Multinational corporate treasurers: Liquidity decision-making at the sharp end

The liquidity landscape has undergone a major upheaval over the past two years. In this article, the author asks several leading treasurers to gauge how this has affected their liquidity management decision-making, and how it will continue to do so in the future.

As with any other business function, treasury has to adapt its actions to the prevailing environment if it is to deliver optimal performance, especially under the volatile market conditions in the past two years. Against this backdrop, treasurers have had to radically revise their priorities when determining their liquidity management strategies. In the immediate term, as confirmed by the corporate treasurers contributing to this article, a prominent example of this has been the far greater emphasis placed on the security and availability of corporate liquidity. However, in the longer term, other priorities emerge. These include the need to foster a cash-friendly culture in the corporation and the closer alignment of liquidity management with other treasury...

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