Thought Leadership

SP3 People – Stakeholder Alignment

People should be empowered to innovate and perform critical decision making, which means they are driving long-term strategies that maximise enterprise value. - Common Shortfalls Lack of time Skills or experience... » Read more

SP3 Process – Smooth workflows of people and system interactions

A process should standardise and expediate regularly required operations, which means minimal resources are expended as people and systems interact to realise consistent outcomes. - Common Shortfalls Key-man risk in manual,... » Read more

SP3 Policy – Ensure practicality before requiring compliance

Policies should govern the roles and responsibilities of an organisation’s people and processes, which means expectations for risk mitigation are prescriptive, appropriate and consistently meaningful. - Common Shortfalls No policy exists ... » Read more

SP3 Systems – Ensuring the system is being fitted to a process is key

Systems should empower people to effectively perform clearly defined processes, which means that time spent innovating and making valuable strategic decisions is maximised. - Common Shortfalls Expensive, committed technology licenses Highly... » Read more

IM3 Identify – Is it holistic?

Identification of risk should capture all risks faced by Treasury, which means market, economic and operational risks are managed in a holistic, integrated framework. - Common Shortfalls High percentage of Sales... » Read more

IM3 Measure – Is it meaningful?

Measurement of risk should quantify the impact of identified risks, which means risk management decisions are performed in line with the business’ risk appetite and commercial objectives. - Common Shortfalls Failure... » Read more

IM3 Manage – Are we properly equipped to be effective?

Management of risk should protect and enhance earnings, which means it is the most direct source of potential value creation in Treasury. - Common Shortfalls Lack of experience or skill sets ... » Read more

IM3 Monitor – Do we have visibility and governance?

Monitoring of risk should maintain proactive oversight, which means stakeholders are rapidly alerted to developing risks and empowered to execute risk management actions. - Common Shortfalls Lack of time Lack of... » Read more

TMS Implementations: 5 Steps to ensure success…

Advancements in technology have certainly changed the landscape across the majority of business functions and the treasury function is no exception. This post is not about discussing the benefits... » Read more

Empowering Strategic Decision Making through Financial Risk Modelling

While it is common for businesses to maintain regular cash flow forecasting procedures, the natural extension of applying risk analytics in a comprehensive, consistent format is an often under... » Read more