With the coronavirus pandemic impacting economies, businesses and individuals, TMI asks what treasurers can do to help their organisation weather the storm. In this no-nonsense guide, we take a pragmatic look at best practice during times of crisis, ranging from contingent funding facilities to proactive communication with rating agencies and tackling elevated FX risks and cybercrime.
The Covid-19 pandemic has already provided rich pickings for fraudsters and cybercriminals who are becoming increasingly active and unscrupulous. The company is the first line of defence against fraud and it is vital to educate employees about what to look out for and how to avoid being duped.
In the wake of the peak of Covid-19, the need for firm business continuity and recovery measures quickly rose to the top of the corporate agenda. As the impacts have reverberated outwards, with lockdown measures and remote working becoming the norm, comprehensive business reliance plans have proved a ‘must have', but what are the key considerations that underly these measures?
Amid the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, corporate treasury teams had to act quickly to get to grips with their overall liquidity position and ensure they could access liquidity when they needed to. As lockdowns ease and businesses look to recover, a 5-step medium-term response can help ensure the lessons learned in the early days of the pandemic will not be lost.