BankingCapital Allocation
January 19, 2022

Spreading Capital Like Peanut Butter: One Bank’s Allocation Method

An understandable and flexible approach supported by top executives brought business leaders on board.Extensive analysis showed a large regional bank’s share price is highly correlated to consistent return on equity (ROE) performance, prompting its treasury team to set about developing a process to ensure the appropriate ‘E’ was assigned to business units. The treasurer described the bank’s “hybrid” capital allocation approach to peers in a recent meeting. Three “guiding principles” to developing the approach were making sure the aggregated allocated…
BankingCapital Markets
November 10, 2021

Stars Aligned for Now on Bank Subordinated Debt, Preferred Stock

Morgan Stanley says regional banks should consider moving up offerings to this year given volatility risk. Regional and mid-cap banks are looking to raise capital, whether to refinance existing debt, buy back stock or support balance sheet growth, and the market is hot—at least for now, according to Morgan Stanley bankers presenting at a recent meeting of NeuGroup for Regional Bank Treasurers. But volatility in the aftermath of last week’s Fed meeting could prompt institutional investors to pull back.So banks considering…
BankingTreasury Management
October 21, 2021

Rough Road: Overcoming Post-Merger Integration Hurdles and Headaches

Insights and lessons from two ATs who confronted challenges including culture and tight deadlines. Low interest rates and plenty of cash on their balance sheets suggest large multinational companies will continue growing through M&A, challenging even experienced assistant treasurers (ATs) who tend to handle many finance-related integration issues. Two ATs of companies at the tail end of mergers each recounted at a recent meeting the long list of projects they faced to integrate elements of the merging businesses, including treasury management…
BankingTalking ShopTechnology
October 21, 2021

Talking Shop: Using APIs or Host-to-Host for Bank Connectivity

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “Does anyone use host-to-host or API for bank connectivity? We are exploring those solutions and would be great to have your input.”Peer answer 1: “We use APIs for bank connectivity, from giving payment instruction to monitoring payment status to getting real-time balance and transaction details.”Peer answer 2: “We do not…
October 18, 2021

Teaming Up with Tech Firms: Deutsche Bank’s Multifaceted Approach to Cash Management Solutions

Deutsche Bank veteran Suman Chaki explains a strategy of developing bank-agnostic solutions with tech partners like TIS while continuing to invest in proprietary tools to solve problems faced by corporate clients. Deutsche Bank managing director Suman Chaki has an impressive and extensive record of advising corporate clients and helping them solve a variety of cash management challenges. So it’s no surprise that his insights and perspective on what treasury teams at multinational corporations want and need from banks, and how…
October 18, 2021

Treasury’s Need for an ESG Filter to Keep the Focus Where It Belongs

Tech treasurers in Asia discuss ESG priorities with Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Members of NeuGroup for Asia Tech Treasurers heard insights on treasury’s growing role in the accelerating efforts of corporates to promote sustainability through environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at a recent meeting sponsored by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). Among the key takeaways: Figuring out what matters and what doesn’t to investors and other stakeholders diving into the ESG pool is critical for treasurers facing pressure to innovate and manage…
October 7, 2021

A Treasury Dream Coming True: Handing KYC to Corporate Governance 

One treasury team made a winning case that the governance group should own KYC.Call it reaching the treasury promised land or a dream come true. Whatever you call it, one treasury team’s early-stage success at shifting responsibility for know your customer (KYC) compliance to a corporate governance group generated plenty of buzz and some envy at a recent meeting of NeuGroup for Global Cash and Banking. “I’m really excited to get out of the KYC business,” the member told his peers…
October 5, 2021

Money Is Time: How TIS Simplified One Treasurer’s Bank Connectivity

With flexibility in both bank file types and system compatibility, TIS can be the key to a “best-of-breed” approach. Fernando Tenuta, an assistant treasurer at the staffing solutions provider ManpowerGroup, knew he was in for a steep climb when he was tasked with digitizing treasury and assisting with a cloud-based ERP. But he got a lift in the form of Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS), a bank connectivity aggregator whose solutions are specifically designed to make this kind of process simpler.…
September 16, 2021

A Bank Connectivity Crystal Ball: The Future Promise of Open APIs

Perspective on where APIs are adding value from a global bank that’s ahead of the curve.A banker at a top US global bank invited to a recent session of NeuGroup for Global Cash and Banking said real-time balance (intraday) reporting is the bank’s most popular API, followed by payment transaction tracking. Regarding “as a service” offerings: Real-time reporting will be part of the bank’s larger vision for reporting as a service to provide real-time balances and FX rates.That will be…
BankingTalking Shop
September 16, 2021

Talking Shop: Selecting Signatories on Global Bank Accounts

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “The signatories on your global bank accounts are most accurately reflected by which of the following choices?” Treasury staff only.Treasury staff plus non-treasury staff in the region of the account.Non-treasury staff who are in the region of the account. Peer responses: Peer answer 1: “We have split the global treasury…