Treasury Management Systems Insights
3rd August 2020
Capital markets firms are under pressure to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, particularly as the world deals with the pandemic. A key metric of efficiency in our industry is cost per trade – but how much are firms actively controlling it?
A recent industry survey showed that 81 percent of brokers and banks think it is... read more
28th July 2020
2020’s economic downturn has established the importance of planning around cash visibility and liquidity, according to fintech software company Serrala.
“While cash is king, information is queen,” Bart Parren, senior vice president for solution transformation at Serrala, said via email. “In many cases, working capital... read more
27th July 2020
In 2004 it was decided that the previous format of SWIFT’s message type (MT) wasn’t going to be ‘fit for purpose’ for the evolving demands of ambitious payments innovation, and so a new standard was needed. When MT was first created, payment messages didn’t have to carry a large amount of high-quality, expensive data.... read more
23rd July 2020
Amid the pandemic, the expanding role of the treasury function and the accelerated pace of innovation and technology, treasury officers are facing a new reality. This new landscape is urging them to reassess their risks and enhance their visibility getting prepared for multiple scenarios ensuring business continuity. It is therefore obvious that in... read more
17th July 2020
Confinement measures have led businesses and individuals to turn to online systems – and developed a whole new green field for criminal activities.
As banks had to re-think and re-organise a great part of their processes with fewer human resources, monitoring suspicious transactions now tends to come as a second priority. This challenge... read more
14th July 2020
Driven by new technologies, the alternative finance sector has evolved rapidly in recent years. It includes some of the most disruptive organisations the finance sector has seen, and has not always avoided controversy. In particular, peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding have become common terms, giving both individuals and SMEs more choice in... read more
13th July 2020
The rush for data insights follows the Olympic motto – swifter, higher, stronger.
Admittedly, information is the most valuable commodity in times of fast and dynamic changes so it is being gathered meticulously, bought and sold, stored and exchanged, processed and consumed. In the corporate world this perception has nurtured the big data... read more
13th July 2020
Working from home is likely to become part of the new normal as the coronavirus crisis has taught business leaders that work doesn’t need to be conducted in an office setting, according to Yemi Jackson, CEO and founder of Engage Transform Consultancy.
According to an article published in Forbes by Workpuls, the pandemic has accelerated the... read more
9th July 2020
NAV reporting has long been an important part of any daily, weekly or monthly function. However, the volatility of markets during the past few months has seen firms struggling to keep up with the demands of creating timely and accurate NAV calculations. With the level of uncertainty the world is grappling with, the volatility we saw back in March... read more
8th July 2020
An initiative of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) comprises senior representatives from across the financial sector whose combined expertise has been brought to bear on addressing the most urgent existential risk of our time: climate change.
In June the... read more