Rethinking Treasury Thought Leadership Newsletter


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Welcome to the latest edition of the Rethinking treasury newsletter.

“Rethinking Treasury” aims to help corporate treasurers prepare for upcoming challenges by providing best practice expertise, insight and analysis from HSBC subject matter experts and industry leaders.

Each newsletter will feature an interview with a corporate treasurer, sharing their “Fab 5”.

Colleen Ostrowski, SVP & Treasurer at VISA Inc., looks back on her career and shares her insight on the treasury function including its challenges by answering the Fab 5:

  • Tell us about your career path and what particular experience has been most valuable to you along the way?
  • What is the biggest challenge you currently face?
  • How is the performance of your treasury group measured?
  • What takes up most of your time?
  • How has technology changed treasury?


Our selected insights

The importance of quantitative approaches in risk management in three points

Adco Leung, Thought Leadership Asia-Pacific

  • Understand the limitation of the human mind
  • The importance of a quantitative and analytical approach


Meeting the new Standard – IFRS 9 Hedge Accounting

Nik Tandy, Thought Leadership Asia-Pacific

  • Benefits of IFRS 9 well known, less so the costs
  • Illustrating complexity – Cash flow hedge accounting for synthetic own currency debt


Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

Vinay Mendonca, Global Trade and Receivables Finance

  • Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology; what are they and are they different?
  • How does Blockchain transform and facilitate a letter of credit (LC) transaction?
  • HSBC’s ground-breaking blockchain transaction – what is it all about?
  • Companies are always looking to streamline operations. Is blockchain the only way?


Disruptive Technologies: The quest to find the next game-changers

Provided by HSBC Global Research

  • More than 50 HSBC analysts highlight how 17 sectors are being revolutionised by new technology or shifts in business model
  • Our views are supported by over 100 reports over the last 18 months to connect the dots and identify common themes
  • We distil our thematic views to 15 investible ideas with exposure to potential disruptive trends


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August 2018

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