The Grey Swan has arrived – Risk visualisation in an uncertain world
Wednesday 13th September at 10:00 BST | 17:00 HKT | 5:00 EDT
Vice President of Treasury & Commodities Solutions, OpenLink
Research Director, Treasury Today Group
Join us to discover the challenges around enterprise risk, how a treasurer can gain better controls around risk and the benefits it can give to companies.
Nowadays, the strength of a corporate treasurer is no longer judged on centralised processing prowess. In a world riddled with geopolitical uncertainty, treasurers need to be futurists who don’t operate in black or white options. Those who sit at the top of commodity-intensive industries know there’s a grey area between the white swan world of well planned and executed corporate strategies and the unpredictable devastation of a black swan event.
Unknown, volatile and potentially devastating events could come at any time and as anyone who works in a commodity or currency reliant industry can attest, there is no such thing as a non-volatile year. Somewhere in between the calm and the chaotic are the grey swans, those disruptive events that are likely to occur. Black swans are the wildly improbable events such as the 2008 financial crash, or the impact felt by the decoupling of the Swiss Franc in 2015. While unpredictable, some events are probable, which is why today’s treasurers need to look out for those grey swans as risk management becomes an integral part of operations.
Today’s corporate treasurers are providing a more strategic role in their organisation, and becoming more sophisticated in how they are managing their treasury functions. They have taken on broader responsibilities including the monitoring and management of risk exposure across the firm and identifying opportunities for optimisation of liquidity and funding.
Join Mark O’Toole, Vice President of Treasury & Commodities Solutions at OpenLink and the Treasury Today Group as they discuss the challenges corporates are facing in the marketplace today.
Estimated duration: 45 minutes
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