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Agile Treasury Thought Leadership Series – Empower and Scale

Agile Treasury Thought Leadership Series – Empower and Scale

Systems should empower people to effectively perform clearly defined processes, which means that time spent innovating and making valuable strategic decisions is maximised.

Designing a system can only be best achieved once the process the system is meant to empower is first designed. Ideally, the process will also be developed, implemented and operated for a period in a fast, flexible solution (Excel!) to refine the steps, calculations and clear actionable outputs.

Common Shortfalls

• Expensive, committed technology licenses
• Highly fragmented system data and multiple sources of truth
• Lack of process planning prior to technology commitment
• Extended implementation and training
• Lack of technology flexibility as strategic requirements change
• Lack of dataflow alignment to processes and policies
• Lack of prescriptive or clear calls to action from workflow output

Solutions
• RFP management should an advanced system still be deemed valuable
• Strategic and holistic construction of low-cost, flexible operating tools in Excel
• Implementation and training on new system
• Integrated solutions for the identification, measurement, management and monitoring of risks

Download a copy of the case study prepared by Rochford Group on a global pharmaceutical distributor.

This case study has been developed by Rochford Group

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.

Get ready for the global IBOR transition

Get ready for the global IBOR transition

Have you met SONIA? Financial institutions are beginning to plan for the transition away from traditional IBORs, a change described as one of the biggest to ever occur to financial markets.

In December last year, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (“CBA”) did something that no other Australian bank had done before. It issued an Australian-origin transaction with a reference rate that was not an interbank offered rate (“IBOR”). The CBA transaction (GBP125 million of one year notes) referenced a margin of 40 basis points over the Sterling Overnight Index Average (“SONIA”), the interest rate benchmark being primed to take over from the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”).

Download a copy of the full Treasury Trends article by Barrington Treasury Services.

This piece has been developed by Barrington Treasury Services.

The Women in Treasury Global Study 2019


The Women in Treasury Global Study 2019

Treasury Today’s global Women in Treasury initiative recognises the importance of women in the corporate treasury profession and creates a means for women in treasury to communicate with one another; learn from each other and network in order to help each other. Whilst the treasury profession remains largely male-dominated, there are remarkable women enjoying remarkable careers.

Women need to be much more visible in their roles, both inside and outside of their organisation. While women can hesitate to promote themselves, this initiative aims to help bridge the gap.

Treasury Today run an annual global study of women working in the treasury profession to build up a picture of the profiles and careers of women from junior roles to Group Treasurer/Financial Director/CFO positions. The study is now open and we strongly encourage you to participate and make a difference!

Exchange April 2019

The April Exchange Newsletter is out now! The newsletter covers upcoming CPD events including the Treasury Management Course and Fundamentals, and more!

Agile Treasury Thought Leadership Series

Agile Treasury Thought Leadership Series


People should be empowered to innovate and perform critical decision making, which means they are driving long-term strategies that maximise enterprise value.

Any agile treasury process needs to be designed from a holistic stakeholder perspective. This means lateral input across a senior level, but also, critically, horizontal input from key operational staff through to the CFO and the Board. This is especially true for global entities with staff in diverse time zones or who maintain relatively low interaction with head office.

Common Shortfalls
– Lack of time
– Skills or experience gap
– Competing or uncertain strategic agendas
– Team size limitations
– Excessive key-man risk
– Lack of KPI alignment to commercial & risk management objectives

Solutions
– Consultation with stakeholders
– Ongoing experienced strategic and operational support
– Event driven strategic advice and management
– Upskilling internal personnel
– Align individual’s performance assessment/awards to relevant KPIs

Download a copy of the case study prepared by Rochford Group on how they identified, designed and implemented an interim and long-term solution for a client.

This case study has been developed by Rochford Group

EACT Briefing Focus: KYC

EACT Briefing Focus: KYC

KYC has become a serious concern for many corporate treasurers over recent years: it is increasingly complex to fulfill all unstructured requests. In all recent surveys conducted by the EACT, KYC is listed as a top priority for corporates and its rising costs are a source of frustration as KYC consumes lots of time, resources and money. Central KYC registers or solutions would create significant savings.

Exchange March 2019

The March Exchange Newsletter is out now! The newsletter covers upcoming CPD events including Essential Treasurer and Fundamentals, and a blog post from our WA Chapter Chair sharing tips for the modern treasurer.

CFO Sentiment | Edition 6 by Deloitte

CFO Sentiment | Edition 6 by Deloitte

A weaker domestic and global economic outlook weighed on Australian CFO sentiment in the final half of 2018. The US-China trade war and broader sharemarket declines have emerged as major drivers of weaker confidence, and this is limiting risk appetite. This shift means CFOs are now looking to government to provide further economic support through investment activities.

The CFO outlook for the Australian economy has also become more subdued, with expectations of further house price declines. There are still some positives, with expectations of a stable dollar and share market recovery.

Given these challenges, CFOs continue to look to leverage the benefits of digital transformation to improve efficiency. They are also actively changing their talent acquisition processes to access people who can manage this transformation going forward.

Exchange February 2019

The February Exchange Newsletter is out now! The newsletter covers International Women’s Day events, liquidity insights from JP Morgan Asset Management, funding opportunities for women in finance and more.

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