The 2018-19 Journeys to Treasury report explores the current and future issues shaping the treasury landscape.
The 2018-19 Journeys to Treasury report - the result of a partnership between BNP Paribas, PwC, SAP and the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) – provides expert opinion from a survey of senior corporate treasurers on the trends dominating the current and future treasury landscape. Four key themes emerged as priorities for corporate treasurers: liquidity management, global tax reforms, digital technologies and cyber risks.
Liquidity management: Regulatory and market developments combined with the growth of innovative banking and technology solutions is challenging treasurers to reassess their liquidity decision-making and cash operations.
Global Tax reforms: The global tax landscape is changing. Long-planned base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) regulations are now being introduced, alongside major US tax reforms. This presents changes that could influence corporate organisational structures.
Digital technologies: Automation and streamlining are both key treasury objectives, and today's digital solutions are becoming an enabler of change in giving treasurers a competitive advantage.
Cyber risk: Many organisations across multiple industries face growing threats from cyberattacks, with implications for financial and reputational risk. A Treasurers' role in protecting a company's financial assets places them at the forefront of efforts to tackle and mitigate these risks.