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Webinar: Optimising Bank and Payment Connectivity: How Treasury and Finance Leaders Can Drive Financial Success

Webinar: Why is Cash Flow Forecasting Always the No.1 Headache for Treasury Teams?

Having a consolidated cash flow forecast that can be relied upon remains a challenge for treasury teams and regularly tops the results of industry surveys. Poorly executed forecasting exposes companies to a raft of financial and operating risks. We will run through a real-life case study and highlight the different challenges currently impacting companies and provide some insights to developing your cash flow forecasting process.

Presenters:

  • Tom Alexander – Partner, Rochford
  • Thomas Averill – Managing Director, Rochford

Details:

Date: Wednesday, 4th November 2020

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM AEST

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Webinar: Demystifying the Australian Repo Market – Opportunities for Corporate Treasurers

The Australian repo market is an important and growing part of the short term funding and liquidity markets and has been a key tool utilised during the Covid-19 crisis. Join our speakers from ASX and NSW TCorp for insights into the Australian repo market, how repo works, what tri-party repo is all about, and opportunities for corporate treasurers.      

Speakers:

Sasha Conoplia, Sales Manager, Settlement & Collateral, ASX

Hendrik van Senden, Liquidity Manager, Balance Sheet & Liquidity, NSW TCorp

Details:

Date: Wednesday, 14th October 2020

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm 

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Webinar: The COVID Budget – And What It Means For You

Following the Federal Budget announcement, and thanks to our Corporate Partner Deloitte, we delve into the 2020 Budget, and explore what it means for you.

Presenters:

David Watkins – Partner, Deloitte

Details:

Date: Tuesday 13th October 2020

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM AEST

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Webinar: Critical Market Update

Join us for the latest currency market developments as well as commodity market development for Oil and Iron Ore and what lays ahead. It is confirmed the world is entering an economic recession phase with a potentially severe synchronized downturn. After six months of dealing with a virus that is too infectious to be contained without shutting down whole economies, CBA would provide their best advice based on the events that occurred in the markets.

Presenters:
Gareth Aird – Head of Australian Economics (Executive Director), Commonwealth Bank

Vivek Dhar – Director – Mining and Energy Commodities Research, Commonwealth Bank

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Webinar: Global Pandemic: A Force for Change in Treasury

A global pandemic like COVID-19 is uncharted territory for everyone and has already had a significant impact on treasury, working capital, and risk management. As market volatility and economic uncertainty increase, treasurers must rethink everything they do, from basic liquidity management to complex foreign exchange and interest rate risk management.

Join this webinar with speakers from Deloitte, Iluka, and FIS to learn how this pandemic is a force for change in Treasury and how treasurers can navigate through with a strategic focus on process, technology, and policy improvements.

Speakers:

Steven Cunico – Partner, Deloitte

Steve Wiley – VP Treasury Solutions, FIS Global

Rebecca Dawson – Director, Deloitte

Tom Plant – Group Treasurer, Iluka

Presentation 

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Webinar: Critical Market Update During COVID-19

Webinar: Critical Market Update During COVID-19

We welcome CBA experts to host the webinar to discuss the latest currency market developments as well as commodity market development for Oil and Iron Ore and what lays ahead.  The world is in the grip of a severe synchronized downturn, sparked by a virus that is too infectious to be contained without shutting down whole economies.  We have not seen anything like this in over a century.

Presenters:

Gareth Aird – Head of Australian Economics (Executive Director), Commonwealth Bank

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Vivek Dhar – Director – Mining and Energy Commodities Research, Commonwealth Bank

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Webinar: The Economics of IBOR Transition

Webinar: The Economics of IBOR Transition

LIBOR (IBOR) transition requires both qualitative and quantitative considerations. We will explore the quantitative implications with reference to the impact COVID 19 has had on the financial market rates and indices. Treasurers have a potential opportunity to drive the time of when and how they can transition their funding, investments, and derivative hedges onto new indices.

Speakers: 

Paul Traver – Director – Treasury Services, KPMG

Nick Burrough – Market Specialist, Bloomberg

WEBINAR PRESENTATION SLIDES: THE ECONOMICS OF IBOR TRANSITION

Webinar: Libor Replacement

Despite the current global health and financial market issues, the move to replace Libor still continues. The webinar is aimed at assisting Treasurers and their staff prepare for the eventual conversation they will need to have with their bank counterparties around transitioning to a Risk-Free Rate (RFR).

Webinar: Dealing with Debt Covenants and Material Adverse Change clauses in a COVID-19 World

This webinar discusses the underlying principles of how the fair value of a financial asset is determined, and how market information is utilised to build forward and discount curves for valuation.

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Webinar: Demystifying Bank APIs – The Qualitative and Quantitative Benefits for Treasurers

Over the past few years, there has been much talk of API Banking and the real-time treasury experience it helps enables. However, adoption has been tentative and there remains a healthy degree of misconception and misunderstanding.

 

The purpose of the discussion is to bring together senior industry practitioners to help clarify API Banking; what it is, the considerations and drivers, the potential benefits, and the approach to get started.

 

  • What are Bank APIs (SCB)
    • Comparison with legacy bank connectivity – SFTP/SWIFT
  • Bank API landscape (SCB)
    • Open Banking vs. Premium APIs
  • Advantages and Benefits (SCB + GT)
    • APIs as a Digital Enabler – how APIs can benefit your business (APIs are building blocks that can be assembled into digital solutions to solve your pain-points)
    • API Banking Digital Use Cases – examples
  • Challenges to adoption (SCB + GT)
    • Lack of standardisation across banks, ERP/TMS systems constraints, client operational readiness to move from batch to real-time or to operate both in parallel
    • How to overcome these challenges
  • How to get started – recommended approach

 

Speakers

  • Mark Willis – Global Head of API Open Banking Ecosystems, Standard Chartered Bank
  • ByronGardiner – Digital Client Advisory and Strategic Platform Partnerships, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Joe Susienka – Senior Product Manager, GTreasury
  • Robert McGuinness – Director, Sales & Account Management – APAC, GTreasury

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

 

Webinar: Unpacking a Power Purchase Agreement

Power Purchase Agreements are a popular instrument used by organisation that seek sustainability benefits. 

 

This webinar will delve into the intricacies of PPAs, providing valuable insights into their workings, benefits, and various types prevalent in Australia.

Key Topics to be Covered:

 

1. How does the PPA work?

   – Uncover the mechanics and intricacies of Power Purchase Agreements, gaining a comprehensive understanding of their operation.

 

2. Values that PPA provides to the offtakers (buyers) and generators (sellers):

   – Explore the advantages that PPAs bring to both buyers and sellers, ensuring a win-win scenario for all stakeholders involved.

 

3. Types of PPAs in Australia:

   – Gain insights into the different types of Power Purchase Agreements prevalent in the Australian market, allowing you to make informed decisions.

 

4. Accounting Considerations:

   – Understand the accounting nuances associated with PPAs, ensuring compliance and transparency in financial reporting.

 

5. Valuation Principles:

   – Learn the essential valuation principles related to PPAs, empowering you to make informed investment decisions.

 

This webinar is a must-attend for professionals in the energy sector, finance, and sustainability.

Speakers:

  • Amber Shergis – Associate Director, EY’s Infrastructure Advisory
  • Stefanija Cubelic – Director, EY’s Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS)
  • Joshua Loh – Manager, EY’s Actuarial 

 

Details:

Date: Wednesday 20th March 2024

Time: 12:30 PM – 13:30 PM AEDT

Delivery: Microsoft Teams (link to be provided by 4pm the day before, and 1 hour before)

 

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

 

Thank you to our event partner EY for their support of the Australian Treasury Community.

 

Webinar: The Year that was; the Year Ahead

Join Commonwealth Bank’s Chief Economist, Stephen Halmarick who will reflect on 2022 and discuss the key themes for the global and Australian economies and markets in 2023. He will focus on the expected pivot in central bank monetary policy and inflation, as well as the implications for Australian consumers, corporates and investors.

 

Details:

Date: Wednesday 8th February 2023

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM AEDT

Delivery: Microsoft Teams (link to be provided by 4pm the day before, and 1 hour before)

 

Presenter:

Stephen Halmarick – Chief Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

 

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $110 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

Webinar: Turning Economic Insight Into Action

Join Paul Bloxham (Chief Economist, Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities at HSBC) and Shaun Bond (Frank Finn Professor of Finance at The University of Queensland) live online, in a first of its kind joint debrief about their personal approach to creating actionable insights.

From sourcing lead indicators, analysing data source validity, distilling insight into actionable outcomes, considering realistic constraints, requesting support in complex scenarios and how to engagingly communicate with stakeholders.

Details:

 

Date: Wednesday 14th September 2021

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEST

Delivery: Microsoft Teams (link to be provided by 4pm the day before, and 1 hour before)

 

Panel:

  • Paul Bloxham – Chief Economist, Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities at HSBC
  • Shaun Bond – Frank Finn Professor of Finance at The University of Queensland

Facilitator: 

  • Amit Mehta CCTA – Queensland State Chapter Chair, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

Cost:

 

ACTA Members: Free

Non-Members: Free

Non-Member (Full Time Student): Free

INFINZ Members: Free