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”.

Vincent Chow, Group Treasurer of the HongKong Electric Company, looks back on his career and shares his 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

Choose a hedging policy: 2 factors that can cloud our decision making?

Adco Leung, Thought Leadership Asia-Pacific

  • “Hindsight Bias” - The Delusion of Randomness
  • “Halo Effect” – The Wrong Attribution


Belt and Road Initiative – Huge Opportunities, New Risks

Nik Tandy, Head of Thought Leadership, Asia-Pacific
Vinay Bachani, Thought Leadership, Asia-Pacific

  • Need for infrastructure, related funding & risk management
  • Stepping outside of the comfort zone
  • Increased treasury risk requires enhanced planning





Tackling the Cybersecurity Threat

Siva Ram, Head of Business Security and Fraud, GLCM

  • As organisations digitise, the cyber threat becomes ever more prevalent
  • Cyber breaches can have reputational impacts as well as bottom line impact
  • Cyber security is everyone’s issue – not just the job of IT, as custodians of cash treasurers are an important defender




Implications of a divided congress

Provided by HSBC Global Research

  • Congress is divided after US midterm elections
  • Democrats gain control of the House, Republicans hold on to the Senate
  • Split congress raises potential for legislative gridlock; some progress possible on infrastructure spending


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November 2018

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