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Daniel Shaffer, Senior Global Public Relations Manager

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Daniel is a marketing and public relations strategist for global corporates in technology, healthcare, SaaS, and telecommunications with 15 years of experience driving successful communications campaigns. As a champion of brand journalism, Daniel enjoys crafting thought leadership, and continues to experiment with the perfect pitch for media, brand influencers and bloggers. Daniel has enjoyed the thrill of problem solving for startups, growth hacking, and working cross functionally in mature corporate environments.

 

IFRS 9: Why It’s Time to Revisit Hedging

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World events over the last 18 months have resulted in some significant currency movements – and many European companies have suffered as a result. Deutsche Telekom, for example, reported that net profit was down 18% last year when the company’s stake in BT lost value “mainly as a result of a fall in BT’s share price and in the pound sterling following the Brexit referendum.” Meanwhile, EasyJet reported pre-tax losses of £212m in the first half of this year, largely due to the weaker pound.

John Campbell
September 25, 2017

Kyriba Launches New State of the Art Command Centers

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Data protection is a significant priority for any organization and preventing loss of financial assets is a challenging and expensive endeavor for today’s global CFOs and CIOs. Today’s cloud operations are more specialized and require a staff of experts to maintain the highest standards in security, which is one reason why mid-market to large enterprise corporates are choosing to outsource their cloud technology. World-class cloud treasury and finance solutions are dedicated to providing a safe, secure and reliable working environment with almost zero downtime.

Daniel Shaffer
August 16, 2017

Brexit Brings FX Challenges for Treasurers

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The current climate for corporate treasury is one of considerable uncertainty. While this uncertainty is manifesting itself in different ways, the outcome of last year’s Brexit referendum has particularly underscored the need for treasurers to be prepared for every eventuality. Unfortunately, this is not always the case: more than half of CFOs had not put in place a Brexit contingency plan before the vote, according to research published by Deloitte in April 2016.

John Campbell
October 20, 2017

5 Essential Supply Chain Finance Questions for Treasurers

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The following is a guest blog from David Gustin, the editor and co-founder of Trade Financing Matters, providing insights on trade credit and business finance issues. David joined Kyriba recently for a webinar entitled, “Why Treasury and Procurement Should Collaborate for a Successful Supply Chain Finance Program.”
David Gustin
June 12, 2017

Tools to Optimize Cash Management

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Through analysis of cash positions, foreign exchange risk and counterparty risk, powerful tools now help CFOs effectively perform their duties.

A company's performance is often summed up by its capacity to produce, sell and innovate, and its ability to attract and motivate talent. The effectiveness of its finance policy is highlighted less frequently, as if it played only a minor role in the company's success. In fact, the situation is quite different. Financial departments are constantly seeking tools and solutions to help them optimize their cash management, allowing them to become more efficient in an increasingly competitive environment.

Daniel Shaffer
February 8, 2017

The CFO-CPO Collaboration Opportunity with Cash Management

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Cash management is a critically-important piece of the corporate puzzle. For the continued health of the average business, maximizing cash on hand has become a top priority, forcing organizations to seek new strategies and solutions that support this need. Our recent research report, Understanding the Real Value of Supply Chain Finance, details the opportunities inherent in supply chain finance programs and provides a framework for enterprises seeking to leverage this financial solution.

Andrew Bartolini
November 30, 2016

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