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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.

05 June 2018

Automation of the commodity trading middle office: a threat or opportunity for risk managers?

We all know that disruptive technologies are in full force and PwC, like our clients, is investing significant time in understanding the potential impact of robotics, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies on the commodity trading and risk management landscape.

17 May 2018

Implementing IFRS 16 – Treasury consideration

88% of Treasurers from our client event in March have begun their IFRS 16 implementation. This blog considers some of the key issues Treasurers are facing on their implementation journey and what their final outcome should look like.

30 April 2018

Preparing the Treasurer for IFRS16

By Christopher Raftopoulos, Sian Orr and Camila Montagni Sir David Tweedie, former Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), once said; “One ambition before I die is to fly in an aircraft that is on an airline’s balance sheet.” Fortunately for Mr Tweedie, with the replacement of the old...

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...