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Corporate Treasury Solutions: Enhance your treasury to drive value

Globalisation, disruptive innovations, regulatory changes induced by the financial crisis are now part of our day-to-day challenges. They've brought a lot of uncertainties, but also opportunities. Forward-thinking companies are taking advantage of these trends and changes by transforming their treasury function, hereby enhancing profitability, performances and creating value.

UCITS V: The depositary's role and managers' remuneration

The European Commission is currently consulting on proposed changes to the role of UCITS depositaries and the remuneration of UCITS managers. The changes will seek to address perceived failings, better protect investors and align UCITS funds with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Meeting the deadlines - Professionals of the Financial Sector

Considering the continuous changes in regulation and in associated CSSF circulars, PSF decision makers need to be regularly informed on the deadlines that concern their specific activities, whether already established in Luxembourg or about to set up new activities. The main purpose of this publication is to inform PSF (Investment firms, Specialised PSF, Support PSF) about the main reporting and regulatory deadlines to meet. This practical information tool, created by our PSF dedicated team with the support of experts from our three main competencies (i.e. Audit, Advisory and Tax), presents all the relevant deadlines in the form of a thematic calendar.

PwC has built a leading corporate treasury team. This team is an international network of over 500 experienced professionals with a combination of treasury operations, risk management, investment, auditing, technology, corporate finance, cash management, tax, accounting and project management skills. The team is organised into 3 regional hubs covering EMEA, Asia and Americas.

Exposed to the pressure of international competition and the market complexity, today's companies have to deal with increasing shareholders requirements coupled with growing customers' expectations following evolving digital technologies.

This survey is representative of the Luxembourg corporate environment. That’s why financial service companies feature among the respondents, which include banks and other financial sectors (e.g. asset management companies, investment funds and insurance providers) as well as non-financial organisations (e.g. industries, services and public sector).

The renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility defines CSR as the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society.

Procurement addresses expenditure in capital, goods and services, which can represent a significant portion of corporate turnover. It is one of the most effective ways a business can bring down costs, deliver smooth operational and back-office processes and secure vital partner-supplier relationships.

You know your business the best, but it may sometimes be difficult for you to understand the process to follow in selecting a new package and in effectively managing projects related to the IT strategy of the finance function.

Today’s finance function is faced with an increasing number of issues driven by changes, pressures and challenges to which there is no single “best answer”. All areas of the finance function are concerned and CFOs are looking for methodologies to help make their activities more effective and efficient.

Procurement and accounts payable involve a range of complex transactions between organisations. This includes decisions on the quality, quantity and timing of purchases, the receipt of ordered goods or services and the related payments to vendors.

Finance Function Effectiveness: Exchanging with Experts

In order to continue to respond to our client’s needs in today’s volatile marketplace, our Finance Function Effectiveness (FFE) team invites you to meet, discuss, and share with us on a finance function topic of your choosing. FFE and its team of experts would to meet with your financial executives to prompt a dialogue, exchanging thoughts, ideas, know-how, and expertise related to today’s finance function’s challenges and opportunities.

CFO Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Survey

For the last couple of years Luxembourg companies have been facing economic uncertainty and turmoil. This unprecedented situation has urged the need for both Top Management and Executives to have relevant and reliable information at their disposal to drive their business.
As a result, the role of CFOs and Finance Function’s Executives had to change accordingly to provide them with insightful Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to support monitoring and decision support.

We help you enhance your public investment capacity in a period of economic and financial crisis and tight budget constraints through advice and support in exploiting Financial Instruments.
The European Commission proposals for the 2014-2020 programming period contain several innovative concepts on using Structural Funds resources. And, we can help you take advantage of these new opportunities.

Making your in-house legal function effective

The current harsh economic climate, globalisation, mergers, governance requirements and business competition affect the way the In-house Legal Function is seen, used and led. Today’s In-house Legal Function needs to be strategically aligned with your business challenges; a solution-minded business partner with reliable and robust business outcomes.

Finance Function Effectiveness

As a CFO, Finance Director or Compliance Officer, you have to face a complex, constantly changing business environment. Your growth and cost management strategies need to be supported by a flexible Finance Function. Making sure that your finance departments deliver transparent, efficient, forward-looking insight, while at the same time they manage risk and ensure compliance, effectively deploy and allocate resources is your daily objective.

Doing the right deal

Doing deals is very exciting but it is challenging and can expose you and your company to both significant reward and risks. The Mergers & Acquisitions history is littered with transactions that have resulted in value destruction for shareholders due to overpricing, ill-advised structuring, post-deal discovery of hidden issues or unsuccessful integration.

A successful way to manage people performance

This flyer deals with the management of people performance.

Regulatory Watch & Analysis: Keeping a step ahead

One of the results of the financial crisis is that the regulatory environment is more challenging than ever before. Regulatory Watch and Analysis is all about bringing the information you need, when it is most useful, and accompanying you in valuing this information.

Achieving excellence in production and supply

We highlight five issues that we believe will play an important part in determining the difference between manufacturing excellence, adequacy or mediocrity including: identifying and preventing supply chain risk, linking demand planning with the whole value chain, making customer and supplier collaboration real, addressing lifecycle opportunities and demonstrating sustainable value and attracting the people and skills needed for the future.

UCITS IV: Moving from basic Risk Management to Best Practices

The latest economic crisis has highlighted the need to improve the Risk Management processes and structures. More than trying to find the metric, Risk Managers and Board of Directors of Management companies will have to thoroughly understand their exposures and monitor them adequately.
How should they capture all risks and build an efficient Risk Management framework?

Making it happen: A roadmap for cities and local public services

Today, cities around the world are seen as the engines for sustainable economic growth. And more than ever before the growth that cities can achieve is strongly linked to their power to address social, environmental and economic issues in a holistic manner, whilst making the most of future opportunities. But the most pressing challenge for most cities, which we address in our "Making it happen" report, is how to make this happen and turn city visions into reality.

Economie & Territoires 3.0 - Secteur Public 2012

Depuis quelques années, notre environnement économique et financier traverse une grande période d’instabilité. Bouleversé par la croissance rapide des pays émergents, la pression sur les ressources naturelles, les enjeux environnementaux ou encore la mise sur le marché de nouvelles technologies, le modèle de développement économique et social des pays développés est en pleine révolution.