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December 2009 8 Min Read

Commodity Hedging – the advent of a new paradigm

Commodity Hedging – the advent of a new paradigm by Hans-Kristian Bryn and Mark Robson, Partners, Oliver Wyman’s Corporate Risk practice The events of 2008 have shaken up the risk management approach of multinational corporations (MNCs) and have given...

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December 2009 6 Min Read

Market Risk Measurement in Context

Market Risk Measurement in Context by Eben Maré, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Traditionally, market risk is defined as the risk of losses in on- and off-balance sheet exposures as a result of market movements. The...

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August 2009 6 Min Read

The Better the Brakes, the Faster the Car – adding value through improved ERM

The Better the Brakes, the Faster the Car – adding value through improved ERM by François Masquelier, Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury, RTL Group, and Honorary Chairman EACT European companies have been using Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to...

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July 2009 3 Min Read

Operational Efficiency with SWIFT at World First

Operational Efficiency with SWIFT at World First by Jabu Henson, Chief Operating Officer, World First World First is the UK’s fastest growing foreign exchange broker, offering private individuals and companies excellent service and highly competitive foreign...

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March 2009 10 Min Read

Mobius Bullish on the Year of Ox

Mobius Bullish on the Year of Ox by Mark Mobius, Ph.D. Executive Chairman, Templeton Asset Management Ltd Dr. Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Asset Management Ltd and Fund Manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (TEMIT), discusses the...

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February 2009 15 Min Read

Trimming the Sails: the 2009 Risk Agenda

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” Grace Murray Hopper, American military leader, mathematician and educator (1906 – 1992) Trimming the Sails: the 2009 Risk Agenda by Helen Sanders, Editor Nothing we do in life is...

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July 2008 5 Min Read

Market Risk Management: A Brief Discussion

Market Risk Management: A Brief Discussion by professor Eben Maré, University of Pretoria Multibillion dollar losses in the financial markets over the last two decades have served to focus companies’ attention on management of market risks. In many cases...

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May 2008 3 Min Read

Outlook Cloudy but Improving – Managing Weather Risks

Outlook Cloudy but Improving – Managing Weather Risks by Jean-Louis Bertrand, Chair, Banking and Finance Department, ESSCA A recent survey conducted by the French business school ESSCA and AFTE, the French Association of Corporate Treasurers, showed that a vast...

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May 2008 13 Min Read

Bush Banking

Bush Banking How long has Poseidon been going? The company started in Botswana in 1979. At the time, Botswana looked attractive compared to neighbouring South Africa as a domicile because it was not affected by the trade sanctions relating to apartheid. This meant that...

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March 2008 6 Min Read

Achieving Control and Visibility over a ‘Virtual’ Treasury

Achieving Control and Visibility over a ‘Virtual’ Treasury by David Scriven, Group Treasurer, Yell Group plc We had to develop Yell’s head office functions from scratch, including treasury, when what was then Yell Group Limited was used as the vehicle...

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February 2008 7 Min Read

A New Concern for Credit Rating Agencies

A New Concern for Credit Rating Agencies by François Masquelier, RTL Group Head of Treasury, Corporate Finance & ERM, and Honorary Chairman EACT Management analysis is arguably one of the most qualitative and immeasurable among the many considerations of...

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January 2008 6 Min Read

Market Commentary: Causes and Ramifications of the Financial Crisis

Market Commentary: Causes and Ramifications of the Financial Crisis Responsible for Treasury and Investment Banking by Patrick Butler, Managing Board Member at Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB), The last few months have seen a major reassessment of risk and the price it...

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