Managing Newly-Acquired Companies: Best Practices
Whether you’re a financial sponsor acquiring a portfolio company or a corporate growing through acquisition, newly-acquired companies pose a myriad of challenges and uncertainties. Join this expert panel as they share their experiences managing acquisitions, attesting to the fact that no two are alike. The discussion will include: managing and overcoming key challenges to the new company’s financial needs, identifying and mitigating exposures of the acquired company, and ensuring controls are in place for all bank accounts.
Fintech and Millennials: The Perfect Storm
As millennials continue their rise to positions of leadership, the pace of innovation in financial technology will advance exponentially. While progress has been most evident in the consumer market so far, financial professionals in the corporate market can expect to see evidence of a millennial impact soon. The confluence of fintech and millennials will result in a new layer of technology dictated by the millennial push for an improved user experience and fintech’s incorporation of machine-learning capabilities. Gain an understanding of the role of fintech in a corporate setting and how millennials are accelerating its adoption in this timely session.
Fallen Angels: How to Manage a Decline in Credit Quality and its Related Implications
Cyclical business conditions can lead to a dramatic decline in credit/balance sheet strength. After terminating a proposed inversion merger in mid-2016, CF Industries went through several rounds of negotiations with lenders and fixed-income investors to amend and restructure its liquidity facilities and $1 billion of private placement notes in response to deteriorating conditions in the agricultural commodity market. Discover how disclosure requirements and audit-opinion considerations impact timing decisions for communicating with rating agencies and lender negotiations, and acquire a framework for coordinating board and senior executive input on covenant structures in this strategic session.
Asset-Based Credit Agreements: Common Provisions and Compliance Challenges
When negotiating a credit agreement, several factors, including the borrower's risk profile or credit ratings, impact the breadth of the affirmative, negative and financial covenants imposed on the borrower. But some of the most burdensome credit agreements are asset-based lending (ABL) credit agreements. Attendees gain a better understanding of the basics of ABL credit agreements, including common provisions and pitfalls, and to discover best practices for borrowers to comply with the complex provisions of ABL credit facilities.
Perspectives on Liquidity Investing
Post-SEC money market fund reform, institutional cash investors have encountered challenges in investing and diversifying their cash holdings in the short-term space. Join this expert panel as they provide a background on market dynamics and share their perspectives on liquidity investing and provide best practices to support your investment practices, manage changes in market liquidity, select the right investment products and cope with a volatile regulatory environment.
The Customer Centric Treasury
The role of treasurer and corporate treasury continues its expansion from transaction processing center to strategic leader. To meet this challenge, treasurers have to become effective at working with their counterparts in corporate and business units to provide strategic advice on M&A deals, improve supplier finance, lead tax operations and perform other functions that require a more holistic view of the organization. This session explores how a variety of treasury organizations have navigated this strategic shift, and reviews case studies to find out how they managed the mix of organizational structure, technology and skill sets that make such a broad strategic mandate work.
Million Dollar Savings: Partnering with your Banks
When Exelon recognized the need to fully understand the services being provided by their cash management banking partners, they turned their focus on their analysis statements and billing relationships. In this session, attendees gain best practices by examining Exelon’s journey through the challenges they experienced in partnering with their banks to execute a project for creating process efficiencies, enhancing risk mitigation, reducing cash management fees, and identifying product areas offered by multiple providers to align services and further reduce fees.
Best Bet for Treasury Management Success: How Las Vegas Sands Selected a Global Workstation
For corporations based in the U.S. that do substantial business around the world, having a highly effective global treasury management system is imperative. In this highly tactical session, Las Vegas Sands Corporation shares best practices in selecting a global treasury management system provider, evaluating the needs of the business to develop an effective RFP, and Treasury’s collaboration with a banking treasury advisor to refine the search process. Attendees gain an understanding of the key components of the RFP, as it relates to how the new workstation supports the business today and three to five years down the road.
A Global Treasury Transformation Story: How Boyd Developed a Center of Excellence
For treasury professionals, robust global growth can be a blessing and a curse. Decentralized operations can lead to trapped cash, redundant processes resulting in inefficiencies, fragmented handling of payables and receivables, and a lack of controls, which creates risk. To address these challenges, Boyd Corporation shares its best practices in executing a highly successful treasury centralization initiative and examines how treasury developed a holistic and forward-thinking operational and technological vision to enable it to effectively meet the greater needs of the organization.
Loan Agreement Fundamentals and Best Practices
Loan agreements and related security documents can be hundreds of pages long, with lots of fish hooks buried in them, making it hard for a borrower’s treasury team to know where to focus its review. Walk through a typical loan agreement, and gain an overview of customary representations and warranties, affirmative and negative covenants and events of default in this informative session. Attendees gain best practices for negotiating credit facilities and a checklist designed to assist with achieving ongoing compliance with often complex loan documentation.
Using Metrics That Matter to Justify Investments in Treasury Technology
Selecting and defining KPIs for treasury is essential to proving its value. Without the right metrics in place, it is difficult for corporates to determine the efficacy of their treasury operations or to identify the return on their technology investments. Learn about treasury KPIs that are common across all industries and why benchmarking KPIs against your peers matters in this informative session.
How a Healthcare Service Corporation Transformed Treasury into a Best Practices Treasury
What does a best practices treasury team look like in 2017? At Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), best practices are not just an objective but a business culture driven from the top down. HCSC’s treasury teammates are expected to be subject-matter experts in cash management, capital efficiency, and bank relationship management. A panel of treasury executives discusses the importance of striving for best practices and shares examples of their resulting treasury successes.
Secrets to Reconciling Bank Statements Globally
Many corporations struggle with reconciling bank statements globally, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn from Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) and Elire on how they were able to successfully establish a solution to this common treasury pain point using their existing global treasury system. This case study showcases the details of this complex integration of multiple-source systems used to centralize a single reconciliation point, which includes the global rollout of Book-to-Bank reconciliation for the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.
Choosing the Optimal Treasury Management System in the Changing Vendor Landscape
Selecting a Treasury Management System (TMS) while staying abreast of changes within the vendor landscape can be overwhelming for treasury professionals. Further amplifying this challenge is the ever-present cloud and newer deployment options, which can potentially reduce cost, complexity and commitment. This session guides attendees through the process of selecting the optimal TMS for the long-term and examines the reasons to avoid frequent changes.
Facing the Onslaught of Treasury Compliance
Treasury groups are overwhelmed with regulations. First came the onslaught spawned by the financial crisis. Then more regulations were added to address concerns over companies changing their country of domicile, money laundering and terrorism funding, and tax avoidance. The changes are impacting relationships, processes and ultimately, profitability. To manage the onslaught, Treasury must prepare itself through systematic organizational understanding, updated agreements, and the leveraging of new technology. Attend this session to gain a framework on how best to understand, monitor and manage new and developing regulations and the attendant compliance requirements with less pain.
The Reimagined Digital Experience
The enabling of digital capabilities — Bluetooth, gyroscope, GPS location, geofencing and tracking sensors — can unlock new and improved consumer experiences and business practices. In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to reimagine the client journey with your organization's treasury management group at the design table. Using examples from mobile-forward companies in the entertainment, grocery, petroleum and retail industries, the panel will illustrate how digital helps drive sales and manager costs, and what finance should do to prepare. Discover how to recognize the indicators of success when making your digital go/no-go decisions, including areas of cost and fraud reduction.
Do RFPs Give You the Blues?
Treasurers conduct an RFP for cash management services to improve pricing, learn about service capabilities, and ultimately choose the ideal partner for their growing business. Learn how this panel of treasurers and experts get the most out of an RFP process by taking a structured approach, developing a detailed project plan, checklists, defining stakeholders and creating a cross-functional internal team. Your next RFP doesn’t have to give you the blues.
Driving Value for a TMS Pre- and Post-Implementation
There are many factors that deserve consideration when considering the purchase of a treasury management solution and successful implementation of the software. This panel discussion will reveal how to implement a TMS from start to finish, allowing for a rollout that is on time, on budget, and positively perceived throughout your organization. From selling the idea to management to ensuring specific data point requirements interface successfully with your back-office system, the panel will provide valuable insight toward ensuring that your treasury system vendor becomes a partner, and your treasury department becomes a strategic function post-implementation.
The Art of the Business Case: How to Win Support for a TMS Project
You’ve done the research: a treasury management system will improve efficiency, controls and cost effectiveness for your organization. Now the challenge begins — convincing senior management and stakeholders. In this presentation, in-depth insights based on actual winning business cases show you how to organize a business case, quantify the value the technology is expected to realize, accurately assess the costs, and present your case in a highly impactful manner. Understand the benefits (and costs) from the perspective of key stakeholders, review examples of benchmarks to help support your case and gain a winning framework for maximizing your chances of arriving at “Yes!
A T-Mobile Case Study: Two Years After the Creation of Provisional Credit without Smart Safes
In contrast to a traditional deposit where credit is given by the bank when cash is received and counted, smart safes allows for provisional credit and customer use of funds based on store deposit information created in DTS Connex. With nearly two years of experience using provisional credit without smart safes, representatives from T-Mobile provide an analysis on how implementing this bank product changed their daily cash forecasting procedures, helped improve cash management, and presented opportunities to reduce the expense of cash deposits. Building on last year’s popular presentation, take a deeper dive into cash forecasting, as well as how to best take advantage of and implement provisional credit in this session.
Cash Forecasting: A Free Cash Flow Perspective
Traditionally, corporate treasuries have leveraged short-term cash flow forecasting for liquidity management. However, in the wake of the financial crisis, the investor community has increased its focus on cash, and free cash flow (FCF) has become a critical metric for companies to target and achieve. This session provides an overview of an FCF program, including forecasting methodologies (top-down vs. bottom-up), tools, techniques, time horizons and stakeholders. Discussion includes the role treasury can play and how it can add value to the program, typical challenges faced and ways to address them, and the presentation of a recent case study from a Fortune 50 technology company.
Blockchain is a Game-Changer!
The ability to manage and record financial transactions more efficiently in a shared environment has far-reaching benefits. Numerous use cases, proof of concepts and solutions in production provide clear indications that blockchain is a financial technology that requires attention from the corporate treasury community. Attend this session to hear blockchain experts demystify this technology. Gain insights that you can apply within your organization and examine cases of how leading companies are applying blockchain within their treasury environment.
Deciphering the Secrets of Bank Fees: The Decryption Key for Success
The bank fee statements we receive from our banks provide us with some of the richest data to understand what is happening inside the cash management engine that is key to our treasury operation. Yet, this vital information still remains a complicated mystery in many companies. In this session, we will explore the current state of bank fee billing in the US and around the world.