TechnologyTreasury Management
April 21, 2022

Stepping-stones to Treasury’s Future Operating Model

Treasurers seeking to align with the rest of the finance org are turning to centers of excellence and shared service centers.Shifting activities to centers of excellence (COEs) and shared service centers (SSCs) figures prominently in the plans of corporate treasury teams overhauling or refining their operating models to, in some cases, better align with the rest of a multinational’s global finance organization. That takeaway surfaced during a session at a recent meeting of NeuGroup for Mega-Cap Treasurers that featured two…
ESGInvestment Management
March 24, 2022

Mega-Cap Treasurers Mastering the Carbon Reduction Calculus

At Starbucks and other ESG leaders, treasury is using a range of financial tools and promoting the creation of others to reach net-zero. Treasurers at multinational corporations including Starbucks that have made ambitious, public commitments to cut carbon emissions are becoming experts in a range of tools, techniques and topics so they can better assist companies achieve net-zero and other carbon reduction goals. That takeaway emerged at a recent meeting of NeuGroup for Mega-Cap Treasurers, where Starbucks treasurer Peter Filipovic outlined…
Capital MarketsD&I
March 17, 2022

Lead by Example: Verizon Spotlights Fees Paid to Diversity Firms

Aggregated data shows which IG bond issuers paid diversity firms the most in dollars and as a percentage of total fees.Verizon treasurer Scott Krohn this week presented data to his peers in NeuGroup for Mega-Cap Treasurers showing the top 20 issuers of investment grade (IG) debt ranked by the fees they paid in 2021 to banks and brokerage firms owned by women, Blacks, Latinos and veterans—so-called diversity and inclusion or D&I firms. Verizon is a recognized leader among corporates that…
Capital MarketsCash & Working CapitalCompliance
January 12, 2022

Talk About SEC’s Proposed 30-Day Buyback Cooling-Off Period Heats Up

Members say the proposal for 10b5-1 plans would limit a corporate’s flexibility to execute buybacks efficiently.The SEC’s proposal that corporates wait 30 days after the adoption of a Rule 10b5-1 share repurchase plan before buying back stock would significantly restrict the flexibility of companies to execute the plans effectively. That key takeaway emerged at a session NeuGroup convened this week at the request of treasurers examining the potential implications of several SEC proposals issued Dec. 15 regarding 10b5-1 plans, including…
October 28, 2021

A Fintech Embedded in Treasury: On the Path to the Future State

How a mega-cap tech company’s treasury is using its dedicated fintech team to push transformation.Treasury teams at large, multinational companies committed to creating a cohesive, global road map for digital transformation, automation and straight-through processing should consider lobbying the C-suite for a dedicated technology team that sits within treasury. That takeaway emerged at the fall meeting of NeuGroup for Mega-Cap Treasurers during a session titled “Fintech as a Powerful Force for Treasury” featuring the experience of one NeuGroup member company.“I…
May 20, 2021

On the Horizon: ‘Much Better Data and Analytics To Do ESG Scoring’

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink shared insights on ESG, D&I and American capitalism with NeuGroup members and guests. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink recently addressed treasurers attending a special session moderated by NeuGroup CEO Joseph Neu that touched on topics including ESG, diversity and inclusion, corporate purpose and American-style capitalism. Among many highlights, Mr. Fink said he is actively urging world leaders to agree on a common set of metrics to judge progress on climate change. “We need every country to come…