Nordea recently hosted a panel discussion involving three leading corporate treasurers. The aim was to outline the ways in which they have added, and are continuing to add value to their organisations, and some of the ways in which their banking partners can support them in achieving this.
Banks are often accused by corporates of approaching their relationship coverage with a big bang approach - yet all clients are unique and to that extent so too must the way banks interact with them be.
As companies shift their focus from survival to growth, what systems and strategies can be used to take advantage of the opportunities ahead?
Recent surveys reveal that around one third of SSCs have consistently been able to deliver 10% year-on-year savings over an extended period, suggesting that there is a substantial number of SSCs that need to adapt and seek opportunities in order to find new ways of delivering continued value.
Accommodations to comply with upcoming regulatory requirements around SEPA, Dodd-Frank and EMIR, and IFRS 13 are underway - but not all treasury organisations are changing at the same pace or leveraging the opportunities change can bring.
Richard Jaggard, Standard Chartered Bank, talks to us about growth strategies for treasurers, cash management and liquidity trends, and the growing interest of multinational corporations in RMB.
Is 2013 the year everything changes? While the economic challenges are far from over, proactive corporates are also sensing the opportunities afforded by the new landscape.