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Welcome to our Treasury and Commodity Talk blog, bringing you insights from our team of professionals working across all industries. Our blog covers a wide spectrum of issues – including the impacts of market complexity and foreign exchange and commodity price volatility, changes to regulation and accounting, approaches to funding and cash management, the importance of risk management, the increasing role of technology and much more.

13 September 2017

Economic, political and regulatory change - how is this affecting corporate treasury?

By David Stebbings “In my years in corporate treasury I have never seen so many economic, political and regulatory changes either in train or on the horizon that will affect my job”. So said a client recently as she reviewed her objectives for the year ahead. From Brexit to the...

23 March 2017

Six ways to make your treasury system work better for you

By Sheetal Ruparelia and Birgita Gjirja For those treasurers with larger remits and teams using treasury technology, and in particular a robust treasury system, to improve control, efficiency and insight over key risks and activities is second nature. However for many, moving beyond the basic has traditionally not been seen...

02 February 2017

New limitation on tax deductions for interest in the UK

By Graham Robinson The UK’s draft Finance Bill 2017, published in early December 2016, is of particular interest to the Treasury community in the UK. It contains detailed draft legislation to introduce a new limitation on the deductibility of interest costs from corporate profits for companies doing business in the...

07 December 2016

IFRS 9: 10 practical challenges for Treasurers

By Robert Waddington With the EU having recently endorsed IFRS 9, we expect more and more companies to now start assessing the impact of the accounting standard for Financial Instruments. In our recent Treasury Talk video we explore accounting for financial instruments (IFRS 9), click here to watch. In this...

21 November 2016

Improving working capital management - a $1.1 trillion opportunity

By Robert Vettoretti Evolving global business trends, such as rapid technological advances and shifts in economic power from developed to emerging markets continue to present both risk and opportunities. In this environment, I believe companies must be nimble to take advantage while also responding to risk. Effective working capital management...

11 November 2016

FX - it’s not just a Treasury issue

By Robert Waddington With the increasing globalisation of trade the effect of currency risk on company performance has been steadily growing over recent years. Volatility in the currency markets has really brought this out into the open for many, particularly in the UK. This is reinforcing the importance of a...

24 October 2016

Increasing Treasury’s role in delivering deal value

By Eric Cohen and Justin Parkerton In today’s low growth economic environment, forward looking companies and private equity houses with strong balance sheets and access to capital continue to turn to Mergers and Acquisition activity to create strategic growth and increase market share. We consider the Treasurer to have a...

04 October 2016

To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question.

By David Stebbings Follow @DavidStebbings1 For those of you old enough to remember back to the beginning of the century, you will no doubt recall that outsourcing was going to be the next big thing in the treasury world. Whilst this wasn’t quite the case, much has developed in this...

16 August 2016

Treasury in Financial Services – Eight weeks of learnings post BREXIT

By Mark Crowhurst Follow @mark_crowhurst Following the result of the EU Referendum, I was keen to hear from our network of Treasurers in the financial services sector (outside of the big banks) to understand the impacts Brexit has had on them and how it is influencing their thinking. Eight weeks...

27 July 2016

Corporate Treasurers must tackle cyber security. Here’s how.

By Eric Cohen and Davide di Gennaro According to PwC’s 2016 Global State of Information Security Survey, businesses saw a 38% increase in detected security incidents in 2015. Given that growing threat, business leaders worldwide have no choice but to rethink their cyber security programs. As part of this effort,...