Accounting & DisclosureComplianceTreasury Management
January 6, 2020

CECL Important for Nonfinancial Companies, Too

Nonfinancial corporates extending credit must also prepare for CECL. Calendar year companies must apply new accounting for credit losses at the start of the year, in Q1 2020 financial statements, and that includes nonfinancial corporate creditors engaged in a variety of transactions. The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new current expected credit losses (CECL) methodology replaces the incurred-loss method, which recognizes losses when they become probable. CECL, instead, requires lenders to recognize credit losses expected over the life of a loan…
FunctionalTreasury Management
January 3, 2020

Corporate Finance Ranks Most Concerned About 2020 Risks

What, me worry? Yes! Finance execs most worried about risks in the new year. Corporate finance executives have jumped to the lead in terms of companies’ top executives concerned about the magnitude and severity of risks their organizations face in 2020, with economic conditions and regulatory scrutiny their top concerns. On a scale of one to 10, chief financial officers’ impression of risk faced by their companies in the year ahead jumped to 6.5 from 6.0 in last year’s survey.…
Uncategorized
December 22, 2019

Corporates Need to Be More ESG Ready

Survey says execs must be prepared to address ESG issues with investors Environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues remain on the backburner for most US corporations, but a survey of more than 600 institutional investors worldwide suggests they should move closer to the front for issuers looking to investors overseas, and perhaps soon domestically. The issue of ESG arises regularly at NeuGroup meetings of corporate treasury executives. A minority of members’ companies are aggressively seeking to implement elements of ESG, but…
BankingCompliance
May 2, 2019

Bloomberg Exits KYC and the Market Moves On

Bloomberg Entity Exchange is closing up shop soon, but there are plenty of players out there. Bloomberg confirmed in early April that it plans to shut down Entity Exchange, a know-your-customer (KYC) solution that was supported by Citibank and adopted by multinational corporations including Coca-Cola. Industry insiders say an internal management change led to a review of Bloomberg's product portfolio, with Entity Exchange and the company's sell-side execution and order management solutions businesses getting cut. Bloomberg, they say, was looking…
BankingCapital AllocationCapital MarketsRegionalTreasury Management
January 23, 2019

The Five Cash Management Initiatives Treasurers Should Consider

When it comes to cash management, treasurers must keep their focus on ways to make it more efficient and cost effective. Editor’s note: This article was originally posted on iTreasurer.com on October 09, 2014. The year 2014 has been one focused on efficiency and innovation as treasurers consider outside-the-box strategies for unlocking working capital and improving the tactical aspects of treasury. Major initiatives including SEPA and the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB) have proven to be catalysts for greater global…
Cash & Working CapitalTreasury Management
January 23, 2019

Fintechs Transforming Supply Chain Finance

Fintech companies continue to streamline the buyer-supplier experience, eliminating age-old tensions and adding powerful new tools. Editor’s Note: This story originally ran on iTreasurer.com on December 19, 2016. EXECUTIVE SUMMARYMultinational corporations (MNCs) face a myriad of challenges and arguably the most important one is staying competitive during periods of uncertainty and increasing regulation, as global interconnectedness continues. In order to successfully navigate this uncertain environment, MNCs must develop sustainable working capital strategies and build cash positions that underpin these strategies,…
BankingInvestment Management
January 22, 2019

Beware Zero-Based Floors

Chatham: Banks embedding zero-based floors in the fine-print on some floating debt. With rates going negative around the world, banks are embedding zero-based floors into the floating-rate loans they provide, and while on the surface that seems like a plus, they can end up carrying a big price. That was one of several insights on today’s uncertain financial markets that Kennett Square, PA-headquartered Chatham Financial provided in a recent market update titled. “Global uncertainty packs a local punch.” Zero-based floors…