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Intermediate International Treasury & Cash Management

Oct 28—30, 2019
3 days
Amsterdam, Netherlands
USD 3599
USD 1199 per day
Nov 4—6, 2019
3 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 3495
USD 1165 per day
Nov 11—13, 2019
3 days
USD 3295
USD 1098 per day
+5 more options

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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

By the end of the course, you will be able to

  • Place Treasury and cash operations in the context of your business and its challenges
  • Understand the issues surrounding cash management in an international context
  • Identify the differing capabilities of potential banking partners and how to manage both the selection and ongoing bank review processes
  • Have insight into the techniques used by multi-national corporations to manage their cash across a range of currencies
  • Have a comprehensive view into the technologies available to you to manage your cash position
  • Review your risk profile in the light of the most common exposure to cybercrime

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


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)


  • 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
  • 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


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...


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Oct 28—30, 2019
3 days
Amsterdam, Netherlands
USD 3599
USD 1199 per day
Nov 4—6, 2019
3 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 3495
USD 1165 per day
Nov 11—13, 2019
3 days
USD 3295
USD 1098 per day
+5 more options

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