I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Facilitating the Flow of Money. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The Treasury has always been involved in risk management but its previous responsibilities were limited to identifying and hedging financial exposures related to foreign exchange and interest rates. It simply laid down the best-practice policies for financial risk management and tracked the compliance of financial institutions. In today’s increasingly complex and volatile environment, the Treasury is tasked with managing a broader range of financial and operational risks that confronts the economy as well as companies that have their eyes set on domestic and global expansion. This paper discusses the increased responsibilities of the Treasury in financial risk management even as it illumines the workings of the financial market, functions of financial institutions, characteristics of financial products, purposes of commoditization, and the past and future trends of financial markets.
The Treasury is the appointed guardian of a country’s cash flows, which gives it a vested interest in managing financial risks (Conrad & Glenzer, 2006). Its long-held domain includes the management of liquidity and risk exposures in foreign exchange and interest rates and it is only natural that, when the environment posed an increased amount of risks, the Treasury was called upon to manage a broader range of financial and operational risks. This gives Treasury a more strategic role, in which it takes more initiatives that drive business performance. The function is also expanding outward by leading or playing key roles in other functions such as long-term capital responsibilities and risk management. In a 2008 report, JP Morgan Chase reports that it saw first-hand how dramatically has the role of Treasury changed not only in the sense of broadening but also accelerating its functions in managing all risks that seriously threaten cash flows.