Treasury Today Country Profiles in association with Citi

Previous Webinars

Previous Webinars

Missed the live broadcast? Below is a list of our previous webinars which we offer on demand.

765,000 rooms globally: how do you manage risk?

February 2017
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Fred Schacknies
Presenter

Fred Schacknies
SVP & Treasurer, Hilton

This project’s focus on risk mitigation was a Highly Commended Winner in the Best Risk Management Solution category.

Hilton’s story is noteworthy in the degree of turnaround relative to the original problem. They had a large, complex portfolio of intercompany loans, maintained in multiple databases and without a policy governing associated transactions. It had no comprehensive visibility to aggregate positions or exposures. Hilton had no prospective sense of potential FX risk to earnings or cash flow. Lacking that information, it had no ability to mitigate either risk. Today, Hilton’s intercompany loan portfolio has been reorganised and dramatically simplified.

Managing the almighty greenback

Optimising your US Dollar cash flows globally

January 2017
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Walid Shuman
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Jan Rottiers
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James Santoro
Presenters

Walid Shuman
Managing Director, Head of Cash Management Americas, Corporate & Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas

Jan Rottiers
Managing Director, Head of Liquidity Management Products & Projects, BNP Paribas

James Santoro
Managing Director and Head of Liquidity & Investment Advisory Americas, Corporate & Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas

The US Dollar continues to be the most dominant currency for global trade flows. Most multinationals are forced to deal with significant USD flows throughout their financial supply chain around the world. Managing these flows across different regions, time-zones and regulatory environments can be very challenging, whether organizations are collecting USD from customers, paying USD to their suppliers or investing excess USD. For those excess funds, what options are available to optimize return on USD located throughout the world.

BNP Paribas will discuss key considerations in determining the right model and share case studies and best practices of how to efficiently manage global US Dollar flows. The question becomes what is the right model for your organization?

  • USD accounts structures
  • USD pooling solutions
  • Optimizing return on excess USD cash positions

Key steps to improved foreign currency management

December 2016
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Wim Grosemans
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Adrian Brown
Presenters

Wim Grosemans
Head of Product Management – International Payments & local offer EMEA region, Cash Management, BNP Paribas

Adrian Brown
Head of Commercialisation – FX+, BNP Paribas

As globalisation continues to drive the need for international payments, corporates are focusing on the underlying FX as well as the payment itself. Increasingly, they require their banks to offer fully integrated payment and FX platforms. BNP Paribas’ new cross-currency solution is designed to meet these requirements. Wim Grosemans and Adrian Brown, in dialogue with Treasury Today, will discuss the following four solutions which result in improved foreign currency management:

  • FX in global disbursements.
  • Foreign currency account consolidation.
  • Making efficient cross border payments.
  • Cross currency cash pools.

Driving the “Power of Dreams” with technology

November 2016
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Kevin Pinnegar
Presenter

Kevin Pinnegar
European Group Treasurer, Honda Motor Europe

This company certainly harnesses the power of technology to drive the ‘Power of Dreams’. Their solution includes SAP Treasury Risk Management, SAP Cash Management, SAP Bank Communication Management and SWIFT Alliance Lite2 for SEPA and non-SEPA payments channel infrastructure – hear from Kevin Pinnegar, European Group Treasurer how they delivered all this in less than six months.

Ericsson leverages technology to improve currency risk management

November 2016
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Magnus Attoff
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Wolfgang Koester
Presenters

Magnus Attoff
Head of Financial Risk Management & Operations, Ericsson

Wolfgang Koester
Chief Executive Officer, FiREapps

This is no ordinary solution. With operations in 180 countries, exposures to 100+ currencies and more than 500 currency pairs, Ericsson's exposures are large and their operations, highly complex. Hear from Magnus Attoff, Head of Financial Risk Management and Operations for Ericsson how and why they materially improved currency risk management to address an increasing volatile environment; and what the award-winning results were.

Repo enabler?…Try SWIFT

October 2016
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Marco Brähler
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Ken Bogert
Presenters

Marco Brähler
Head of Treasury Back Office, Roche

Ken Bogert
Treasury Operations Specialist, Roche

Facilitator

John Nicholas
Research Director, Treasury Today Group

This solution leverages SWIFT to deliver an alternative source of funding which, since September 2015, has successfully accomplished half a billion euro with multiple repo trades. This is an innovative project which was awarded a Highly Commended winner in the Best SWIFT Solution category.

With this solution the back office team has shown that it can quickly adapt to new requirements from the front office by enhancing the utilisation of the current SWIFT SCORE and MA-CUG agreements. One of the main challenges was to send out and match at least four SWIFT messages per deal initiation and another four at maturity (MT199, MT599, MT540, MT542 and additional MT540/542 if ‘repo’d’ multiple securities).

Since there was no ‘out-of-the-box’ software solution for tri-party repos in their TMS, a new repo framework was built in SAP on top of the correspondence matching engine with in-house expertise.

Big isn’t always beautiful

October 2016
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Klaas A. Springer
Presenter

Klaas A. Springer
Director Corporate Treasury, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today Group

The treasury team at Royal FrieslandCampina has demonstrated you don’t have to be a big team to make a real impact and were a Highly Commended Top Treasury Team.

They have implemented several projects in just 16 months across a broad spectrum of cash, treasury, technology and financing areas. Royal FrieslandCampina is an unrated company which makes the financing solution, for which they were awarded a Highly Commended in the Best Financing Solution category, a little different. This solution includes a Schuldschein, a type of privately-placed German debt similar to a mid-term note and is the first green debt instrument to be issued by a dairy company and the first issued by a non-German issuer.

One channel, one format, one security module and one security policy

September 2016
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Benedikt Zimmermann-Kuehne
Presenter

Benedikt Zimmermann-Kuehne
Cash Manager, Kuehne + Nagel

Facilitator

John Nicholas
Research Director, Treasury Today

This is not just about SWIFT as the company was also implementing a new ERP platform. They now cover the whole world (and they are present in over 100 countries) with just eight banks. The SWIFT solution is now live in more than 60 countries and they expect to complete the project in the summer of 2017.

Bankers collaborate to deliver a win/win solution

May 2016
Anita Prasad
Anita Prasad
Presenter

Anita Prasad, General Manager, Treasury Capital Management, Microsoft

Facilitator

John Nicholas, Editorial & Research Director, Treasury Today

The culmination is a solution comprising three banks, each of which took on an equal role. It really is a uniquely collaborative solution for supply chain financing which you cannot afford to miss.

When representatives of three US banks attended the 2014 Adam Smith Awards ceremony they got more than their lunch! A conversation with last year’s Woman of the Year winner, Anita Prasad of Microsoft planted the seeds for the banks to collaborate on a unique supply chain finance solution. Microsoft insisted they wanted true equality and they would pitch this to their vendors as a financing offer from the three banks invited. After covering a lot of emotional, legal, regulatory, KYC and financial challenges, the three banks agreed. Hear from Anita how she achieved this.

Fast moving treasury

April 2016
Dinesh Thapar
Dinesh Thapar
Ravishankar
Ravishankar
Mitesh Thakker
Mitesh Thakker
Presenter

Dinesh Thapar, General Manager & Head of Treasury, Investor Relations and M&A, Hindustan Unilever Limited

Ravishankar, Senior Finance Manager – Treasury and Insurance, Hindustan Unilever Limited

Mitesh Thakker, Funds and Forex Manager, Hindustan Unilever Limited

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson, Managing Director Treasury Today Group

In the fast moving and ever evolving consumer goods (FMCG) sector corporates need to be ready for both now and the future. Hear how Hindustan Unilever (HUL) embarked on an ambitious journey to transform its transaction banking capabilities, which involved rewiring a range of internal processes and deploying best in class solutions, with a strong emphasis on technology and simplification. The aim to make transaction banking capabilities future ready.

The project, which was delivered alongside business as usual operations, saw HUL become early-adopters of SWIFT’s ISO-based XML payment with SAP integration. To leverage this further the company initiated SWIFT based invoice discounting and a first-of-its-kind payment of statutory taxes and levies over SWIFT. Furthermore, HUL has exploited its early-adopter mind-set to develop a strong e-collections set-up, using the new ACH Debit module of the National Payments Corporation (NPCI).

The benefits include HUL being able to reduce its bank accounts across eight legal entities by more than 75% in a short space of time. Moreover, 99% of payments and collections are now electronic and there has been a significant improvement in banking process efficiency and controls across the board.

In this webinar hear how General Manager & Head of Treasury, Investor Relations and M&A at HUL, Dinesh Thapar and his team were able to complete this project.

Cars run on credit, not gas!

April 2016
Eric Senay
Eric Senay
Frank Boroch
Frank Boroch
Presenter

Eric Senay, Vice President and Treasurer, Hyundai Capital America

Frank Boroch, Director of Capital Markets and Investor Relations, Hyundai Capital America

Facilitator

John Nicholas, Editorial & Research Director Treasury Today

HCA embarked upon a multi-year strategic plan which mapped out a new organisational structure spanning eight domains of expertise ranging from treasury operations and cash management to investor relations, exposure and risk management – a truly remarkable journey of transformation.

Hyundai Capital America (HCA) is a top ten auto lender. While initially HCA relied on low-cost asset backed securities (ABS) and attractive bank lending facilities to fund the lion’s share of its funding needs, asset growth propelled HCA’s balance sheet from $5bn in 2009 to close to $20bn by the end of 2012. Eric Senay and Frank Boroch share the key elements of HCA Treasury’s work including diversification of funding channels to support business expansion, deepening of liquidity sources to soundly manage the inherent volatility in the business, de-risking of the balance sheet through sophisticated liability management, reduction of interest expenses through improved financial community management and optimisation of funding instruments, and enhancement of flexibility for the business to finance incremental asset classes.

Building the network – seven key pillars

March 2016
Harjeet Kohli
Harjeet Kohli
Presenter

Harjeet Kohli, Group Head – Funding, Risk, Markets & Investors (GFRM), Bharti Airtel

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson, Managing Director, Treasury Today Group

Do you want to become a more strategic and vital partner to the business? Let Harjeet Kohli explain how.

Harjeet Kohli has been incredibly busy and successful over the past couple of years. The GFRM team at Bharti Airtel, which he leads, has collected no fewer than four Adam Smith Awards, including Overall Winner, Treasury Today Asia’s Top Treasury Team 2014 as well as a Highly Commended Winner in this same category in 2015. Harjeet was also the overall winner in 2015 in the First Class Relationship Management category for his approach to internal and external stakeholder management. In this webinar Harjeet will share his experiences from the many projects he and his team have been implementing. His GFRM team has delivered some impressive results through a major treasury transformation programme spanning seven key pillars of the treasury function – debt management, risk management, working capital management, ratings management, capital structure management, controls and compliance and policy and governance. This webinar will explain how he has achieved so much and how GFRM is now firmly established as a strategic partner to the business.

Does your treasury require major surgery?

March 2016
Forrest Vollrath
Forrest Vollrath
David T. Deranek
David T. Deranek
Julie Qualiato
Julie Qualiato
Presenter

Forrest Vollrath, Executive Director of Treasury Operations Health Care Service Corporation

David T. Deranek, Senior Manager of Treasury Operations Health Care Service Corporation

Julie Qualiato, Director of Treasury Operations and Controls Health Care Service Corporation

Facilitator

John Nicholas, Editorial & Research Director Treasury Today

Sometimes continually patching up processes just isn’t enough and major surgery is needed. Hear how HCSC gave their treasury new life with an all-encompassing treasury transformation project.

The sheer scale of projects undertaken by the team at HCSC warranted a most deserved winner as Judges’ Choice in our 2015 Adam Smith Awards.

Most treasuries aren't impacted by the US Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), which was the primary driver for this programme, but can all learn from the treasury transformation experiences presented in this webinar. They include solutions delivering process improvements ranging from Treasury Operations, Cash Management and Cash Forecasting to Corporate Governance and Audit Controls, Treasury Systems Architecture and, importantly, Staff Development and Enrichment. Register now to hear Forrest Vollrath, David Deranek and Julie Qualiato explain what they did.

$8.4bn cash pile – show me the money

February 2016
Séverine Le Blévennec
Séverine Le Blévennec
Presenter

Séverine Le Blévennec, Director EMEA Treasury Honeywell

Facilitator

John Nicholas, Editorial & Research Director Treasury Today

Ever wondered where your company’s cash is? Honeywell doesn’t, having been able to achieve 100% daily cash visibility on their 2,241 bank accounts and all cash investment transactions around the globe.

Honeywell had built up cash significantly since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, to over $8.4bn today. Counterparty risk has also been a growing concern as banks were hit by junk portfolios, new regulations and ensuing credit downgrades. Honeywell therefore needed to completely revamp its counterparty risk management process. Honeywell decided to harness the power of technology to address the situation. Séverine Le Blévennec, Director EMEA Treasury explains how the company leveraged a range of technology components to provide 100% daily cash visibility on their 2,241 bank accounts and all cash investment transactions around the globe.

Bringing the cash home

February 2016
Matthew Clarke
Matthew Clarke
Presenter

Matthew Clarke
Group Treasurer, Intertek Group

Facilitator

John Nicholas
Editorial & Research Director, Treasury Today

The era of trapped cash in China is over. Hear how one of the trail-blazing companies in cross-border RMB established their market-leading structure and how you can too.

This was a major issue for this company until it introduced a trailblazing solution which Matthew Clarke, Group Treasurer at Intertek is willing to share with you. China accounts for around 20% of Intertek’s revenue and an even greater percentage of its operating profit and cash flow so the need to repatriate the cash back to the UK was a major challenge. This solution takes maximum advantage of the changing regulatory environment to deliver a robust, yet flexible, sweeping structure to maximise cut-off times for same-day value. Intertek applied for a quota for its onshore entities to lend to related offshore entities and was one of the first ten companies to get approval in Shanghai, and the very first in Guangzhou.

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Duration: 33 minutes

Slide pack Q&A

Want to know the secret to a good night’s sleep? Mitigate your risks

January 2016
John Coon
John Coon
Presenter

John Coon
Global Treasury Manager, Dow Corning Corporation

Facilitator

John Nicholas
Editorial & Research Director, Treasury Today

Dow Corning had $2bn plus in cash and investments and protecting this from counterparty default was a major challenge. However, their counterparty risk management approach had historically fallen short of industry standards. The management approach involved a considerable amount of manual monitoring, was primarily reactive vs proactive and was limited in scope. John Coon, Global Treasury Manager explains how the company mobilised its resources to build a Counterparty Risk Dashboard to become a fully automated one-stop-shop for treasury.

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Duration: 39 minutes

Watch now Sponsored

Collection Factory – 1st class coaching to boost your collections

December 2015
Guillaume Flies
Guillaume Flies
Presenter

Guillaume Flies
Head of Collections, BNP Paribas

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Consultant, Treasury Today

Keep up with the trends

With SEPA acting as a catalyst for centralisation, corporates are looking at opportunities to increase the efficiency of their collection process(-es). In this context, integrating a CoBo (Collection-on-Behalf-of) scheme to a collection factory model is now gaining ground, and several corporates have made the leap thanks to BNP Paribas support.

Make your collections fitter

If your objective is to reduce the weight of your collection processes, their costs or the volume of manual tasks, join our webinar session presented by our senior advisor Guillaume Flies.

Meet Guillaume Flies, our Senior Collections Advisor

Guillaume Flies started his career in 2005 as a financial controller and treasury project coordinator in a large retail company. He then joined PwC as a treasury consultant where he specialised in cash management, bank relationship management and corporate treasury processes. In 2013, he integrated BNP Paribas Cash Management Competence Centre as Global Product Manager for Virtual Accounts, in charge of steering the deployment of this innovative solution worldwide. Recently appointed Head of Collections, Guillaume now leads all the collection initiatives within BNP Paribas and is a senior advisor on all related issues.

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Duration: 44 minutes

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Banks – what’s the score?

December 2015
Chris Hanson
Chris Hanson
Presenter

Chris Hanson
Sr. Director/Assistant Treasurer, Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

Facilitator

John Nicholas
Editorial & Research Director, Treasury Today

In the past, the relationships between Brocade and its banking partners were less than optimal. The existing process for bank relationship management was not structured or comprehensive. Therefore, the evaluations on banking partners were mainly from fragmented feedback among the treasury staff. The other business units in Brocade could not properly select right banking partners for their specific needs because of lacking of an accurate assessment on their banks. Chris Hanson describes the Bank Relationship Scorecard they have developed at Brocade.

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Duration: 41 minutes

Slide pack Sponsored

The Study Results

November 2015
Alison Rose
Alison Rose
Presenter

Alison Rose
CEO, Commercial & Private Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland/NatWest

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Consultant, Treasury Today

Alison Rose will discuss some of the key findings of our Treasury Today’s Women in Treasury Study 2015, proudly supported by Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Duration: 39 minutes

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CFO wants to know what your cash and counterparty exposures are globally? SaaS may be the answer

November 2015
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Scott Lambert
Presenter

Scott Lambert
Treasury Senior Director, Cigna

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

Sounds a familiar request? Well it certainly was for Scott Lambert, Treasury Senior Director at global health service company, Cigna. From a landscape of no standardised global IT support and fragmented systems, Cigna decided a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution made the most sense. Hear from Scott what this meant for treasury, how the project unfolded and whether it has all been worthwhile.

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Duration: 47 minutes

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Excellence in Execution – Global Cash Management the Firmenich way

September 2015
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Philippe Farine
Portrait of Corinne Mérat
Corinne Mérat
Portrait of Isabel Paris
Isabel Paris
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Hervé Corre
Presenters

Philippe Farine
VP Group Treasurer, Firmenich SA

Corinne Mérat
Project Manager, Firmenich SA

Isabel Paris
Senior Treasury Manager, Firmenich SA

Hervé Corre
Director Global Treasury Coordination, Firmenich SA

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

This company is over 100 years old and has a presence in 64 countries. Philippe Farine, VP Group Treasurer at Firmenich has a simple principle “Excellence in Execution” as he illustrates in this Global Cash Management project. The programme covers all 28 affiliates able to join the company’s global cash pooling solution as well as the inter-company netting process. It was completed with the implementation of a ‘POBO’ structure serving more than 20 affiliates. In less than two years, Philippe has set up a Global In-House-Bank (IHB). This was made possible by the preliminary implementation of a single SAP instance (ECC6 version) and two new SAP modules (IHC and BCM) to run the IHB.

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Duration: 42 minutes

Slide pack Sponsored

Asian Treasurer Webinar

US Interest Rates – hear key insights from Thomson Reuters and learn what corporates are doing

July 2015
Daniel Stanton
Daniel Stanton
Michael Sack
Michael Sack
Presenters

Daniel Stanton
Head of Asian Credit, Thomson Reuters

Michael Sack
Head of Treasury & Financing, Sivantos Group, Global Treasury Center, Singapore

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

Whether you are an investor or a borrower, you need to be aware of the likely course of US interest rates and position yourself accordingly. Watch this webinar to hear the latest insights from a Thomson Reuters expert and the views of a corporate who is actively involved.

Daniel Stanton, Head of Asian Credit at IFR, Thomson Reuters’ flagship capital markets publication, talks about how corporates are accessing bond market financing in various currencies in advance of likely US interest rate hikes, and describe the kind of deals that resonate with investors.

Michael Sack, Head of Financing at the Sivantos Group, Global Treasury Center in Singapore shares his perspective and talk about how the team at Sivantos are positioning themselves for changes in US interest rates.

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Duration: 35 minutes

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Playing politics – how proactive political analysis can shore up short-term investment strategies

June 2015
Vijay Kuppa
Vijay Kuppa
Presenter

Vijay Kuppa
Manager – Corporate Finance, Larsen & Toubro

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

2013-2014 was one of the most challenging periods in recent memory for the Indian economy, but it was one of the most profitable for Indian conglomerate Larsen & Toubro. Driven by its investment philosophy and an acute understanding of the country’s political and economic standing the treasury was able to generate an alpha of approximately 2.5% on investments worth US$1 billion. An increase from the two previous years when markets in emerging economies, such as India, were relatively calmer.

So while we all know that the corporate treasury must have one eye at all times on the political and economic landscape of those countries in which it has operations, do treasurers know how to use information proactively as well as reactively? In this webinar we hear how Larsen & Toubro did exactly this and proactively analysed the political and economic landscape. Using this information to reinforce its short-term investment philosophy and make informed decisions that saw it outperform its expected rate of return and largely avoid any adverse impact from the turbulence affecting the Indian economy.

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Duration: 41 minutes

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Asian Treasurer Webinar

Dreaming big: establishing an in-house bank and an FX trading on behalf of structure in Asia Pacific

May 2015
Jarno Timmerman
Jarno Timmerman
Presenter

Jarno Timmerman
Head of Treasury SEAP (South East Asia Pacific), AkzoNobel

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Director, Treasury Today

The Asian Treasurer Webinars continue with Jarno Timmerman, Head of Treasury SEAP at AkzoNobel, who will be discussing their in-house bank and payment factory project as well as FX trading on behalf in restricted economies.

With centralisation on the agenda for treasury departments across Asia Pacific, the creation of an in-house bank structure is regarded by many as the end point on this journey. Establishing such a solution in the diverse regulatory landscape of Asia Pacific however, is not an easy task, and one that few have yet to accomplish.

Dutch multinational AkzoNobel however, are a company that has built such a structure and in this webinar Jarno Timmerman, Head of Treasury SEAP (South East Asia Pacific) at AkzoNobel explains how they did it and how they overcame the many challenges that they faced. In addition, Jarno also outlines how best practice has been implemented along with the solution that has allowed the region to align with the group’s corporate strategy and also obtain a number of benefits including reduced costs and greater control and visibility over its cash.

The innovative treasury team hasn’t stopped there however, and Jarno will also give insight into how AkzoNobel has built an FX trading on behalf of structure in some of the regions most restricted economies. A solution that has allowed them to manage better their FX exposures.

For all those treasurers dreaming big, or who just want to learn more, this webinar is one not to miss.

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Duration: 42 minutes

Slide pack Sponsored

Asian Treasurer Webinar

eBam and digital ID
– what can be done in the digital space?

April 2015
Jeanette Chang
Jeanette Chang
Neil Jeans
Neil Jeans
Presenters

Jeanette Chang
Treasurer, Asia Pacfic, IBM

Neil Jeans
Head of Policy & Standards – Accelus Org ID, Thomson Reuters

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

The ACTS and Thomson Reuters, in association with Treasury Today Asia, are delighted to present the first of a series of Asian Treasurer Webinars.

This sponsored webinar open to all addresses the important issue of account opening documentation and what can be done to bring the benefits of digitisation and electronic communication to the account opening process.

We start by talking with Jeanette Chang Treasurer, Asia Pacific, for IBM about the issues involved in operating multiple bank accounts for different operating units in different countries.

Then we hear from Neil Jeans, Head of Policy & Standards, Accelus Org ID at Thomson Reuters who will tell us what they are doing and considering doing in this space to meet the documentary requirements of the bank account management process.

SWIFT has developed some messaging solutions in this area but Thomson Reuters are going further and are beginning to address many of the documentary aspects. As Jeanette tells us, corporates and banks all agree the account opening and mandate management process is painful but the regulatory and legal requirements still have to be met. Thomson Reuters explains what they have developed and the practicalities of how the service works.

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Duration: 52 minutes

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Seeing the full picture: FX visibility made clear

April 2015
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation – Adam Smith Award Winner
Best Foreign Exchange Solution
Frank Sassano
Frank Sassano
Mike Cassidy
Mike Cassidy
Presenters

Frank Sassano
Snr. Director – Treasury Operations,
Wyndham Worldwide Corp.

Mike Cassidy
Treasury Director, In-house Banking/EMEAI,
Wyndham Worldwide Corp.

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

Hear how Wyndham’s ambitious treasury transformation project has seen the company centralise its FX risk management decision-making, whilst optimising its liquidity management structure. Milestones include creating an in-house bank, implementing a netting programme, and establishing a single-entity multicurrency notional pool. As a result, the treasury team has been able to garner significant improvements in its FX scorecard metrics, together with impressive cost savings and process efficiencies.

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Duration: 41 minutes

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Consolidating banking
and optimising cash with a small treasury team

February 2015
TYROLIT – Highly Commended Best Cash Management Solution
Franz Bramboeck
Franz Bramböck
Presenter

Franz Bramböck
Group Treasurer and Risk Management, TYROLIT Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G.

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Director, Treasury Today

In this webinar learn how TYROLIT reduced their intercompany transactions through their banks by over 90%. TYROLIT’s cash management and payments processes were fragmented, with each of the company’s subsidiaries maintaining its own banking relationships. The introduction of the Eurozone provided a first opportunity to consolidate the banking landscape and optimise the payment processes of the company’s seven entities within the zone. In fact, the company was an early mover in setting up a euro cash pool, and has seen the potential for enormous annual savings as a result.

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Duration: 29 minutes

Reducing FX volatility and improving financial results

November 2014
Pfizer – Treasury Today’s Top Treasury Team 2014
Mark Hopkins
Mark Hopkins
Presenter

Mark Hopkins
Director, Pfizer

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Director, Treasury Today

In this second webinar from Pfizer, our Treasury Team of the Year, Mark Hopkins tells us more about Pfizer’s hedging strategy. With over 60% of its revenues denominated in non USD currency swings can have a big impact on Pfizer’s financial results. The new programme Pfizer is implementing has reduced the spot rate volatility of currency pairs by over 30% and the net earnings exposure to currencies in the programme by over 50%.

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Duration: 45 minutes

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Managing cash from a single bank account

October 2014
Intel – Best Cash Management Solution 2014
Regan Nanbara, Intel
Regan Nanbara
Presenter

Regan Nanbara
Director, Cash Management, Intel

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

“Could you operate a 47-year-old multinational company the size of Intel from one bank account outside of the US and what would we have to do to get there?” That was the challenge Regan Nanbara, Director, Cash Management at Intel set his team and banking partners. Hear how they tackled this task and implemented a single cash concentration infrastructure in only seven months.

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Duration: 42 minutes

Slide pack Sponsored

The Study Results

October 2014
Carole Berndt, RBS
Carole Berndt
Marie-Astrid Dubois
Marie-Astrid Dubois
Panellists

Carole Berndt
Global Head Transaction Services, RBS

Marie-Astrid Dubois
Assistant Treasurer EMEA and Asia, Honeywell

Presenter

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Director, Treasury Today

Eleanor Hill presented a preview of the results of Treasury Today’s Women in Treasury Study 2014 kindly supported by RBS. The key findings were discussed by our guest panel.

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Duration: 33 minutes

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Improving the Management of Cash Portfolio Risk

September 2014
Pfizer – Treasury Today’s Top Treasury Team 2014
Barry McKernan, Pfizer
Barry McKernan
Presenter

Barry McKernan
Credit Analyst, Pfizer

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

Barry McKernan talks about portfolio risk management techniques and how Pfizer have been using a new method of Value at Risk analysis which has been customised to monitor risks and exposures more accurately than its past approach. Pfizer is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues. Headquartered in New York, the company contains a healthcare portfolio which includes medicines, vaccines and many of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare products.

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Duration: 43 minutes

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Treasury as a Value Creator

July 2014
Tatiana Nikitina
Tatiana Nikitina
Presenter

Tatiana Nikitina
Corporate Finance Manager, BAT

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Director, Treasury Today

Tatiana Nikitina talks about BAT’s evolving treasury set-up, their SSC and treasury’s involvement with the company’s end markets. Addressing strategic as well as tactical issues Tatiana provides an insight into how this leading treasury operation adds value to the BAT organisation.

Wolseley webinar

Duration: 43 minutes

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Automating global cash pools and beyond

May 2014
Royston Da Costa
Royston Da Costa
Presenter

Royston Da Costa
Group Assistant Treasurer, Treasury Systems and Development, Wolseley

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Director, Treasury Today

The journey commenced in 2010 from a TMS platform and electronic bank confirmations to the implementation of a global cash pooling structure. The company wanted to improve group liquidity, pay down external debt, reduce bank charges and improve cash visibility. Royston was charged with delivering a strategy to achieve these goals using his 20 years’ of treasury experience. In this Adam Smith Webinar, hear how the journey progressed with online dealing, automating the interface to ERP and a TMS upgrade, after which further automation was deployed. Royston will share his key learning points and discuss where the journey goes next. A useful ‘roadmap’ for fellow treasury professionals about to embark upon similar technology projects.

Bottomline Technologies webinar

Duration: 53 minutes

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SEPA as a springboard

April 2014
Marcus Hughes
Marcus Hughes
Presenter

Marcus Hughes
Director Business Development, Bottomline Technologies

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Director, Treasury Today

Until now, SEPA has been viewed largely as a compliance project. But with the official migration deadline now behind us, and the six month transition period underway, it is time for corporate treasurers to look beyond mere compliance to the major efficiency opportunities that SEPA offers. This webinar looks at using SEPA as a springboard to streamlined accounts receivable and accounts payable and provide tips on best practice implementation.

Roche Webinar

Duration: 57 minutes

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A new level of banking

March 2014
Martin Schlageter
Martin Schlageter
Zampeta Fameli
Zampeta Fameli
Denis Reneau
Denis Reneau
Presenters

Martin Schlageter
Head of Treasury Operations, Basel, Roche

Zampeta Fameli
Cash Manager, Basel, Roche

Denis Reneau
Senior SAP Treasury Specialist, Basel, Roche

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

This pharmaceutical company has aimed for a new level of banking by focusing on reducing costs and complexity through better standardisation. Roche will highlight the benefits of its in-house bank solution, developed around SEPA, documenting the cost savings, efficiency gains and increased automation the project has delivered. With full ‘on behalf’ of solutions being implemented they have achieved a ‘virtual’ transaction banking environment.

Ahold Webinar

Duration: 52 minutes

Slide pack EMIR checklist

EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulation)

February 2014
Andy Nash
Andy Nash
Michelle Moran
Michelle Moran
Gavin Jones
Gavin Jones
Kicky Reef
Kicky Reef
Nadine Grevaz
Nadine Grevaz
Presenters

Andy Nash
SVP Treasury, Ahold

Michelle Moran
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Gavin Jones
VP Treasury, Ahold

Kicky Reef
Legal Counsel, Ahold

Nadine Grevaz
Treasury Director, Controlling and Project Management, Ahold

Facilitator

Eleanor Hill
Editorial Director, Treasury Today

Trade reporting under EMIR starts in February 2014 and many companies are going to be caught by the reporting requirements – even for internal trades. Any company established in Europe that uses derivatives, including FX forwards, will be impacted by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). In certain cases, non-EU counterparties will also come under EMIR’s scope.

Novartis Webinar

Duration: 57 minutes

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Cash on demand

January 2014
Brice Zimmermann
Brice Zimmermann
Uwe Boesl
Uwe Boesl
Presenters

Brice Zimmermann
Head Treasury Control & Reporting, Novartis

Uwe Boesl
General Manager, Novartis

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

Brice Zimmermann and Uwe Boesl of Novartis take us on a journey through the Adam Smith award winning transformation of their finance department as they sought to obtain best practice in their cash management. Zimmermann and Boesl discuss not only how they achieved the transformation but offer valuable advice and guidance to fellow treasury professionals who may wish to carry out a similar project in the future.

Thomson Reuters Webinar

Duration: 60 minutes

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Managing Currency Volatility in Emerging Markets

December 2013
Phil Weisberg
Phil Weisberg
Eric Burroughs
Eric Burroughs
Damian Glendinning
Damian Glendinning
Presenters

Phil Weisberg
MD, Global Head of Foreign Exchange, Thomson Reuters

Eric Burroughs
Editor FX Buzz, Reuters News

Damian Glendinning
Corporate Treasurer, Lenovo

Facilitator

John Nicholas
Research Director, Treasury Today

Phil Weisberg, Eric Burroughs and Damian Glendenning explore currency trends and recent volatility in emerging markets and advise how best to manage a Corporate Treasury department during these unstable times.

Microsoft Webinar Microsoft Powerview in Treasury

Duration: 59 minutes & 2 minutes

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How much cash do we actually have?

October 2013
Anita Prasad
Anita Prasad
Presenter

Anita Prasad
General Manager, Treasury Capital Management, Redmond, Microsoft

Facilitator

Richard Parkinson
Managing Director, Treasury Today

We speak to Anita Prasad, General Manager, Treasury Capital Management at Microsoft who will take us through the story of how Microsoft is managing its cash around the world.

SEPA Direct Debit

Duration: 50 minutes

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SEPA Direct Debit: Safeguard your business

Ali Moiyed
Ali Moiyed
Presenter

Ali Moiyed
CEO, London, AccessPay

June 2013

Ali Moiyed talks about scandals, regulations and the directions of SEPA that you should consider as you develop your SEPA migration strategy.