Cash management - methodology
Euromoney polled cash managers, treasurers and financial officers at 4,500 non-financial corporates in 68 countries. In total 1,004 valid replies were received to questions relating to international cash management services (2004:1,154 replies) from 67 countries. Respondents were asked to:
l identify the three banks they currently used most for their cash management services;
l rate services provided by their lead cash manager on a sliding scale of 1=excellent; 2=very good; 3=good; 4=fair; 5=poor.
Banks’ scores in each category are the percentage of ratings they received for that category that were very good or excellent.
In the lead categories, each voter’s top bank was awarded four points, second place three points, and third place two points. Each voter’s score was then weighted depending on the annual gross sales of the part of the business for which the voter was responsible, as follows:
1. Greater than $100 billion – a factor of 10 was applied.
2. $25 billion to $99.99 billion – a factor of 8 was applied.
3. $10 billion to $24.99 billion – a factor of 6 was applied.
4. $5 billion to $9.99 billion – a factor of 4 was applied.
5. $2.5 billion to $4.99 billion – a factor of 3 was applied.