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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.

08 March 2018

Transition from LIBOR: Practical considerations for corporate treasurers

By Yvonne Welsh As has been widely reported in the Treasury Press the UK Financial Conduct Authority has decided to no longer compel panel banks to participate in the LIBOR submission process beyond the end of 2021. This is part of a drive in various jurisdictions to retire existing LIBOR...

18 January 2018

The impact of geopolitics on the Treasury agenda

By Peter Walsh In our 2017 Global Investor Survey, a companion to PwC’s 20th CEO survey, over 550 investors listed geopolitical uncertainty as the top threat to company growth prospects (the full report can be read here). With investors taking note, corporates are looking to mitigate. The development of a...

06 December 2017

Treasury: Managing a successful carve-out

By Tamas Ray In the current environment of shareholder activism, we are seeing many Corporates sell off parts of their businesses, particularly to Private Equity houses. A popular view is that they can take neglected assets and generate value by providing renewed focus and investment. I believe the Treasurer can...

28 November 2017

Blockchain and governance in commodities risk management

By Ed Jenkins and Peter Walsh Blockchain networks have the potential to revolutionise the way parties share and agree on data in the future. You might be familiar with the way it works, allowing parties who do not necessarily trust each other to reach an automated consensus on a shared...

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...