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June 2021 9 Min Read

Beat Deadline Drama by Tackling the LIBOR Transition Today

The end date for LIBOR is just months away. For those treasurers who haven’t acted already, now is the time to identify LIBOR exposures, have a contingency plan for accidental oversights, and understand the different challenges presented by the new market risk-free...

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April 2021 6 Min Read

All Round the Houses

The Pain Points of the New ISO 20022 Structured Address Block With Version 9 XML on the horizon, it is time to question the logic of mandating corporates to de-merge data only for banks to merge it again in the validation process. Here, we ask for your feedback...

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March 2021 14 Min Read

Regulatory Round-up with the EACT

The European financial regulatory environment is one of the most homogenised in the world and yet it still forces corporate treasurers to stay constantly alert for local nuances, revisions and wholesale changes. With the current European Parliament’s term running...

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February 2021 5 Min Read

ISO 20022: What is it and Why is it so Important?

Standards make the world go round and in payments, it’s no different. ISO 20022 is coming into force for all payments – and looks set to revolutionise the financial landscape. For many of us who have spent a career in payments, ISO 20022 (referred to in the...

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February 2021 5 Min Read

Advanced Financial Market Communication

Evidence From France The users of financial statements issued by French companies are able to analyse corporate performance and make better-informed decisions thanks to the higher level of disclosure required by the country’s financial markets supervisor. Could...

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November 2019 4 Min Read

EMIR REFIT: How to Benefit from the Intercompany Reporting Exemption

What does the EMIR REFIT mean for treasurers and how can they benefit – while remaining compliant with all the requirements of the regulation? When the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) was approved and...

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September 2019 3 Min Read

Are Banks Safer Now than During the Global Financial Crisis?

The outcome of the global financial crisis of 2008 - 2010 led regulators and central banks the world over to re-look at the way banks are regulated and governed. So what exactly has changed in the South African context? Basel III requirements The Basel Committee on...

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September 2019 11 Min Read

IBOR Transition: Challenges and Impacts for Corporate Treasurers

South Africa’s major corporates seem not to have awakened yet to the fact that in a few years interbank offered rates (such as LIBOR and JIBAR) will transition to alternative reference rates. This transition will be one of the most significant transformations of...

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