August 2010 7 Min Read

What Matters Today #3: Relationships

What Matters Today #3: Relationships by Nicholas Blake, Corporate Sales Executive, EMEA, and Melanie Wells, Client Services Executive, EMEA, Treasury Services, J.P. Morgan In the last two editions of TMI, J.P. Morgan has explored some of the issues that matter most to...


May 2010 12 Min Read

From West to East

From West to East When the HSBC Board announced last year that we were moving the Group Chief Executive’s main office to Hong Kong, it prompted a number of reactions. Some asked if it was a first step towards moving HSBC’s headquarters away from London....


April 2010 9 Min Read

Credit Derivatives: A crystal ball for treasury managers?

Credit Derivatives: A crystal ball for treasury managers? by Farooq Jaffrey, CEO, Traccr Limited  Credit default swaps (CDS) are rapidly becoming a vital risk measurement tool in treasury management. Credit spreads, and their rise or fall, provide a real-time...


January 2010 2 Min Read

East European Focus: The Retail & Consumer Industry in Russia and CIS

East European Focus The Retail & Consumer Industry in Russia and CIS by Nick Page, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (UK) In recent months, the impact of the financial crisis on countries around the world has become clearer. Some political leaders and economists are...


January 2010 4 Min Read

East European Focus: The Rewards of Russian Retail

The Rewards of Russian Retail by Andy Garbutt, Retail and Leisure Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (UK)  Walking down the main shopping streets and retail parks in the Russian Federation the Western European shopper can often feel more at home than expected, with a...


January 2010 5 Min Read

East European Focus: Retailing in Russia – hit hard by the crisis, but a good time for foreign entrants

Retailing in Russia, hit hard by the crisis, but a good time for foreign entrants. by Martijn Peeters, Strategy Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia The Russian retail market has been considered to be a retailer’s paradise. Russian consumers like to spend,...


January 2010 7 Min Read

Executive Interview: Revolutionising Relationship Banking

Revolutionising Relationship Banking What do you see as some of the most considerable changes in the relationship between banks and corporates over the past year? What has been clear to me is that banks – and corporates – are finally recognising the value...


December 2009 2 Min Read

Meeting the Challenges

Meeting the Challenges by Charles Buchanan, Chairman, ACTSA Despite the challenges facing the financial sector, ACTSA, with its dynamic membership has been active in sustaining a high degree of participation in its activities. We at ACTSA continue to strive for the...


December 2009 8 Min Read

Treasury Centralization – an essential guide for corporate treasurers

by Andrew Woods, Group Vice President, SunGard There are a variety of reasons why companies decide to centralize their treasury operations, which would typically include cash management, financing, investment and foreign exchange, including both routine activities and...


October 2009 7 Min Read

The New Liquidity Paradigm: Focus on Working Capital

The New Liquidity Paradigm: Focus on working capital by Mark Beard, EMEA Liquidity and Investments Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Global Transaction Services, Citi Since the onset of the economic crisis that engulfed most of the world beginning in mid-2007,...


October 2009 13 Min Read

Working Capital and Liquidity Management: Safety First

Working Capital and Liquidity Management: Safety first by Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Losses in the US sub-prime market have had a global impact on corporate liquidity, which has driven corporate treasuries to take measures ranging from squeezing...


October 2009 10 Min Read

Today’s Vital Need for Transparent Valuations

Today’s Vital Need for Transparent Valuations by Bob Park, President and CEO, FINCAD A worldwide re-examination of reporting fair values is under way by policymakers, standard-setters and those who must comply. The rise in prominence of risks, such as the...

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