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June 2008 4 Min Read

The Growth of Government MMFs

The Growth of Government MMFs by Connie Bugbee, Managing Editor, iMoneyNet Since early August 2007 when investors became aware of problems with subprime mortgages, primarily in the United States, money-market funds both in the US and abroad have been the recipients of huge...

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June 2008 5 Min Read

Constant Net Asset Value MMFs and the Financial Crisis

Constant Net Asset Value MMFs and the Financial Crisis by Kathryn Kerle, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service Since August 2007, the financial markets have been roiled by distress in the U.S. sub-prime mortgage sector, volatility in...

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June 2008 7 Min Read

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 to hold...

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June 2008 5 Min Read

Enhancing Balance Sheet Efficiency

Enhancing Balance Sheet Efficiency by Richard Bartlett, Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets, RBS The growth of private equity (PE) fundraising, which increased every year between 2002 and 2007, and exceeded $100 bn in 2007, has been phenomenal. PE investors led the vast...

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May 2008 11 Min Read

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 inventor...

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May 2008 5 Min Read

Implementing a Best Practice Treasury at Richemont

Implementing a Best Practice Treasury at Richemont by Vassilina Lapteva Walford, Group Treasury Projects Manager, Richemont The mission of Group Treasury is to find the right balance between the business strategy of the Group as a whole and the treasury strategy. Richemont...

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May 2008 10 Min Read

E-invoicing 2008 – Highlights of the European market description and analysis

E-invoicing 2008 Highlights of the European market description and analysis Innopay and Euro Banking Association The following article summarises the e-invoicing European market description and analysis presented by Innopay and the Euro Banking Association (EBA)....

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May 2008 5 Min Read

GasTerra and Deutsche Bank: Finding New Cash Management Efficiencies

GasTerra and Deutsche Bank: Finding New Cash Management Efficiencies by Jan Bruintjes, Manager Treasury, Tax & Insurance, GasTerra B.V. GasTerra’s cash management needs are focused around high value domestic and foreign payments. A Deutsche Bank solution sought...

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April 2008 6 Min Read

Cost Savings, Audit Trail, Best Execution and STP at Lufthansa Group Treasury

Cost Savings, Audit Trail, Best Execution and STP at Lufthansa Group Treasury TMI discusses the impact of e-trading and STP within the treasury team with Roland Kern, Head of Treasury at Deutsche Lufthansa AG Roland Kern has been Head of Treasury of Lufthansa German...

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April 2008 5 Min Read

Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm Jonathan Curry, Head of Cash Management, EMEA and James Finch, Head of Cash Sales, EMEA, Barclays Global Investors Ltd The recent market turmoil has created new challenges for clients with large cash balances to manage. The origin of these events can be...

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April 2008 6 Min Read

Choosing a Genuine Safe Haven for Your Cash

Choosing a Genuine Safe Haven for Your Cash An increased focus on security and liquidity Until the credit crunch of late summer 2007, markets were awash with cheap money. The resulting yield compression led risk to be significantly undervalued. Now as the fallout of the...

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April 2008 7 Min Read

Würth’s Successful SEPA Start

Würth’s Successful SEPA Start TMI talks to Claus Wild, Project Manager Introduction SAP-BCM, Würth, about his company’s implementation of SWIFT as an early adopter of SEPA accompanied by Commerzbank AG How was your payments business organized before...

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