Resources

  • Treasury and APIs: Accelerating Digitization

    The shift to digitization has been markedly accelerated, regardless of whether it was planned for, and regardless of the role Treasury has played to date. Across industries, there is a profound need to redefine business workflows, especially if Work-From-Home conditions persist. APIs play a key role for Treasury itself as well as how it enables Treasury to partner with business and supply chains. This webinar covers what Application Programming Interface (API)s are, the development of banking APIs and how Treasury can use APIs to define/re-tool workflows whilst supporting business priorities and supply chains. We review several case studies where APIs have been successful deployed as well as implications for Treasury going forward.

  • Improve Working Capital: Treasury’s Role

    Manual activities are the enemy of working capital process improvements – from Procure to Pay to Order to Cash. And where there is digitization it is partial given the number of ERPs, single use systems and counterparties involved. This puts the burden on Treasury to work past the complex mess to improve working capital. This webinar covers how Treasury can use digital and data strategies as accelerators to improve working capital. We show how using InBlock and LiquidX can help bring about this digital transformation.

  • Bank Relationship Management: Network and Accounts

    Managing banking relationships is one of corporate treasury’s primary tasks and a critical one in today’s environment where liquidity management, payments and cybercrime demand treasury attention. This session focuses on the essential components of bank relationship management – rationalizing bank accounts, selecting banking partners and ensuring controls that prevent fraud while improving operational efficiency. The presentation also includes a discussion of best practices and the development and management of a global bank database.

  • Keeping it Legal: Sanctions Screening and Regulatory Reporting

    Regulatory compliance has become an increasingly complex and onerous task for corporates and financial institutions – with severe consequences for getting it wrong. Coping requires the adjustment of business processes which can involve manual steps transferring data from one system to another. In the corporate payments space regulatory due diligence requires steps to guard against money laundering, transfers to sanctioned entities and the completion of many reports. This session provides an overview of the current global regulatory landscape with a focus on its implications for corporate treasury. Major challenges are highlighted along with the specific steps corporate treasuries can take to minimize their risks and avoid problems.

  • Risk Elements in Payments

    The many steps in the payment process expose the global corporation to the risk that they will fail to make a timely payment, make the payment to a sanctioned entity or pay money to a malefactor. Companies need to balance the requirements of security with operational efficiency and this is no easy feat in the current environment. This session breaks down the risk elements in the payments process that are within the control of corporate treasury and includes a discussion of best practices and how to develop effective payment policies and procedures.

  • Trends in Global Payments

    The evolution of the global payments market has had a significant impact on treasury operations. Traditional payments providers are investing large sums in new technology and new payments providers are entering the market poised to provide new products and services. An additional level of complexity comes from Covid-19 which is driving the demand for digital and remote payments products. This session covers a number of the major trends affecting the global payments markets and provides insights into how best to position treasury to take advantage of those changes.

  • Payments Fraud and Cybercrime: Treasury’s Role

    Payments Fraud and Cybercrime continue to be major problems for both corporates and financial institutions. The latest statistics show a continued double-digit growth rate annually and this will only be exacerbated by the current efforts to deal with Covid-19. This video reviews the major areas of risk with a specific focus on what Treasury can do to minimize the risk and avoid problems. The presentation includes a discussion of best practices and the development of a Cyber Risk Management Plan.

  • Dealing With Cybercrime

    Cybercrime will touch you and your company, criminals are talented and motivated. In this environment the keys to success in managing Cybercrime are how you deal with it when it happens and what you can do to make yourself a more difficult target. This brief video can help you develop the plans and policies that will help achieve this goal.

  • Treasury Policies: They Matter

    Clear and well-written policies are an important part of treasury management. They are precise rules for risk management, clear guidelines for delegation of authority and a major part of regulatory compliance. We’ve put together a short video on the topic providing an overview of the subject along with suggestions for turning what can be a nuisance into an opportunity.

  • Intercompany Settlement Meets Blockchain

    Trading among sister companies often generates receipt and disbursement requirements that are not in each company’s functional currency. Current solutions can be cumbersome to implement and operate not to mention costly in terms of fees and fx costs. Join Adjoint and Treasury Alliance Group as they discuss leveraging blockchain, smart contracts and APIs into a workable solution in this webinar.

  • DBS Treasury Prism

    Treasury Prism is a digital tool from DBS Bank for modeling and optimizing treasury management in Asia/Pacific. Accessed through a browser-based secure platform Treasury Prism creates ranked simulations of potential treasury structures and offers insights on risks and opportunities for various markets. It also serves as digital entry point to DBS’ Knowledge Centre.

  • GDPR – Implications for US Companies

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation intended to protect personal data such as banking and payment information along with home and email addresses from hacking by cybercriminals. Most European based companies are already in compliance but many companies based in the US do not fully understand how the regulation affects them. The regulation becomes effective on May 25th 2018. This webinar covers the regulation and the implications for companies in the US.

  • GDPR – What You Need to Know and Do

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) is one of the most consequential regulations you may never have heard of. It applies not just to companies in Europe but those with suppliers or customers there as well. This short video explains what GPDR is and the steps you need to take to be in compliance.

  • Spreadsheets – The Next Generation in Treasury Technology

    Spreadsheets have been around treasury for years. And for almost as long they have been see as targets for replacement by more advanced systems such as bank web applications and third party TMS. Few would argue that standalone spreadsheets have considerable risks to go with their speed and convenience. This webinar will help you see spreadsheets in a new light as new technology can mitigate the risks associated with spreadsheets while preserving their speed and flexibility.

  • Developing a Payments Strategy – 1 Context of the Challenge

    Payments are a big, complicated business that offer opportunity and risk for corporate users. And because payments are the lifeblood of any business they cannot be ignored. This three part program examines the payments challenge and how to best understand the issues at your company and concludes with best practices in developing a payments strategy.

  • Developing a Payments Strategy – 2 Payments Issues

    Payments are a big, complicated business that offer opportunity and risk for corporate users. And because payments are the lifeblood of any business they cannot be ignored. This three part program examines the payments challenge and how to best understand the issues at your company and concludes with best practices in developing a payments strategy.

  • Developing a Payments Strategy – 3 Develop Strategy

    Payments are a big, complicated business that offer opportunity and risk for corporate users. And because payments are the lifeblood of any business they cannot be ignored. This three part program examines the payments challenge and how to best understand the issues at your company and concludes with best practices in developing a payments strategy.

  • Fintech: Opportunity or Threat

    Financial technology or Fintech is a general descriptor for companies that leverage technology to make financial services more efficient. Operating in lending, investing, payments and other areas these companies disrupt legacy financial companies and systems and delight many consumers and businesses. This disruption is a clear threat to banks and an opportunity for new providers but there is more to Fintech than this simple explanation. This webinar examines the many facets of Fintech and the threats and opportunities it presents for treasury professionals.

  • Global Payments What Happens After You Click “Send”

    Trillions of dollars of payments are made every day with a large and growing share of these payments crossing borders to developed and developing countries. Participants in the system include central banks, commercial banks, brokers, technology providers and others. Understanding how these participants work together is critical to making efficient and cost effective payments around the world.

  • Cash Forecasting – Capturing the Value

    Cash forecasting is an important part of treasury management and it is a task most treasury practitioners admit is challenging to do well. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help turn cash forecasting from a difficult chore to an efficient and essential tool for treasury and the entire enterprise – and you probably will not need to rely on a Treasury Management System to see results. This webinar focuses on the key value-adding elements in developing a forecasting process from scratch or to improving current cash forecasting outcomes.

  • Cybercrime: Stealing in the Connected Age

    As money and sensitive information move online criminals follow. And the explosion of payment options and connected devices can make it hard to keep up. While some forms of cybercrime are highly sophisticated, many use social engineering tools that are disarmingly simple. Join TAG partners as they discuss cybercrime trends and techniques to ensure that you and your company are not the next victims.

  • Changing Network Banks

    Network banks form a critical link for companies operating globally. But these links are supported by relationships that change as a bank’s business focus and geographic needs change. Faced with the challenge of unwinding account and technology linkages it is tempting to leave things as they are – and put up with subpar service and premium pricing.

  • Managing Your Banking Network

    Putting a banking network together is a challenge in the best of times. It can be difficult to balance service excellence, compensate credit providers and geographic coverage. What happens when a key bank in the network exits your relationship or changes their geographic or business focus? In many cases this set of circumstances does not allow time for a formal RFP. Even worse, there may be other companies in similar situations jostling for bank attention. These challenges are covered in this webinar recording.

  • The Trouble With Americans

    The US market for treasury management products and services is large, well-developed and full of quirks that often make no sense to experienced corporate practicitioners from other countries. But as the saying goes, what you don’t know can hurt you. This webinar is designed for treasury professionals outside the US with oversight responsiblity for US treasury operations. The Treasury Alliance team will highlight treasury practices that should receive extra attention in order to be in compliance with US laws and regulations along with some best practices for multinationals with operations in the US.

  • Managing FX Transaction Costs

    Good information is the best tool for managing transaction costs in the FX and other markets. Technology has enabled information to move from newspapers and tip sheets to online terminals and trading portals Big data offers further power to users seeking to control costs in the FX market. This webinar covers the components of FX transaction costs and demonstrates models for controlling these costs. It is presented jointly by Treasury Alliance Group and Investment Technology Group.