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Our views from our Treasury Leadership Forum and on the ground at EuroFinance International Barcelona

on 2 Nov 2023

Standard Chartered was lead sponsor of the world’s largest and most influential treasury event, which returned for its 32nd year in September in Barcelona, Spain.

More than 2,000 attendees from more than 50 countries exchanged experiences, shared best practice and networked together with leading financial and technology partners and corporate treasurers.

Our senior leaders and experts share their views from across the week, where they discussed the top priorities for treasurers, and their banking partners.

Preparing for the shift to a 24/7 data driven treasury

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Rowena Everson, Regional Head, Digital Channels and Data Analytics, Europe & Americas

“Being a key participant in the financial ecosystem of the future, delivering to our clients seamlessly and in real time, embracing the technologies and architecture that we need to power this changing series of relationships – this is where digital capability can support our clients’ business growth.”

Real Time Liquidity for Treasury

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Nervin Chetty, Executive Director, Head of Transaction Banking Sales, Germany & the Nordics

“Our clients feel that reporting is extremely important to achieve real time liquidity. That’s where the magic lies – inperfecting reporting as close to real time, then, the liquidity follows. The time is now for real time liquidity, At Standard Chartered, we are working closely with our clients to support their objectives through co-creation and innovation such as blockchain to power real time liquidity.”

The blueprint for tomorrow’s payment – seamless and invisible

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Joanne Fraser, Transaction Banking Cash Product Head, UK & Europe

“We’re partnering to enable reach into emerging markets through innovative and inclusive cash management solutions. A great customer experience is a key differentiator now and for the future. We predict that, through technology, clients will benefit from a greater view of money movement, as well as increased speed and liquidity management enhancements. Countering this, regulation will continue to dominate, locally, regionally and globally, and fraud management and risk management will continue to challenge banks and corporates.”

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Ankur Kanwar, Managing Director, Head of Cash Products ASEAN / Global Head, Structured Solutions Development

“The relationship between fintech and banks has evolved to be about collaboration and partnerships. Each recognise their core competencies and where they can add value by working together to deliver for clients. Rather than dealing with multiple institutions offering each piece individually, corporates often prefer banks offer a holistic solution working with fintechs. This helps bring simplicity as well as elevates trust across the value chain.”

Driving sustainable and resilient supply chains

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Victoria Claverie, Head, Trade & Working Capital, Europe

“Our Sustainable Trade Finance proposition is designed to help our clients on their transformation journeys, as they strive for resilient supply chains.”

How will net zero impact growth in emerging and developed markets?

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Marion Reuter, Regional Head of Transaction Banking Sales, Europe

“Achieving Net Zero by 2050 is one of the greatest challenges for this generation, and action, or inaction, that we take now will have a lasting and profound impact for future generations. But the cost and impact from climate change will be felt differently across emerging and developed markets.”

Managing market and liquidity risk in a volatile environment

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Thomas Kikis, Global Co-Head, Corporate Sales, Financial Markets

“Treasury experts are constantly thinking of innovative ways of reducing risk, and they must fundamentally rewire their entire businesses. It’s a real skillset being developed amongst treasurers as they become advisors and partners in strategic decision making.”

For more insights on real time treasury, digital innovation and sustainability visit here