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Taking a Holistic View of Trade Risks

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October 2014 7 Min Read

Broad Corporate Strategy Required to Manage Emerging Market Risk

Broad Corporate Strategy Required to Manage Emerging Market Risk Treasury, liquidity and volatility in Africa by Chris Paizis, Head of Corporate and Rest of Africa Distribution, Barclays Africa  Many of the risks that company treasurers encounter in Africa require...

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October 2014 7 Min Read

What’s All The Fuss About CVA?

What’s all the fuss about CVA? by Kevin Hoff, Senior Manager, KPMG Inc. Over the past two to three years, an increasing focus has been placed on incorporating credit risk in the fair value of financial instruments. The emphasis can be traced to the global...

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October 2014 9 Min Read

Today’s Risk Management Challenges for Corporate Treasury

What comprises best practice risk management in today’s corporate treasury? And how are the industry and its suppliers rising to new challenges for policy, process and technology?  This article analyses a range of risk classes that are generally managed in today’s...

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October 2014 6 Min Read

Volatility – Ubiquitous, Yet Evasive?

Volatility – Ubiquitous, Yet Evasive? by Eben Maré, Portfolio Manager, Stanlib In this article we discuss aspects of asset class volatility. We look specifically at the VIX index and some of its properties – VIX has become very popular in the media...

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September 2014 6 Min Read

Innovative Approaches to FX Risk Management

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May 2014 9 Min Read

Are Treasurers Damaging Share Prices?

Are Treasurers Damaging Share Prices? by Helen Sanders, Editor  FX losses amongst corporations in 2013 amounted to $17.8bn amongst fewer than 850 international companies. In an environment where sophisticated treasury and risk management systems are more readily...

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May 2014 5 Min Read

Avoiding the Icebergs: Mitigating Financial Disaster

Avoiding the Icebergs: Mitigating Financial Disaster by Martin Bellin, Founder and CEO, BELLIN GmbH It was the middle of the night and as RMS Titanic floated through the North Atlantic, ladies and gentlemen, elegantly dressed, sat in the lounge drinking champagne...

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May 2014 8 Min Read

Risk Appetite: Fight or Flight?

Risk Appetite: Fight or Flight? by François Masquelier, Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury, RTL Group, and Honorary Chairman of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers Risk appetite… this notion is something of a paradox in times of crisis....

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May 2014 5 Min Read

Mitigating Currency Risk: Results of the AFEX Currency Risk Outlook Survey

Mitigating Currency Risk: Results of the AFEX Currency Risk Outlook Survey by Guido Schulz, Chief Strategy Officer, AFEX AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, announced the results of its inaugural...

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March 2014 5 Min Read

Achieving Operational and Risk Management Excellence at Rand Water

Achieving Operational and Risk Management Excellence at Rand Water by Lucky Ncobela, Group Treasurer, Rand Water   Changing treasury needs In the past, as a cash-rich business, our treasury requirements were relatively straightforward and mainly involved cash...

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February 2014 8 Min Read

Risk Culture: Cornerstone of Successful Risk Management

Risk Culture: Cornerstone of Successful Risk Management by François Masquelier, Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury, RTL Group, and Honorary Chairman of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers This article describes what should be understood by...