Articles 2014

The professionals of Citi are among the most knowledgeable in their field. Following are recent articles that some of them have written for industry publications. All files are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated.

  • The New Era of Shared Service Centres: Translating Efficiency into Effectiveness
    Thought leadership article featuring Karin Flinspach, Treasury and Trade Solutions Head of Payments and Receivables, EMEA, was written off the back of the Shared Service Centre Forum last year, which brought together market experts from a cross-section of industries to discuss the opportunities and challenges at hand.
    March 2014
  • The hub and spokes approach to emerging market expansion
    Thought leadership article written by Citi's Amit Agarwal, Sybil Crasto and Dimitrios Raptis.
    March 2014
  • Keeping up with Africa in 2014
    Thought leadership article written by Geoffrey Gursel, TTS Africa Sales, Keeping up with Africa: From Adapting to Change to Seizing the Opportunity: How Corporate Cash and Treasury Management is Changing in Africa
    March 2014
  • Shipping Finance: A New Model for a New Market
    Shipping finance has changed beyond recognition in the post-crisis period, with a huge increase in the role of export credit agencies and the emergence of new opportunities in areas such as liquefied natural gas, writes Valentino Gallo, Global Head of Export & Agency Finance at Citi.
    March 2014
  • The Bank Interview
    Treasury Today interview Deborah Mur, Citi’s Western European Head for Treasury and Trade Solutions about the challenges faced by corporate treasurers in Europe, trends in technology, working capital management, and emerging markets.
    February 2014
  • SCF – The Strategies You Need
    There is no question that we have entered a period of sustained economic uncertainty. Macroeconomic, regulatory and technological developments are driving increased complexity in treasury management.
    February 2014
  • Asian Shipbuilding: A Dynamic Market
    Asia will remain at the heart of the global shipbuilding industry for the foreseeable future, although the relative strength of its key players will alter, writes Sumanta Panigrahi, Managing Director and Head – Asia Pacific, Export & Agency Finance, Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi.
    February 2014
  • The Rise of Renewables in Latin America
    The growth of renewable energy production has been one of the defining features of the 21st century as countries worldwide seek to improve their energy security and lower carbon emissions, writes Georges Romano, Managing Director and Head – Latin America, Export & Agency Finance, Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi.
    February 2014
  • Trends in Straight-Through Reconciliation
    For an increasing number of payment factories and SSCs (shared service centers) that already achieve high rates of STP (straight-through processing), optimized expense savings and efficiency gains, this article asks what many organizations want to know across the cash management and liquidity spectrum: what’s next on the agenda?
    February 2014
  • Making Supplier Finance Work for Latin America
    Multinationals and leading domestic corporates in Latin America are increasingly adopting supplier finance solutions to improve their stability and competiveness against a backdrop of rapid macroeconomic and regulatory change.
    January/February 2014