Publications

Treasury Alliance Partners author articles and presentations on cash, payments, risk, structures and technology. A selection of their work can be downloaded in Adobe pdf format. Publications are provided free of charge by Treasury Alliance Group LLC and should not be construed as specific advice for individual companies or situations. Following is a directory of publications you’ll find on this page.

TREASURER’S GUIDES

There is technology element to virtually every activity performed in the modern treasury. “Achieving Optimal Treasury Technology ” helps make sense of the options and potential on the market and coming in the future.

Bank account management is an important treasury task that demands comprehensive and strategic focus. This guide, sponsored by TIS , covers the dimensions of the challenge and offers a strategic vision for dealing with bank account management. A German version of the same document is also available.

Treasury Management in China – The treasury environment in China is complex and changing rapidly. This guide, sponsored by DBS, covers key areas that treasury professionals need to know.

The Request for Proposal Process: A Treasurer’s Guide is a completely updated version of the earlier White Paper. It outlines the RFP process, its essential elements and the project administration requirements. It’s designed to provide the corporate treasury professional with a guide to successfully initiating, managing and completing an RFP. 404K pdf.

Cash Pooling A Treasurer’s Guide updates an earlier edition and provides considerably more information including tax considerations. 485K pdf.

Fundamental of Payment Systems is a revised and updated guide to payment systems for treasury professionals. 774K pdf.

Treasury Systems: A Treasurer’s Guide describes some of the technology available to Treasurers today and how to take advantage of new capabilities. It includes sections on functionality and selection. 514K pdf.

CASH

Escheatment Issues and Best Practices – Unclaimed property is a matter that doesn’t get much attention until the state auditors present their demand for back payments and penalties. This brief paper outlines issues and best practices surrounding escheatment.

Basel III – New Rules, New Game – Basel III is going to change treasury management in a major way. This presentation provides some examples along with actions you can take to protect your company and the most recent listing of globally systemically important banks.

Basel III and Bank Relationship Management – Basel III imposes major new requirements for bank balance sheets that will have a significant effect on the cost and availability of credit and treasury services. This brief paper describes two actions companies can take to minimize the impact on their banking network.

Basel III – Pooling – Basel III may spell the end of notional pooling. This article explores the impact that Basel III will have on this popular technique – and why.

Ten Keys to a Successful RFP – The Request for Proposal is a great opportunity for treasury departments and for the vendors that support them. Following are ten keys that will help you make the most of the RFP process.

Cash Forecasting—A Primer – Cash forecasting is an important part of treasury management and it is a task many treasury practitioners admit is challenging to do well. The good news is that several steps can help turn cash forecasting from a difficult chore to an efficient and essential tool for treasury and the entire enterprise. This paper covers key elements in developing a forecasting process from scratch or to improving current cash forecasting procedures.

Ten Projects You May Have Forgotten – Volatile markets and shifting regulations require a dynamic approach to managing the treasury project queue. We have put together a list of ten projects that may have slipped your list including SEPA Implementaton, Basel III and the FCPA. This brief paper describes ten projects you may have forgotten – but should not have.

Dodd-Frank: The Treasury Alliance Group View is a brief position paper that examines the impact of the recent elections on Dodd-Frank and other financial regulations.

Cash Pooling A Treasurer’s Guide updates an earlier edition and provides considerably more information including tax considerations. 485K pdf.

Notional vs. Physical Cash Pooling Revisited combines two recent articles by Susan Hillman published in International Treasurer. 101kb pdf.

How to be better off at no extra cost by Susan Hillman and Dan Blumen explores the benefits of getting under the hood of your company’s working capital. It’s an excellent tool to get you thinking about how to tackle a working capital project. 149K pdf.

Global Cash Management Banking in Risky Times by Susan Hillman deals with bank relationship management and how companies are allocating their banking business in risky times. 81K pdf.

Bank Selection and Relationship Management is a recent presentation by Mark Webster and Dan Blumen. 488K pdf.

Customer Information Programs and the USA Patriot Act provides the regulatory and institutional background surrounding the increased complexity of opening a bank account in the US following implementation of the USA Patriot Act. 26K pdf.

Five Steps to Excellence in Cash Forecasting outlines five key steps that can ensure excellence in cash forecasting. 19K pdf.


PAYMENTS

Fundamentals of Payments Systems is a revised and updated guide to payment systems for treasury professionals. 774K pdf.

Download Enterprising Payments (651K pdf) and listen to the audio of the presentation (3,748K wma).

Download Check Truncation vs. Conversion (1,259K pdf) and listen to the audio of the presentation (3,168 wma).

Payments as a Broken Market looks at payments from a strategic perspective and the challenges this presents to corporations and banks. 383K pdf.

Innovative Payments Techniques examines trends and key issues in payments. 1467K pdf.

Check 21 – A Corporate Perspective explains Check 21, its impact on the banking system and the issues it presents to corporations. 450K pdf.


RISK

Have you had a “check-up” recently? Treasury Risk Assessment – Brief presentation on the types of assessments and their benefits.

Treasury Risks and Uncertainties 2017 Risk and the management of risk are central to the treasury function and there is no shortage of risks in 2017. But uncertainties, where there is only the subjective probability of something happening, could well provide more significant issues for treasuries in the coming year. This paper offers TAG’s assessment of some key risks and uncertainties that treasurers will face in 2017 along with suggestions to manage and mitigate them

Cybercrime – Stealing in the Connected Age Survey Results This report summaries findings from a group of 188 treasury professionals related to their experience of cybercrime and actions they are taking.

Understanding the Corporate Impact of Basel III Basel III is causing banks to shift their approach and strategies across many areas, especially treasury services. This brief paper helps you to reassess your existing treasury practices for this new environment.

The Patriot Act is a presentation given to the Tampa Bay AFP on the Act and its implications. 441K pdf.

Payments Risk Management is a presentation given by Mark Webster at the International Payments Institute. 146K pdf.


STRUCTURES

Intercompany Liquidity Management Compliance – Brexit, Basel III, BEPS and US Section 385 make for a set of interesting treasury challenges. Treasury Alliance offers 10 things that should be on the agenda of global treasurers in this brief paper.

Treasury Impact of Proposed Regulations under Section 385 -The proposed new rules under section 385 of the federal tax code present concerns for many corporate treasurers. This brief article analyzes the proposal and the possible impact on common treasury management techniques.

Working With Supply Chain -The global focus on working capital management has raised the profile of corporate purchasing managers. Recast as supply chain management or strategic sourcing, these professionals are a key element in controlling costs, assessing supplier viability and ensuring objective decision-making. This brief paper helps treasury managers understand how to work with these professionals and get the best for their companies.

OFAC: This Means You – OFAC is a four-letter acronym for the Office of Foreign Assets Control and understanding OFAC is important because of its power to levy significant criminal and civil penalties. There is the perception among some that OFAC compliance is a matter for the ever-growing compliance departments of banks. This is most definitely not the case and in a brief article we discuss four steps Treasurers can take to stay on the right side of OFAC

Implementing a Regional Treasury Structure describes the reasons, issues and practical steps in implementing a regional treasury. 399K pdf.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance reviews compliance issues beyond Section 404 and the implications for Treasury. 62K pdf.


TECHNOLOGY


Electronic billing
has become more popular in North America but has yet to approach European levels of usage. This brief article by the Treasury Alliance Group team provides treasury professionals with an overview of eBilling system characteristics. It also includes some vendor selection tips and a five-step model to help make sure that your project is a winner.

TMS Implementation: A Strategic Approach demonstrates the value of taking a strategic approach to what is often considered a lower-level, tactical task.

Treasury Systems: A Treasurer’s Guide describes some of the technology available to Treasurers today and how to take advantage of new capabilities. It includes sections on functionality and selection. 514K pdf.

A Strategic Approach to Treasury Technology is a brief paper that describes how taking a strategic approach to technology can improve the effectiveness of your treasury.

Strategic Approach to Corporate Treasury Technology contains slides from the Webinar delivered on April 4, 2008. 191K pdf.

Treasury Dashboard is an example of an online flash report that can be used to provide treasury stakeholders with key metrics. 47K pdf.

Cashflow Forecasting: Old Problem – New Solution is a White Paper that outlines the benefits applying Business Intelligence tools to the forecasting challenge. 133K pdf.