Rethinking Treasury by HSBC

How CFOs and corporate treasurers are rising to the risk management challenge

The HSBC Risk Management Survey findings highlight a number of themes that are likely to reshape and strengthen the relationship between the CFO and treasurer in the future.

  1. CFOs expect their treasurer to react to more risks in a faster and more efficient way
  2. Treasurers need to view the world through an increasingly strategic lens.
  3. Rethinking the role of the treasury is likely linked to further digital transformation.

The road to real-time treasury

The road to real-time treasury


Imagine a world of real-time treasury – one where cash is sent and received in real time, and updated automatically on centralised dashboards for all stakeholders to see. 

In this whitepaper, “The road to real-time treasury”, Deutsche Bank combines recent research with Euromoney and expert views to assist corporate treasuries to plan for the future real-time world. In this future, FX conversions are carried out automatically and in real time, with hedges generated instantly to address risky exposures. Surplus funds are invested automatically according to treasury-determined preferences for risk, return and diversification, while cash-flow forecasts are generated and updated in real time – pinpointing when and how much borrowing is required.

The real time treasury is a concept that has grown in popularity over the last few years, yet it remains, in the minds of many, a long way down the road. In reality, however, the industry has made considerable progress along this road – either developing or already providing the majority of supporting services required for real-time treasury management. Though a far-flung vision to some, the real-time treasury is quickly becoming a reality.

The business of treasury 2018

The business of treasury 2018

Every organisation needs the ability to understa2018-act-reportnd the future and, treasurers are increasingly working with colleagues to develop ‘predictive insights’. In early 2018, treasurers were interviewed in the UK, the rest of the EU, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Africa, as part of an ongoing programme of annual research.

This report forms the most detailed set of insights available into treasury’s role within global business revealing a continuing, palpable shift in the role of treasurer from finance specialist and information provider to collaborator in strategic decision-making.

Discover the insights