New capital requirements for Investment Firms: a 7-minute overview

If you are still worn out from implementing MiFID II and figuring out whether your firm would be subject to daily margins in FX derivatives, you are not alone.... » Read more

A little less conversation, a little more action

Market Update: 20 July 2020 Oh dear friends in the EU, it's these stumbles that remind the UK they did the right thing... As EU goes into its 3rd day... » Read more

Time to pay the rent

Market Update: 17 July 2020 As AUD fumbles back at 0.6985, it's evident there's growing concern with international influences that hold back a rally. Some might have the luxury of sleeping,... » Read more

Back to life, back to reality

Market Update: 14 July 2020 As Victoria is back in isolation and NSW looks to be treading a fine line with some reimposed restrictions on pubs and clubs, the Stock... » Read more

Home on the range

Market Update: 9 July 2020 As the weeks go by, we've seen S&P rally, fall, then rally again. It's not necessarily directionless - it's more reacting to the macro-fundamental themes... » Read more

Data interdependence

Market Update: 6 July 2020 As the US celebrates a long weekend after US Payrolls gave markets a strong boost, the continued struggle between price action and COVID cases continues. Globally,... » Read more

Currency Overlay: Why it’s important for managing currency risk

International investments have created vast opportunities and can be a great way of diversifying. However, there are additional risks attached, and if not managed purposefully, international investments can eliminate... » Read more

Persistence of memory

Market Update: 29 June 2020 Persistence of memory The "recent" past is coming back and certainly reminding us that this pandemic is not over, nor eradicated. In what was certainly a... » Read more

Managing Risk: 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 or... » Read more

Managing Risk: 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 to... » Read more