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  1. Dec 2019
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  3. Sep 2019
    1. Trade finance has seen more successful blockchain pilots than other use cases, but will historically conservative banks have the same risk appetite to move from testing to full-scale production? Where is this data coming from? Start your free trial today EmailWhere is this data coming from? Start your free trial today Email As trade wars intensify, banks are looking to blockchain as a way to streamline international trade transactions. Historically inundated with paper trails and inefficiencies, banks and regulators worldwide are teaming up to digitize the trade financing process. HSBC, Standard Chartered, and others belong to a range of consortia that have had successful pilots using distributed ledger technologies (DLT) to process live trade finance transactions.
    1. The future of liquidity management When asked about the future of liquidity management, our experts agree that we’ll see a great deal of change in the next few years. While traditional trade finance tools like Letters of Credit are still heavily used by most customers, they expect to see new competition emerging in the form of fintechs. “New technology—whether it’s blockchain or something else—will definitely have an impact on the market,” Karhapää says. “But exactly what that impact will be remains to be seen. We can at least expect new tools and new ways of administering liquidity management.” Rather than being disrupted by new technology, Nordea is positioning itself at the forefront of change. Later this year its WeTrade platform will be released, an initiative co-founded by a consortium of nine banks. WeTrade will be the first ever blockchain-based trade finance platform. Based on distributed ledger technology, WeTrade’s goal is to make domestic and international trade easier, safer and more efficient for companies of all sizes. Its launch will be a significant milestone in the evolution of trade finance, and will provide a whole new toolkit for treasuries seeking to improve their liquidity management.
    2. emerging in the form of fintechs


    3. implementing shared KPI

      Implementing shared KPI´s

    4. global risk mitigation
    5. In the past, treasuries may have looked at bespoke IT solutions that were designed to support the way they operated. But now, they’re realising the benefits of streamlining and simplifying the technology they use. “Before it was fashionable to have tailor-made solutions for your treasury, but now we’re seeing more interest in basic setups and file formats—companies want to use common technical standards,” says Paukku.

      Simplifying The Technology

    6. real-time technology, where payments can happen in a matter of seconds, there are greater risks of cyber fraud to contend with.

      2 Trends:

      Real Time Liqudity Management

      Reduce Risk Of Cyber Fraud

  4. Aug 2019
    1. The Dividend ProcessDividends must be declared (i.e., approved) by a company’s Board of Directors each time they are paid. There are three important dates to remember regarding dividends:Declaration date: The declaration date is the day the Board of Directors announces its intention to pay a dividend. Date of record: This date is also known as “ex-dividend” date. It is the day upon which the stockholders of record are entitled to the upcoming dividend payment. Payment date: This is the date the dividend will actually be given to the shareholders of the company.A vast majority of dividends are paid four times a year on a quarterly basis. This means that when an investor sees that, for example, Coca-Cola pays an $0.88-per-share dividend, he will actually receive $0.22 per share four times a year. Some companies pay dividends on an annual basis.
  5. Jul 2019
    1. Moreover, the future CFO will need an understanding of all aspects of an organisation, not only finance, but everything from supply chains to macro business trend
    2. But it will take more than being a techno nerd to really deliver strategic priorities. Increasingly, a CFO will need an understanding of risk and risk management. Rather than the traditionally cautious voice, the future CFO will need to develop a commercial awareness of the need to take risks and how best to mitigate them.
    3. The future CFO will need a different set of skills to those traditionally honed by the finance function. And top of the list, according to an EY report, is an understanding of digital, smart technologies and sophisticated data analytics. No longer does the CFO see the IT department as a capital drain; CFOs are increasingly digital evangelists.