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Mar 16—18, 2020
3 days
USD 4375
USD 1458 per day


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About the course

Learn the best techniques to optimise your international treasury in Asia Pacific

This course will help you benchmark your treasury operations and will review what is best practice in Asia-Pacific, focusing on relevant regulations and the strategies treasurers use to optimise treasury in the region.

The tutor will use a mix of real life case studies and exercises to illustrate the theory.

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

  • Evaluate and implement appropriate liquidity management solutions for your business in Asia-Pacific
  • Reduce costs and risks in domestic and cross-border payments by implementing multilateral payment netting and evaluating the benefits of payment factories
  • Compare and find the best sources of external fundings for your business
  • Effectively measure a wide range of risks across Asia from FX to commodity
  • Get up to speed with new treasury technology
  • Manage financial regulation across Asia

Key topics

  • Relevant regulations by country
  • Applicable cash management strategies
  • Applicable hedging strategies
  • Funding Asian operations


Day 1

Funding and risk management in Asia

Start time: 8:30 am End time: 5:00 pm

Overview of treasury in Asia

  • What is treasury
  • How does treasury differ in Asia

Asia regulations

  • Exchange controls
  • Capital controls
  • Taxation

Funding in Asia

  • Asian funding markets
  • Equity – Dividending
  • Debt : Intercompany loans, bank loans, bonds and CP

Risk management in Asia

  • Asian regulations on risk management
  • Foreign exchange (FX)
  • Interest rate (IR)
  • Commodities

Day 2

Cash management in Asia

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

Cash management

  • Asian regulatory landscape for cash management
  • Asian infrastructure landscape for cash management

Balance (liquidity) management

  • Intercompany loans
  • ZBA & sweeping
  • Notional pooling

Flow (payment) management

  • Domestic payments in Asian countries : RTGS, ACH, FAST
  • Cross border payments in Asia : SWIFT, GPI, cross border ACH
  • Payment factory in Asia
  • Netting in Asia

In house bank (IHB)

  • IHB for balances
  • IHB for flows

Working capital in Asia

  • Accounts receivable reconciliation
  • Accounts receivable discounting
  • Dynamic discounting
  • Supply chain finance
  • Trade instruments

Cash Management day features hands on live cases with cash management simulation software and Asia regulations and market infrastructures

Day 3

Treasury organisation and technology

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

Treasury organisation in Asia

  • People
  • Processes
  • Policies
  • Organisational models
  • Treasury centres (TCs)
  • Shared service centres (SSCs)
  • Treasury locations in Asia compared

Treasury technology

  • ERP
  • TMS
  • eFX
  • Rate feeds
  • Dashboards
  • KYC
  • eBAM
  • eBanking
  • Technology in Asia compared with other markets

Case studies

  • See how treasurers have managed treasury across Asia

Closing Q&A

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

David Blair

25 years of management and treasury experience David Blair, Independent Treasury Consultant, Singapore David Blair has 25 years treasury experience, starting his career with Price Waterhouse, then founding ABB’s World Treasury Centre in Switzerland. After setting up Nokia’s global treasury centr...


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