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September 2019 6 Min Read

Corporate FX Hedging in Evolving African Markets

Unprecedented economic shifts in global markets have created uncertainty across the board, fuelling currency volatility particularly in emerging market economies. As a result African currencies tend to take the brunt the most, when compared to that of developed...

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September 2019 7 Min Read

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again…

“Out of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most …” Mark Twain Think back carefully about your career – for those of us who have been around for long enough, what has really changed in the last twenty/thirty years? Personally, I find the flow of...

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August 2019 8 Min Read

Fighting Cybercrime in the UAE: Building a Treasury Game Plan

Do you know who to call if your ERP is hacked? How will you make payments if treasury systems are disabled? Is cyber insurance the best form of risk mitigation? These questions and more were answered during a recent roundtable discussion hosted by Abu Dhabi Commercial...

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August 2019 4 Min Read

Turning Treasury Risks into Opportunities

Emerging factors that at first sight look like fresh sources of risk may provide treasurers with scope to strengthen their relationships with suppliers. FX… counterparties… interest rates… fraud. All are longstanding, traditional risk areas for corporate...

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January 2019 3 Min Read

Easing the FX Burden: Why Treasurers are Turning to Fintech

Treasurers and CFOs are the company commanders of foreign exchange, currency hedging, and international payments. Kantox, a leading fintech company, is helping businesses to overcome complex FX challenges with an innovative automated micro-hedging solution called...

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December 2018 7 Min Read

The Corporate View: Tackling the Cybersecurity Threat

The Corporate View: Tackling the Cybersecurity Threat   Security and fraud prevention have always been vital corporate responsibilities, and central to treasury’s remit. However, the immediacy of these risks, and the potential damage, is growing. As...

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November 2018 5 Min Read

Risk Homeostasis and the Hamster

“My hamster died last night … it fell asleep at the wheel.” – Anonymous Homeostasis refers to some regulating process that keeps an outcome close to a target by compensating for external disturbances; core bodily temperature is an example of being...

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November 2018 9 Min Read

The Challenges and Opportunities of FRTB

 Major South African banks have rather timidly started their journey towards implementing the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), the most significant transformation of the trading market risk framework for the last 20 years. This new capital...

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September 2018 13 Min Read

Latin American Cybersecurity: A Fast-Growth Priority

Latin American Cybersecurity: A Fast-Growth Priority   By Carlos Gonzalez Fillad, Managing Director, Regional Head of Latin America, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC The recent cyber breach of five firms in Mexico and the USD15m exploitation of their...

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September 2018 6 Min Read

Is Your Company Protected from Cyber Threats?

Today’s treasury infrastructure is changing and, with it, the associated risks of data loss or fraud have multiplied. Within the security community, it is often said that it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ you are going to be affected by a security...

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June 2018 3 Min Read

Blockchain is Shifting Data and Risk: Here’s How it Can Benefit Your Bottom Line

Many companies have a hard time with managing data and how it moves across organisations – or more commonly, how it doesn’t. The result is that big corporations and large financial institutions like banks often end up unintentionally segmented into silos. They...

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June 2018 8 Min Read

SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme A Good Initiative?

These days, IT security is a must, especially around payments, which are crucial for all companies. SWIFT, a key player in this landscape, has recently launched a new initiative aimed at detecting whether users of the SWIFT network are compliant with basic security...