TechnologyTreasury Management
October 11, 2023

Up the Learning Curve: How Coca-Cola Is Implementing ChatGPT

Coca-Cola’s internal model of ChatGPT has numerous use cases for treasury team members who learn to use the AI tool. Coca-Cola is one of several NeuGroup member companies that have partnered with OpenAI to create an internal version (also known as an instance or model) of ChatGPT that runs entirely on servers owned by the corporate. Within Coca-Cola treasury, senior director of emerging capabilities Rui (Ree) Yang is spearheading the effort to put the artificial intelligence tool to work by guiding employees to find…
October 11, 2023

Why FX Algos May Belong in a Risk Manager’s Trading Toolbox

Some NeuGroup members are using algos to reduce trading costs and take advantage of aggregated liquidity in the FX spot market. FX algos offer corporate risk managers a well-established technology tool that can, ideally, lower trading costs while increasing speed and efficiency without moving the market when the need to trade falls outside the window of optimal liquidity in the forex market. Algos allow managers to define specific trading rules based on timing, price or quantity to determine trade execution…
Cash & Working CapitalFXTechnology
September 27, 2023

Machine Learning Wizardry: Analytics-Based Cash-Type Forecasting

Data science “wizards” and clean, treasury-tagged cash transaction data are transforming cash forecasting at one corporate. Transaction tagging, data science “wizards,” statistical models and machine learning (ML) are the current cornerstones of an ambitious, yearslong project by treasury at one NeuGroup member company to transform cash forecasting—which now includes grouping cash transactions by type. The FX leader and a member of his team shared details of the project, some of its successes and what they have learned along the way…
September 21, 2023

Corporates’ Tentative Steps Into the NFT Universe

Over half of NeuGroup members that have implemented NFTs manage some portion of the project in-house. Corporate uses of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have had a roller-coaster journey over the last two years, with a boom of adoptions in 2021 that plateaued rapidly. But the tokens are far from dead—nearly a third of respondents to NeuGroup’s newest survey, Digital Assets: Current and Future Use Cases, said they’ve already issued NFTs. NFTs are unique digital assets similar to cryptocurrencies that can be bought and sold, built on…
FXTechnologyThe NeuGroup Insights Interview
September 12, 2023

One Man’s Goal: Leveling the Playing Field for FX Trades

Just Technologies CEO Anders Bakke wants to give corporates pricing data that lets them negotiate better with banks. In the newest episode of NeuGroup’s Strategic Finance Lab podcast, NeuGroup founder and CEO Joseph Neu talks with a man on a mission to bring more pricing transparency to corporate treasury teams that trade in the foreign exchange market. His name is Anders Nicolai Bakke, a serial entrepreneur who is the CEO and founder of Just Technologies, or Just for short. The…
September 7, 2023

Crypto Leads the Way in Corporates’ Blockchain Use Cases

A NeuGroup survey reveals trends among corporates embracing blockchain tech—and reasons others are holding back. Members of NeuGroup for Digital Assets are among the groundbreakers for corporate use of digital currencies, blazing trails at companies including mega-cap corporates, by developing use cases for enterprise-wide projects involving a blockchain. NeuGroup’s newest survey, Digital Assets: Current and Future Use Cases, clearly shows rising interest in this area—as well as a growing urgency among treasuries to learn more. The survey revealed that nearly half of respondents have…
FXTalking ShopTechnology
September 7, 2023

Talking Shop: FX Dashboards Made With Tableau or Power BI

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]. Context: FX dashboards are an extremely useful tool for treasury teams managing currency risk and shaping the narrative delivered to C-Suite executives about treasury’s ability to hedge the impact of FX rate swings. Well-designed dashboards—some using real-time data—allow risk managers to monitor exposures and dynamically illustrate cash flow, balance sheet and other important areas affected by FX…
Capital MarketsRisk ManagementTechnology
August 23, 2023

Focal Points: Tech and Risk Among Treasurers’ Top 10 Priorities

NeuGroup meetings in 2023 H1 offered unique insights into critical concerns for treasury teams in the months ahead. Hundreds of members of NeuGroup’s treasury peer groups met during the first half of the year to discuss a multitude of critical topics they face and share their main priorities for 2023. While the groups vary in company size, member titles and geography, 10 themes dominated the conversations in NeuGroup’s singular projects and priorities sessions. Here’s what’s top of mind: 1. Modernizing…
Risk ManagementTechnology
August 3, 2023

Generative AI’s Promise and Peril Weighed by ERM, Internal Audit

Analyzing interviews, drafting reports and auditing expense reports are among AI use cases for auditors and risk managers. At recent peer group meetings of NeuGroup for Enterprise Risk Management and NeuGroup for Internal Audit Executives, members interested in harnessing the power of generative artificial intelligence tools discussed use cases as well as potential data security risks posed by AI. Several member companies have contracted with OpenAI—creator of ChatGPT—or Microsoft to set up in-house, large language models (LLMs) while others are considering the move.Extra…
CryptoTechnologyThe NeuGroup Insights Interview
July 19, 2023

Airbnb Treasurer Brian Moore’s Healthy Skepticism About Crypto

A Strategic Finance Lab podcast on hedging, crypto risk, using revolving credit facilities and keeping duration short. Healthy skepticism and sharp critical thinking are governing principles for Airbnb treasurer Brian Moore. In this episode of NeuGroup’s Strategic Finance Lab Podcast, available on Apple or Spotify, he explains how a critical—but not negative—approach provided the framework for deciding whether Airbnb should start accepting cryptocurrency from guests who use its booking platform. The decision, for now, not to accept crypto like bitcoin…