IFIC Bank Treasury Division
The Treasury Division of IFIC Bank is engaged with Cash Management, Liquidity Planning and Liquidity Protection. It is also conscious to protect all the bank’s Assets and Profits against loss due to domestic as well as global financial realities, particularly Interest and Exchange Rate fluctuations. The Treasury Department is also regarded as a Profit Center, which generates income by trading instruments in the Financial Market. The Treasury is constituted with well setup Front Office, Mid Office and Back Office.
To manage treasury unit as profit centre, along with guidance from regulatory authorities, the bank equipped itself with clear policies, fit organization structure, deployment of trained staff, modern infrastructural facilities and technological initiatives.
Major Functions of Treasury
Management of Statutory Requirement
Trading of F Ex. & Money Market Instruments
Asset Liability Management
IFIC Bank has a dedicated Treasury team which is capable of providing all treasury solutions through wide range of Treasury products. IFIC Treasury has four different desks, which are specialized in their own area to provide best services with respect to pricing, best possible solution for customer requirement and market information. The different Treasury Desks are as follows:
IFIC Forex Desk is one of the leading market maker in spot, swaps, and forward transactions in inter-bank market. The Bank has good sources of Foreign Currency through its own export customers, Non-residence Remittances and local & multinational corporate houses remittances/exports. The Bank is also well equipped to price world major currency spot & forward prices. The Treasury is connected to the International Market through on-line Dealing Platforms of different international banks to quote very competitive prices on world major currency spot & forwards.
Money market dealers arrange short and medium term funds at most economical terms which are required by the bank aside from customer deposit mobilization efforts. Money market desk ensures that the bank remains sufficiently liquid, meeting all its financial commitments and obligations to its customers besides meeting the SLR & CRR requirement at minimum risk and cost to the bank. In stress liquidity condition the desk always manages sufficient fund to provide business needs.
Investment desk in Treasury Front Office operates within the policy frame approved by the Board of Directors of the Bank. Fund invested in different securities both for maintenance of SLR & income generating activities. The philosophy is to manage and maximize income within certain parameters and limits. It also includes use of effective duration, rate shock analysis, as well as total return to analyze and manage the investment portfolio and to determine the effect of movements on the yield and value of the bank’s portfolio. Investment desk operates within available investment opportunities in the country and abroad. The desk keeps an eye on the market movement to reap on every opportunity and to get the best of every penny invested and maximize profit as well as shareholders value.
Asset Liability Management is one of the major functions of IFIC Bank Treasury. IFIC Bank has a highly efficient ALM Desk, which is an independent unit within the Treasury Department. Objective of the desk is to ensure efficient allocation of fund within an acceptable, measurable and defined risk structure. The desk monitor & analyzes various cash flows, cash positions, balance sheet gaps, daily P&L, economic trends, investment options, arbitrage opportunities, future business growth and place the facts & findings before the ALCO. Regular ALCO meeting is conducted once in month but incase of urgent situation special meeting is arranged. The desk proposes balance sheet strategy to the management.
IFIC Bank Treasury deals with the following Money Market, Capital Market and Forex Market Instruments for managing fund, statutory requirement, liquidity and investment.
- Overnight Call
- Term Placement
- Repurchase Agreement
- Reverse Repo
- Treasury Bill
- Treasury Bond
- Term Placement