‘The Treasurer’s Voice’ in collaboration with Treasury Strategies Inc....

Untapped Potential: Purchase to Pay

Untapped Potential: Purchase to Pay by Helen Sanders, Editor ‘Purchase to pay’ is a phrase that has littered the trade press for a number of years now, referring to the series of processes that take place between the issue of a purchase order, through...

When Domestic and International Collide

When Domestic and International Collide by Helen Sanders, Editor There has been a long-held perception that, somehow, cash...

20022 in 2011: The Emergence of a Standard

20022 in 2011: The Emergence of a Standard by Helen Sanders, Editor XML ISO 20022 and the benefits The ISO 20022 standard provides the financial industry with a common platform for the development of messages...

Putting Treasury Objectives into Practice

Putting Treasury Objectives into Practice by Helen Sanders, Editor We have reported extensively in TMI how liquidity and risk management are now firmly established as treasury priorities, with treasurers now taking a...

From Alternative to No Alternative Financing

From Alternative to No Alternative Financing by Helen Sanders, Editor We are all aware that most companies are finding it more difficult to access credit from their banks, and that the cost of doing so has increased....

Priorities and Perspectives

Priorities and Perspectives by Helen Sanders, Editor According to Jim Owens, former Chairman and CEO of construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, “the competitor that’s best at managing the supply chain is probably going to be the most...

A Statistical Approach to Receivables Risk

A Statistical Approach to Receivables Risk by Helen Sanders, Editor The evolution in the role of treasury is a perennial feature in industry conference programmes and seminars. For a number of years now, we have seen a...

Delay the Yacht, Get on Board with SEPA

Delay the Yacht, Get on Board with SEPA by Helen Sanders, Editor Sharp-eyed readers, or those suffering from some obsessive compulsive disorder, may remember an article that I wrote last year entitled ‘SEPA: Are...

Have Cards Become an Anachronism?

Have Cards Become an Anachronism? by Helen Sanders, Editor Apart from, perhaps, James Bond-style briefcases full of crisp banknotes and pockets full of loose change, few...

Taking Responsibility for India's Future

Taking Responsibility for India’s Future by Helen Sanders, Editor Talk of the ‘BRIC’ countries, an acronym much loved during the early noughties, is now all but dead. Indeed, it seems incongruous,...

Home and Away: Making Your Cash Work

Home and Away: Making Your Cash Work Minimising borrowing, particularly for short-term liquidity management, is a priority for most treasurers. During the final roundtable discussion at the Cash Management University, speakers discussed some of the...

Can Treasurers Solve the Global Energy Crisis?

Can Treasurers Solve the Global Energy Crisis? by Helen Sanders, Editor "The world appears to be emerging from the worst economic crisis in decades. Many countries have made commitments under Copenhagen Accord to reduce...

Beyond Facebook: Social Media for Professionals

Beyond Facebook:Social Media for professionals by Helen Sanders, Editor Social media is the communications revolution of the twenty-first century. And no, this is not a phrase purloined from a Facebook or Twitter...

Cash Management in a New World

Cash Management in a New World Introductions Martijn van Steenpaal I work as Treasury Manager for VION Food Group. VION Food Group, headquartered in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), is a global food company that produces high quality foodstuffs and ingredients for...

MMFs: A Regulatory Concerto?

MMFs: A Regulatory Concerto? by Helen Sanders, Editor There have been few times in recent decades where the closing weeks of the year have brought such uncertainty and...

Are We There Yet? SWIFT Corporate Access 2010

Are We There Yet? SWIFT Corporate Access 2010 by Helen Sanders, Editor Starting this article has strong overtones of déjà vu for me. Every year, around this time, I write an article outlining the progress...

China: Realising or Inhibiting Potential

China: Realising or Inhibiting Potential by Helen Sanders, Editor Ensuring the safety, integrity and genuineness of products will continue to pose a major challenge for the Chinese government. This month I...

Through Rain, Wind & Snow: The Season for Liquidity Management

Through Rain, Wind & Snow: The Season for Liquidity Management  by Helen Sanders, Editor You can tell that autumn has arrived: it’s very chilly and...

A Bespoke Approach to Commoditised Products

A Bespoke Approach to Commoditised Products by Helen Sanders, Editor As I sit here with my morning cup of tea and toast, with the radio on, while the rest of the country seems to be out on the beach eating chocolate ice...

Leveraging Opportunities in Latin America: Insights into Cash Management in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico

Leveraging Opportunities in Latin America Insights into Cash Management in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico by Helen Sanders,...

No More Excuses: Invest, Implement and Innovate

No More Excuses: Invest, Implement and Innovate by Helen Sanders, Editor The past two years have thrown up some popular themes in treasury: manage risk, preserve liquidity, reduce costs and increase efficiency. But...

Thinking the Unthinkable: A new chapter in FX risk management?

Thinking the Unthinkable: A new chapter in FX risk management by Helen Sanders, Editor Some weeks ago, I came to the realisation that if I had to start another article with the words ‘the financial...

SEPA Direct Debits: Opportunity or Opprobrium

by Helen Sanders, Editor The SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) went live on 2 November 2009, representing the next major step towards payments harmonisation across the Eurozone. But was its arrival feted by floods of keen...

Will the Tiger See RMB Becoming King of the Jungle?

Will the Tiger See RMB Becoming King of the Jungle? Thoughts on RMB cross-border trade settlement by Helen Sanders, Editor Since July 2009, companies with locations across South East Asia have been able to settle...

Tipping the Balance: present and future for MMFs

Tipping the Balance: present and future for MMFs by Helen Sanders, Editor This month brings Remembrance Day when we think back to the victims of war over the past century. Many war memorials are engraved “Lest we...

Sibos Reflections

Sibos Reflections by Helen Sanders, Editor Gold at the end of the rainbow? The last two Sibos conferences have suffered turmoil of different sorts: 2008 saw the collapse of Lehman Brothers on day one, this year saw a typhoon. Somehow, despite climactic events of...

Shared Service Centres: Driving Positive Change

Shared Service Centres: Driving Positive Change by Helen Sanders, Editor Establishing shared service centres (which to avoid repetitive strain injury, I will refer to as SSCs) for centralising financial activities such...

An Interview with Travis Barker, Chairman, IMMFA

An Interview with Travis Barker, Chairman, IMMFA by Helen Sanders, Editor In March 2009, Travis Barker, Head of Business Development for HSBC’s money market funds business was appointed as Chairman of IMMFA...

The Rising Sun of International Treasury in Japan

Japan is typically considered an elusive place to do business, with a highly regulated, perhaps introspective market, and impenetrable traditions and business conventions. However, with Japanese multinationals...

Keeping the Liquidity Tap On

Keeping the Liquidity Tap On by Helen Sanders, Editor The liquidity crisis, which indeed it has been, has seen the liquidity tap (faucet) gradually turned off since the summer of 2007. Not only has the flow been reduced, but the cost of liquidity has increased...

Cash Management in a Credit Crisis: A Case Study

Cash Management in a Credit Crisis: A case study by Helen Sanders, Editor Every treasurer has been forced to review how they...

Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing Well by Doing Good by Helen Sanders, Editor While the environmental message can still be heard, it has been drowned by the cacophony of economic laments. Statements of corporate social responsibility (CSR) still appear in the annual reports expressing great...

Picking Up

Picking Up Payments Progress by Helen Sanders, Editor We have talked about the need for greater automation and efficiency in treasury for many years and indeed, a great deal of progress has been made. However, as with many major steps forward, it may take a crisis to act as a catalyst for real change. Very...

Looking East: The Islamic Alternative?

Looking East: The Islamic Alternative? by Helen Sanders, Editor Introduction As the global financial markets continue to be fragile and uncertain, many people are asking if there is an alternative to the market systems...

Trimming the Sails: the 2009 Risk Agenda

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” Grace Murray Hopper, American military leader, mathematician and educator (1906 - 1992) Trimming the Sails: the 2009 Risk Agenda by...

Managing Treasury in a FTSE-100 Company

At the recent IACT (Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers) Conference in Dublin, Antony Barnes, Group Treasurer of Experian plc delivered a presentation on his experiences of running a FTSE 100 treasury function in...

Using Financial Supply Chain Management to Support Working Capital at Tech Data Corporation

Using Financial Supply Chain Management to Support Working Capital at Tech Data Corporation by Helen Sanders, Editor Tech Data...

Rowing from the Rocks

“Call on God but row away from the rocks” (Indian Proverb) As I said in my Letter this month, I am not going to begin to try and explain, or even comprehend the economic situation in which we find ourselves. Whatever the background, this downturn is...

The Third Movement in the SWIFT SCORE

The Third Movement in the SWIFT SCORE by Helen Sanders, Editor With market conditions changing daily, treasurers are caught in a whirlwind to ensure the business has the finance it needs, liquidity is maintained and that they have a firm handle on risk. Banks are...

Launch of SWIFT Alliance Lite

Launch of SWIFT Alliance Lite An Interview with Elie Lasker, Solution Manager, Corporate Access Programme, SWIFT SWIFT for Corporates has already proved a secure, convenient means for larger corporations to communicate with their banking partners. However, there...

Making a Compelling Case to Join SWIFT

Making a Compelling Case to Join SWIFT by Helen Sanders, Editor On Day One of the SWIFT Corporate Forum at Sibos, the key theme was the value proposition of SWIFT for corporates and how to move from decision to...

SWIFT for Mid-Sized Corporates

SWIFT for Mid-Sized Corporates – A Sibos Review by Helen Sanders, Editor While Sibos 2007 was mostly attended by large, multinational corporates with multiple banking relationships, this year’s event saw a broader spectrum of companies expressing an...

Gathering Together and Scattering Abroad

Gathering Together and Scattering Abroad: A New Season in Banking by Helen Sanders, Editor For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. Edwin...

Cancelling your Holiday? Think Again

Forget John Grisham and Jackie Collins - this month’s essential beach reading is all about investment. The period which we are in has frequently been referred to as a time of ‘economic uncertainty’ - no-one knows quite what’s happening,...

Negotiating the RAPIDS

The Intrepid Treasurers’ Guide to Enhancing Return on Equity by Helen Sanders, Editor The credit crunch has dominated the financial headlines for what seems like an eternity. Although it must (surely!) end eventually, in the meantime treasurers are having...

Rapid Returns in Receivables

Rapid Returns in Receivables by Helen Sanders, Editor Those who remember the late 1980s and who also grew up in the United States (I can feel my audience diminishing as I write!) may remember Ken Hakuta, better known as ‘Dr Fad’, TV personality and...

SEPA 2008: Home Run or Own Goal?

January 28 2008 marked one of the most important dates in the history of the European Union. No, not your wife/husband’s birthday, your anniversary, or the day you were meant to take the dog to the vet - although of course, it could be these things too. Did...

Treasury Technology in 2008

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Treasury Technology in 2008 by Helen Sanders, Editor “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology” - so said astronomer Carl...

Perspectives - Deborah Thomas - Michael Page Executive

Deborah Thomas Michael Page Executive In the first article in this series, we talk to Deborah Thomas, responsible for senior financial executive recruitment at Michael Page....

Perspectives - Andrew Woods - MD SunGard AvantGard

Andrew Woods Managing Director, Treasury Solutions, SunGard AvantGardAndrew Woods is MCT qualified and has been successful in senior treasury positions in a number of major corporations including Guinness, Kvaerner and...

Benchmarking Performance to Create Economic Value

Benchmarking Performance to Create Economic Value by Helen Sanders, Editor If you have already read the series of career interviews in this edition of TMI, you will have noticed a common theme - the profile of...

Perspectives - Ulf Egestrand - President and Managing Director, Scania Finance Korea Ltd

Ulf Egestrand President and Managing Director, Scania Finance Korea Ltd The skills developed in treasury can equip ambitious...

Perspectives - Peter Lohk - Head of Cash Management Sales, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Fokus Bank

Peter Lohk Head of Cash Management Sales, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Fokus...

Perspectives - Andy Long - Co-President and Chief Financial Officer, Speedo International

Andy Long Co-President and Chief Financial Officer, Speedo International Only a relatively small proportion of professionals who...

Coins behind the Cushions: Seeking Liquidity within the Enterprise

Coins behind the Cushions: Seeking Liquidity within the Enterprise Helen Sanders, Editor I’m sure most of us are absolutely sick of the terms ‘credit...

2008: Year of the Money Market Fund Portal?

2008: Year of the Money Market Fund Portal? By Helen Sanders, Editor TMI has seen a significant amount of coverage on money market funds (MMFs) over the past two years, coinciding with a period of substantial but...