A decline in the return on capital employed of globally listed companies over the last decade has been noted in recent EY and PWC reports. This is despite businesses taking an increased focus on balance sheets since the financial crisis in 2008.
The smouldering remains of expensive IT projects that litter the investment management highway bear testament to the many problems faced by asset managers in system selection. The software procurement process within the funds industry needs to evolve to meet current market needs, writes Steve Young, Citisoft managing partner.
Why corporates should consider the multi-currency virtual account (MCVA) - a bank-offered cash product which allows them to maintain foreign currency balances and affect cross-boarder transactions where a physical account doesn’t exist in the local currencies.
We live in interesting times – at least that’s what political and economic commentators keep telling us – However, you could easily say we are experiencing very uncertain and, some might suggest, disconcerting times.
Despite the price of bitcoin being predicted to break $10,000 at the end of 2017, it is currently worth $11,126 (5pm, November 29, 2017) after surging from $10,000 to $11,000 in less than 24 hours. Read our 101 article on how to set up an account and buy bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin on Coinbase.
For UK treasurers looking to manage financial risk within their organisation, recent news of an interest rate rise from 0.25% to 0.5% was a mixed blessing.
Whether responding to questions from other stakeholders or seeking to monitor the effectiveness of their risk management processes, treasurers and FX managers in growing companies with expanding foreign currency exposures need solid analytics to support their decision making.
From corporates investing in Asia to small and medium enterprise (SME) suppliers wanting to make sure they get paid, companies are trying to discern whether countries and counterparties in Asia are actually risky.
Having shown remarkable resilience in the face of last year’s geo-political turbulence, and with investor demand bolstered by continued ECB appetite, the ... read more
With the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China having just concluded, market watchers are intensely interested in what will happen next with the economy and the Renminbi (RMB). The New Renminbi Reality Forum organised by Bloomberg Live and ANZ Bank provided timely insights from the experts.