Redbridge Survey of Fortune 1000 Uncovers Funding Strategies

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.

“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.

The full impact of new hedge accounting rules must be carefully determined

Last August, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an update that simplifies accounting rules around hedge accounting. The update is effective for public companies in 2019 and private companies in 2020, but early adoption is permitted. With several options available in the implementation, the full impact of the new guideline must be carefully determined before setting an adoption date.

Internal cash pooling or bank cash pooling?

In cash pooling, companies have a choice between using their bank partner or relying on the functionalities of their treasury management system (TMS) to manually (or semi-manually) manage their deposits. Redbridge reviews the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.

Required abilities to get control of your bank relationships and your cash

The relationships that corporate treasury maintains with banks to manage cash operations are some of the most complicated and often confusing in the entire business. Because of the general misunderstanding of the cash management services bought from banks and the lack of available time in most treasury organizations, many companies perform only a cursory review of the information banks provide on service usage and costs each month. In some parts of the world, banks are not yet even providing the details of the number of transactions completed or their cost which leaves geographical blind spots in many organizations. There are literally millions in errors taking place each month that go unnoticed and we simply have to do a better job. By most estimates these errors range from 5% to 10% of our total bank fee spend and that represents real money in most companies.  So, what is there we can do?

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