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International Cash Management & Treasury Bootcamp

Dates and locations

  • London, UK | Monday, August 1st-5th 2022 | From £1,300
  • London, UK | Monday December 5th-9th 2022 | From £5,185
  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Tutor
  • Prices
  • Introduction

    This is the most intensive course in cash management and treasury. In just five days, we cover everything you need to know from the latest treasury technology to selecting the right bank.

    This practical course will enable you to apply the four principles of international treasury and cash management:

    • Visibility – know where your cash is
    • Mobilisation – make it available
    • Optimisation – Invest it
    • Compliance – Keep in line with current regulations and governance

    Using a mix of group exercises and real life case studies from corporate treasurers, you will be learning in 5 days what can take up to 2 years on the job.

    Bootcamp group
  • Learning objectives

    By the end of the course you’ll be able to:

    • Manage an RFP and selection process from start to finish
    • Create a centralised and distributed treasury
    • Connect treasury and ERP systems to banks
    • Understand supply chain finance and other funding options
    • Develop treasury policies to better manage risk and controls
    • Make liquidity visible, available and usable
    • Manage the balance sheet
    • Improve the accuracy of your cash forecasts
    • Benchmark your practices against your peers’
    Learning objectives
  • Who should attend?

    Corporate treasurers and finance professionals
    Understand best practice, benchmark where you are now – and where you should be, and explore the latest trends and hot topics.

    You will return to the office armed with everything you need to optimise your treasury.

    Financial institutions and service providers
    The perfect opportunity to better understand your clients’ day-to-day
    challenges and discover where your solutions fit. Start thinking like a
    treasurer and get one step ahead of your competitors.

    Who should attend
  • Why train with EuroFinance?

    • Practical, hands-on training featuring inspiring corporate case studies and group exercises
    • Experienced, professional tutors that address your real-life challenges
    • The trusted treasury training provider – over 300 treasury professionals
      have attended this course
    • Truly international – we attract professionals from over 60 countries
    • CPD certified
    • Residential format – this course includes accommodation, dinner and entertainment to help expand your networking opportunities
    Why EuroFinance
  • Accreditation

    This course is CPD certified. Earn up to 35 credits.

    CPD

Agenda

  • Day 1 Treasury, money movement and liquidity down-arrow
    • 8.30am

      Registration and refreshments

    • 9.00am

      Welcome and introduction

    • 9.30am

      Introduction to corporate treasury and cash management

      • The role of treasury and its core elements
      • Sources of financial risk – foreign exchange risk; interest rate risk; credit risk; counterparty risk
      • What is cash management and how it links with other treasury functions
      • The benefits of good cash management
      • Treasury policy framework
    • 10.15am

      Trends and best practice in international treasury

      • Some trends in today’s market
      • Current global perspectives of treasurers
      • Why treasuries differ between companies
      • Impact of regulation
      • Creating efficiency in the supply chain
      • Managing treasury with a global process
      • Creating centralised and distributed treasury
    • 10.45am

      Refreshment break

    • 11.00am

      Clearing and settlement systems

      • Types – net settlement, RTGS, hybrid
      • Clearing and settlement risks
      • High value payment clearing
      • Low value ACH clearing and cheque clearing
      • How different transaction methods are used
      • Major clearing systems around the world
      • Concepts of float, value dating and finality
      • Domestic payment/collection instruments
    • 12.30pm

      Emerging payment methods

      • Faster Payments – specific country implementations
      • Mobile payment solutions
      • Disruptive technology – Fintech solutions/blockchain in the payment space
      • Impact of open banking
    • 1.00pm

      Lunch

    • 2.00pm

      The international banking system

      • Who are the players?
      • How money moves – interactive roleplay
      • Understanding SWIFT and the different types of messages
      • Cross-border payments globally and in the Eurozone
      • Impact of SWIFT GPI – new style correspondent banking
      • Corresponding bank charges
      • Within the Eurozone PSD and SEPA
      • Straight-through processing (STP)
      • Currency cheque and draft collections
    • 2.45pm

      Case study exercise: International money movement

    • 3.15pm

      Refreshment break

    • 3.30pm

      Optimising global liquidity management – cash pooling 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
      • Mobilising core balances
      • Virtual Accounts: the next generation of cash concentration?
    • 4.30pm

      Case study: Exercise on cash concentration

    • 5.30pm

      End of day 1

  • Day 2 Bank accounts, debt and investment in treasury down-arrow
    • 08.30am

      REFRESHMENTS

    • 09.00am

      LOCAL AND FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNTS

      • Where to hold them and manage them
      • Implications for banking costs
      • Importance of correct ‘ownership’
      • Resident/non-resident issues
    • 09.45am

      EXERCISE: ACCOUNT LOCATION

      • Practical challenges of where to hold currency accounts
    • 10.30am

      Refreshment Break

    • 10.45am

      Inter-company netting

      • Types of netting
      • Financial flows and inter-company FX
      • Netting drivers
      • Example netting analysis
      • Structural and policy issues
      • Netting review checklist
      • Netting methods
    • 11.30am

      Case study: The multilateral netting business case

    • 12.15pm

      Cash flow forecasting – introduction and overview

      • Objectives of forecasting
      • Short-term and long-term forecasts
      • Models and methods
      • Receipts and disbursement methods
      • Distribution method; pro-forma statements
    • 1.00pm

      Lunch

    • 2.00pm

      Case study: AI and cash forecasting

      James Kelly, SVP treasury, risk management & insurance, Pearson

    • 3.00pm

      Refreshment Break

    • 3.15pm

      Exercise: Creating a cash flow forecast

    • 3.45pm

      Financing the company and managing debt

      • Short-term or long-term debt
      • Challenge of re-financing facilities
      • Using the debt markets
      • Fees, covenants, agreements
      • Impact of new reference rates RFR, SONIA, SOFR etc.
    • 4.30pm

      Investing surpluses

      • Choice of instruments and asset classes
      • Security v. Liquidity v. Yield
      • Counterparty risk
      • Interest rates in transition
      • Appropriate investment policies and contents
    • 5.30pm

      End of Day 2

  • Day 3 Risk and regulation, centralisation and shared services down-arrow
    • 8.30am

      Refreshments

    • 9.00am

      Introduction to financial risk and risk management

      • Definition of financial risk
      • Risk management objectives
      • Market risk: FX, interest rate, commodity
      • Risk mitigation
      • “Natural” hedging
    • 10.00am

      Case study: FX risk management at Kimberly Clark

      Guest tutor: Takachida Kuhudzai, Corporate Treasury Manager EMEA, Kimberly Clark.

    • 11.15am

      Refreshment break

    • 11.30am

      Compliance and regulatory issues: a primer

      • New regulatory environments
      • Framework of policies and procedures
      • Alphabet soup: Basel III, AML and KYC, Dodd-Frank and EMIR, BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting)
      • Money Market Regulation and impact on the Treasurer
    • 12.15pm

      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 MNCs
      • Measuring Treasury performance
    • 1.00pm

      Lunch

    • 2.00pm

      Creating and running a regional treasury centre

      • Practical approach to managing treasury for a large multinational company
      • FX, hedging, currency pooling and netting
      • Creating a centralised payments process
      • Payment factories – functionality
      • Treasury Centre location and tax efficiency
    • 3.00pm

      Refreshment Break

    • 3.15pm

      Shared service centres and payment factories

      • What functions could go into a shared service centre?
      • Where to locate your SSC
      • Technology platforms and integration with ERP accounting
      • Differing approaches
      • Impacts on Treasury and the appropriate response
      • Account structures
      • Choice of banks
      • Implementation and Customer Service requirements
      • Challenges with domestic instruments and paper
    • 4.15pm

      Exercise: Payment factories

    • 5.30pm

      End of Day 3

  • Day 4 Shared services, systems and cybercrime down-arrow
    • 9.00am

      Cybercrime, fraud and security

      • Definitions and scope
      • Our security landscape
      • Attack vectors and a few worrying findings
      • Where should we focus
      • What can we do
      • Treasury policies to protect your treasury
      • Insider threats
    • 9.45am

      Banking systems – Part 1 Channels and challenges

      • Electronic Banking Channels – Bank portals and proprietary solutions
      • Security and control challenges
      • Multi banking aggregation
      • Mass payment systems
      • Linking electronic banking to the corporate treasury management system
      • Achieving straight-through processing
    • 10.30am

      Refreshment break

    • 10.45am

      Banking systems – Part 2 Connectivity

      • Relevant technologies
      • The role of SWIFT
      • SWIFT for corporates
      • Standards and the importance of ISO2OO22
      • Technology to link to one lead bank or multiple banks
      • SWIFT SCORE solutions for multi-banking
      • Costs – evaluating the options
      • Control and security
    • 11.30am

      CASE STUDY: Future-proofing your treasury

      Royston da Costa, assistant group treasurer, Ferguson

      • Treasury Management System
      • Global Cash Pooling
      • Online Dealing (including Money Markets portal)
      • Automated interface into ERP (including Market Data)
      • SWIFT (cash visibility using MT94Os)
      • EMIR
      • Implementation of a new TMS (Cloud based)
      • Impact of Cyber Crime on Treasury
    • 1.00pm

      Lunch – includes Q&A with guest tutor

    • 2.00pm

      Corporate access to SWIFT: Other services

      • eBAM – Bank Account Management
      • SWIFT Services – SWIFT Ref, 3Skey, Sanctions Screening
      • Other emerging technology
    • 2:30pm

      Selection, implementation and integration of treasury management systems

      • Treasury systems needs
      • System integration – what can be achieved?
      • What is a TMS
      • The major providers – choosing, comparing
      • The system project checklist – what to do, when to do it, what to avoid, what resources
    • 3.30pm

      Refreshment break

    • 3.45pm

      Other treasury systems

      • Information providers
      • Online dealing
      • Confirmation systems
      • Future developments
    • 4.00pm

      Case study exercise: Integrating treasury and business systems

    • 5.00pm

      End of Day 4

  • Day 5 Supply chain management, commercial cards and bank selection down-arrow
    • 8.30am

      Refreshments

    • 9.00am

      Working Capital

      • Working capital metrics and the cash conversion cycle
      • Worked example
      • The role of treasury
      • Approaches to optimising working capital
      • Comparison of working capital benchmarks
    • 9.45am

      Financing the supply chain (seller centric)

      • Understanding the supply chain
      • Flow of value versus goods versus funds
      • Receivables financing
      • Balance sheet implications of financing
      • Benefits of receivables finance
    • 10.30am

      Refreshment break

    • 10.45am

      Financing the supply chain (buyer centric)

      • Supply Chain Finance: Overview and mechanics
      • Understanding the economics of credit differential
      • Benefits and issues around Supply Chain Finance programs
      • Role of Dynamic Discounting
    • 11.30am

      Corporate cards: Overview and role

      Guest Tutor: Vince Eavis, Paytech Commercial

      • What Card instruments are out there
      • Mechanics of a card
      • “Long tail” and opportunities
      • Exercise on supplier targeting
      • Implementation and reaping the benefits
      • Where does Treasury fit in
    • 1.00pm

      Lunch

    • 2.00pm

      The bank selection and RFP process

      • Approaches to bank selection
      • How the process of bank tendering works
      • Bank geographic strategies & selection for:
      • Importance of matching Corporate organisation:
      • What multinational corporates are looking for
      • Pricing and service quality
      • Understanding what constitutes ‘best’ (mandates, relationships)
      • Challenges of international bank RFPs
    • 3.15pm

      Refreshment break

    • 3.30pm

      Case study exercise: What to include in a bank Request for Proposal

    • 4.30pm

      What to expect in the future

      • Expectations
      • What to expect in 2023 and beyond
      • Policy agenda issues for treasurers
      • New banking products
    • 5.00pm

      End of the course and presentation of certificates

Tutor

Adrian Rodgers

Senior EuroFinance Tutor & Director ARC Solutions, UK

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 then joined the newly created cash management consultancy team of Chase Manhattan Bank, with a brief to help create cash management solutions which matched the needs of customers’ underlying businesses and technology infrastructures. As a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he specialised in managing change in the finance function, including re-engineering of corporate treasury. His current company is an independent consultancy providing advisory, design and implementation services to corporates and banks, on a variety of change-related issues within the finance function. Services include strategy development, process design, bank and vendor selection and project management. Clients include major corporations with a strong international focus.

Adrian Rodgers

Guest tutors

James Kelly

SVP treasury, risk management and insurance Pearson

James is responsible for treasury, risk management and insurance at Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, including management of the group’s debt portfolio, interest rate swap hedging portfolio and foreign exchange risks.

Throughout his career, James developed extensive experience in capital markets redemptions, bond issuance including an ESG-linked bond that got recognised as deal of the year by the Association of Corporate Treasurers, FX risk management strategy, financing and derivatives portfolio management, acquisition, working capital initiatives, and has designed many treasury policies and strategies. 

Previously he worked for Rentokil, Associated British Ports and Sky. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of St Andrews.

James Kelly

Takachida Kuhudzai

Corporate treasurer manager, EMEA Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Takachida Kuhudzai is Corporate Treasury Manager, EMEA for Kimberly- Clark Corporation. Takachida leads strategic treasury activities for business units in Europe, Middle East & Africa covering foreign exchange risk management, capitalisation, funding, cash management and working capital. Takachida is also responsible for managing bank relationships across the EMEA region.

Takachida Kuhudzai

Royston Da Costa

Assistant group treasurer Ferguson Plc

Royston Da Costa has over 33 years’ experience working in treasury. He joined Wolseley, now Ferguson Group, in April 2002, and was responsible for managing the group’s daily debt and cash requirements.

In 2010, Royston was given the responsibility for driving the automation of Treasury’s processes at Ferguson, which led to the implementation of their current treasury management system in 2015, a cloud-based solution by Bellin (a Coupa Company).

He was promoted to assistant group treasurer in November 2016, and was made responsible for the middle office, as well as continuing to drive forward the group’s strategy on treasury technology.

In November 2019, Royston was given the additional responsibility for the front office.

Royston has had a number of articles published by Treasury journals including an article on “Cyber Fraud and the impact on Treasury”.
He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, as well as courses run by international treasury organisations.
He is a member of the Advisory Board for Treasury Leaders Summit (TLS), and a member of Barclays Bank’s Corporate Advisory Committee.

Royston previously worked at Sky, Gillette, PolyGram, Seagram, and Vivendi Universal.

Ferguson won the 2020 BELLIN Champions Award for “Best Practice”

Ferguson were recognized in the 2018 TMI Awards for Innovation and Excellence with a Corporate Recognition Award for their “Future proofing Treasury” project.

Royston also won the Adam Smith award on behalf of Ferguson for the “Best Cyber-Security Solution” in 2019.

Royston Da Costa

Vincent Eavis

Partner PayTech Commercial

Vincent is an experienced global Commercial Payments industry expert.

He is a founder / designer of the OPTIMA by PayTech Tool also known as B2B Analytics Tool.  Using machine learning algorithms and industry analysis this helps clients to make the best decisions on where to use B2B card (and other) payment tools focusing on the buyer-supplier relationship and equation driven by data based analysis. Vince has worked in several large financial institutions and with organisations across the world of all sizes from small charities to the largest corporations in the world. He has a background in behavioural economics and psychology.

Vincent Eavis

Lead Tutor

Adrian Rodgers

Senior EuroFinance Tutor & Director ARC Solutions, UK

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 then joined the newly created cash management consultancy team of Chase Manhattan Bank, with a brief to help create cash management solutions which matched the needs of customers’ underlying businesses and technology infrastructures. As a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he specialised in managing change in the finance function, including re-engineering of corporate treasury. His current company is an independent consultancy providing advisory, design and implementation services to corporates and banks, on a variety of change-related issues within the finance function. Services include strategy development, process design, bank and vendor selection and project management. Clients include major corporations with a strong international focus.

Adrian Rodgers

Guest tutors

James Kelly

SVP treasury, risk management and insurance Pearson

James is responsible for treasury, risk management and insurance at Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, including management of the group’s debt portfolio, interest rate swap hedging portfolio and foreign exchange risks.

Throughout his career, James developed extensive experience in capital markets redemptions, bond issuance including an ESG-linked bond that got recognised as deal of the year by the Association of Corporate Treasurers, FX risk management strategy, financing and derivatives portfolio management, acquisition, working capital initiatives, and has designed many treasury policies and strategies. 

Previously he worked for Rentokil, Associated British Ports and Sky. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of St Andrews.

James Kelly

Takachida Kuhudzai

Corporate treasurer manager, EMEA Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Takachida Kuhudzai is Corporate Treasury Manager, EMEA for Kimberly- Clark Corporation. Takachida leads strategic treasury activities for business units in Europe, Middle East & Africa covering foreign exchange risk management, capitalisation, funding, cash management and working capital. Takachida is also responsible for managing bank relationships across the EMEA region.

Takachida Kuhudzai

Royston Da Costa

Assistant group treasurer Ferguson Plc

Royston Da Costa has over 33 years’ experience working in treasury. He joined Wolseley, now Ferguson Group, in April 2002, and was responsible for managing the group’s daily debt and cash requirements.

In 2010, Royston was given the responsibility for driving the automation of Treasury’s processes at Ferguson, which led to the implementation of their current treasury management system in 2015, a cloud-based solution by Bellin (a Coupa Company).

He was promoted to assistant group treasurer in November 2016, and was made responsible for the middle office, as well as continuing to drive forward the group’s strategy on treasury technology.

In November 2019, Royston was given the additional responsibility for the front office.

Royston has had a number of articles published by Treasury journals including an article on “Cyber Fraud and the impact on Treasury”.
He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, as well as courses run by international treasury organisations.
He is a member of the Advisory Board for Treasury Leaders Summit (TLS), and a member of Barclays Bank’s Corporate Advisory Committee.

Royston previously worked at Sky, Gillette, PolyGram, Seagram, and Vivendi Universal.

Ferguson won the 2020 BELLIN Champions Award for “Best Practice”

Ferguson were recognized in the 2018 TMI Awards for Innovation and Excellence with a Corporate Recognition Award for their “Future proofing Treasury” project.

Royston also won the Adam Smith award on behalf of Ferguson for the “Best Cyber-Security Solution” in 2019.

Royston Da Costa

Vincent Eavis

Partner PayTech Commercial

Vincent is an experienced global Commercial Payments industry expert.

He is a founder / designer of the OPTIMA by PayTech Tool also known as B2B Analytics Tool.  Using machine learning algorithms and industry analysis this helps clients to make the best decisions on where to use B2B card (and other) payment tools focusing on the buyer-supplier relationship and equation driven by data based analysis. Vince has worked in several large financial institutions and with organisations across the world of all sizes from small charities to the largest corporations in the world. He has a background in behavioural economics and psychology.

Vincent Eavis

Pricing

Residential

This option includes five nights’ accommodation (Sunday to Friday) plus dinner and entertainment.
£7,345+20% UK VAT

Non-residential

This option excludes accommodation, dinner and evening entertainment. Dinner and evening entertainment may be purchased separately.
£6,485 (+20% UK VAT)

1-day course
Each day can be purchased individually
£1,300 + 20 % UK VAT per day

For any group discounts, please contact us directly, [email protected]

Venue

Hotel Clermont Victoria

101 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0SJ

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Pricing

Residential

This option includes five nights’ accommodation (Sunday to Friday) plus dinner and entertainment.

Early bird rate

Book by October 7th 2022 and SAVE £1,470

£7,345 (+VAT) £5,875 (+20% VAT)

Non-residential

This option excludes accommodation, dinner and evening entertainment. Dinner and evening entertainment may be purchased separately.

Early bird rate

Book by October 7th 2022 and SAVE £1,300

£6,485 (+VAT)  £5,185 (+20%VAT)