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Time to review your treasury policy?

June 2017

Uncertainty continues to be the defining characteristic of the global business landscape. Factors including Brexit, President Trump’s foreign and trade policies, European elections and the ongoing tensions in the Middle East – have sent risk management to the top of the board agenda.

Part of any risk management review should involve ensuring that treasury policies are still fit for purpose. In this article, we cover some of the areas that companies should revisit as part of their medium- and long-term planning, including capital structure and exposure to FX risk and interest rate risk.

With a robust treasury policy in place, a company is in a good position to talk constructively to its bank about its financing requirements. A deeper understanding of end-to-end business cycles, treasury policy and business strategy, provides the best starting point for scenario planning to provide the most appropriate and cost effective lending structures and solutions over the longer term.