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Inside TMI Issue 274


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March 2020 6 Min Read

Treasury APIs: Banking on a New Connectivity Ecosystem

Claiming the ‘Best Bank Connectivity’ accolade in TMI’s 2019 Awards for Innovation and Excellence, John Laurens, Group Head of Global Transaction Services at DBS, discusses the forces reshaping corporate to bank connectivity. He also explains how to achieve...

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March 2020 7 Min Read

The Future of Cash Management

These are interesting times for cash management. Traditional business models, for clients and their partner banks, are evolving, with digitalisation a core driver. This is occurring at a time when macroeconomic factors, including the effects of the continuously...

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March 2020 4 Min Read

Design Thinking: A Fresh Take on Digital Transformation

Treasurers are making huge efforts to embrace digitisation, but they cannot do it alone. As such, they are turning to their relationship banks for smart solutions which provide maximum efficiency, with minimum commotion. In turn, banks are leveraging fintech...

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March 2020 13 Min Read

Step Away from the Edge: Facing the KYC Cliff

With the average global treasury team reportedly spending more than one day each week dealing with know your customer (KYC) requirements, compliance remains a significant pain point for treasurers worldwide. What progress is being made to help treasurers – and their...

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March 2020 7 Min Read

From 2020 to 2030: Future-Proofing Treasury for the Decade Ahead

Companies worldwide face an environment of change – ranging from new trade dynamics to evolving business models on the back of digitisation. Ron Chakravarti, Global Head of the Treasury Advisory Group, Citi, explains how corporate treasurers can stay ahead of the...

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March 2020 7 Min Read

The Truth About Treasury and Artificial Intelligence

It’s been a hot topic for almost every treasurer over the past year, but – hype aside – what is the true value of artificial intelligence (AI) within treasury? Nikolai Diekert, Director Product Management at leading TMS provider BELLIN, explores the concrete use...

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March 2020 6 Min Read

Putting Innovation into Practice: Trade Finance for the 2020s

While many aspects of trade finance have remained unchanged for centuries, at the start of a new decade a variety of drivers are offering the tantalising possibility of redefining the sector. Eleanor Hill, Editor, recently caught up with Jean-François Denis,...

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March 2020 4 Min Read

Co-Creating a Digital Treasury: Myth vs Reality

Many discussions around treasury technology focus on the leading-edge developments made by a handful of highly sophisticated treasury functions. Meanwhile, the majority of treasury departments are struggling just to achieve the basics. Could co-creation between banks...

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March 2020 6 Min Read

Through the Portal: Opening the Door to Process Efficiencies at Drax

Drax’s Treasury and Corporate Finance team needed a new money market fund (MMF) portal solution to improve their control environment, streamline their workflow and automate their manual processes. Here, Lisa Dukes, Deputy Group Treasurer, Drax, outlines the benefits...

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March 2020 6 Min Read

Why Corporate Finance Teams are More Than Bean Counters

The fluctuating energy market creates a finance environment like no other. As a result, heads of finance in this industry must be well versed in the market and able to consistently and effectively plan for changes at the same time as overseeing payment transactions...

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March 2020 7 Min Read

Changing the Rules of the Game: A New Dawn for FX Risk Management

From micro-hedging to leveraging data analytics, technology is radically changing the way treasurers manage foreign exchange (FX) risk. Philippe Gelis, CEO and Co-Founder, Kantox, discusses the true value of automating FX hedging, explains the role of analytics in...

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March 2020 8 Min Read

When Black Swans Turn Green

The coronavirus (Covid-19) is the latest black swan to blight the financial markets. But it’s not only black swans that treasurers need to recognise the importance of – grey and green swans are equally deserving of attention. In his 2007 book The Black Swan:...

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March 2020 5 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Terry Nelson

Anticipate, be proactive and maximise your time management skills – these are three pieces of advice to treasury newcomers from Terry Nelson. And if you can become a subject matter expert in your field and combine your discipline with a knowledge of technology, then...

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March 2020 1 Min Read

People in Focus: Hiroshi Yaguchi

Hiroshi Yaguchi established the CFO Headquarters Co., Ltd. in 2000 and served as its president. He then founded the Japan Association of Chief Financial Officers (JACFO) where he served as a Member of the Board until he was appointed as Executive Director in...