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European Treasury series: 2021

The business world has adapted to unprecedented change over recent times. Through our European Treasury series, we explore how corporates can harness opportunities and navigate challenges in sustainable, connected and innovative ways.

ESG momentum

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance is on the global treasury agenda – and its influence is growing.

Susan Barron, Global Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Barclays Investment Bank and Helen Kelly, Head of Europe for Barclays Corporate Banking shine a light on the fast-evolving topic of ESG.

Open banking - an invitation to treasury efficiency

Open banking is much more than a collection of acronyms and regulations. It’s the basis of an evolving financial ecosystem that holds significant potential benefits for today’s treasury departments.

Daniela Eder, Head of Payments & Cash Management Europe and Maarten van Rossum, Head of Global Sales, Financial Institutions Group, dispel the myths around open banking and outline practical ways to leverage its opportunities, while streamlining treasury operations.

Transactional FX automation

As the speed of global commerce increases, so does the desire for transparency. Is automating transactional FX workflows the answer for treasuries?

Gibran Maqsood, Director, Transactional FX Sales, Europe and Loic Merlot, Head of Cash Management in France, Belgium and the Netherlands discuss the factors driving changes in Foreign Exchange practices and the opportunities those changes present for improving global cash management.

Cybercriminals set their sights on treasury

So-called Big Game Hunting (BGH) puts large corporations at risk of losing huge sums. Treasuries must learn how to protect themselves.

Paul Gillen, Chief Information Security Officer, Barclays Europe and Helen Kelly, Head of Europe, Barclays Corporate Banking take a closer look at what 32%1 of treasurers have identified as their top regulatory concern over the year ahead.

1TMI and Barclays European Corporate Treasury Survey 2021^ (PDF).

Keeping pace with real-time payments

Real-time payments (RTPs) have value beyond consumer industries and are fast becoming essential to business-to-business treasurers.

Daniela Eder, Head of Payments & Cash Management Europe, and Denis Merendet, Head of Europe Cash Management Product, explain how treasurers can take advantage of RTP innovations.

 

ESG and D&I: The case for treasury KPIs

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy is now a boardroom priority, but only a quarter of treasury departments employ appropriate KPIs.

Helen Kelly, Head of Europe, Barclays Corporate Banking, examines the approaches of leading treasuries to see what is possible when it comes to ESG , and Diversity and Inclusion (D& I).

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