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Dear Colleagues,

As shortish Comment today, as last Friday we sent you a special CEO message with a video encouraging you to attend or send a staff member to FTA’s Fundamentals of Treasury Operations Conference in Sydney, Friday August 7th.

In case you missed the video, please go to the Conference home page: www.foto.ftasecretariat.com.au
We have since added our speaker group, and welcome:

  • Peter Lai , Director, Rates Product Management at Thomson Reuters who will address CVA & DVA calculation issues, and
  • Sam Wilson, Operations Accountant at Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has joined the Head of Treasury Operations panel.

Key points in case you missed them:


Dear Colleagues in Finance and Treasury,

Another productive couple of weeks for the Finance and Treasury Association, and the FTA Secretariat.

Website – new features
Presentations from the Essential Treasurer and our last two webinars, plus many other treasury best practice papers and FTA submissions are now available to FTA members in our new Member-only content section.


Hi Folks,

Working with partners from all parts of the sector, FTA offers PD and training relevant for all stages of your career in treasury.

FTA Secretariat has been busy over the past fortnight bedding down our next two events and new training options via FTA.

Professional Development
Webinar – “Financial Reporting Update for Treasurers – What are the 3 key requirements you need for effective reporting this year?” Thursday 25th June 2015, 12.30pm – 1.15pm AEST. Free to FTA members.
Register here


Corporates can have a say on industry rate benchmarks

Corporations and their treasury/corporate finance teams need reliable, robust and frequent benchmarks against which they can confidently set pricing, make independent valuations and measure performance. The so-called LIBOR rate rigging scandals, followed by evidence of bank-rigging of the FIX fx benchmark has undermined the confidence of benchmark users in offshore jurisdictions. Based on responses to an industry survey conducted in 2013, most corporate treasurers in Australia reported using local benchmarks such as BBSW, not IBOR benchmarks, and reported a relative comfort/satisfaction with existing benchmarks. Now given the ASIC inquiry announced in 2014 into alleged manipulation of BBSW is now receiving more media coverage, those numbers may have shifted.


Dear FTA members and fellow finance and treasury professionals,

The FTA Board met this week at FTA’s new Secretariat office in Melbourne for its semi-annual Strategy Day.

For who’s on the Board do have a look here:

The entire Board is energised and enthused about the opportunities for this Association. We are consciously building on our existing strengths, such as our “4 Pillars” events, while capitalising on commercial and other partnership opportunities in which we now have greater ability to participate.

FTA’s Board has been listening its members.

Discussed in detail at the meeting was the Beaton Consulting Annual Professions Survey, which many of you have completed for us each year in November. Results from this Survey allow us to benchmark ourselves against other like associations. Together with member qualitative feedback these are key inputs into our new strategy, particularly in the areas of member communications and events, and in catering better to different demographic segments within our membership.

With our recent events and our new website we hope you are already seeing some of the fruits.