December 2022 8 Min Read

Gas, Oil and Revolvers: an ESG Success Story

Diversified Energy Company recently converted its existing traditional $300m reserve base lending facility into a sustainability-linked reserve-based revolver – one of the first of its kind. The conversion incorporated some demanding environmental and social KPIs....


August 2022 13 Min Read

Natural Energy

My Life in Treasury: Valentin Popescu For Valentin Popescu, Head of Treasury, Risk and Insurance, OMV Petrom, the rise through the ranks of one of Romania’s largest corporates has presented plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. With his eye now on...


July 2021 9 Min Read

Adding Value with Veterans

From enlisting in the Australian Army straight out of high school, to now being Vice President in the Wholesale Payments group at J.P. Morgan, via offshore oil and gas drilling, Andrew Smith’s career trajectory has given him diverse and valuable insights to deploy in...


October 2020 1 Min Read

Deutsche Bank to End Global Business in Coal Mining by 2025

Deutsche Bank has announced its new Fossil Fuels Policy, which provides a dramatically revised framework for the investment banking firm’s business activities involving oil, gas and coal worldwide. In a statement released on July 27 the bank unveiled its plans to end global business activities in coal...


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...


January 2020 4 Min Read

Petrofac: From PDFs and Excel to Treasury Disruptor

Thanks to a long-term partnership with with ION’s Treasury Reval, the treasury function at energy services company Petrofac has undergone a radical pivot – from PDFs and Excel to embracing artificial intelligence and robotic process automation. Now, the company’s...


January 2020 4 Min Read

Rethinking Receivables: The Role of Adaptation in Holistic Working Capital Management

The working capital requirements of large corporations are often too complex and variable to be effectively addressed with a one-off financing tool. Julien Tizorin, Head of Coverage, Energy & Chemicals Americas, and Massimo Ortino, Head of GTB Americas, at...


January 2020 8 Min Read

A Man with a Mission: Putting $43tr. in Trapped Cash to Work

Perched on the edge of a conference table, wearing anything but a suit, Sandy Kemper, founder of C2FO, is unlike any C-suite executive I’ve interviewed before. But then again, you have to be an ‘out of the box’ thinker to create the world’s first working...


October 2019 11 Min Read

Investing in Latin America: Today’s Energy Market Transformation

With announcements of major potential investments of over $300 billion in the next 10 years, Latin America is rapidly becoming one of the most attractive regions globally for investments by the world’s largest oil companies. Compelling opportunities are emerging,...


August 2019 6 Min Read

Digital Dynamite: Lighting up African Trade

African trade stands on the cusp of a revolution. As a result of bank-led trade initiatives, regulatory standardisation, new technologies, and fintech partnerships, African trade is now becoming a focus for many global corporates. And for domestic entities,...


May 2018 10 Min Read

Strength in Numbers: Delivering the Power of Digital in MENA

Digital disruption is exploding across the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey (MENAPT) region. With some of the highest smartphone penetration rates in the world, digitisation across these markets is being driven by new technologies, consumers, governments...