Blog

March 2022 3 Min Read

Why the World of Crypto Assets is Not a Good Place to Play Hide and Seek

Fraudsters, current and potential, planning to conceal their ill-gotten gains in the world of crypto assets are now having a rude awakening. Their actions will almost certainly leave a trail, and aspects of the transparent nature of the underlying blockchain technology...

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February 2022 7 Min Read

ETFs and Tokenised Funds: New Building Blocks of Treasury Investment?

In the December 2021 Calastone Connect Forum, experts considered how exchange traded funds and tokenised funds could, and potentially should, become part of every treasurer’s asset class armoury for managing liquidity. Ed Lopez, Chief Revenue Officer, Calastone; Patrick...

Article

December 2021 12 Min Read

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

Low interest rates, the pandemic, and potential regulation have put pressure on the investment instruments that treasurers rely on for cash management.

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November 2021 3 Min Read

Reporting Rules Changing for Crypto Assets

The $1tr. Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, recently signed by US President Joe Biden, includes a tax code change that brings crypto under the tax reporting microscope. What does increased interest on the part of the regulatory authorities mean for corporates holding or...

Podcast

September 2021 25:48

HSBC’s Sibos Spotlight: Central Bank Digital Currencies

The first edition of HSBC’s Sibos Spotlight series sees TMI’s Eleanor Hill joined by Mark Williamson and James Pomeroy (HSBC) to discuss the hot topic of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Our guests discuss the reaction from different central banks to the...

Article

August 2021 9 Min Read

Changing Power and Powering Change

The automotive sector is in the midst of great change as motive power switches progressively from the internal combustion engine to electric. DBS, which is involved in financing this revolution in Asia, talks to TMI about its role in innovating across the supply chain,...

August 2021

Exploring Cryptocurrency in Treasury

In partnership with EQONEX Thursday 9 December7am PST / 10am EST / 3pm GMT / 4pm CET Speakers Jim Scurlock, CTP, Director, Head of Cash Management, Microsoft Thierry Cairus, CFA, Regional Treasurer, Asia Pacific, JTI Richard Byworth, CEO, EQONEX Henri Arslanian, PwC...

Podcast

August 2021 28:21

Payments Vision 2025: The Inside Track

Wim Grosemans, Steven Lenaerts (BNP Paribas) and Wim Raymaekers (SWIFT) join TMI’s Eleanor Hill to outline their vision for the payments landscape in 2025. Our guests consider how recent developments such as instant payments, real-time treasury, and digital...

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August 2021 8 Min Read

Crypto, CBDCs, DeFi and the Treasurer

Ingka Group, the largest franchisee of the IKEA brand, with 390 stores in 32 countries, is not currently using digital currencies, but is following their progress closely. It is building its knowledge and understanding of the market, and assessing when the right time...

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July 2021 4 Min Read

Why European Companies Need a Central Bank Digital Currency

Crypto currencies are too volatile to be used as a serious payment tool. Central bank digital currencies are the solution with so much more to offer. How do they stack up against the likes of Bitcoin in the real world? Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is ‘the...

Article

June 2021 9 Min Read

How Suitable are Crypto Assets as a Treasury Investment?

Corporates have started putting Bitcoin on the balance sheet. Central banks are pursuing their own digital currencies. The rise of cryptocurrencies is happening at a startling pace and will have a variety of impacts. Now is the time for treasurers to educate themselves...

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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 inte...