Li & Fung Limited partnered with HSBC to consolidate its bank accounts and redesign its existing liquidity structures to make better use of internal liquidity. The company's treasury now has real time control of its cash and has assumed a more strategic role within the organisation.
Having money sitting in bank accounts is often the expensive result of a company’s inability to forecast its cash flows. It is time for treasurers to think again about this ‘unproductive asset’ and look for ways to measure - and improve - treasury’s performance in relation to idle cash.
As investors seek shelter under the wing of money market funds during the current crisis, Tory Hazard, CEO of Institutional Cash Distributors, discusses the relationship between people and the systems that enable them to overcome the toughest obstacles.
The 2019-20 Journeys to Treasury Report suggests that that strong regulatory pressure and rising consumer demand are laying the foundations for the standardisation of real-time payments, a reality that treasurers must play an active role in preparing for.
Krzysztof Łukosz and Martin Druga, EY Netherlands, provide an overview of the The New OECD Transfer Pricing Guidance on Financial Transactions, a report that will have significant impact on intra-group treasury operations of multinational companies from both non-financial and financial sectors.