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Boosting performance,
Strengthening resilience

Welcome to Corium Treasury Limited, provider of interim and advisory corporate treasury services. Corium was founded by James Leather in 2018 and draws on his extensive experience and a global network of professionals, to help businesses identify their financial risks, formulate appropriate responses and to successfully navigate these risks.
Recent assignments include: 360 Treasury Review and Road Map for UK retail giant; Chair of the Group Treasurer’s Exchange in Berlin and LondonFX Risk Review and Policy creation for Mainstream Renewable Power (wind and solar) and HES International (commercial ports); Liquidity & Investment review for Alfa Financial Services (FTSE 250 software group); treasury System and Process upgrade for Ocado Plc; LIBOR transition for Landsec Plc across £5.5bn of debt and derivatives; Liquidity and Funding support for Interserve Ltd; and interim Global Director of Treasury for Getronics (highly leveraged IT services business).


What we do and how we do it

Service 1: Liquidity and Investment Review

How much liquidity do we need? Do we have surplus liquidity? How should this be invested? Which instruments can we use?

Corium Treasury can help untangle governance from policy and processes from systems, by analysing where your organisation stands today on this fundamental subject and setting out options for the future, in a structured report. From rising interest rates to pandemics, liquidity is the insurance of survival.

Service 3: FX Risk Review and Policy Creation

Understanding the exact FX exposures an organization faces can be tricky. But getting this understanding is vital if they are to be effectively managed.

Corium Treasury can help a business gain this understanding, as well as assess how any FX exposures can be managed, before converting this information into a policy, with system and process recommendations.

Service 3: 360 Treasury Review

Sometimes a specific focus on liquidity or FX, for example, is not enough and a full ‘360’ review is required. Perhaps the organisation has undergone recent significant change, or maybe such a review has not occurred for some time.

Whatever the reason, Corium Treasury can help by providing a full review of the function, identifying any gaps with respect to the requirements of the current business environment and better practice. Prioritised recommendations with quantified benefits can be converted into a plan or ‘road map’ providing clarity and reassurance about the way ahead.

Service 4: Training

There are times when training can help – be it for a specific need, such as compounding (e.g. SONIA, SOFR etc) and ESG, or for a general requirement, such as accelerating the skills of a new team member, so that they can contribute to the team, more quickly than might otherwise be possible.

Corium Treasury can provide both specialist and general training, as required.

Service 5: Presentational Performance

Heart pounding like a bass drum?

Corium Treasury has teamed up with performance researchers from the Royal College of Music and Imperial College to harness techniques such as Virtual Reality and sequential simulation to improve high-pressure presentational performance. Treasurers are not always natural presenters and can benefit from some coaching, to help with critical presentations, such as to the board, to debt investors, to the CFO, or to the CEO – or even to their own team.

Service 6: Interim Services

Sometimes, the services of an interim can be helpful: for some, it buys time, so a permanent replacement can be chosen without rushing; and for others, the expertise that a contractor brings is attractive, as they are able to ‘hit the ground running’ and immediately add value in troubling times, deploying a range of skills from implementing cashflow forecasting models, to handling LIBOR transition.

Whatever your interim need, Corium Treasury can probably help you fill the gap and leave your organisation with lasting improvements.


James Leather
James is a corporate treasurer with over 20 years’ cross-sector experience operating from London and Sydney, into Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is a former member of the UK’s Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates and a technical contributor to the Association of Corporate Treasurers. James is a qualified corporate treasurer (FCT) and accountant (CGMA), as well as a holder of the Certificate of Banking Asset and Liability Management (CertBALM) from the UK’s Asset & Liability Management association.


Where necessary, Corium can draw on the expertise of a global network of professionals in the provision of its services.


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