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May 2022 3 Min Read

Rising Commodity Prices Damaging SME Credit Lines

The rising cost of commodities is having a significant impact on the availability of credit and will force corporate treasurers to work more collaboratively with their banks to secure financing, writes Christoph Gugelmann, Co-Founder and CEO, Tradeteq. The war in...

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January 2021 7 Min Read

How SMEs Can Benefit From Bounce-Back Banking

The current downturn is having a devastating and potentially fatal impact on small and medium-sized enterprises. But there are steps financial institutions can take to add value to the experience they deliver to the businesses known as ‘the backbone’ of most...

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October 2020 8 Min Read

Dynamic Customer Finance: Supply Chain Support for the Covid-19 Age

Amid the pressures of a global pandemic – and the rise of sustainable finance – Jan-Martin Nufer, Vice President Treasury & Funding, Borealis, has collaborated with working capital giant C2FO to create a dynamic customer financing solution to supplement their...

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June 2020 10 Min Read

Intra-Group Treasury Operations Seen Through Tax Glasses

On 11 February 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published, as part of its Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, the final guidance on transfer pricing aspects of intercompany financial transactions (the Report). For the...

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October 2019 7 Min Read

Hitting the Sweet Spot: Macro Uncertainty and the Ultra-Short Solution

In the current uncertain macro environment, it is tempting for treasurers to hunker down in their short-term investment comfort zone, namely money market funds (MMFs). Nevertheless, if they are prepared to step out into an ultra-short-duration strategy, investors can...

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December 2018 4 Min Read

Repairing Treasury’s Leaky Bucket

The steady erosion of value caused by corporates stockpiling cash as interest rates remain at record lows is becoming more evident as inflation edges higher. But solutions such as dynamic discounting could staunch the flow of cash from EMEA companies. US interest rates...

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October 2018 6 Min Read

Riding the CSR Wave: Green Bond Issuance at Thames Tideway

Thames Tideway is the largest issuer of green bonds in sterling and holds the joint-highest Green Evaluation score awarded to date by S&P globally. In this case study, Darren White, Head of Environmental Sustainability at the company, and Ines Faden, Treasurer,...

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May 2018 11 Min Read

Treasury Transformation: Achieving Operational and Financial Efficiency

Endemol Shine Group, a leading media company that produces and distributes multi-platform entertainment content, wanted to invest in new, longer-term projects to meet growing audience demand. But as a highly leveraged organisation, the company needed to self-fund these...

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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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March 2018 5 Min Read

Going Dutch – Willis Towers Watson’s New Global Treasury Centre in the Netherlands

Following the merger between Willis and Towers Watson, the newly created Willis Towers Watson found itself in 2016 with a set of legal entities in various jurisdictions that were used for treasury transactions by the two legacy companies. It was obviously not an...