Corporate treasury solutions

Jul 2019

How LIBOR cessation would impact businesses and their clients?

LIBOR submitting banks are not compelled by regulators to submit their daily LIBOR rates to ICE Benchmark Administration after 31 December 2021. The possible discontinuation of LIBOR is described by regulating bodies as a major event risk that could destabilise markets.

  • How will (L)IBOR reform impact banks, insurers and companies?
  • What will happen to financial instruments when (L)IBOR is no longer quoted?
  • How to define the credit spread adjustment?
  • How to devise a roadmap for (L)IBOR reform?

Watch this video and learn about how the discontinuance of (L)IBOR would impact business and share tips on designing a (L)IBOR reform transition strategy.


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In tumultuous times, treasury is the chance to step up

Globalisation and technological change; financial crisis and regulatory reform; these trends and others have brought uncertainty, but also opportunity.

As a forward-thinking company, you can take strategic advantage of these trends and changes to transform the treasury function to enhance profitability, performance and value.

We work with leading treasury organisations to provide critical insights into finance and risk issues to help achieve strategic, overarching business and financial objectives.

How can we help?

We can help you transform your treasury organisation and build sustainable value in the following areas:

Cash & liquidity

Enhancing visibility, control, and forecast’s quality; managing investment activities effectively

  • Review and optimisation of bank relationship strategy, bank account structure, and bank services (e.g. cashpooling)
  • Design and implementation of new frameworks and processes: daily cash, cash forecast, debt and investment
  • Tax review of cash transactions (transfer pricing)
  • Implementation of working capital solutions

Financial risks

Better understanding through improved risk analytics and more effective management of financial risks

Interest rate, Forex, commodities, credit / counterparty

  • Review, design and implementation of risk management framework from strategy (incl. appetite definition) to risk identification / control / measurement / testing


Leveraging leading-edge tools and technology to enhance control and increase efficiency

Treasury and risk systems, analytical and reporting tools

  • Review and design of IT strategic roadmap
  • Business case (including prototype for analytical tools)
  • Requirements design and system selection
  • System design, implementation and roll-out

Organisation & strategy

Helping treasury organisations to develop a vision and evolve toward leading-edge practice

  • Best practice assessment and performance benchmarking
  • Governance structure and organisational design
  • Optimisation of tax structures and strategies
  • Treasury strategy, planning, and budgeting
  • Training and change management

Deals support

Promoting a smooth transition for treasury throughout the entire deal lifecycle

  • Treasury due diligence
  • Creation of new treasury organisations associated with carve-outs/divestitures
  • Post-merger integration
  • Interim staffing solutions

Accounting & controls

Boosting compliance with regulatory standards and mitigating financial statement and operational risk

  • Accounting and disclosure
  • Regulatory compliance
  • External and internal audit support
  • Policies, procedures, and controls

PwC named best Global Treasury Consultant for 15th consecutive year

PwC has been recognised by global publication Treasury Management International (TMI) as Best Treasury Consultant in their annual Awards for Innovation and Excellence. This marks the 15th consecutive year PwC has been awarded this accolade. We were awarded the Best Treasury Consultant title based on the strength of a range of nominations from clients relating to the work our global network of treasury consultants has delivered over the last year, ranging from post-deal integration of diverse treasury functions to technology driven treasury transformations. PwC has one of the world's largest treasury advisory groups.


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Contact us

Ian Farrar

China and Hong Kong Corporate Treasury Leader, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[852] 2289 2313

Qing Ni

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[86] (10) 6533 2599

Jonathan Chen

Accounting Advisory Services Leader, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 3791

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