March 2009 5 Min Read

Expanding in MENA: The Deutsche Experience

by Isaac Thomas, Director, Trade Finance/Cash Management Corporates,MENA Region, Global Transaction Banking Despite the global recession, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continues to be a region of attractive business opportunities. Deutsche Bank is one of the few...


March 2009 7 Min Read

Finding Stability in an Unstable World

Finding Stability in an Unstable World An Interview with Pierre Fersztand, Global Head of Cash Management, BNP Paribas While 2007 and 2008 saw a tidal wave rush through the financial markets, 2009 is proving to be the year in which every industry is affected by turbulence...


February 2009 8 Min Read

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge – Using Non-Traditional Business Skills to Achieve Career Success by Dr. Linda J. Taylor With companies of all types now feeling the effects of the economic downturn, following a period of rapid global and technological development, the pressures...


September 2008 3 Min Read

Responding to Economic Uncertainty

Responding to Economic Uncertainty by Kevin Boyd, Group Finance Director, Oxford Instruments plc In today’s uncertain climate, the balance has shifted more in favour of reducing working capital. Oxford Instruments has enjoyed a reputation for product innovation for...


September 2008 8 Min Read

Liquidity Management

Liquidity Management – Plotting Progress in a Turbulent Market by Chrystal Pozin, Principal, Treasury Strategies The global credit crunch has forced companies to rebalance their liquidity portfolios and reevaluate cash management processes and providers. Corporate...


June 2008 7 Min Read

Pitfalls of Hedge Effectiveness Testing

Pitfalls of Hedge Effectiveness Testing by Jasper Wijnands, Advisor, Ernst & Young Financial Services Risk Management Hedging can reduce the impact of negative events on assets, liabilities, firm commitments or forecasted transactions. Financial instruments in the...


June 2008 6 Min Read

Satisfied or Your Money Back — are you satisfied with your treasurer?

Satisfied or Your Money Back — are you satisfied with your treasurer? by François Masquelier, RTL Group Head of Treasury, Corporate Finance & ERM, and Honorary Chairman, EACT Often the treasurer is viewed as a technician providing a service to the financial...


May 2008 6 Min Read

Treasury & Systems Centralization at USG

Treasury & Systems Centralization at USG by Elizabeth Fruin, Treasury Manager, USG USG’s treasury has seen significant changes since I first joined the business 19 years ago. Until recently, our operations were primarily domestic but the international aspects of...


April 2008 4 Min Read

Corporate Banking in Germany – but which bank to bank on?

Corporate Banking in Germany – but which bank to bank on? by Georg Ehrhart, Partner, SLG Every two years Schwabe, Ley & Greiner (SLG), the leading treasury consulting company, conducts the most comprehensive survey in Germany on banking relationships and corporate...


March 2008 14 Min Read

Sustaining a Long-Term Profitable Treasury – Gaining from Emerging Markets

Sustaining a Long-Term Profitable Treasury – Gaining from Emerging Markets by Murat Erden, Group Treasurer, Turkcell This article discusses new ideas and challenges in treasury management, especially how companies can maintain long-term profitability within changing...


March 2008 23 Min Read

Increasing Predictability and Reducing Volatility – Corporate Liquidity in a New Financial Cycle

Corporate Liquidity in a New Financial Cycle A TMI/ATEB Roundtable Helen Sanders If we compare the experience of corporate treasurers today compared with this time last year, concepts of liquidity, credit and funding are now very different. Not only that, but the market...


February 2008 5 Min Read

Perspectives – Deborah Thomas – Michael Page Executive

Deborah Thomas Michael Page Executive In the first article in this series, we talk to Deborah Thomas, responsible for senior financial executive recruitment at Michael Page. We ask her the current state of the treasury market and in a competitive environment, how...

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