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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.

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,...

14 July 2016

BREXIT and the Treasurer – an update after three weeks

By Graham T Robinson, David K Godbee and David Stebbings Uncertainty. Shock. Opportunity. Confusion. Hope. The impact of the EU Referendum result may have evoked some or all of these emotions across the UK Corporate Treasury community. We are now in a period where uncertainty is the only certainty and...

07 July 2016

25 million euros – Can you afford NOT to have Trader Surveillance?

By Eren Erman Follow @eerman24 A few years ago surveillance in commodity markets was just a conceptual idea, implemented by only the biggest or most cautious players in the market. As a result of the LIBOR and FX scandals, the eye of the regulator was focused heavily on the trading...

01 July 2016

The Market Abuse Regulation is imminent: 7 things you need to know

By Eren Erman Last week I had the privilege of presenting at the EnergyRisk Summit 2016 on the topic of Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and trader surveillance. Market abuse is a hot topic right now and many of our clients are reviewing the impact the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) will...

28 June 2016

Developing treasury in law firms

By David Stebbings and Sandeep Goenka Follow @DavidStebbings1 The face of law firms is changing, at least at the top end. On its way out are the national firms to be replaced by international or global brands and partnerships. Such expansion, often via merger, brings with it bigger and more...

Life after Brexit for Treasurers

By Mark Crowhurst and Naresh Aggarwal Follow @mark_crowhurst Follow @Nareshkaggarwal The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have significant implications for business though experience has taught us that UK business is adaptable and innovative when confronted with new challenges and opportunities. There will be significant uncertainty over the coming...

15 June 2016

Should miners hedge?

By David Coulon and Tom Poppelaars Last week was an interesting week for us and our clients in the mining sector, as we hosted our annual London School of Mines gathering for leading companies in the sector. Fortunately the atmosphere was more cheerful than the title of the PwC Mine...

13 June 2016

What's keeping Treasurers up at night? Biggest challenges for Treasurers in 2016

By Nick Axton The treasury change agenda 2016 – cash, business support and operational effectiveness At the recent ACT conference PwC took the opportunity to ask nearly 100 Treasurers from a wider variety of organisations in many different industries what their biggest challenges are in the coming year. We specifically...

03 June 2016

The future of payments and the potential impact on Treasurers

By Thomas Knudsen Follow @tkpwc We recently hosted a client seminar together with two technology vendors; D+H and Bellin to discuss the key trends in payments and the potential impact on Treasurers. Given the significant change in this arena, payments have moved closer to the forefront of the agenda, this...