Corporate treasurers are too often the unsung heroes of their businesses. Operating in the background, they only become noticeable when things go wrong. This is because they are the people responsible for keeping their firm afloat. In this series, Euromoney examines how treasurers battle risk and defend company interests – sometimes under impossible conditions. From world wars, to geo-political risks, to cyber-crime, these are just some of the travails of the corporate treasurer in the past, present and future.