Optimising Treasury and Cash Management in Asia-Pacific

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

7 - 9 September 2020 | Singapore

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.

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.

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

Agenda

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
    • SWIFT
    • 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

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