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About the course
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.
By the end of the course, you will:
- Be familiar with the role of treasury in the broader corporate organisation.
- Learn how to manage debt, surplus cash and trade in the foreign exchange & money markets.
- Be able to apply financial risk management, treasury hedging techniques and risk policies for your organisation
- Review different types of liquidity management structures and work through examples from a casebook.
- Find out how commercial cash flows work in a company and how they drive treasury flows.
- Benchmark your treasury organisation with techniques being deployed by leading global companies.
- Develop detailed understanding of domestic & international payments systems, new instant payments systems and what the future holds.
- Get familiar with how counterparty banks manage their treasury and conform to the many regulations they are governed by.
- Understand what Islamic banking principles are and resulting structures.
- Gain a detailed and working understanding of working capital metrics, principles and techniques, including trade & supply chain financing.
- Get an overview of how treasury systems & ERP platforms work together, benefits, integration and selection.
- Get up to speed with core payments and banking technology, Corporate SWIFT, industry standardisation, open banking, APIs and future trends in treasury
- Come away with how to conduct a request for proposal & banking tender.
- All subjects will be illustrated by real life case studies and exercises.
- 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
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
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
- 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)
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- Due diligence
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
Trust the experts
Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the payments business, working in treasury, cash management, transaction services, trade, e-commerce and card acquiring. He has worked in senior roles for Citibank and Bank of America and founded the treasury workstation company, IT/2. In 2003 he set up Tran...
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Adrian spent a number of years with IBM, in a variety of treasury and sales roles. Adrian was also part of the implementation team which created IBM International Financial Services, the European centralised treasury operation based in Dublin. Adrian th...
Bob has more than 30 years of corporate treasury experience in the roles of treasurer, credit director, finance manager and controller at BP America and Amoco Corporation. He has successfully managed post-acquisition integrations, technology upgrades and corporate restructurings. Currently, Bob i...