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Inside TMI Issue 281


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July 2021 7 Min Read

Smashing Banking Boundaries and Building Tech Bridges in Europe

From answering a Barclays recruitment advert in a music magazine some 30 years ago, Helen Kelly’s successful career with the bank has now seen her appointed as Managing Director, Head of Europe for Barclays Corporate Banking. Here she reflects on her professional...

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July 2021 12 Min Read

How to Ace Digital Treasury

Lessons from Consumer Goods and Retail Leaders Digitisation is prompting major changes across industries and companies, economies, and societies. Businesses must respond to new business models, disruption by new entrants, and the emergence of virtual...

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June 2021 10 Min Read

Blockchain in the KYC Process

An Answer for Everything? Know Your Customer requirements have long been a headache for corporate treasurers. Could blockchain resolve the pain points in the KYC journey? Are there any downsides to using distributed ledger technology in this instance? This article...

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June 2021 6 Min Read

Paving the Way Towards Instant and Frictionless Payments

With SWIFT gpi bringing transparency and speed to the world of instant payments, it is pertinent to examine the difference in take-up between European and Asian banks. Also important is understanding what this level of ‘instantaneity’ means for the future of...

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June 2021 12 Min Read

What is it Really Like Working with a Fintech?

Roundtable Debate Innovations in treasury technology and processes are vital for future-proofing the function. But how can treasurers decide who to partner with – banks, vendors or fintechs – to help implement cutting-edge solutions? Or should they innovate...

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June 2021 11 Min Read

Building a Better Cash Forecasting Toolkit

Without effective forecasting, companies are essentially flying blind into the future. We look at the role of new technology evolving to help tackle this challenge. While much of the finance function has digitised in recent years it’s fair to assume that most...

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May 2021 11 Min Read

Why ESG is the Future of Business – and Treasury

With ‘sustainability’ being today’s buzzword, there has never been a better time to clear up the misconceptions about environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures, not least among the treasury community. In the first of a three-part series on this...

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May 2021 21 Min Read

Crypto: Can it Ever Be Right for Treasury?

In an era where arguably even normally dependable gilts have shifted from being ‘risk-free returns’ to ‘return-free risks’, have cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin finally become viable assets? Or has recent market turbulence, coupled with regulatory...

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May 2021 8 Min Read

Instant Reactions: the Value of Currency Management Automation

With risk, cost and process inefficiencies multiplied by complexity, spreadsheet-based currency management has surely had its day. But what added value does currency management automation software bring to the table? In this roundtable discussion, three industry...

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May 2021 15 Min Read

Open Your Eyes to the Benefits of Open Banking

An untapped opportunity is a rare prize in the corporate treasury community, but open banking offers this potential. By leveraging the digital infrastructure that open banking creates, corporates can harness real-time data, benefit from new ways to pay and collect...

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May 2021 7 Min Read

Schuldschein: Helping SITA Rebuild the Airline Sector

When global air transport infrastructure provider SITA was seeking to extend its cash buffers, Germany’s Schuldschein market caught the eye of its Group Treasurer and Finance Director, Andrea Sottoriva. TMI talks to him about how issuing debt mid-pandemic has been a...

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May 2021 5 Min Read

How Etihad Enhanced its Financial Controls using Microsoft AI

Etihad Airways has successfully deployed Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify erroneous payments to suppliers. In turn, this has saved the finance team precious time by reducing false positives, while correctly identifying payment anomalies that could have been...

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May 2021 7 Min Read

Beyond Technology in Treasury: Leveraging Community Intelligence

Running an efficient, data-driven global treasury is not just a technology play: it’s also about leveraging “community intelligence” and group-wide collaboration. Sounds too involved? It’s easier than you think, says Nikolai Diekert, Director, Product...

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May 2021 6 Min Read

Bridgestone Deploys Sustainable Supply Chain Finance with External Ratings

By linking pricing to independently verified sustainability criteria, treasurers can use supply chain finance (SCF) as a way to promote environmental, social and governance goals both internally and throughout their supplier networks. Here, Julle Pedersen, Treasury...

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May 2021 5 Min Read

Greece is the Word: Setting up a National Treasury Association

The newly established Hellenic Association of Treasurers (HAT) aims to support a vibrant community of Greek treasurers, both at home and abroad. Here, Alexandros Bellos, board member and Co-Founder of HAT, who is also Senior Treasury Manager at PVH Corporation, is...

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March 2021 14 Min Read

Regulatory Round-up with the EACT

The European financial regulatory environment is one of the most homogenised in the world and yet it still forces corporate treasurers to stay constantly alert for local nuances, revisions and wholesale changes. With the current European Parliament’s term running...

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March 2021 14 Min Read

Preparing for the Next Crisis: 10 Steps for Treasurers

No-one can predict where the next crisis will come from, or what form it will take. It could be another wave of Covid-19, or a different challenge altogether. Regardless of the source of any future turmoil, treasury teams can build on lessons learned from 2020 to be...

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February 2021 8 Min Read

Recipe for Success: Building a New World-class Treasury during Lockdown

When Patrick Kunz, Interim Treasury & Finance Consultant, started at Takeaway.com, the treasury function did not exist. Building one from scratch is the dream scenario for many treasurers. But when – on only the third day of this endeavour – the world went...

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February 2021 8 Min Read

A Ringside Seat on Change

My Life in Treasury with Anthony J. Carfang, Managing Director, The Carfang Group Anthony Carfang has a distinguished background in consulting, writing, speaking, thought leadership and advocacy in the areas of treasury management, payments, liquidity and banking....