Both new and proposed regulations in the US and Europe are having a strong impact on corporate treasurers and their cash investment policies. This overview of global regulators provided by IMMFA shows exactly who is making the rules and how they operate. Read more ...
With SEPA compliance projects now largely nearing completion, we speak to HSBC's Head of Sales, Europe, Payments and Cash Management about the priorities emerging amongst corporate customers.
The trend internationally is to adopt a single, independent, centralised market-wide collateral management system that manages the members’ pool of exposures against available collateral to be placed and received.
Miag, the third largest clearer in Switzerland after UBS and Credit Suisse, recognised that their SEPA migration project was an opportunity to make improvements to payments processing that extended beyond regulatory compliance.
Recent advances in regulations, electronic payments acceptance and paper-to-electronic conversion, have allowed some companies to move rapidly toward the STR ideal - and they are now looking to achieve rates of success similar to what has been achieved with straight-through processing for payables.
There are some very sound argument for handling financials transactions within the ERP. We look at the case for using ERP system and several alternatives.
Investing surplus cash in accordance with treasury policy has been a perennial problem for treasurers of cash-rich organisations. Could separately managed accounts (SMAs) help resolve this dilemma?
Careful planning and strategic partnerships are required to contend with the challenges and risks associated with setting up operations in Africa.
Few companies can afford to ignore the opportunities for both sourcing and sales that China represents - but be ready for the differences in daily cash and treasury processes.
The updated rules for markets in financial instruments (MiFID II), agreed by the European Parliament and Council in January, will improve the capital markets function by increasing pre- and post-trade transparency, bringing real economic benefits.