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Intermediate International Treasury & Cash Management

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May 20—22
3 days
Dublin, Ireland
EUR 4513 ≈USD 5074
EUR 1504 per day
Jun 25—27
3 days
Barbados
USD 3295
USD 1098 per day
Oct 28—30
3 days
Amsterdam, Netherlands
USD 3599
USD 1199 per day
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Description

This course is designed to provide finance professionals with up-to-the-minute knowledge of the essential elements of corporate cash and treasury management, including: the role of the corporate treasurer and the structure of treasury; cash and liquidity management; interest rate and foreign exchange management.

Learning objectives

You will gain a complete insight into the new and existing challenges facing the industry and develop practical skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied upon your return to the office.

Why attend?

  • Practical, hands-on training featuring corporate case studies and group exercises
  • Delivered by EuroFinance the trusted, industry leading training provider
  • Proven track record – over 300 treasury professionals have attended this course
  • Experienced tutors that address your real-life challenges
  • Network with your industry peers – we attract professionals from over 60 countries
  • Learn instantly applicable knowledge and skills to take back to the office
  • Earn up to 21 NASBA CPE credits, CPD certified

Agenda

Day 1

Start time: 9:00 am End time: 5:00 pm

Introduction and course objectives

Overview and introduction to international treasury

  • The main elements of treasury management
  • The changing role of the corporate treasurer
  • The importance of cash and liquidity management
  • Clearing and settlement systems for domestic money movement:
  • Types of clearing systems and how they work domestically – net settlement; real-time gross settlement; hybrid systems continuous linked settlement
  • Check clearing around the world
  • High value EFT clearing
  • Low value ACH clearing
  • Comparing different environments
  • Availability schedules

International money movement

  • International banking principals
  • Understanding SWIFT, the types of messages and when they are used
  • Cross-border payments globally
  • Examining Eurozone payment and clearing options – TARGET; EBA; using a network bank
  • Using intermediary or correspondent banks
  • Using network banks for international money movement
  • Straight-through processing – overview; how does it work?; using BICs; IBANs; and UIDs

Other international payments and collections

  • Currency check collections
  • Bankers drafts
  • Documentary collections and letters of credit
  • Credit cards
  • What are standard payment types across European/Asian/LatAm countries

Exercise: moving money between countries and currencies

  • Taking account of the currency difference – how does the money move?
  • Taking account the time difference
  • When will the beneficiary receive value?
  • Overcoming practical, real world obstacles
  • What happens when things go wrong?
  • Exercise feedback and discussion

Currency accounts and bank pricing

  • When to open and close them
  • Where to hold them
  • How to manage them
  • How banks price
  • Importance of establishing correct ownership
  • Resident and non-resident issues
  • Understanding value dating
  • Impact of value dating on international money movement

End of day one followed by social reception

Day 2

Start time: 9:00 am End time: 5:00 pm

Liquidity management – netting

  • Types of netting
  • Applicability in different locations
  • Trade payments and receivables
  • Financial flows
  • Netting drivers
  • Structural issues
  • Policy issues
  • Case studies and practical problems that can be encountered (e.g. impact of time delays)
  • Netting review checklist
  • Netting methods
  • New approaches to netting
  • Cost efficiencies

Liquidity management – pooling and concentration

  • Types of notional pooling
  • The tax and regulatory issues
  • Documentation
  • Cash concentration and similar services
  • Interest and how its apportioned
  • Understanding cross-border rules and impact in cash concentration
  • New developments in cross-border pooling
  • Money market investment
  • Liquidity management – pooling and concentration (continued)

Exercise

  • Example netting analysis
  • Working through practical challenges
  • Establishing potential savings

Efficient account structures

  • Easy countries and problem countries – examining different scenarios
  • Impact of Single Currency on European account structures
  • Determining the most efficient account structures
  • Sophistication models for operational purposes
  • Structures that combine operational efficiency and liquidity management optimization
  • Ownership issues and effect

Current trends in treasury and banking

  • The impact of the banking crisis
  • Debit and investment management
  • Evaluating counterparty risk
  • The increasing importance of corporate treasury

End of Day 2

Day 3

Start time: 9:00 am End time: 5:30 pm

Current trends in treasury and banking

Treasury organization and in-house banking

  • Levels of treasury responsibility
  • Decentralized treasury
  • Central responsibility
  • In-house banking – what are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • Full centralization
  • Typical treasury structures – case studies from medium-sized companies

Treasury centers and vehicles

  • Location considerations
  • Impact on European Union Rules on treasury centers
  • Popular European locations – Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Luxembourg; Switzerland
  • Centers in Asia Pacific
  • Approaches to LatAm

Shared service centers and payment factories

  • Approach
  • Systems and Technology
  • Payments ‘on behalf of’
  • Collections ‘on behalf of’
  • Mini case studies

Global payment technology

  • Mechanization in treasury departments
  • Balance and transaction reporting
  • Funds transfers and EDI/e-business
  • How does EDI/e-business link with systems?
  • Can one system handle multiple formats?
  • What to look out for in different technology
  • Multi banking
  • Security
  • Transaction detail
  • Corporate needs
  • Bank challenges
  • New technology

Selection, implementation and integration of treasury management systems

  • How to evaluate on an on-going basis
  • Benchmarking your system
  • Typical systems
  • The major providers
  • System project checklist
  • System integration case studies

Selecting cash management banks to fulfil different roles

  • How the process of bank selection works
  • Structures and purpose of cash management systems
  • Selection for domestic, pan regional and global purposes
  • Bank geographic strategies
  • Corporate organization matches
  • Local or regional banks?
  • What multinational corporates are looking for
  • Approaches to pricing and service quality
  • Understanding what constitutes ‘best’ (mandates, relationships)

Exercise – RFPs – what to look for in international proposals

  • Reviewing bank responses – what to look for; evaluating different information; in different formats

International bank RFPs

  • Process checklist – what should your expectations be?
  • Formats – benchmarks
  • Reducing costs
  • Using different techniques
  • Identifying and pre-qualifying banks
  • The tender document – what to include
  • How to evaluate the bank responses
  • Handling the short list and negotiation meetings

End of course and presentation of certificates

Who should attend

Designed for experienced professionals who have a good understanding of treasury concepts, but are seeking more sophisticated and in-depth knowledge of structures and strategies

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