By the end of the calendar year (and for many of us fiscal year end) we have a growing mountain of tasks to complete – close the books, conduct our annual budgeting exercise, get ready for the audit, and review upcoming changes to regulations that may affect our cash.
The Pierre Fabre Group has secured recurring access to market financing while staying true to its identity. In late June, the finance division of the group, which specializes in oncology, dermatology, public health and dermo-cosmetics, completed its inaugural issue of NEU CP (Negotiable EUropean Commercial Paper) securities amounting to €30 million. This was soon supplemented by a second issue that brought the group’s negotiable debt securities program up to its ceiling of €50 million.
“Trading activity necessitates a consolidated vision of all of the transactions processed at each moment in time”, Malik Dahmoune, Finelia
As part of our series of articles dedicated to the selected audience of commodity trading firms, Malik Dahmoune, founder of Finelia, explains the challenges of automated monitoring of trade finance operations and the prospects for modernising the business opened up by the digital revolution. To explore the topic further after reading this interview, download our new study by completing the form at the bottom of the page.
AFP 2018 Speaking Session – Slideshow – What is the impact of a company’s ratings on public capital markets, its banks’ internal profitability assessments, and its banking relationships? The answer allows treasury practitionners to more effectively manage bank relationships as well as to understand the key components to consider when allocating business to banks.
Slideshow – Hear how Uber worked with their banking and software partners and used the new 2018 AFP Global Service Codes to gain insight and visibility into their cash management banks spanning 57 countries.
With increasing global regulations on KYC, corporate treasurers are seeking some standardization and simplification in a process that also causes a great deal of administrative red-tape at banks in their efforts to comply with ever expanding regulatory requirements.
The U.S. Private Placement market saw record volumes last year, with investment grade deals continuing to dominate the market. While relatively spread differential and weak covenant packages keep traditional investors out of the non-investment grade market, some investors do have appetite for well-structured deals.
The Dallas Sheraton | April 08-10, 2018 – Redbridge is excited to be presenting insights pertaining to Global Treasury and Cash Management, including optimization of bank cash management and payment card fees as well as our next generation of bank fee monitoring software, HawkeyeBSB.
It is a perfect time for merchants to be asking important questions regarding their current payment card processing to make sure that they are maximizing the use of available and appropriate services at a competitive rate, says Dan Carter, associate director at Redbridge.
“It is possible to offset the increase in scheme fees charged by major international networks,” Mélina Le Sauze, Redbridge
At the time of the biannual review of its network fee schedule, applied to acquiring banks, Visa Europe has introduced new elements and raised the rates on ecommerce transactions. For Mélina Le Sauze, Director at Redbridge, these changes strengthen the interest in optimizing the allocation of acquiring bank flows.
The vast majority of Fortune 100 companies, if not all, utilize the public markets for raising capital funding through alternative sources rather than utilizing only banks for raising needed capital. In the Fortune 101 to 929, the majority utilize banks as their capital funding sources, reveals a in-depth study of the debt structure of Fortune 1000 conducted by Redbridge.
Using the Commercial Paper market to cover the bridge financing of an acquisition can provide buyers with substantial savings. However, the strategy does require a bit of foresight and vigilance on a number of points, as Matthieu Guillot, senior director at Redbridge, explains.
“Ensuring an efficient global treasury organization requires dedicated management focus on numerous components”, Raphael Leprette, Senior Director, Redbridge
Raphael Leprette, senior director at Redbridge, discusses the opportunities arising from a merger of two treasury organizations. According to him, to optimize synergies, it is key to value the history, culture, experience and expertise of each team in the merger and encourage cross-fertilization of knowledge and sharing of expertise.