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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.

24 January 2020

What is the latest in payment connectivity and format?

This is the second blog in our series following our recent client payment event, highlighting key developments around how corporates connect to banks, have visibility of their payments and the formats used.

16 January 2020

What is the impact of real time payments to the Corporate Treasurer?

In this blog series, we’re taking a closer look at some of the opportunities and challenges payment trends are creating for corporate treasurers.

18 September 2019

Moving up the treasury maturity ladder

Understanding the maturity of a treasury function and how it can best support the business with Alice Powell.

07 June 2019

LIBOR Reform - A real uncertainty for corporates?

PwC’s Chris Raftopoulos explores the uncertainties treasurers are facing around LIBOR reform and the possible mitigation actions.

05 April 2019

A new imperative: the evolving SWIFT Customer Security Programme

By David Woerndl and Victoria Back With cyber crime becoming more sophisticated, and the cyber threat landscape continually evolving, it is not surprising that the SWIFT Customer Security Programme (“CSP”) is expanding. Security standards are of critical importance to the network, and so the introduction of further both mandatory and...

05 March 2019

Data analytics: transforming the role of the treasurer?

By Camila Montagni Have you started to consider how data analytics can better help solve your everyday treasury problems leaving you freer to work on more interesting challenges and opportunities? From what I have seen, even though there is interest, the Treasury community is perhaps lagging behind their peers in...

02 November 2018

Knowing the rules versus playing the game - the Treasurer’s role in cybercrime prevention

“The rules are important, but the increasing innovation and motivation of attackers makes it imperative to adapt our approach to security – and play a different game”. For me, this quote from Richard Horne, PwC’s Cyber Risk Partner, neatly surmises the challenges organisations face in managing cyber risk, examined in...

04 October 2018

Have you benchmarked your banking costs recently? How you can optimise your cash management

By Thomas Knudsen Have you recently reviewed your corporate banking arrangements and are you considering how you can further optimise your cash management? You probably aim to undertake a review of your banking and cash management arrangements every 3-5 years in order to check if your are getting the best...

11 September 2018

LIBOR transition roadmap update

The FCA, FSB, ISDA and the Sterling Risk Free Reference rate (RFR) Working Group issued successive communications which collectively urge action and further clarify how firms should manage the transition from LIBOR to alternative RFRs by end-2021. PwC provides analysis.

30 August 2018

Now we have survived the summer heatwave, take a fresh look at your exposure to commodity price risk and how to manage it

Many companies are concerned about their commodity price risk, what it means for their business and crucially how they can manage it. Managing this exposure is key to competitive advantage and viability of the business in the long term.