James Paterson on SCF in a vertically integrated Mondi

November 26, 2015 by Magnus Lind

Follow @TreasuryPeer First time I met with James Paterson was back in 2009, some three years after he was appointed Group Treasurer at Mondi Group, which had demerger from Anglo American in 2007. Since then James and the management team has been very successful in transforming and growing the Group into a leader in its…Full article

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David Gustin on SCF – Technology is different from Finance

November 16, 2015 by Magnus Lind

When talking to David Gustin on SCF – he makes sure to stress that Technology is very different from Finance. This is an interview with Mr. Trade Finance: David Gustin also being an advisory board member of The Talent Show – Supply Chain Finance taking place in Greater Copenhagen (read Malmo) in April 2016. Me: How do you see…Full article

Supply Chain Finance is developing fast – what’s around the corner?

November 15, 2015 by Magnus Lind

Follow @TreasuryPeer I met with the guy who, when his hair turns gray, probably will disrupt Santa Claus. He is also one of the brains behind one of the world’s most successful FinTech start-ups. I’m talking about Markus Ament, or Maex as everyone calls him, from Taulia.  Taulia claims it is “connecting businesses to boost…Full article

Supply Chain Finance – Tim de Knegt shares his views

November 5, 2015 by Magnus Lind

I met with Tim de Knegt, the rising star at Port of Rotterdam (recently promoted to head of strategic finance and treasury) on Supply Chain Finance. Tim is also part of the Advisory Board of The Talent Show – Supply Chain Finance. The Show takes place in April 2016 in Greater Copenhagen. SCF is close to the…Full article

Supply Chain Finance – Something for a Generalist

September 30, 2015 by Magnus Lind

Follow @TreasuryPeer or, Is Treasury Certification Only a Good Thing for Our Profession? The dentist is a specialist. The treasurer is a generalist. That’s a huge difference. In December 2008 I moderated a Roundtable in Paris with some of the most experienced treasurers from very large corporations. It was the time just after the Lehman crash and…Full article

Predictions of future payment system

August 27, 2015 by Magnus Lind 1 comment so far

Follow @TreasuryPeer I make these three predictions of the future of payment systems: Firstly, no future payment system will be built on printed paper and metal. Secondly, no future payment system will be built on transactions over a large number of synchronizing server (as the current payment systems are). Thirdly, payments will likely be a…Full article

Reach Out to the Corporate Community to Take The Global Supply Chain Finance Benchmark

August 8, 2015 by Magnus Lind

Follow @TreasuryPeer Please take this Global Supply Chain Finance Benchmark if you’re representing a company being part of a physical supply chain (answers from service providers, vendors, consultants and financial institutions will be filtered away). This survey will help us to better understand the needs and wants of the corporate community in SCF and with this information…Full article

Donate or do an Ironman with me? :)

July 27, 2015 by Magnus Lind

Follow @TreasuryPeer What if you didn’t have access to clean water? Not at all. Not even for sanitation and drinking. How would you cope? Do you want to help? A few years ago I participated as a judge for a business model competition between the leading universities of the world. The contestants had a couple…Full article

What did the Royal Bank of Scotland do?

July 25, 2015 by Magnus Lind

Follow @TreasuryPeer Ten years ago the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) aimed at being one of the biggest banks in the world. Earlier this year RBS decided to withdraw from all client engagements outside of the British Isles. This was a wake-up call. The financial crisis 2008 sparked new regulation with only one purpose: to…Full article