Discussion LinkedIn poll | What is the expected conclusion of crypto volatility for Corporate Treasury?

08-06-2022 | treasuryXL | LinkedIn |

 

A couple of weeks ago we launched a poll on our LinkedIn page about the impact of crypto volatility on corporate treasury.

The poll received 72 votes in total, which is a great number! Thanks to everyone who joined the poll.

Scroll down to read our recap with the results and treasuryXL expert opinions. 

 

POLL QUESTION


Currently, we see Crypto volatility crushing Stablecoins. What is the expected conclusion of these events for Corporate Treasury?

 


VOTES

              • Crypto is too risky (25x) 35%

              • We need more regulation (19x) 26%

              • Crypto is the solution (8x) 11%

              • Let’s wait and see (20x) 28%


What do our treasuryXL experts say about this topic?

 

Francois De Witte

 

 

“There is a clear need for more regulation”



It is quite clear that cryptos present a high-risk profile. The volatility is high, and it is not easy to hedge these risks. In addition, payment transactions in cryptos take more time and energy than existing payments systems like the instant payments.

Currently, cryptos are held within the blockchain and are based upon a consensus. As a corporate, you do not have a control over these assets. In addition, you do not have the stringent KYC and AML checks which you have in the classic payment systems. The KYC and AML controls occur only on the moment that an individual or a company buys cryptocurrencies with its bank account or card, or when the proceeds of the sales of cryptocurrencies are paid to their bank account.

 

For this reason, there is a clear need for more regulation. Although the 5th AML Directive covers certain crypto assets under the term “virtual currencies”, it does not provide a harmonized approach. This problem will be addressed by the proposal of the EU Commission for the Regulation of Markets in Crypto Assets (abbreviated as MiCAR), which aims to create an EU framework for crypto assets falling outside the scope of other existing EU financial regulation and is expected to enter into force by end 2024. Let’s hope that this will bring more clarity in this complex topic.

 

Pieter de Kiewit

 

 

“Let’s see what will happen”

 

 

Rejecting crypto currencies or even blockchain before fully understanding the concept is like holding on tohorse and wagon when seeing the first cars. And current inflation following the QE strategy of the ECB shows that stability is not guaranteed in the traditional system. At the same time, treasurers are there to manage risk and the current crypto landscape seems very risky. So let’s see what will happen.

 

 

 

Carlo de Meijer

 

“Without well thought-out regulation, the inherent volatility of cryptocurrencies will continue to make stablecoins vulnerable to various risks”

Regulation of stablecoins has long been on the agenda of regulators worldwide. To date, however, the crypto sector in general and the stablecoin segment in particular remain largely unregulated.

Stablecoins continue to come under scrutiny from regulators, given the rapid growth of the $130 billion market and its potential to impact the broader financial system. As stablecoins are deemed increasingly important to the system by regulators, with the potential to disrupt payment and settlement transactions.

The recent collapse of stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) and the resulting fall of Bitcoin below the $28.000 level have provided an additional argument for speeding up the regulatory process and coming up with adequate regulatory measures.

 

With a growing number of traditional financial institutions, investors and also companies entering the Crypto and DeFi market, regulation becomes urgent to prevent such collapses in the future. Buyers need to understand the risks of these algorithmically stablecoins in particular. Therefore, standards are needed.

Without well thought-out regulation, the inherent volatility of cryptocurrencies in general but also of some types of stablecoins, will continue to make these stablecoins vulnerable to various risks, and make using these instruments for treasury purposes a difficult activity. The lack of transparency about what assets are being used and whether they have enough dollars to support all the digital coins in circulation also amplifies this consequence.

 




Would you care to explain your vote on this poll? Or would you like to explain your vote in a future poll? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

 

 

Recording Live Discussion Session | More reliable cash forecasting in a fraction of the time

01-06-2022 | treasuryXL | CashAnalytics | LinkedIn |

 

Recently, treasuryXL partnered with CashAnalytics on a LIVE discussion session about how much time, effort, and money can be saved by adopting a data-driven approach to cash forecasting.

During this session, Conor Deegan CEO of CashAnalytics was joined by Ron Wessels, owner of Term Finance and Interim Head of Tax & Treasury at Systal Technology Solutions, and Pieter de Kiewit, Owner of Treasurer Search. They have presented battle-tested methods for increasing the reliability of your data, breaking free from tedious forecasting processes, and freeing up more of your time for analysis.



Click on the image above to view the recording and learn how cash flow automation

 

Cuts your manual workload and reporting timelines by over 90%

Provides detailed insight into transaction-level data across all your entities

Frees you from Excel-based processes that are riddled with human errors


 

Looking back at the FinanzSymposium in Mannheim, Germany, organized by SLG | Pieter de Kiewit

25-05-2022 | treasuryXL | Pieter de KiewitLinkedIn |

 

We at treasuryXL consider it our task to inform you about all that’s interesting in Treasury. Last week Schwabe, Ley & Greiner organized their FinanzSymposium for the 33rd time. One of our partners, Pieter de Kiewit of Treasurer Search, volunteered to go and check it out. This is what he came back with.

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02-05-2022 | treasuryXL | Pieter de KiewitLinkedIn |

 

Next to being a treasury recruiter, I am also a very happy member of the so-called curatorium of the postgraduate education Treasury Management & Corporate Finance of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Graduates completed an intense 18-month program and can be recognized by the “RT” behind their name: Register Treasurer which can be translated into “chartered treasurer”. The program is taught in English, has already existed for over 20 years and there are many “RTs” in prominent places in the treasury community. Last week, I attended the latest diploma ceremony, was inspired, and decided I want to tell you more.

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Reminder Live Discussion Session | More reliable cash forecasting in a fraction of the time

27-04-2022 | treasuryXL | CashAnalytics | LinkedIn |

 

A friendly reminder that tomorrow at 3 PM CET (April 28th), we’ll be collaborating with CashAnalytics.

Date & time: April 28, 2021 at 3 pm CET/ 2 pm GMT | Duration 45 minutes



Join Pieter de Kiewit (Treasurer Search), Ron Wessels and Conor Deegan (CashAnalytics) who will talk about how cash flow automation can:

👉 Cut your manual workload and reporting timelines by over 90%

👉 Provide detailed insight into transaction-level data across all your entities

👉 Free you from Excel-based processes that are riddled with human errors Register now so you don’t miss out on this valuable discussion from industry leaders with over 65+ years of combined experience!

 

Click on the banner for registration.

Meet the speakers

Conor Deegan

CFO and Co-Founder
CashAnalytics

Pieter de Kiewit

Owner
Treasurer Search

Ron Wessels

Group Treasurer

Join Us to Learn How Cash Flow Automation…

  • Cuts your manual workload and reporting timelines by over 90%
  • Provides detailed insight into transaction-level data across all your entities
  • Frees you from Excel-based processes that are riddled with human errors

Live Discussion Session | More reliable cash forecasting in a fraction of the time

13-04-2022 | treasuryXL | CashAnalytics | LinkedIn |

 

TreasuryXL is partnering with CashAnalytics to discuss how much time, effort, and money you can save by adopting a data-driven approach to cash forecasting.

Date & time: April 28, 2021 at 3 pm CET/ 2 pm GMT | Duration 45 minutes



Join our expert panelists as they present battle-tested methods for increasing the reliability of your data, breaking free from tedious forecasting processes, and freeing up more of your time for analysis.

If your team spends more than a few hours each week creating forecasts, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Click on the banner for registration.

Meet the speakers

Conor Deegan

CFO and Co-Founder
CashAnalytics

Pieter de Kiewit

Owner
Treasurer Search

Ron Wessels

Group Treasurer

Join Us to Learn How Cash Flow Automation…

  • Cuts your manual workload and reporting timelines by over 90%
  • Provides detailed insight into transaction-level data across all your entities
  • Frees you from Excel-based processes that are riddled with human errors

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On a regular basis, we write about your career planning in treasury, our opinions, and observations. Two articles on the website of Treasurer Search that are strongly related to this and very well viewed are:

Also, you might have noticed that we are big fans of the Treasurer Test, which helps treasurers in visualizing their skills and personality.


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09-03-2022 | treasuryXL | Treasurer Test | LinkedIn |

 

How is your Treasury knowledge? Today we investigate your Treasury Expertise and ask you an example question that you might face when taking the Treasurer Test


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Launch of the Treasurer Test 2.0, the new version of the assessment tool for Corporate Treasurers

08-02-2022 | treasuryXL | LinkedIn |

 

treasuryXL announces the launch of the Treasurer Test 2.0, the new version of the assessment tool for Corporate Treasurers.


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