The Urgent Case for a European Rating Agency Article

June 2022 6 Min Read

The Urgent Case for a European Rating Agency

Guillaume Jolivet, Scope Group, argues that European corporates and governments should no longer be shoehorned into the one-size-fits-all US model.

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August 2020 3 Min Read

Smart Treasury: Top Tips for Future-Proofing Your Department

‘Smart treasury’ is no longer just a future consideration for companies: corporates of all sizes are already embarking on their digital journeys and reaping the benefits. In our recent podcast, Victor Penna, Global Head of Structured Solutions, Standard Chartered,...

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July 2020 7 Min Read

Asia’s Top Treasury Hotspots

Businesses seeking the best location for a treasury hub have to weigh up many factors ranging from tax incentives to political risk. Here, David Blair offers an insight into the pros and cons of five Asian financial centres. Asia has evolved rapidly this century,...

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July 2020 7 Min Read

Beyond the Covid-19 Shock: Revisiting Capital Allocation

As the challenge of surviving Covid-19 gives way to the potential for growth, how can CFOs and treasurers make sure they’re ready for any opportunities that lie ahead? For corporates, the next phase of the Covid-19 challenge is beginning. After a conversation...

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May 2020 8 Min Read

The Dangers of Negative Interest Rates

Are negative interest rates really good for treasurers, and for the world economy in general? There are admittedly some benefits, but there are many more drawbacks. Perhaps a return to zero rates would bring the greatest overall benefit.  A few years ago, the...

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October 2018 14 Min Read

The Added Value of Centralised Cash Management under BEPS

What would be the correct price (i.e., the arm’s length transaction) of a cash transaction under BEPS (Base Erosion Profit Shifting) Actions 8-10? That’s a key question which every treasurer of an international group needs to address. The right answer is far from...

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June 2018 8 Min Read

Learning How to Grow Return on Capital Employed

Back in 2012, Bonduelle shareholders and top management workshopped a new vision for the company. The result was an ambition to be the world reference in 'well living' through vegetable products. With this in mind, Bonduelle launched a progressive initiative of 22...

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May 2018 8 Min Read

Setting up a New Treasury Centre for WTW

Following the merger between Willis and Towers Watson, we reorganised and streamlined the newly combined group’s treasury function and decided to set up a new treasury centre in The Netherlands. The plan for the new centre was to consolidate and unify treasury...

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April 2018 7 Min Read

Optimising the Balance Sheet for Resilience & Flexibility

 Corporate business leaders have never faced more complex challenges in anticipating, understanding and responding to new business trends, and positioning their organisations accordingly. Increasingly, new technologies, industry players and societal trends are...

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November 2017 7 Min Read

Leveraging Technology to Drive Treasury Transformation at Alhokair

The business and consumer environment in Saudi Arabia has changed significantly in recent years in line with evolving economic conditions. Consumers have become more cautious in their spending habits and more price-sensitive than in the past when purchasing not only...