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”.

Francois Masquelier, Head of Treasury and Enterprise Risk Management, RTL Group, looks back on his career and shares his insights 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

Integrating environmental factors into strategy and finance

Jonathan Drew and Max Thomas - HSBC Infrastructure and Real Estate Group

  • All participants in the Global economy are starting to more strongly analyse their impact on the environment.
  • As a consequence, we have seen huge growth in the markets for financial products that connect capital to sustainable investment in the real economy.


CVA from a Corporate Perspective

Allan Clark, Thought Leadership, Global Markets

  • Evaluating CVA is market practice for most Banks
  • How should corporates think about CVA?



Serafin Icasiano, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership Americas

  • Lease accounting has changed under US GAAP (ASC 842)
  • Differences to international accounting standard IFRS 16 and ASC 842 are highlighted
  • Differences in the impact to leverage and interest coverage ratios are of particular note



IFRS 16: the biggest changes in over 30 years



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March 2019

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