Everyone loves a sneak preview, and here Michael Spiegel, Head of Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, gives Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI, an exclusive peek at the results of one of the hottest treasury surveys going. Read on to discover what your peers really think about the role of AI and blockchain within the treasury function. Also learn about emerging threats and opportunities for treasurers to prepare for, from regulation to new business models.
Eleanor Hill, TMI (EH): You will be launching the results of the annual corporate treasury survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, at EuroFinance in Geneva. Tell us a little bit about this year’s survey – what does it focus on?
Michael Spiegel, Deutsche Bank (MS): Well, the title of this year’s survey is The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury.
So, it’s a really exciting topic that highlights how treasurers are readying themselves for change resulting from new technologies, new business models, and the emergence of new regulatory initiatives.
As well as being relevant from a thematic perspective, the survey is a comprehensive piece of research, with views from 300 senior treasurers across the globe. We also built on the results with a number of in-depth interviews with group treasurers at leading multinationals to really bring the findings to life. As such, it’s an insightful read.