At a headline level, the 2012 survey clearly shows that treasurers are focused on a broader range of risks than two years ago. Where transactional and operational issues used to dominate, strategic and macro-economic issues now top the list of concerns. The survey also indicates that, hand in hand with the economic outlook, treasurers are far more aware of counterparty credit risks and are demanding a better quality of relationship from their banking partners. The 2010 survey highlighted four trends in risk management:
Rodolphe Alexis, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Foreign Exchange EMEA, Investment Banking at Barclays, says: "This survey clearly reflects the hot topics raised by our clients. Since the financial crisis, treasurers are a lot more aware of the range of risks they need to manage, particularly in areas such as emerging markets, counterparty risk and market liquidity."
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