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Liquidity Management and Centralising Treasury

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Liquidity management and centralising treasury

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Cash pooling – notional and cash concentration

  • Definitions and types of notional pooling
  • Single country single currency pooling
  • Cross-border single currency pooling
  • Tax and regulatory issues
  • Documentation
  • Cash concentration and zero balancing
  • Money market investment
  • Mobilising core balances
  • Impact of Basel III and proposed US Section 385

Optimising account structures for efficient liquidity management

  • Approaches to regional and global liquidity management structures
  • Centralised and decentralised accounts
  • Integrating resident/non-resident accounts
  • Linking in a treasury centre
  • Linking in an in-house bank
  • Overlay banking structures
  • Various hybrid structures combining cash concentration with notional pooling
  • Cross-border ‘notional’ pooling – using interest enhancement techniques
  • Trapped cash – what to do?

Approaches to treasury organisation and impact on cash management

  • Levels of treasury responsibility
  • Decentralised vs. distributed vs. centralised approaches
  • Full centralisation
  • In-house banking – the main functions
  • Typical treasury structures used by MNC’s
  • Newer structures – POBO/COBO – ‘Pay/Collect on behalf of’

Managing a bank treasury

  • Differences between banks and corporates
  • Role of ALCO committees
  • Money market and funding desks
  • Matching assets and liabilities
  • Managing the gap
  • Central bank regulatory considerations
  • Reserves, collateral, Tier 1 capital

Case study: The evolution of the corporate treasurer – our journey to automation

  • Treasury Management System
  • Global cash pooling
  • Online dealing (including money markets portal)
  • Automated interface into ERP (including market data)
  • SWIFT (cash visibility using MT940s)
  • EMIR
  • Implementation of a new TMS (cloud based)
  • Impact of cyber crime on treasury


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...
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