27 April 2012mlBaseline Project

We completed a comprehensive mlBaseLine® project for a client in Vietnam. Highlights were:


  • 124 employees nominated for 317 self assessment activities
  • 177 exemptions identified equating to direct savings in training of USD 53,100 and indirect savings of time away from office and inappropriate nominations
  • HR and Training created waitlists for 140 nominations for classroom and e-learning follow up
  • Nominated employees will be tested again after the training to produce percentage improvement as an ROI indicator


For more information in mlBaseLine® and how it could help your organisation, email us.

24 April 2012

Sungard Conference

Nic Weston, Managing Director, delivered an address to the SunGard 'Transformation of Treasury' conference in Kuala Lumpur. He highlighted the need for corporate treasury departments to be more proactive as currency volatiles have increased from a long term average of 10.60% to peak at 16.95% in 2011. A range of strategies at the transaction and the portfolio level were discussed in the workshop.
12 April 2012

New Joiners - Abhijit Basu

We welcome Abhi to the team. After 32 years of experience in the financial services industry in IndiaSingapore,JapanLondon and Jakarta he brings a unique perspective to our clients on Global Markets and Operational matters. He will take the position as Country Manager - India in addition to his current consulting and training roles.
27 Mar 2012

New Joiners - Douglas Bongartz-Renaud

We welcome Douglas as a new consultant to head the Market Risk components of our services to clients. Douglas comes with 36 years’ experience in financial markets, risk management, training and consulting for banks in Asia and the EMEA regions.
20 Nov 2011Web News Article

Bahraini Body endorses Malaysia Derivatives
23 Sep 2011Upgrade Email to Sender Policy Framework (SPF)

In response to a recent spam event where our domain was showing as the sender without our knowledge, we have upgraded our email security to include Sender Policy Framework (SPF) as an email validation system designed to prevent email spam by detecting email spoofing, a common vulnerability, by verifying sender IP addresses. SPF allows administrators to specify which hosts are allowed to send mail from a given domain by creating a specific SPF record (or TXT record) in the Domain Name System (DNS). Mail exchangers use the DNS to check that mail from a given domain is being sent by a host sanctioned by that domain's administrators. If any Itreasury uses experience any issues, please contact our email administrator.


We apologise to those recipients of the previous spam messages.

20 Sep 2011

Spam Emails

Dear Valued clients, please be informed that we are not responsible for the recent spam emails that shows an originating sender to be from We are currently investigating the issue and will try to resolve this as soon as possible.


We apologies for any inconvenience and annoyance caused.

26 July 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Liquidity Payments and Cash Management

In conjunction with HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and SunGard Systems, Nic Weston gave a presentation on currency management to a group of Corporate Treasurer professionals. Press here for more information on discussions or to register for future events.

21 July 2011

Singapore, Pan Pacific, Hotel Transformation in Treasury

In conjunction with SunGard Systems, Nic Weston gave a presentation on currency management to a group of Corporate Treasurers and Financial Consultants. The global financial crisis has put treasuries in the spotlight as never before, with many firms requiring far greater visibility over working capital, liquidity and risk exposure. CFO's at recent Finance Asia Roundtables in Hong Kong and Singapore discussed this changed economic landscape and find out what exactly the new issues are and how treasurers are tackling them. Press here for more information on discussions or to register for future events.

5 July 2011SunGard CFO Forum

ITS invited to speak at the SunGard CFO Forum, sponsored by HSBC Bank, in Singapore and Malaysia in July 2011

14 May 2011New Joiners - Martin Davies

We welcome Martin as our 45th consultant. Martin is based in Singapore and brings more than 10 years’ experience developing bespoke workflow and scorecard solutions for financial institutions in both line and investment areas of the business. He has a particular focus on Basel II and Basel III regulatory reporting but he is also very strong in lending, project and trade finance. Primarily, he is banker working in structured products but he also has experience with investment, corporate finance channels, valuation, credit and counterparty risk. He has a wide exposure to investment practices in emerging markets and a strong understanding of local markets risk practices. 
10 Apr 2011Release of a new program

Today we conducted the pilot program of a course that challenges the status quo of bank commercial banking managers cross selling global markets products to customers. For a long time, we have felt that banks lead this process with a product and a price. Often they are unsuccessful. Yet the rewards are there on a Return on Capital basis and assist clients in providing stability to otherwise volatile markets. Our new approach reverses the value proposition and the client was so impressed, they have committed to 8 follow courses.


If you think that your bank might be interested in this new approach, drop us an email at and learn how to stop selling product and start selling value.

5 April 2011ITS Europe

For many years we have had a representative presence in London. Despite the more challenging times including fallout from the GFC, we have taken the decision to more formalise our presence in the UK and formed a collaborative arrangement establishing an affiliation with a new company, International Treasury Services (Europe) Limited. It is being operated as a separate entity but under the directorship of a well known and respected colleagues who have a long track record in the banking and finance industry and training.


It is expected that the association will enhance our ability to service clients in Europe and the United Kingdom as well as link their businesses into the Middle East and Asia for clients based in that part of the world. This opportunity enhances the depth and breadth to the pool of trainers available to service clients' requirements.



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25 Feb 2011 Release of Skills Survey to our clients

Skills Survey is our internally developed software that profiles the skills, competencies and experience of our consultants. We use this to test the skills of all new consultants and then to match against subsequent client requests. Profiles are updated annually. Today we released a version with login access to our clients so they can review our current capabilities before making a request for a training assignment. For more information, please send an email to
21 Dec 2010News Article

Pasaran sukuk dijangka terus berkembang – Utusan online

21 Dec 2010

Rising interest rate unlikely to impact Sukuk market –
21 Dec 2010News Article

Sukuk market unlikely to slow – Business Times

3 Sep 2010New Joiners - Kieran Marnell

We welcome Kieran as our man on the ground in Hong Kong. With over 25 years experience banking experience, principally in client-facing roles, he has held a number of senior roles with extensive responsibility for revenue generation and growth. His key strengths are based on his experience in senior roles in corporate banking services to significant corporate clients as well as investment banking transactions, with direct experience to China, Asia and Australia. He has been able to develop his international banking knowledge by working in London, Sydney, and most recently in Hong Kong. The latter has given him a strong understanding of the Asian and China markets through regional roles that have required extensive travel with broad country and people-management responsibility.
10 Mar 2010

Article on Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance: Grey Areas of Halal - Alcohol by Fakihah Azahari

9 Mar 2010

Article on Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance: Shariah Principles of 'Transformation' & Assimilation' by Fakihah Azahari
27 Oct 2009

Email Encryption

We value the importance of secure email communication and are constantly upgrading our system to ensure that it has the most current email encryption facilities. We are pleased to announce that we are able to support TLS encryption and authentication protocol. 
27 Oct 2009

Articles on Islamic Finance by our Islamic resident expert Fakiha Azahari

27 Mar 2009 First Mandarin and Cantonese speaker

We are very pleased to expand our services to our Hong Kong and China clients with the addition of our first local language speaker. We have been searching for a while but finally found an experienced practitioner in derivatives, fund management and risk gained during 24 years working in the Australian markets for a range of prestigious organisations.
12 Feb 2009 Futures and Options Clearing Operations

We welcome a new consultant based in Singapore with 13 years experience in both European and Asian arenas. His main areas of speciaty are Straight Through Processing, settlement and clearing systems.
8 Feb 2009 Commercial Lending and Credit

We welcome a new consultant in this area. His expertise is with SME Lending and Problem Loan Early Identification and Workouts
28 Jan 2009 Islamic Banking

We are adding 2 new programs to our already extensive list of Islamic Banking courses. They are Investment Principles and Structuring and Rehabilitative Measures in Islamic Loans
16 Dec 2008 Relationship Management Skills

We welcome 2 new consultants with expertise in the areas of Relationship Management skills. One is based in Singapore with 14 years experience directly in Asia and the other in Sydney with 23 years experience as a relationship director to Australian and Asian financial institutions and fund managers.
22 Oct 2008 Austrade - Global Trends in Financial Best Practice

We were invited as a speaker for this seminar and networking event organised by the Australian Trade Commission. Click here for more event details.

20 June 2008

Training Needs Analysis

We are in the process of implementing Managed Learning as a tool for a major US investment bank to coordinate the training needs for their Asian network.

16 June 2008 Back in India

We have delivered a new training program in India. This is our first visit here for 2008.
5 June 2008 Derivative Sales Applications

ITS delivers first blended technical and sales training. This new program concentrates on pitch skills as an outcome and successfully combines product knowledge with presentation, meeting and pitch skills.
11 May 2008 Booming in the Gulf

We have received our 7th booking for the Middle East for 2008 - our busiest year in the region.
24 April 2008 Working Capital Management
We have added 2 new consultants this month with expertise in Trade Finance, Anti Terrorist Financing and Anti Money Laundering. Contact us for details of the new courses we are delivering.
29 Feb 2008 Beware of Training Companies disclosing their Client Names
You may have noticed that we do not have any details of our client list on the web site. In this industry, companies that have completed assignments for client are forbidden by the terms of their appointment, from disclosing this information. An example clause on one of our recent contracts is "The Company shall neither disclose the making of this Agreement in any journal magazine, publication or any other medium nor use the Bank’s name in any of its advertising material without the Bank’s prior written consent which may be withheld or given in the Bank’s absolute discretion". So be wary of other companies with client lists.
19 Feb 2008
Expansion of Consultant Skills Areas

We are pleased to inform our customers that in January we have added new consultants in the areas of Private Banking, Commercial Banking, Working Capital and Fixed Income Trading.

Please contact us for more information.

12 Jan 2008 ** URGENT - Internet Scam **

An internet scam is circulating that claims to come from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) where we are the distributor of unclaimed monies. A link is provided from the email to this site and recipients of this email are advised that it is a scam and we are not involved in this transaction IN ANY WAY. We are reporting the email and contents to the relevant authorities for action. We apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please click here to see an example of the misleading email.

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