Help with credibility

June 2, 2004

Ratings agencies provide an impartial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a company. Engaging proactively with them can help assess funding options, says ABN AMRO’s David Beardsall.

In a spin over finding acquisition finance?

June 2, 2004

When a company decides to make an acquisition, it may not be a planned event. However, finance directors need not be caught short of funding, says Sophie Roell.

IAS 39: coming, ready or not?

June 2, 2004

Matthew Daniel of ABN AMRO offers some hints to organisations implementing the International Accounting Standard 39.

Corporates warm to credit derivatives

June 2, 2004

The uptake of credit derivatives by corporates is lukewarm at best but Natasha de Teran finds bankers bullish about the future of this market.

The inflation dimension

June 2, 2004

Adding an inflation dimension to a liability portfolio opens up new strategies for asset liability and debt managers, say ABN AMRO’s Brice Benaben and Sebastien Goldenberg.

How will Basel II hit corporates?

June 2, 2004

Basel II’s restrictions on banks are bound to change their relationships with their corporate clients. Jules Stewart looks at what firms should expect once the new Accord is in place.

Re-rating your equity

June 2, 2004

Perceived under or overcapitalisation can damage a company’s share price and destroy value for investors. A sound strategy for such a situation is paramount, says Jan de Ruiter, joint CEO of ABN AMRO Rothschild.

Balancing risk and efficiency

June 2, 2004

Long-term strategic success depends on good management of short-term operational capital – centralised cash management and balanced investment are vital, says ABN AMRO’s Ann Cairns.

Critical factors

June 2, 2004

ABN AMRO's Alexandra Cook and Steven Gregg highlight why financial market strategies should be built on industry sector dynamics and knowledge of global and local markets.

Basel II brings banking evolution

February 3, 2004

Spiro Pappas of ABN AMRO and Charles Lucas of ABN AMRO Rothschild talk to Jules Stewart about the future of capital management post-Basel II and how preparation for the Accord’s implementation has changed the thinking of financial institutions.
Basel II may be just round the corner or it may be three years down the road, depending which commentators you listen to. Nevertheless, the final draft is on the table and financial institutions worldwide are being forced to think in a different way.

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