A recent HSBC study revealed some interesting trends amongst technology, media and telecom (TMT) corporations that are relevant both for companies within the sector, but also a wider group of corporate participants who demonstrate similar characteristics in liquidity and investment management.
One of the biggest challenges facing treasurers is that managing FX risk is only one element of their role and as such, they need to balance the time and resource required to manage FX alongside other key responsibilities such as cash management and funding.
While SCF has been widely adopted in Mexico and, to a lesser extent, in Brazil, it has struggled to gain momentum in other major countries in the region. Changing economic conditions across Latin America could be poised to give SCF a boost.
Hong Kong’s new Corporate Treasury Centre Policy is a very important step towards establishing Hong Kong as a corporate treasury hub, and is official recognition of the importance of professional treasury management.
The European Commission has launched a call for evidence on the impact of financial regulation and the EACT is gathering evidence in order to respond - but would like to hear your general comments and suggestions for future regulation.