Liquidity management debate: Preserving liquidity in a challenging world
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Liquidity management debate: Preserving liquidity in a challenging world

Bankers and corporate treasurers discuss how best liquidity can be safeguarded in a world of wider regulation and broadening markets.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

• Regulators’ more onerous liquidity requirements are causing banks to rethink costs and how they might best serve customers

• They also imply greater need for information about characteristics of customers’ businesses

• Trapped cash presents big challenges to banks and corporates – local knowledge is crucial to finding solutions

• In a low interest-rate environment it is sensible to analyse whether or not sweeping cash cross-border is worthwhile

• Liquidity structures are becoming smaller and more regionalized – ‘big is beautiful’ is out of fashion

• Despite its relatively limited geographical coverage, Sepa is a big step forward

• Cashflow forecasting is a crucial element of liquidity management

Jack Large, chair What are the most important changes taking place regarding liquidity?

Simon Chatterton (SC) is head of UK liability product for Barclays Corporate

SC, Barclays The best place to start is the UK where the Financial Services Authority has moved ahead on regulations regarding liquidity and banks, whereas other regulators are still deciding what to do.

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