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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    New Opportunities For Onshore And Offshore RMB Liquidity Management

    Larger numbers of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) are setting up treasury centers on the Chinese mainland and more Chinese companies are leveraging their lower cost base and strong liquidity to expand overseas. The challenges for Chinese and foreign MNCs have included restrictions on cross-border RMB trading and foreign currency liquidity management,...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Outstanding Idea: Outsourcing Trade

    For today's corporations, the ground is shifting. Issues such as globalization, business efficiency, increased specialization and product innovation are percolating upwards in priority. And corporations are now focusing more intently than ever on profitability, working capital, cash flow, technology, risk management and investments. To manage these priorities successfully, organizations are...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Agency Financing - Strengthening Your Balance Sheet Foundations

    As a result of the global financial crisis and the subsequent events in the Middle East and Europe, the focus on capital has increased. Even as liquidity returns, constraints still exist. Adding agency support across the entire financing landscape can reap huge benefits for CFOs and provide resilience to shocks....

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Enhancing Project Success For Innovation, Efficiency And Competitiveness

    As multinationals accelerate their strategies to further globalisation and expansion into the emerging markets, they continue to invest in major capital expenditure projects that are key to establishing and building out local manufacturing and production facilities. These critical investment projects are designed to enhance competitiveness by improving productivity, optimising cash...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Coordinating The Recovery

    This role as guardian of the financial system has evolved as central banks - traditionally tasked with setting monetary policy, maintaining the stability of a country's financial system and acting as sovereign banker - are now playing an instrumental role in rebuilding the global economy. At the height of the...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Professionalism And Pragmatism In Cards Programme Implementation

    Implementing a Travel and Entertainment (T&E) cards programme brings advantages to finance managers, travel managers and employees. T&E card programmes deliver convenience to cardholders, enhance compliance with internal travel policies and automate the expense management and approval processes. In addition, they give travel managers the tools they need to see...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    New Solutions For Meeting Targets And Enhanced Events

    The financial crisis has prompted companies in every industry, in every country to reduce costs, improve controls and increase operational efficiency. Many organisations, for example, have taken the opportunity to exercise control over Travel and Entertainment (T&E) with corporate card programmes and expense management processes, resulting in reduced spend. Meetings...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Complex, Yes; Impractical, No: Intelligent Solutions For Payments To Developing Nations

    Making cross-border payments to beneficiaries in developing countries can present unique challenges. While many emerging nations continue to expand and improve their financial infrastructures, payments processing capabilities vary greatly from country to country. Raising payment hurdles, exchange regulations imposed by these countries impede their currencies from trading freely in the...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Bigger Picture Sustainability

    For a successful enterprise, the reconciliation of expansion plans with sustainable use of resources is a daunting challenge. Forward thinking companies are, however, integrating sustainability thinking into their business strategies, confronting questions of how to operate in, and positively contribute to, a world where resources are constrained and expectations in...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Best Practices In Cross Border Payments To Support Globalisation Strategies

    Globalisation is a phenomenon most treasurers want to leverage to bring their organisation to the next level of success. This article examines the global payments solutions and best practices to provide the infrastructure to support the myriad of cross border and cross currency flows required by multi- and trans-national corporates...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The New Generation Of Commercial Cards

    Commercial cards, such as T&E (travel and entertainment) and purchasing cards have become increasingly popular as finance managers recognise the benefits of greater spending control and ease of reconciliation. As a global leader in commercial card services, Citi is now unveiling the next generation of payments processing, Citi Virtual Card...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Extraordinary Times Call For Savvy Outsourcing Solutions

    Through outsourcing, investment managers can reduce the costs required for maintaining a technology infrastructure with assured modernization. For the investment manager not using an outsourcer, current and future capital investments are not embedded in its costs and are an additional financial burden that must compete for limited firm resources. Outsourcing...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    The Liquidity Risk Management Evolution

    Managing liquidity has become a top priority for treasurers in the current environment of reduced sales and cash flows and constrained borrowing. Not only is maintaining adequate levels of liquidity critical for companies to meet their financial obligations, but investors are increasingly rewarding companies with high liquidity. A study conducted...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Capitalizing On The Growth Trends In Asia Pacific

    The onset of the financial crisis has impacted global investment but has also prompted many to flock back to emerging markets. The lure of better returns and higher valuations has led to sizable inflows returning to Asia, with shifts into different investments, the introduction of new players and a more...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Lure Of Foreign Shares

    Banks have created 1,400 new unsponsored ADR programs to meet - and hopefully generate - growing demand, particularly from investors in separately managed accounts. The long drought in initial public offerings has slowed the pace of raising capital in the form of depositary receipts, but trading in these instruments is...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Investment Operations Outsourcing

    In today's rapidly changing global marketplace, success requires an unwavering commitment to achieving your business and investment objectives and those of your clients. Increased market expansion, new and complex investment vehicles and a myriad of regulatory and compliance issues not only bring about opportunity but significant challenges. Meeting your business...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Piecing Together Market Fragmentation

    The equities trading arena is going through a period of dynamic growth and restructuring. Once dominated by their primary exchanges, markets in the US and Europe are seeing a proliferation of cheap and efficient alternative execution venues, provoking unparalleled business opportunities for investors and intermediaries of all descriptions. Market participants...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Trade Balancing Act

    The rules of the game in global trade are changing. As corporates' supply chains are threatened by a lack of liquidity, the time is right for global, collaborative efforts to revitalise trade. The credit crunch is having a dramatic impact on corporates and their supply chains. Prior to the credit...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    A Model For New World Efficiency

    Multinational corporations face new challenges every day and the need for flexibility is already well reflected in the diversity of structures and processes housed within large corporates' Shared Service Centres (SSCs). But the unprecedented scale of change driven by the economic downturn and increased global competition will result in a...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Hedge Funds Remodelled: An Opportunity For New Best Practices

    The era when hedge funds employed selfadministration and self-custody operating models is rapidly waning, replaced by a higher degree level of outsourcing of custodial, multi-prime and related services to a third-party specialist provider with the expertise to allow them to concentrate on what they do best - manage money and...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Unlocking Capital From Within

    In an environment where operating efficiency and financial flexibility are paramount to survival, necessity is inspiring a fresh perspective and providing the impetus to bring about radical change in how operational and financial processes coalesce around the critical activities that drive bottom line performance. Current economic conditions and the financial...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Weathering The Financial Storm

    Companies have long relied on their commercial banks for core banking services to help them manage their working capital. In today's difficult economic climate, the global transaction banks play a crucial role bringing commercial banks, corporations, public sector entities and their global supply chains together to weather the storm and...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Know Who Your Friends Are: Annual Cash Management Debate

    As in all other areas of financial services, the credit crunch has made its presence felt in international cash management. Banks and corporates have found their relationships and business practices severely tested and have found out who they can, and cannot, trust in a downturn. Now both sides are reassessing...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Doing Business In An Electronic World: The Role Of Digital Identity

    Consider this scenario: An assistant treasurer of a multi-national firm in Asia, who is an authorized signer on 100 DDA accounts across ten banks, moves to a new job at corporate headquarters. His role, as an authorized signatory, needs to be transitioned to his successor. This changeover involves contacting each...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Extraordinary Times Call For Savvy Outsourcing Solutions

    Through outsourcing, investment managers can reduce the costs required for maintaining a technology infrastructure with assured modernization. For the investment manager not using an outsourcer, current and future capital investments are not embedded in its costs and are an additional financial burden that must compete for limited firm resources. Outsourcing...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Piecing Together Market Fragmentation

    The equities trading arena is going through a period of dynamic growth and restructuring. Once dominated by their primary exchanges, markets in the US and Europe are seeing a proliferation of cheap and efficient alternative execution venues, provoking unparalleled business opportunities for investors and intermediaries of all descriptions. Market participants...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Lure Of Foreign Shares

    Banks have created 1,400 new unsponsored ADR programs to meet - and hopefully generate - growing demand, particularly from investors in separately managed accounts. The long drought in initial public offerings has slowed the pace of raising capital in the form of depositary receipts, but trading in these instruments is...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Hedge Funds Remodelled: An Opportunity For New Best Practices

    The era when hedge funds employed selfadministration and self-custody operating models is rapidly waning, replaced by a higher degree level of outsourcing of custodial, multi-prime and related services to a third-party specialist provider with the expertise to allow them to concentrate on what they do best - manage money and...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    A Model For New World Efficiency

    Multinational corporations face new challenges every day and the need for flexibility is already well reflected in the diversity of structures and processes housed within large corporates' Shared Service Centres (SSCs). But the unprecedented scale of change driven by the economic downturn and increased global competition will result in a...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Unlocking Capital From Within

    In an environment where operating efficiency and financial flexibility are paramount to survival, necessity is inspiring a fresh perspective and providing the impetus to bring about radical change in how operational and financial processes coalesce around the critical activities that drive bottom line performance. Current economic conditions and the financial...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Trade Balancing Act

    The rules of the game in global trade are changing. As corporates' supply chains are threatened by a lack of liquidity, the time is right for global, collaborative efforts to revitalise trade. The credit crunch is having a dramatic impact on corporates and their supply chains. Prior to the credit...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Weathering The Financial Storm

    Companies have long relied on their commercial banks for core banking services to help them manage their working capital. In today's difficult economic climate, the global transaction banks play a crucial role bringing commercial banks, corporations, public sector entities and their global supply chains together to weather the storm and...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Know Who Your Friends Are: Annual Cash Management Debate

    As in all other areas of financial services, the credit crunch has made its presence felt in international cash management. Banks and corporates have found their relationships and business practices severely tested and have found out who they can, and cannot, trust in a downturn. Now both sides are reassessing...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    The Liquidity Risk Management Evolution

    Managing liquidity has become a top priority for treasurers in the current environment of reduced sales and cash flows and constrained borrowing. Not only is maintaining adequate levels of liquidity critical for companies to meet their financial obligations, but investors are increasingly rewarding companies with high liquidity. A study conducted...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Doing Business In An Electronic World: The Role Of Digital Identity

    Consider this scenario: An assistant treasurer of a multi-national firm in Asia, who is an authorized signer on 100 DDA accounts across ten banks, moves to a new job at corporate headquarters. His role, as an authorized signatory, needs to be transitioned to his successor. This changeover involves contacting each...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    New Solutions For Meeting Targets And Enhanced Events

    The financial crisis has prompted companies in every industry, in every country to reduce costs, improve controls and increase operational efficiency. Many organisations, for example, have taken the opportunity to exercise control over Travel and Entertainment (T&E) with corporate card programmes and expense management processes, resulting in reduced spend. Meetings...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Professionalism And Pragmatism In Cards Programme Implementation

    Implementing a Travel and Entertainment (T&E) cards programme brings advantages to finance managers, travel managers and employees. T&E card programmes deliver convenience to cardholders, enhance compliance with internal travel policies and automate the expense management and approval processes. In addition, they give travel managers the tools they need to see...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The New Generation Of Commercial Cards

    Commercial cards, such as T&E (travel and entertainment) and purchasing cards have become increasingly popular as finance managers recognise the benefits of greater spending control and ease of reconciliation. As a global leader in commercial card services, Citi is now unveiling the next generation of payments processing, Citi Virtual Card...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Bigger Picture Sustainability

    For a successful enterprise, the reconciliation of expansion plans with sustainable use of resources is a daunting challenge. Forward thinking companies are, however, integrating sustainability thinking into their business strategies, confronting questions of how to operate in, and positively contribute to, a world where resources are constrained and expectations in...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    New Opportunities For Onshore And Offshore RMB Liquidity Management

    Larger numbers of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) are setting up treasury centers on the Chinese mainland and more Chinese companies are leveraging their lower cost base and strong liquidity to expand overseas. The challenges for Chinese and foreign MNCs have included restrictions on cross-border RMB trading and foreign currency liquidity management,...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Outstanding Idea: Outsourcing Trade

    For today's corporations, the ground is shifting. Issues such as globalization, business efficiency, increased specialization and product innovation are percolating upwards in priority. And corporations are now focusing more intently than ever on profitability, working capital, cash flow, technology, risk management and investments. To manage these priorities successfully, organizations are...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Coordinating The Recovery

    This role as guardian of the financial system has evolved as central banks - traditionally tasked with setting monetary policy, maintaining the stability of a country's financial system and acting as sovereign banker - are now playing an instrumental role in rebuilding the global economy. At the height of the...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Agency Financing - Strengthening Your Balance Sheet Foundations

    As a result of the global financial crisis and the subsequent events in the Middle East and Europe, the focus on capital has increased. Even as liquidity returns, constraints still exist. Adding agency support across the entire financing landscape can reap huge benefits for CFOs and provide resilience to shocks....

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Enhancing Project Success For Innovation, Efficiency And Competitiveness

    As multinationals accelerate their strategies to further globalisation and expansion into the emerging markets, they continue to invest in major capital expenditure projects that are key to establishing and building out local manufacturing and production facilities. These critical investment projects are designed to enhance competitiveness by improving productivity, optimising cash...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Investment Operations Outsourcing

    In today's rapidly changing global marketplace, success requires an unwavering commitment to achieving your business and investment objectives and those of your clients. Increased market expansion, new and complex investment vehicles and a myriad of regulatory and compliance issues not only bring about opportunity but significant challenges. Meeting your business...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Capitalizing On The Growth Trends In Asia Pacific

    The onset of the financial crisis has impacted global investment but has also prompted many to flock back to emerging markets. The lure of better returns and higher valuations has led to sizable inflows returning to Asia, with shifts into different investments, the introduction of new players and a more...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Best Practices In Cross Border Payments To Support Globalisation Strategies

    Globalisation is a phenomenon most treasurers want to leverage to bring their organisation to the next level of success. This article examines the global payments solutions and best practices to provide the infrastructure to support the myriad of cross border and cross currency flows required by multi- and trans-national corporates...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Complex, Yes; Impractical, No: Intelligent Solutions For Payments To Developing Nations

    Making cross-border payments to beneficiaries in developing countries can present unique challenges. While many emerging nations continue to expand and improve their financial infrastructures, payments processing capabilities vary greatly from country to country. Raising payment hurdles, exchange regulations imposed by these countries impede their currencies from trading freely in the...

    Provided By Citigroup