Seeing Opportunity In Obstacles

Seeing Opportunity In Obstacles

Inside Sibos | Day 3
“Global Transaction Banking is the fastest growing unit in Société Générale,” says Christian Behaghel, head of GTB at Societe Generale. “It is a very stable business, and while we generate something like 6% of the total revenue of the bank, we are experiencing growth of our revenue of 10-15% a year.” This compares, he says to some areas of retail banking that have 0-2% growth a year.

Trade Finance Goes Digital

Trade Finance Goes Digital

Inside Sibos | Day 3
This year’s Sibos event is set to see a greater focus on the use of technology to support trade. Since the launch of the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO), and the publication last year of the Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO) by the International Chamber of Commerce, adoption of the new instrument has been gradual—but across the industry there is increasing focus on how technology can be deployed in an area traditionally dominated by paper.

5 Minutes w/ Joy Cave, VP & Treasurer, FM Global

5 Minutes w/ Joy Cave, VP & Treasurer, FM Global

Inside Sibos | Day 1
Global Finance spoke with Joy Cave, vice president and treasurer of international property insurer FM Global, about how the firm measures and manages relationships with its transaction banking partners and how that has changed in light of market and regulatory developments in recent years—both key topics of discussion for corporate treasurers attending SWIFT’s Sibos conference in Boston this week.

Counterparty Risk In The Spotlight

Counterparty Risk In The Spotlight

Inside Sibos | Day 1
What has really changed since the global financial crisis first hit? Four years after the Dodd Frank Act was enacted in the US to help stem another bank crisis, one of the primary causes of the meltdown remains a serious concern.

Treasury Technology Branches Out

Treasury Technology Branches Out

Inside Sibos | Day 1
Having the right technology is a key requirement for corporate treasurers—but increasingly companies are looking for their technology vendors to provide additional services beyond the system itself. The evolution of technology is set to be one of the key focus points at this year’s Sibos corporate forum.

Treasury In An Integrated World

Treasury In An Integrated World

Corporate Forum | Treasury In An Integrated World

SWIFT’s Sibos conference is certainly the place where banks and financial services firms showcase their solutions and meet clients—both during the conference and at the trade show. And in the Corporate Forum, one of the conference streams which will take place on October 1 and 2, the focus is even more precise.

The Rise Of Intra-Day Liquidity Monitoring

The Rise Of Intra-Day Liquidity Monitoring

Key topics at SWIFT’s Sibos conference in Boston will include the growing adoption of multibanking solutions—not only by the world’s largest corporations, but also by midcap companies, according to Andre Casterman, global head of corporate and supply chain markets at SWIFT.

Jose Rivas and Fernando Rojo, BBVA

BBVA's Jose Manuel Barcia Rivas, Executive Director, Institutional Custody, and Fernando Garcia Rojo, Vice President, Institutional Custody, discuss the bank's win as Best Subcustodian in Spain. They also talk about the upbeat mood at this year's Sibos conference.