Regional Banking in Latin America

Regional Banking in Latin America

Call date: 19th November 2020

In this call, members discussed the challenges of regional banking in Spanish speaking Latin America The discussion covered their experiences with different banks, including: BBVA, Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan and Santander as well as local in country banks.

The call was chaired by Damian Glendinning whose commentary is below. Report by Monie Lindsey

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Regional Banking in sub-Saharan Africa

Banking in Africa

The report covers the experiences of five regional treasurers with their banking operations in the region. Including, their banking set up, their main challenges and experiences with individual banks.

Banks discussed in this report include: ABSA, Citi, Ecobank, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered Bank & Société Générale

Our Treasury Peer Call on Regional Banking in sub-Saharan Africa took place on 17th November 2020 with expert chair Arnaud Francq.

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Banking in Russia

Banking in Russia

Nov 5th 2020

Participants, comprising senior treasurers from European and US Multinationals give their perspectives on their banking arrangements in Russia.

Banks mentioned in this report include: BNP Paribas, Citi, Commerzbank, DTB, HSBC, ING, Raiffeisen, RosBank (Soc Gen), Sberbank, UniCredit.

Below are the key findings in expert moderator Damian Glendinning’s commentary. If you would like a copy of the full report, please contact us.

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using Fintech to solve a real problem

Rethink Treasury III

In the third part of our rethink treasury series, Damian Glendinning interviewed Matt Wreford, CEO of Demica to demonstrate practical examples of how his company has used APIs, workflow management and several other new technologies to help customers change how they work, while still using the existing IT systems.

The session was recorded, but followed by a confidential Q&A with our senior treasurer panel who then gave their reactions after Matt had ‘left the room’.

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Banking in India

Banking in India

Oct 15th 2020

The peer groups comprised 8 senior treasurers from Asia, Europe and the Middle East comparing their experiences with banking in the country.

Banks mentioned in this report are: Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan.

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Here is expert chair Damian Glendinning’s commentary

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Approaches to BANK RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (BRM)

Approaches to BRM

Oct 1st 2020

This report combines two sessions with of peer discussion with participation from 18 senior treasurers from Asia, Europe and USA comparing their approaches to Bank Relationship Management.

The sessions were expert chaired by Damian Glendinning’s whose commentary appears below.

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FX Global Code of Conduct -why should a corporate sign?

This session explored the benefits of a corporate signing the FX Global Code of Conduct. It took place on 14th May 2019. The session was chaired by Damian Glendinning.

  • A presentation from T Julian Gladwyn and Nick Downes of Axiom Global Advisors to a panel of senior corporate treasurers
  • A Q&A between the panel and the Axiom team
  • A peer group discussion (held under the Chatham House Rule, Axiom not included)
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Post M&A Treasury Integration

Post M&A Treasury Integration

Call date: 3rd Mar 2020

This call was requested by a member whose company was in the midst of a significant acquisition. They wished to benchmark their approach with a selected panel of peers. The participants in this call all had significant experience which they shared generously.

The call was chaired by Damian Glendinning, whose commentary appears below.

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Measuring Treasury Performance – Key KPIs

Measuring Treasury Performance

Call date: 2nd Jul 2020

We invited a panel of senior members to discuss how treasury performance is measured.

  • How do you judge Treasury performance?
  • Which processes benefit from measurement?
  • How do you communicate uncertainty?

The call was expert chaired by Damian Glendinning, whose commentary appears below.

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Cash repatriation from Turkey

Participants described their company’s current approach and recent experiences in repatriating cash to HQ from TURKEY and answered each others’ questions.

Cash Repatriation from Turkey

Call date: 17th Jun 2020

The call was chaired by Arnaud Francq, the key discussion details are below.

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Key areas of discussion

With the recent depreciation of TRY, accessing hard currency in Turkey is getting much more difficult.  Regulations can change arbitrarily and are often unclear. Participants reported conflicting opinions from different banks and the same banks give different opinions to different people.  It pays to get multiple opinions before making a decision.  Participants rely on their local teams.  In this discussion the topics covered included:

  • Accessing hard currency
  • Cross border pooling
  • Offshore accounts
  • Dividends
  • Cross border invoices
  • Cashless Netting
  • Servicing Turkey via offshore payment factory
  • Funding