For further insight into transformation and other treasury topics, conference attendees were given a copy of the report Treasury Insights for Total Connectivity, produced by the BofA Merrill North America GTS team in conjunction with Treasury Management International magazine.
“Resilient and battle scarred, today’s treasurers have much to be proud of,” states Dub Newman, head of North America GTS, in the introduction to the report. “They have come through the financial crisis with stronger teams and greater influence than ever before. As companies shift their focus from survival to growth, what systems and strategies can be used to take advantage of the opportunities ahead?”
Among the topics featured in the report are:
- How treasurers can add value when integrating acquisitions.
- How Bechtel Group, Inc., implemented a global operating model.
- Optimizing foreign exchange risk management.
- Making the move from paper to electronic payments.
- How the Bank Payment Obligation is used for settlement of international trade transactions.
- How Alliance Lite2 has jump-started corporate interest in using SWIFT for financial transaction connectivity.
- The evolution of lockbox services in light of reduced check volumes and potential postal service cutbacks.
“During the crisis, treasurers spent significantly more time with their chief executive officer and boards of directors, discussing where the company’s money was and how to make the best use of working capital,” Newman adds. “As a result, treasury has naturally been elevated to a more strategic role within the organization.”
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