Issue 158 - September 2007

Inside Issue Issue 158 - September 2007

Special Feature

  • Shared Service Centres
    By Helen Sanders
  • ABN AMRO Foundation: Stimulating Entrepreneurship in Local Communities

Best Practice Articles

  • How are European Treasurers Coping with their Overabundance of Cash?
    by François Masquelier, Honorary Chairman, European Associations of Corporate Treasurers (EACT)
  • Benchmarking Financial Performance at Michelin
  • Weathering the Credit Storm: Money Market Funds
    by Mark Allen, Executive Director, Co-Head International Cash Sales, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Bank Austria Creditanstalt Prepares for SEPA with Cross- Border Payments Solution
    by Christian Bruckner. Chief Executive Officer, Johannes Majer, Managing Director, and Patrizia Chiozza Managing Director (Banking Transaction Services, Bank Austria Creditanstalt)

Thought Leadership

  • Supply Chain Management Comes of Age
    by Angela Potter, Head of International Trade & Cash Solutions, Barclays
  • The Cost of Carbon
    Anne Boden, Head of Transaction Banking Europe, ABN AMRO
  • Centralization at Procter & Gamble
    Ben Fletcher, EMEA Treasury Banking Manager, Procter & Gamble
  • Trends in Liquidity Management
    Willem van Alphen, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Cash Pooling, Transaction Banking, ABN AMRO
  • Supplier Financing at Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte (BSH)
    by Kai Schrickel, Group Treasurer With an Introduction by Daniel Cotti, Head of Global Products, Transaction Banking, ABN AMRO
  • SEPA: Pan-European & Domestic Impact


  • Getting away to it all
    by Ann Cairns, Chief Executive Officer, Transaction Banking, ABN AMRO
  • News & Appointments
  • Letter from the Editor
    By Helen Sanders
  • Investment Strategy and Debt Financing in the Czech Republic 1997-2003
    by Dr Petr Polák, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and Kamil Kocurek, Českéen ergetické závody (ČEZ), a.s., Praha, Czech Republic, ČEZ office in Sofia, Bulg
  • EACT News