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April 2015 5 Min Read

Terms and Endearments: Managing the balance sheet and supplier relationships

Terms and endearments: Managing the balance sheet and supplier relationships by Andrew Sawers for Taulia As companies seek to improve their working capital, suppliers may be seen as an easy target. Better tools and strategies can bring the interests of finance,...

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January 2015 7 Min Read

From Theory to Practice in Supplier Financing

From Theory to Practice in Supplier Financing by Miguel Silva Gonzalez, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Delhaize Group In recent years, particularly since our CFO, Pierre Bouchut, joined the business in 2012, we have taken a proactive approach to increasing free...

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October 2014 5 Min Read

Navigating an Increasingly Regulated and Globalised Market

Navigating an increasingly regulated and globalised market by Alfredo Bresciani, Head of Trade Finance International Sales, UniCredit Barriers to trade are falling worldwide – most notably in China, where the RMB is becoming widely used among exporters for the...

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October 2014 3 Min Read

Case Study: German Automotive

Case Study: German Automotive UniCredit Bank AG One of the top 10 German automotive companies has successfully started a supply chain finance programme with UniCredit. The idea orginated during the 2008 financial crisis, when the company’s supply chain was...

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October 2014 2 Min Read

Case Study: Top European Retailer

Case Study: Top European Retailer UniCredit Bank AG One of the biggest and best-managed retailers in Europe thought early about supply chain finance as a smart way to reduce the overall working capital costs within its production and distribution chain. The central...

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October 2014 3 Min Read

Case Study: German SME

Case Study: German SME UniCredit Bank AG UniCredit found the right recipe to break a long-lasting constraint in the discipline of supply chain finance: this innovative, technology-intensive financing product can now also be used effectively in the SME corporate...

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October 2014 4 Min Read

Pioneering Scalable Working Capital Solutions

Pioneering Scalable Working Capital Solutions by William Orsini, Managing Director and Senior Banker, Head of MNC Americas, and Douglas Riahi, Managing Director, Head of Industrials, Energy & Technology – Americas MNC, UniCredit Bank AG, New York ...

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October 2014 2 Min Read

Stabilising Supply Chains and Putting a Smile on the CFO’s Face

Trade Finance: Stabilising Supply Chains and Putting a Smile on the CFO’s Face UniCredit’s Trade Finance offering to corporates ranges from the most traditional products and services – such as guarantees, documentary collections, letters of credit and...

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October 2014 6 Min Read

KrugerRand Denominated Bonds: a New Funding Source

KrugerRand Denominated Bonds: a New Funding Source by Simone Daws and Leigh Cunningham-Scott, Debt Capital Markets dealmakers, Rand Merchant Bank Diversification of funding sources is an important pillar of liquidity risk management and a sustainable funding profile....

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October 2014 5 Min Read

Driving the Next Generation of Financial Supply Chain Solutions

Driving the Next Generation of Financial Supply Chain Solutions by Jon Richman, Head of Trade Finance and Financial Supply Chain Americas, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank  As the use of financial supply chain tools for optimising working capital has...

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September 2014 4 Min Read

An Integrated Approach to Working Capital

An Integrated Approach to Working Capital by Nick Blake, Head of Global Sales and Strategy, Global Transaction Services, RBS During the recent TMI Transaction Banking Roundtable, held in association with Fundtech, which is featured in this edition, Shahrokh Moinian,...

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July 2014 3 Min Read

Taking the Holistic Approach

Taking the Holistic Approach by Robin Page, Chief Executive, TMI Last year’s edition of TMI’s popular annual survey of developments in the field of working capital optimisation made it clear that the whole topic had become inextricably entwined with that of...

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