Rethinking Treasury by HSBC

How CFOs and corporate treasurers are rising to the risk management challenge

The HSBC Risk Management Survey findings highlight a number of themes that are likely to reshape and strengthen the relationship between the CFO and treasurer in the future.

  1. CFOs expect their treasurer to react to more risks in a faster and more efficient way
  2. Treasurers need to view the world through an increasingly strategic lens.
  3. Rethinking the role of the treasury is likely linked to further digital transformation.

The road to real-time treasury

The road to real-time treasury

Imagine a world of real-time treasury – one where cash is sent and received in real time, and updated automatically on centralised dashboards for all stakeholders to see. 

In this whitepaper, “The road to real-time treasury”, Deutsche Bank combines recent research with Euromoney and expert views to assist corporate treasuries to plan for the future real-time world. In this future, FX conversions are carried out automatically and in real time, with hedges generated instantly to address risky exposures. Surplus funds are invested automatically according to treasury-determined preferences for risk, return and diversification, while cash-flow forecasts are generated and updated in real time – pinpointing when and how much borrowing is required.

The real time treasury is a concept that has grown in popularity over the last few years, yet it remains, in the minds of many, a long way down the road. In reality, however, the industry has made considerable progress along this road – either developing or already providing the majority of supporting services required for real-time treasury management. Though a far-flung vision to some, the real-time treasury is quickly becoming a reality.

FTA Conference 2018 speaker presentations

The following presentations were made at the recent FTA Conference on  14 – 16 November 2018.

Day 1: Thursday 15 November 2018

Keynote  Speaker: Penelope Twemlow, CEO, Energy Skills Queensland

“Rethinking the leadership role of the Treasury Function – opportunities for the future and beyond”

11.50 am- 1 pm Stream 1: The Strategic Treasurer Stream 2: Global Economic Environment
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2.00 – 3.30 pm Stream 1: Different Types of Treasury Approaches Stream 2: The Capital Stack
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4.00 – 5.30pm Stream 1: Cash Management Stream 2: Diversity in Treasury – Leading the Way

Day 2: Friday 16 November 2018

9.10 – 10.00 am Stream 1: Treasury Technology Stream 2: Risk Management – High-speed panel discussion on managing risk
10.00 – 10.55 am Stream 1: Fintech, Big Data, Crypto-Technologies Stream 2: Accounting AASB16
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11.20 am- 12.35pm Stream 1: Back To the Future – Hedging in 2030 Stream 2: Networking – Why?

Special Interest Group (SIG) for Bank Treasurers  11.00am – 1.15pm

This was an invite-only event led by Steven Cunico FFTP, Partner, Deloitte & FTA Board Member. 


Webinar: Automation has arrived – Why Treasury needs to lead the way with tech

Back to Basics – Automation has arrived – Why Treasury needs to lead the way with technology

Spotlight on cross-border payment challenges


“Critical business requires faster payment execution”

“Many times we don’t have visibility on the fees lifted along the way”

“I’m not able to tell when the money hits the beneficiary’s bank account”

“We miss information regarding the invoice and the payer for timely reconciliation”

EACT, the European Association of Corporate Treasurers, representing 23 national associations of corporate treasurers has always been at the forefront of innovation and new regulations. This EACT Briefing focusing on cross-border payments, will help treasurers in their day-to-day activities. As the world becomes more and more international so is the activity of the treasurer. This edition focusses on gpi, the new SWIFT Global Payment Innovation, which will significantly improve international payment processes and address many of the issues treasurers are facing today.

Webinar: Weighted Average Cost of Capital Part 1

The business of treasury 2018

The business of treasury 2018

Every organisation needs the ability to understa2018-act-reportnd the future and, treasurers are increasingly working with colleagues to develop ‘predictive insights’. In early 2018, treasurers were interviewed in the UK, the rest of the EU, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Africa, as part of an ongoing programme of annual research.

This report forms the most detailed set of insights available into treasury’s role within global business revealing a continuing, palpable shift in the role of treasurer from finance specialist and information provider to collaborator in strategic decision-making.

Discover the insights