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Banks have worked diligently to strengthen their balance sheets, governance, liquidity and stability after the 2008 financial crisis. But despite overall improvements in financial condition, changes made to banks’ treasury departments – the epicenters of financial institutions – are inadequate to manage significant business risks. In this accessible strategy paper, consultants Pascal Vogt and Clemens Elgeti discuss the opportunities and challenges executives face in revamping their treasuries to better steer their firms’ diverse activities and gain a competitive edge. getAbstract recommends this highly technical but nuanced analysis to banking and treasury executives.

About the Authors

Pascal Vogt and Clemens Elgeti are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.



Bank treasury departments function differently today than they did before the 2008 financial crisis. Many now have enhanced responsibilities for guiding product decisions. At their core, however, treasury operations focus on managing the firm’s capital, liquidity levels and institutional risks, and they fund the company’s business units. Treasury managers must also comply with masses of regulations issued by numerous government entities.

Navigating the labyrinth of rules begins with meeting required liquidity and reserve provisions...

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