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Article15 May 2024

Unlocking success: treasury leadership and shareholder value

Treasurers face rising expectations from executive leadership as firms navigate geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges, adopt new digital business models, and deploy emerging new technologies. Yet, as treasurers deploy strategies to create value for their firms, they are challenged to justify their investments. Our analysis shows that firms with top performing treasury tend to have higher profitability, stronger expected growth and higher market valuation which in turn translated into better company performance as priced by the market based on data from the last three years. The opposite is true empirically for firms with the bottom performing treasury, lending support for the importance of treasury contribution to overall company performance.

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