Liquidity Management Working Group

Background and mission

Efficient and effective liquidity management arrangements and processes are important for the business of banks and corporates alike. Evolving corporate liquidity management needs and the migration from batch to real-time payment processing are only two of the challenges liquidity managers are currently facing. In addition to the technical, operational and regulatory questions that need to be answered in this context, organisational questions are coming into focus as well: how can current liquidity management practices be translated into the digital era?

To support liquidity management professionals in better understanding and dealing with these ongoing market developments, the Euro Banking Association (EBA) launched a Working Group on Liquidity Management (the “EBA Liquidity Management WG”), which  began its work in the third quarter of 2017.

The objective of the EBA Liquidity Management WG is to deliver thought leadership on liquidity management practices with a clear focus on corporates as end customers. The working group will not address commercial or business aspects. The deliverables will be primarily informative and include an analysis of trends and envisaged future developments. 

For more information on the Liquidity Management Working Group, please click here: Terms of Reference

Current activities

The EBA Liquidity Management WG is currently working on identifying key issues relating to end-of-day liquidity management practices and analysing drivers for evolving needs in that area. 

At a later point in time, the scope may evolve to include intraday liquidity management and the analysis of the interplay with real-time processes and transactions as well as other relevant factors, such as regulatory requirements.
Items to be explored include:

  • technology as an enabler for corporate liquidity management
  • trends and evolving needs in corporate liquidity management

The objective is to help the EBA membership gain a deeper understanding of key issues, trends and evolving needs in this field as a basis for their own decision-making and to share the work with a broader audience to contribute to and enhance the wider industry dialogue on these topics.