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Treasurer Search Newsletter November 2022

Our previous, all 13 of them, November newsletters always had two dominating topics: celebrating the birthday of Treasurer Search and us being present at the treasury fair of the Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers. The treasury fair is moved to March, so we will see you there and then, more ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter October 2022

Last month was jam-packed with treasury events: Eurofinance, Insight Copenhagen, Sibos, Kyriba Paris and many more! We met, learned, informed and had fun. Now we have tanked so much inspiration, we can focus on what is most important for our clients, our candidate network and ourselves: making matches! The last ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter September 2022

When you receive this newsletter I am at one of the highlights of the treasury event season: Eurofinance in Vienna. Three days of learning and having meetings. My LinkedIn timeline shows a lot of you will be there, looking forward to see you. Interest rates are rising again to levels ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter August 2022

There used to be times that the European economy would slow down due to vacation and you could not reach anyone. Not anymore. Luckily our team is big enough so we can take turns in taking vacation and keep the machine running. The inflow of new assignments continues! Also in ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter May 2022

Well we do not have to inform you about the tight labour market, newspapers are filled with that. Haia and Ron entered our team just in time and are getting up to speed with many new assignments, both permanent as well as interim. Kim and I cannot, given our portfolio, ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter April 2022

While completing this newsletter, I listen to the news and hear an expert tell inflation is caused by the war in Ukraine. I am no economist but could it be the money presses running at high speed over the last years and us spending less are also to blame? During ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter March 2022

With covid behind us, many of us expected a stable world. Regretfully this is not the case. One of the main tasks of treasurers is managing risk so your tasks remains interesting. Perhaps not the interesting you were looking for. Team Treasurer Search focuses on what they can have impact ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter February 2022

This is the second version of us tweaking our monthly newsletter. The previous worked like a charm, possibly because we could post so many assignments. Let me know what you thought about that one or if you prefer this one. I am excited and happy that below you can read ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter January 2022

Necessity is the mother of invention... We love writing and sending you our newsletter, always appreciate your feedback and were thinking about tweaking the format. So we decided to use the current large inflow of assignments to try a new format, I hope you like it. So many treasury positions ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter December 2021

Do you also look forward to celebrating the holidays with family and friends like we do? We enjoyed our business Xmas breakfast, the best one can ask for in these times. And now it is time to think about what is most important in life and that is not job ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter November 2021

Traditionally our November newsletter is when we tell you about our DACT Treasury Fair presence and celebrate our birthday. Regretfully due to the pandemic the Fair has been postponed to 24 and 25 March 2022, looking forward to meet you there. Luckily we will enjoy our 12th birthday in good ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter October 2021

Some people consider corporate treasury narrow and boring. They could not be more wrong. The last few weeks we found an interim manager facilitating FX and payments in sporting goods, one in marine technology and a dealer for a company in printing ink. Now we are busy finding financing experts ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter September 2021

Earlier this year in April, business was not going as planned. Then luckily someone flipped a coin, and the market opened up again. In fact, even this morning one of our clients informed us the hiring of one of our proposed candidates, which made us achieve our full year goal ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter August 2021

With Pieter presenting at the International Cash & Treasury Management Conference 2021 in Denmark, and afterwards on vacation, I have the chance to step forward and write the newsletter introduction. We often get the question if summer is a quiet period. But it never is. Especially not this year while ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter July 2021

A July newsletter in the last week of the month, that’s madness! What’s also madness is how busy we are. And you, our loyal audience, will notice if we outsource our writing it, would not want that to happen. And better late than never. So first, check our below mentioned ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter June 2021

This morning in the news: economic recovery comes faster than expected and unemployment rates are extremely low. Dutch terraces are open and UEFA Euro 2021 keeps us glued to the television. Team Treasurer Search even has a betting pool for the first time in history and the experts are not ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter May 2021

Yesterday I wrote my blog about crypto currencies, today my introduction for this newsletter. Last night the exchange rate of the bitcoin dropped to $33K, not too long ago it rose over $60K. I tried to ignore the topic, not anymore. A month ago I moderated a well attended, interesting ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter April 2021

There is a lot of good news to mention in these tough covid-19 times but also many of us suffer. Regretfully there are no measurements that meet the expectations of each person in our society, let’s be kind to each other when you disagree. Within what is regulatory allowed Team ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter March 2021

All kinds of mixed signals are coming our way: COVID-19 related measurements are staying, the sun is shining & spring has sprung, shops & restaurants remain closed, bankruptcies are expected, the vaccines work, vacations in our own country are being enjoyed. Treasurer Search celebrates successful matches but also feels the ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter February 2021

Those were two lovely weeks where the headlines in our newspapers were not dominated by covid-19 but by the weather: ice, snow and -15 degrees one weekend, sun and almost 20 degrees the next. I never expected to enjoy this type of news. As to treasury-layman-stories I am surprised that ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter January 2021

And 2021 is off! The Dutch government resigned and the US have a new president. We closed the first permanent and interim deal of the year, it seems we are not yet back at 2019-level. We have new plans we can focus on. One of our ambitions is to serve ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter December 2020

An IPO is the icing on the cake for every corporate treasurer’s career, something you will look forward to. It is a high pressure event. Imagine if not all stock is sold because your price is too high! The other extreme just happened for the treasurer of Airbnb: where $68 ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter November 2020

You might not know, but this very day, and if you received our newsletter at the scheduled time, this exact moment, is very near to our hearts. In our hometown Venlo 11 November, at 11:11 a.m. the Vasteloavond season starts. And due to covid-19 the tradition is on hold. In ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter October 2020

The second covid-19 wave is a reality and also landed in our team. Luckily without any dramatic consequences. My personal observation is that the numbers might be higher but the approach is less panic-driven, more controlled than before. I am an optimist and expect economic consequences will be less dramatic ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter September 2020

This is the time of year members of the treasury community ask each other: do I see you at EuroFinance? Prominent members post on LinkedIn about their speaking engagements, others without time or budget are longing to be there. This year there is a virtual version: EuroFinance International Treasury Management ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter August 2020

“Als het niet kan zoals het moet, dan moet het maar zoals het kan”. This Dutch saying very much applies to our current covid-19 situation and sums up the main response to our survey about personal meetings of last month. The saying roughly translates into “if it cannot be done ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter July 2020

We are driving into the light, leaving the tunnel! Look at those shiny new job openings below! There is a Dutch saying about “early cheering”, let’s all hope this will not be applicable on my statement. Last month I was the moderator in an on-line round table session organized by ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter June 2020

Economic circumstances are improving, clients are reaching out to us, the sun is beginning to shine again. And I am happy to inform you that we did not waste this crisis at all. We did a complete overhaul of all our commercial contracts: 6,000 words legal language brought to this ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter May 2020

Are we on the way back, will the new reality be created, will it be doom & gloom or will it be a very happy V curve? Too many opinions, a lot of guessing, no one can be sure. Remarkable is that there is a lot of apple and orange ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter April 2020

Every second week, time allowing, our team comes together for what we call “treasury college”. Based upon relevant news we discuss what is happening in corporate treasury and learn from each other. In current times there is enough happening for a daily treasury college. Not only funding & liquidity, the ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter March 2020

In my last blog on treasuryXL I dared to use the word “unprecedented” That was two weeks ago. This morning I heard president Trump use the same word and I was just informed trade is stopped at the NYSE. Yesterday I had many meetings where we elbow-bumped, fist-bumped, feet-bumped and ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter February 2020

In the Dutch and also global labour market there is currently a lot of attention for the effects of flexible labour contracts. Understandable, is the guy who delivers your pizza an employee or an entrepreneur? Same goes for the Uber driver, the teacher, the nurse? As of this year the ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter January 2020

Welcome in 2020! We hope this year will bring you what you are looking for. And hopefully we can help you find it. For us the year started great with the placement of two interim candidates. One new and the other continues a string of assignments with us. We have ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter December 2019

Dear Treasurer Search Friends, In our last newsletter I talked about a sprint to the end of the year with many new assignments! We are closing some, others we will bring into 2020. In the meantime Brexit is closer to reality, what will GBP do? Will there be IPOs in ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter November 2019

Different from our standard policy, we publish a second newsletter within a month. Your response on my 10 year Treasurer Search birthday mail has been overwhelming. We celebrated in person, we received many mails, calls and social media mentions. The DACT Treasury Fair was extra special this year. Thank you ...

Celebrating 10 years Treasurer Search - my story

Dear Treasurer Search Friends, In August I celebrated my 50th birthday, 25 years ago I graduated and stepped into recruitment, 10 years ago I started Treasurer Search. If there ever is a time to look back and forward, it is now. I chose recruitment for many reasons. The most important ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter October 2019

So far October has been an excellent month. For the fifth year in a row, I guest-lectured the students of the Hogeschool Utrecht in their Minor Treasury Management. It is the biggest group so far. treasuryXL reports about a new group of Register Treasurer–graduates at the Vrije Universiteit. The future ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter September 2019

The summer vacation is over, there is work to be done! During and after “Prinsjesdag” our government and parliament talk about their ambitions. Ours are clear: find the best treasury candidates for interim and permanent positions. We are approaching our 10th birthday as a company. In our next newsletters we ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter August 2019

We are approaching the end of August, which for most of us means the end of the summer holidays. People have cleared their head, and perhaps have come to the decision to start searching for a new challenge. They are not the only one though, the graduates of 2019 are ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter July 2019

Did I mention before that there is an increasing number of treasury interim managers active through our services? I think this market is growing, also because more clients prefer contractors over consultants. Personally I think the underlying contract is secondary, the position or project and the best matching candidate should ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter June 2019

Football and retirement plans, that is what The Dutch are concerned about nowadays. The first is what brings us together, the second what divides us. We have 17 million football experts, I will not contribute in football discussions. The current interest rates and people getting older are the input for ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter May 2019

Among corporate treasurers IPOs are always the icing on the cake and I have followed Adyen going public. Very interesting is that besides the obvious reasons like increased investments, money for the founders and employees dealing with their stock options, the strategic partners and clients play a role. Clients like ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter April 2019

The blog topic of my colleague Kim in our last newsletter is trending: many experts are expressing doubts about the validity of Jung based models like MBTI and Insights. Personally I think they do not lose their value, but we should think about when to use them. Also following last ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter March 2019

My accountant and I just sat for our annual report and she confirmed what I already knew: our business grows steadily and interim management is increasingly prominent in our portfolio, by now it brings about 40% of our revenue. This can be us taking a bigger market share or through ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter February 2019

This year I work 25 years in recruitment and the job and industry is as exciting as ever. My colleague Kim is writing about the increased use of video in recruitment and today two candidates received a job offer. Last month we posted a new position and were surprised about ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter January 2019

The last three years Brexit has dominated the news, last week we had a new climax. Many of you know that among our clients there are many treasury hubs and regional HQs. We often get the question if we already see a Brexit impact. The answer now is simply: no. ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter December 2018

Last year we noted in our newsletter that we were leaving 2017 with a bang, and it seems history is going to repeat. You would think businesses, and also candidates would slowly go into holiday mode. Nothing seems further from the truth. More candidates and clients are knocking on our ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter November 2018

When it rains, it pours! We knew these weeks our presence at the Treasury Fair of the DACT would lengthen our to-do list, as would the completion of the Treasurer Test. On top of this we saw the biggest wave of new interim and permanent assignments we ever had. This ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter October 2018

October has been claimed by many to: quit smoking, celebrate history, check for breast cancer and heart failure. For us October is a month to prepare for the Treasury Fair of the DACT, work hard on open assignments and start the process of “looking back and forward”. Enough to do, ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter September 2018

September, 29 degrees Celsius and vacation time is over. The economy is hot, slowly but steadily the power in the labour market shifts from employers to employees. The Dutch government is busy creating more jobs. Interesting times! A steady flow of new interim and permanent assignments lands on our desks, ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter August 2018

An August Newsletter this late in the month, that can only be because of thoroughly enjoyed vacations. I know this goes for ours and we hope also yours. We have new energy, new assignments and abundant plans. In parallel, we see a new class starting with the post graduate education ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter July 2018

So far June has been our best month of the year. Especially in interim assignments things went that quickly that we were not able to post descriptions on our site. The candidate started before we wrote the text... Exciting news continues to flow in. IPOs of Dutch tech companies Adyen ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter June 2018

With GDPR/AVG and Team Treasurer Search getting bigger we are redesigning our communication strategies. Kim has written a blog that touches upon this topic and many of you will have noticed we try to reach out to you in a more personal way and give everybody the attention he or ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter May 2018

Last month I met various candidates, employers and educators with whom I spoke about treasury education and career development. With people getting older, careers will last longer. Technology and other developments result in traditional jobs disappearing and new ones popping up. Corporate treasury nowadays is very different from how it ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter April 2018

At the moment, stock exchanges are receiving plenty of attention: IPOs are scheduled (CEVA), postponed (Leaseplan) or even cancelled (Varo and Akzo). When Trump tweets, the stock markets drop. At the same time, supermarkets that are looking to increase their market share are extending their working capital by delaying payments ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter March 2018

After a number of slow years, we reached a situation where IPOs dominate the headlines of the financial newspapers again. For many group treasurers the professional dream come true. Exciting times! But even the treasury laymen amongst us often can remember the scandals around IPOs gone wrong. And the turmoil ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter February 2018

With Vastelaovend (Southern Dutch Carnaval) and Valentine’s Day behind us we can focus on business again. I often mention that the labour market for corporate treasurers is too small for sound statistical analysis but our portfolio and input from candidates show a clear shift. Especially in the market for junior ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter January 2018

And 2018 has started. We have new assignments, both interim and permanent. Our team has grown, more about this in later newsletters. Guusje will leave us after three and a half year doing a great job. She has helped us moving forward in marketing and processes. Thank you Guusje, now ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter December 2017

Be careful what you wish for…. A few weeks ago we had time for a few extra assignments in our portfolio. Sinterklaas left, Santa Claus will arrive shortly but we did not have time to finish our pepernoten. See our recent assignments below. We leave 2017 with a bang and ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter November 2017

“Gentlemen don’t discuss politics”, so excuse me for not being a gentleman. Dutch politicians discussing derivatives a few years ago already showed their ignorance and lack in willingness to learn. Now we had the Panama and currently have the Paradise Papers and see new political turmoil again. It are, for ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter October 2017

Education and development of treasurers is a topic that has taken a prominent place on our to-do list recently. We are not planning to organize training ourselves but employers, employees and educators include us in their considerations on the topic. In our newsletter some of our first efforts, we want ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter September 2017

This late in the month a newsletter from us! This will not be the new standard. New assignments, vacations and other events got in the way. As treasury recruiters we should know about developments in education and if possible, contribute. The Minor Treasury Management at the Hogeschool Utrecht started again ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter March 2017

By the time you read this, a lot might be already clear about what we can expect for the next four years. This newsletter introduction was written on the evening before the Dutch elections. The impact of the election results on our daily jobs can be substantial. Will the government ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter February 2017

Reading the news means receiving very mixed messages. Avantium is doing an IPO, Vitol is investing (VTTI) and paying substantial dividends. Unemployment rates are low and sinking further. In parallel, election times are getting close in various countries, some political parties are trying to convince us times never have been ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter January 2017

Power in the labour market is shifting again but we are not back in 2007. Around that time candidates had many options and their unrealistic demands were often met. Last month we found new positions for two “Register Treasurers”, our clients were able to get high value for money. In ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter December 2016

Just having celebrated Sinterklaas and looking forward to Christmas people start thinking about what is really important. For most of us, our job takes a huge part of our time. A great job can contribute to a happy life. The lack of a proper "kerstpakket" or bonus does not. These ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter November 2016

Over the last weeks I tried to avoid all news around the US elections. Of course in vain. Before, the impact the winning candidate had on our local European lives might have been overseeable. This time this might be different. I notice, also with the Brexit in mind, that I ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter September 2016

The weather, many candidates, clients and some colleagues agree: vacation time is not over yet. We should not forecast, TMS implement and fund. Sunbathing is what we should do….. Nevertheless we search, call, meet and present. The show will go on. There is much to look forward to: being a ...

Treasurer Search Newsletter August 2016

Twice a year we have a peak in the non-assignment related applications. Around Christmans, also related to the expected bonus, and around the summer vacation. This is when people have the time to think about the fun & impact in their job, about their work-life balance and other important aspects ...