Humanity is shaped by its crisis. So is trading, as old as humanity as well. In order to survive, trading will continuously have to adapt to demand and supply shocks, logistical challenges, increase in risk premia and last but not least liquidity available. In fact liquidity has always been and will continue to be the number one risk consideration for any trading company.
With the fast-spreading threat of the coronavirus paralyzing the U.S. and global economy for months to come, the Federal Reserve made the drastic decision on March 15, 2020, to slash interest rates to zero.
“We combine artificial intelligence with business skills to revolutionise cash flow forecasting.” Rupert Schiessl, founder of Verteego
Verteego believes that cash flow forecasts should be rethought to improve how companies are managed and increase their profitability.
“Machine learning or AI could perform repetitive patterns to improve the process of cash forecasting”, Ferdinand Jahnel, Marsh & McLennan
Redbridge invited three international treasury professionals based in the US, UK and France to share their views on successful cash flow forecasting. Today, Ferdinand Jahnel, VP, Treasurer at Marsh & McLennan Companies explains how Artificial Intelligence (AI) could improve the process of cash forecasting.
“The complexity of international guarantees no longer prevents them from being processed digitally”, according to Malik Dahmoune, from Finelia
In November, SWIFT will release a new set of trade finance messages to facilitate paperless processing of international guarantees. The challenges for corporates lie in communicating with all their counterparties in a common language, increasing efficiency and, ultimately, having a consolidated view of their liabilities. In this interview, Malik Dahmoune, director of Finelia Trade Finance Software, explains the key points.
There is still appetite for highly-rated corporates, but the size of financing must be consistent with a company’s business plan. Since last summer, credit committees have been becoming increasingly cautious and this trends looks set to continue, writes Muriel Nahmias.
Olivier Grandval, treasurer at Louis Dreyfus Company, discusses how SWIFT gpi simplifies the daily work of the treasury team of his group that trades in agricultural commodities. For him, improving the traceability of cross-border payments opens up new opportunities for bank relations and cash flow forecasts.
When we think about how bank fees are being treated in the U.S., there is something very unique that, regardless of your company’s size, industry or banking partners, if you operate in this country, your bank fees will inevitably be tied to your operating balances through an earnings credit rate (ECR) mechanism.
A brief Q&A with Thierry Sebton of Accola
While credit rating agencies have not yet changed their central scenarios for credit default rates, they appear to be growing more nervous in the face of changes in the economic cycle and the resurgence of volatility against a backdrop of greater geopolitical uncertainty.
Following pressure from the European Commission, Visa and Mastercard pledged last year to cut their European interregional multilateral interchange fees by at least 40%. The two international networks will honor their commitment on October 19, 2019, according to banking sources.
In many treasury organizations, bank fees are simply left unchecked. We all know we should be monitoring them, but most of us run out of time or energy before we can tackle the problem. We have found time and time again that with the right abilities, a treasury professional can have a great impact on their company’s bank fees and get themselves recognized as a treasury ‘superhero’ in the process.