The industry has created confusion by using the term ‘virtual accounts’ to describe a wide range of products. This article aims to demystify the terms being used to describe Virtual Account Management (VAM) or Virtual Ledgers, as well as assessing the capabilities available today and in the future.
Globalisation and increased economic interconnectivity, coupled with rapid technological development, are profoundly changing the face of business. While their implications differ across industries and markets, what is consistent is that business finance leaders everywhere are wrestling with what these changes mean for their firms today and in the near future.
Ingram Micro was looking to set up a global notional cash pool that would give treasury the flexibility to move funds between entities without intercompany loans. The answer came in the form of an innovative - and now award-winning - global overlay structure from Bank Mendes Gans.
Multilateral netting is one of the most underestimated ways to optimise intercompany payments and group performance. Martin Bellin, Founder and CEO of the BELLIN Group, explains why multilateral netting deserves a little more attention - and how treasurers can make the most of it.