November 2010 5 Min Read

Dealing with Longevity Risk

Dealing with Longevity Risk Despite treasurers and finance directors becoming more and more concerned about the impact that increasing life expectancy may have on the financial viability of their defined benefit (DB) pension scheme, few to date have transacted on a...


November 2010 8 Min Read

Revisited: A Focused Approach to Risk Management

Revisited: A Focused Approach to Risk Management by Maciej Müldner, Treasurer, Skanska Poland In mid-2009, Maciej Müldner, Treasurer of Skanska Poland outlined how treasury approached risk management in the light of the crisis. Just over a year on, this...


October 2010 6 Min Read

Economic Uncertainty and the Value Chain: The Link to Corporate Risk Management

Economic Uncertainty and the Value Chain: The Link to Corporate Risk Management by Fred Cohen, Managing Director, Perception Advisors, Retired PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner, and Reval Board Member The economic turmoil over the past two years stemming from the...


October 2010 8 Min Read

Are Your Internal Controls Effective and Efficient?

This article examines the new reporting requirements for internal controls following the transcription of the 8th Directive into the legislation of some European countries. Compliance with the Directive may offer companies unaffected by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act the chance to...


September 2010 4 Min Read

Demand for FX4Cash – A Global Cross-Currency Payment Platform

Demand for FX4Cash – A Global Cross-Currency Payment Platform by Timothy Merrell, Co-Head, FX4Cash, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank Several enhancements to Deutsche Bank’s FX4Cash platform have broadened its functionality and increased its...


August 2010 11 Min Read

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 cream and/or drinking flasks of lukewarm coffee,...


August 2010 10 Min Read

Commodity and FX Risk Management – An Integrated Approach

Commodity and FX Risk Management – An Integrated Approach by Kevin Lester, Director of Risk Management and Treasury Services, and Alexander Haigh, Financial Risk Management Consultant, Validus Risk Management Nothing focuses attention on an organisation’s...


June 2010 3 Min Read

In the Footsteps of the Bison

In the Footsteps of the Bison by Andrew England, Head of CEE Global Transaction Banking, UniCredit Group, and Witold Gonera, International Cash Management Sales Team Head, Bank Pekao SA Liquidity and finance facilities – ideally not in panic conditions: this is what a...


June 2010 1 Min Read

VaR方法及其在信贷危机中扮演的角色 (VaR and its Role in the Credit Crisis)

VaR方法及其在信贷危机中扮演的角色 Mark Kirkland – 庞巴迪运输公司财务副总裁...


May 2010 7 Min Read

Risk Appetite: Are You Hungry for Risk?

Risk Appetite: Are You Hungry for Risk? by François Masquelier, Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury, RTL Group, and Honorary Chairman, EACT Risk appetite… this notion is something of a paradox in times of crisis. Generally speaking, no one likes risk;...


April 2010 11 Min Read

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 crisis’ then I would probably go mad, but on this...


January 2010 6 Min Read

Why Corporates are Looking to Regional Banks

Why Corporates are Looking to Regional Banks by Robert C. Statius-Muller, Managing Director, Greenwich Associates The desire to eliminate risk from businesses and balance sheets is driving companies around the world to seek out relationships with regional banks that...

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