SWIFT has recently launched a new initiative aimed at detecting whether users of the SWIFT network are compliant with basic security controls. On paper, this looks like a sound initiative but is it a good idea in practice? François Masquelier looks at how this will affect corporates.
Managing risk is a priority for treasurers, but methods are changing. Market volatility and sensitivity to global political events, along with new technology and disruptive business models continue to impact business strategy and external market trends.
Is spending tens of thousands on a vendor solution to compute Cash-Flow-at-Risk really necessary? Vincent Delort, Japan Tobacco International, proves that a low-cost, in-house solution using Excel can be just as effective – including the precise Excel formulae used.