Treasurers face a towering workload – and the challenges will keep coming in 2011, writes Liz Salecka.
Financial-services technology network Swift aims to open an office in Ghana this year, its CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa tells EMEA Finance.
Speaking at last week's Swift Business Forum in London, Alain Raes highlighted rapid growth in African economies and financial markets, which calls for Swift to develop a greater presence on the ground.
"If you want to start supporting mission-critical local-market infrastructures like payment processes, you need to start proposing the sort of local support that can react in a minute if something is happening," he says. "If we want to become more a part of domestic markets, it's likely we'll have to invest further in local resources and support."
EMEA Finance is proud to announce the winners of our annual Treasury Services Awards.
For the third year, these awards recognise banks demonstrating ingenuity, innovation, and investment in cash management, FX and other treasury services.
The winning banks appear here, with full coverage in our October-November issue, available at Sibos in Osaka, Japan.