Commentary from SunGard experts on news and events affecting the financial services industry.
Contributor: SunGard Viewpoint
A Q&A with Vince Tolve, vice president of SunGard’s SGN brokerage business, focused on the SGN Short-Term Cash Management portal. Vince discusses the custody and fully disclosed models for settling cash investment trades.... read more
senior vice president, treasury solutions, SunGard’s corporate liquidity business
Contributor: Paul Bramwell
According to a recent SunGard and Economist Intelligence Unit survey, institutions need a firmer grasp on volatility. For corporations, this fact is heightened by the tumult in the Eurozone.
Volatility in global markets, and in particular, the debt crisis in the Eurozone has placed many corporations at greater risk, and in particular, FX risk. “Vulnerability to Volatility Risk – a Global Challenge,” a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of SunGard, concluded that a majority of bankers, insurers and asset managers, as well as finance executives at non-financial companies, consider their organizations to be vulnerable to exceptional or sudden swings in volatility. More than half of the respondents in this survey say their company conducts stress tests or scenario analysis to check their ability to cope with volatility just once a year or once in six months. That means the majority of these organizations are seriously exposed in today’s fast-moving markets.
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product director, SunGard’s corporate liquidity business
Contributor: Luc Belpaire
3SKey is a service offered by SWIFT to banks and their corporate customers. The service provides banks with a mechanism to authenticate files coming from their corporate customers via electronic banking channels. It also enables banks to validate that the sent files are signed by the authorized individual(s).... read more
Contributor: Kurt Vandebroek
With the introduction of such initiatives as the SCORE (Standardized Corporate Environment) framework, the last couple of years has brought about a surge of interest and adoption of SWIFT by many corporations in Europe, the Americas and Asia alike. ... read more
founder & managing partner, Strategic Treasurer LLC
Contributor: Craig Jeffery
In past years when the economy was more stable, many corporations treated corporate cash investing as a low-risk activity. Often treasurers chose to assign this task to under-experienced staff and little attention was paid to the daily activities and specific investments involved, as long as they were handled within policy guidelines. In many cases, even the guidelines were out of date and inappropriate.... read more