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Inside TMI Issue 283


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January 2022 4 Min Read

Why B2B Marketplaces are a Gamechanger for Treasurers

Business-to-business marketplaces are on the rise in almost every business sector. As the shift to digital sales requires a new payment strategy and innovative technology, corporate treasurers must take the initiative and put themselves in the driving seat to...

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December 2021 12 Min Read

Finding Value for Corporate Cash: Short-term Investments Under the Microscope

A perfect storm of low interest rates, the pandemic, and potential regulation has put pressure on the short-term investment instruments that treasurers rely on for cash management. Add in trending topics such as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and the role...

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December 2021 8 Min Read

A Piece of Cake: Unwrapping the Financial Risk of Food Products

As the economy grapples with higher prices for almost everything, one can look at this year’s super cycle across all commodities as a significant factor to sticker shock in the food aisles. According to the US Labor Department, in October consumer prices in North...

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December 2021 10 Min Read

Electrifying Your Treasury Team: Autos Embrace the Power of Digital

Supply chain disruptions. Electric vehicle demand. Computer chip shortages. Infrastructure deficits. The auto sector is facing a host of challenges right now, but it is also the poster child for digital transformation, especially in treasury. Here, two experts from...

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December 2021 9 Min Read

Asyad Group: Full Speed Ahead with Bottomline for Treasury

Evolving from an almost entirely manual treasury set-up to one where the latest technology is being deployed has advantages far beyond process efficiency. TMI talks to Muhsin Alrustom, Group Chief Financial Officer, Asyad Group, to hear just how far ahead of the game...

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November 2021 11 Min Read

A New Treasury Ecosystem: Leveraging the Evolution of Transaction Banking

Treasury is not an island; it is influenced and supported by the ecosystem that surrounds it. Transaction banks play a pivotal role within this network – and they are continually innovating to enable treasurers to leverage industry developments such as...

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November 2021 16 Min Read

We Need a Better Solution: A Treasurer’s Legacy Tech Escape Plan

The phrase ‘legacy technology’ may invoke images of ancient and unstable IT systems that must be replaced as soon as possible. But is this always the case, and how easy is it to move away from such systems? We sought views from a number of...

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November 2021 16 Min Read

A Tale of Two Treasuries

A Guide to Successful M&As Mergers and acquisitions are never guaranteed success at any stage of the process. For their part, treasurers will typically face the practicalities of integration and transition, this bringing its own set of challenges. What can be...

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October 2021 8 Min Read

SCF Optimisation in Three Words: Supplier Relationship Management

Treasury and procurement should be strong partners, especially when it comes to managing supply chain finance. Yet despite the advantages for all parties of such programmes, often there are not enough hours in the day to get the best from them. Enter the third-party...

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October 2021 4 Min Read

ISO 20022 Migration for Corporates: Start Planning Now

The impending migration of crucial clearing systems, national banks, and SWIFT to ISO 20022 seems to be a decisive step towards a true global standard for payment transactions. And it’s only a matter of time before corporate participation will be...

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October 2021 8 Min Read

How to Gain Visibility and Take Control of Payments and Cash

When it comes to payments, cash, liquidity and spend management, bank system independence is both desirable and achievable. Coupa’s Rajiv Ramachandran, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Management, Coupa Pay, explains why and how. In a global economy,...

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October 2021 9 Min Read

MMF Reforms Risk Missing the Point

Money market funds are once again in the cross hairs of regulators in the US and Europe following a brief liquidity crunch in March 2020. Sebastian Ramos, Executive Vice President, Global Trading and Products, ICD, discusses the risks that over-zealous reforms could...

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September 2021 8 Min Read

Excelling at Invoice Financing with Alza

Czech e-commerce firm Alza’s award-nominated invoice financing programme demonstrates that supply chain finance is not purely the preserve of billion-dollar multinationals. By offering financing to all its suppliers, the company is primed to support both its own...

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September 2021 11 Min Read

Roadmap to ESG in 2025

A Turning Point for Treasury For environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives to become part of the day-to-day activities of the business community, it will take continued strong leadership and guidance. In the final instalment of this three-part series,...

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September 2021 13 Min Read

The Thrill of the New

My Life in Treasury: Patrick Kunz Patrick Kunz is an interim treasury and finance consultant. With experience in abundance to share with his clients, he understands that adaptability, a passion for learning, an orderly mind, and boundless energy keep the work...

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September 2021 10 Min Read

Tackling the Complexities of IBOR Transition

Time is running out for treasurers to complete their interbank offered rate transition projects with the deadline of December 31 2021 rapidly approaching. A recent TMI webinar with Salmon Software brought together three experts to discuss the complexities ahead,...