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Executive Institute: All About Today’s Risks & Challenges
For the past 10 years, the AFP Annual Conference has featured the Executive Institute—a conference-within-a-conference for senior treasury and finance executives. This year, an impressive lineup of thought leaders, lawmakers and treasury and finance executives, led by Cyrus Vance, Jr., District Attorney for New York County, will speak at the 11th Annual CTC Executive Institute, exclusively sponsored by PNC.

10/17/2015

Treasury in Asia: Centralizing Is Hot, Bringing Big Benefits
Two financial executives from major multinational corporations in Asia explained the rewards they reaped from centralizing treasury operations.

10/16/2015

Blockchain: The Key to Faster Payments Reconciliation?
Many banks and even corporates are now looking at how they might be able to implement blockchain technology for their own purposes.

10/15/2015

KYC and eBAM: A Perfect Match for Treasurers?
During a brainstorming session on electronic bank account management (eBAM) at Sibos, financial professionals discussed what it might take for eBAM to gain widespread adoption. One idea was to merge eBAM and KYC.

10/15/2015

AFP Payments: Treasurers Migrating to E- Payments for B2B
This month, we review the results of the 2015 AFP Payments Cost Benchmarking Survey, underwritten by Bottomline Technologies. The survey found that nearly 80 percent of organizations are transitioning their B2B payments from checks to electronic payments.

10/15/2015

Welcome to the 2015 AFP Annual Conference
In an exclusive video, Jim Kaitz, President and CEO of the Association for Financial Professionals, welcomes treasury and finance professionals to the 2015 AFP Annual Conference in Denver.

10/15/2015

Gripe Session: At Sibos, Lenovo Treasurer Doesn’t Mince Words
The organizers of Sibos 2015 were surely excited when Damian Glendinning, treasurer of Lenovo, agreed to speak at the conference. But after he spoke they might not want to invite him back.

10/14/2015

Are ‘Smarter’ Payments More Important Than Real-Time?
In a session on real-time payments Tuesday morning at Sibos, panelists attempted to answer exactly how fast is too fast when it comes to real-time.

10/14/2015

Analytics, Finding Talent Top London FP&A Pros’ Priorities
Last week’s meeting of the London Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Club featured a roundtable discussion of topics at the forefront of the minds of senior FP&A professionals from major multinational corporations.

10/13/2015

KYC: ‘Increased Guidance’ From Regulators Will Help Treasury
During the opening session of the compliance forum at Sibos 2015, regulators discussed the intense scrutiny being placed on banks to crack down on money laundering and terrorist financing. That scrutiny has been passed along to banks’ corporate clients, which has become a major headache for treasury departments.

10/13/2015

How Can Management Address the FP&A Talent Gap?
AFP’s latest FP&A Guide is designed to offer a clear view into the challenges FP&A departments face today finding talent.

10/13/2015

Corporate Debt Faces Big Obstacles in Pakistan
There are a number of challenges hindering the development of a corporate debt market in Pakistan, although it has a lot of potential for debt instruments. For a corporate debt market to develop, investors must be provided with a more favorable environment.

10/09/2015

Video: What's the Big Lesson for Finance Executives?
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, Gary Cokins, founder and owner of Analytics Based Performance Management, offers an important takeaway for finance executives.

10/09/2015

Risk: AFP Annual Conference Preview
This month, the Risk newsletter previews the 2015 AFP Annual Conference in Denver, which is less than two weeks away. This year’s Risk Management track features an impressive lineup of sessions for treasury and finance professionals.

10/08/2015

On Treasury and Finance Issues, Clinton Takes Tough Stances
Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has begun to flesh out her policies on issues that treasury and finance professionals care about.

10/08/2015

Payments Professionals Look at Innovation Around the Globe
The latest meeting of the Payments Innovation Alliance, which centered on innovation, efficiencies and security, provided an international perspective of how payments are developing outside of the U.S.

10/08/2015

Cash Flow Hedges: Treasury Should Use Performance Metrics
In this time of extreme currency market volatility, it’s especially important for treasury to show that its FX risk management program adds value to the organization. And nowhere is that more critical than in cash flow hedging.

10/07/2015

Basel III: No Notional Pooling for New Bank Clients?
As more nations adopt their own versions of Basel III, the future of notional pooling is continually being called into question. Treasurers need to be ready.

10/07/2015

AFP Survey: Financial Pros’ Salaries Continue to Increase
For two years in a row, treasury and finance professionals have seen an increase in pay. The AFP 2015 Compensation Survey found that financial professionals received a 4.1 percent gain in their base salaries during 2014, an increase from the 3.8 percent increase in 2013.

10/07/2015

Get Real: Seven Tips for Hedging the Brazilian Currency
The rapid decline in the Brazilian real’s value means that many corporate treasurers will need to rethink their hedging strategies.

10/06/2015

Survey: Costs, Efficiency Driving Treasurers to E-Payments
The 2015 AFP Payments Cost Benchmarking Survey, underwritten by Bottomline Technologies, found that nearly 80 percent of organizations are in the process of transitioning their B2B payments from checks to electronic payments.

10/06/2015

Risk at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference
The risk management track at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference features an impressive lineup for treasury and finance professionals, including FX hedging, enterprise risk management (ERM), cybercrime, key performance indicators (KPIs), rising interest rates, business continuity planning, and more.

10/05/2015

The Five Bank Offerings Every Treasurer Must Demand
In these times of cut-throat competition, treasurers are more likely to stick with banks that adopt several key strategies.

10/05/2015

Pain Points: Treasurers Struggle with KYC Requirements
Treasurers are losing patience as they scramble to comply with their banks’ increasingly invasive know-your-customer (KYC) requirements.

10/05/2015

Prepare to Share: Cyber Legislation to Impact Treasurers
Rep. Devin Nunes and Rep. Adam Schiff both appear confident that a bill promoting information sharing between the public and private sectors will be passed in the coming months.

10/02/2015

FP&A: AFP Annual Conference Preview
We're just a few weeks away from the 2015 AFP Annual Conference in Denver, so the latest FP&A Newsletter presents a preview of the entire financial planning and analysis (FP&A) track at the the most important event in treasury and finance.

10/01/2015

How FP&A Can Predict Software Subscription Revenues
As CFOs and FP&A professionals involved in trying to plan or forecast software subscription revenues will have noticed, there are subtleties in subscription models that keep predictable forecasts elusive.

10/01/2015

KYC and KYT: Treasurers and Banks Must Collaborate
When bank regulators create new compliance rules, banks' clients—i.e., corporate treasury departments—inevitably feel the impact as well.

10/01/2015

Cut and Run: How FP&A Can Shorten the Budgeting Process
Only 40 percent of finance professionals find the budgeting process “somewhat valuable,” according to recent research. So why do we still create budgets?

10/01/2015

Finance Cover Letters That Get You Noticed

What do all of the these opening statements on a cover letter have in common? All of them will bring forth the following reaction from the hiring manager or human resources professional: B-O-R-I-N-G.

09/30/2015

Can Treasurers Find the Right Mix of Payment Types?
As a corporate treasurer, do you view electronic payments as a necessary evil for doing business with some vendors? If so, then it's time for a change.

09/30/2015

AFP Responds to Misleading Wall Street Journal Article
The article claims that, “More than half of corporate cash held by U.S. companies this August was invested in investment-grade corporate bonds.” The claim could not be further from the truth.

09/30/2015

Turn Cash Forecasting Into a Strategic Business Tool
Treasury groups typically spend too much time putting together cash forecasts without adequately addressing fundamental structural issues that can make forecasting into a strategic business tool.

09/29/2015

Payments Innovation: The Fed Presses for More Changes
Payments innovation was the central theme of this year’s Chicago Payments Symposium. Participants gathered to discuss important topics in payments, including faster payments systems, fraud and security.

09/29/2015

ERM Lessons from Reputational Debacles
VW, FIFA and GM have been in the news for violations of ethics and possibly criminal behavior. All three present classic case studies in enterprise risk management. They should be lessons for treasurers, who increasingly lead their organization’s ERM efforts.

09/29/2015

Video: Preparing Treasurers for the Future of Payments
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, Anita Patterson, Director, Treasury Services and Patriot Act Compliance Officer for Cox Enterprises, discusses what treasurers should be doing about payments based on the Fed's research.

09/29/2015

Finding the Perfect Fit in a Finance Job

Too often you hear about someone who has changed jobs only to be back in the job hunt again in six to 12 months. That's because job seekers, especially those who have been out of work for some time, can be tempted to take the first offer. Gary Spinell, treasurer for InterActive Corp.'s travel division December 28, 2004

09/29/2015

Seven Ways FP&A Can Retain Top Talent
Finding and retaining talent is a top concern for CFOs and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) chiefs. An upcoming AFP FP&A Guide, “Addressing the FP&A Talent Gap” examines just how difficult it is for FP&A directors to find the talent they need to meet today’s challenges.

09/28/2015

Bank Relationship Management: Feedback is a Two-Way Street
One message was clear during a panel discussion on corporate-bank relationships at the Eurofinance International Cash and Treasury Management conference—transparency is paramount.

09/28/2015

FP&A at the AFP Annual Conference
The financial planning and analysis (FP&A) track at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference features sessions on data visualization, big data, KPIs, forecasting, analytics and more.

09/28/2015

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