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March 2022 19 Min Read

Treasury First – 20 Years of the EACT

As the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) celebrates its 20th anniversary during 2022, it is an appropriate moment to reflect upon its journey from being a group of professionals largely concerned with their own national concerns, to the visionary,...

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March 2021 16 Min Read

Pandemic Powerhouses

TMI Corporate Recognition Award Winners 2020 In one of the toughest years for treasury in the past decade, treasury teams stepped up their innovation projects and rolled out digital best practices at speed. Here, we celebrate their successes. What a year 2020 was. As...

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January 2021 3 Min Read

The Starting Gun Has Fired on Money Fund Regulation 2.0

Global regulatory bodies have confirmed that a review of money market fund (MMF) regulation is underway – and there could be changes. Regulatory change could be material to the sector. However, at Fitch Ratings we don’t expect changes to be imminent: the last set...

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January 2021 7 Min Read

McKinsey Review: Banks Active Actors in

McKinsey’s Global Banking Annual Review 2020 is out and, despite the obvious challenges of this year, positivity is in the air. But more work is needed. TMI talks to one of the report’s authors, McKinsey Senior Partner Matthieu Lemerle, about some of the key...

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October 2020 3 Min Read

Negative Interest Rates and the Implications for Money Market Funds

The conditions now facing the global economy are unprecedented. For many countries, interest rates have been close to record lows since the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. While some central banks had already taken the plunge into negative territory, the...

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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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May 2020 3 Min Read

Money Markets and the Human-Technology Connection

As investors seek shelter under the wing of money market funds during the current crisis, Tory Hazard, CEO of Institutional Cash Distributors, discusses the relationship between people and the systems that enable them to overcome the toughest obstacles. Liquidity...

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September 2019 3 Min Read

Are Banks Safer Now than During the Global Financial Crisis?

The outcome of the global financial crisis of 2008 – 2010 led regulators and central banks the world over to re-look at the way banks are regulated and governed. So what exactly has changed in the South African context? Basel III requirements The Basel Committee...

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September 2019 7 Min Read

Technology is Key to the Treasury of Tomorrow

In recent years, the role of the corporate treasury has been steadily evolving and transforming. Over the past decade, since the global financial crisis of 2008, the pace of this evolution has increased dramatically, and in the past few years, the strategic importance...

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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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December 2018 4 Min Read

People in Focus: Aleksandra Filipowicz, Polish Corporate Treasurers Association

In 2017, the Polish Corporate Treasurers Association (PCTA) celebrated its 10th anniversary. We are extremely proud of the fact that all PCTA members and partners who have participated in its growth, achievements and successes for the last 10 years celebrated this...

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November 2018 5 Min Read

Risk Homeostasis and the Hamster

“My hamster died last night … it fell asleep at the wheel.” – Anonymous Homeostasis refers to some regulating process that keeps an outcome close to a target by compensating for external disturbances; core bodily temperature is an example of being...