The Treasury Talent Show

Developing and retaining talent has become a hot topic of conversation among corporate treasurers at main events on both sides of the Atlantic. As evidenced by a
recent guide
from the AFP’s Corporate Treasurers Council (CTC) and Reval, the treasury and risk management software group, today’s treasury executives spend more time on the recruitment and selection of talent than ever before. The big question is how do you know whether you’re selecting the right candidate and even when you do, how do help that candidate grow and thrive in your organisation?

Bruce Lynn begins this week’s focus with advice on how treasury departments can
cultivate talent in the present environment
. With so many factors contributing to the state of uncertainty – led by declining labour force participation in Europe and North America as well as the eventual rise in interest rates – treasury executives need to devise a dynamic way to attract and retain an effective staff. Elsewhere this week, Reval’s Jason Torgler encourages corporates to think about how
advanced technology can support the team
they already have in place. We also bring you highlights from the latest AFP Treasury Advisory Group meeting, where
moulding treasury talent
and the expanded role of the treasury function headed the agenda.

Following our
recent articles on Bitcoin
, in this week’s news focus we return our attention to the controversial digital currency. Bitcoin has dominated headlines for the past few weeks as Mt. Gox tumbled from the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange to bankruptcy, thanks to inadequate security and cybercrime. However, as a new report from Dell points out, it’s not only Bitcoin exchanges that are
under attack from hackers

To round off a diverse range of articles, Emanuela Saccarola follows up
our recent focus on the currency
by examining why the
liberalisation of the Chinese renminbi (RMB)
has been so difficult for corporates to navigate, Kelvin Walton analyses
how treasury management systems support standard dealing operations
, and contributor Alexei Shmouratko of the Kiev Financial Planning & Analysis Club discusses how FP&A
could be the right career path
for financial professionals looking to become chief financial officers (CFOs).

Best wishes,

Andrew Deichler
, Deputy Editor,