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Enrico Camerinelli

Tungsten Bought OB10: Now What?

After the drumming and roaring of the acquisition announcement I haven’t seen or heard anything significant so far. True is that the companies are now working out the hard task of integrating cultures...

11 Dec 2013
Financial Supply Chain
Enrico Camerinelli

Observations on EuroFinance 2013

This article was first published on gtnews. Corporate treasurers and their use of treasury management systems Corporate treasurers fully agree they can (and must) count more in their company. The fina...

23 Nov 2013
Treasury Management
Enrico Camerinelli

The Corporate Treasurer Is The Wealth Manager Of The Company

I thought I'd post again this article after the recent outage... Large corporations are today cash rich and their treasurers are accountable for utilizing at best those assets. Preservation of capit...

30 Oct 2013
Treasury Management
Enrico Camerinelli

The Corporate Treasurer Is The Wealth Manager Of The Company

Large corporations are today cash rich and their treasurers are accountable for utilizing at best those assets. Preservation of capital rather than pure yield gauges the success of corporate treasurer...

24 Oct 2013
Treasury Management
Enrico Camerinelli

SAP and Ariba: A marriage with no honeymoon?

In May 2012, giant German ERP vendor SAP acquired Ariba, a sourcing strategy and B2B network provider (http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/sap-agrees-to-acquire-ariba-for-4-5-billion/?_r=0). Since...

08 Oct 2013
Financial Supply Chain
Enrico Camerinelli

Actuarial Tables for Supply Chain Finance

To clarify the reason of this rather naive post, banks are not lending to small companies because the risk perceived is too high. However, the way banks assess risk is mainly based on financial data a...

26 Sep 2013
Financial Supply Chain
Enrico Camerinelli

Bellin and SWIFT to Build a New Treasury Platform

Today, SWIFT and treasury systems vendor Bellin announced that they will implement a direct connection between SWIFT and Bellin’s tm5. Treasury intelligence management systems (TiMSs), a term coined b...

25 Sep 2013
Treasury Management
Enrico Camerinelli

MasterCard and Basware Sunsetting Bank Payments?

Today’s announcement of a partnership between MasterCard and global B2B network Basware scores another point for the likely uptake of the B2B payment networks model—a model that I predicted in a rece...

25 Sep 2013
Financial Supply Chain
Enrico Camerinelli

Why are Physical and Financial Supply Chains out of Sync?

I am sharing a summary of a recent lively debate on supply chains conducted on the ‘Supply Chain on SWIFT’ LinkedIn Group. The initial question raised on this online forum was why the physical supply...

16 Sep 2013
Financial Supply Chain
Enrico Camerinelli

Bottomline Opens New Market Scenario

My note refers to the recent news that Bottomline Technologies has bought Sterci and Simplex http://www.bottomline.co.uk/news/press_releases/bottomline-technologies-acquires-sterci-simplex.html This i...

27 Aug 2013
Treasury Management
Enrico Camerinelli

Banks and Supply Chain Finance: Something's Changed

I recently came across two announcements I believe deserve a comment. I wish to thank my colleague Nancy Atkinson for her precious contribution. Background news Metro Bank acquires SME Invoice Finance...

08 Aug 2013
Financial Supply Chain
Enrico Camerinelli

A New Era for Payments: B2B Networks

I am thinking of a model where companies will exchange payments via the same network infrastructures they already use for business-to-business (B2B) transactions such as purchase orders, sales orders,...

05 May 2013
Transaction Banking