The A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training 2020
  • April 21-23, 2020
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training 2020

A complete overview of Corporate Treasury on April 21-23 in Amsterdam

Zanders is partnering with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) to deliver the A-Z of Corporate Treasury training. This is an in-depth introduction to the corporate treasury function in international markets over three days.

This corporate treasury course provides you with a complete overview of the corporate treasury function from strategy and organisation, to cash management, risk management and corporate finance over three days. We combine theoretical knowledge and insights into all aspects of the treasury function and activities with ‘real life’ case study examples so that you can really relate the core principles to your own work.

Is the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Course right for you?

Yes, if you are:

  • a treasury manager, treasury dealer, treasury assistant, treasury accountant, or treasury controller
  • new to treasury or a specialist who requires an overview of the whole treasury function
  • someone who works with treasury internally such as an accountant, tax manager or an internal auditor
  • a banker, auditor or a software vendor who wants to understand treasury from the customer’s perspective

What will you gain from the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Course?

  • an in-depth introduction to the corporate treasury function in international markets
  • deep insight into the core areas and main treasury activities of corporate finance, cash management and financial risk management
  • an understanding of the role of treasury as a corporate function and how the department can add value in a strategic capacity
  • insight into the setup, structure and interactions of a treasury function and the different operating models
  • the ability to approach financial risk management in a structured way by applying a framework for managing your financial risks
  • a mix of theoretical and practical applications that can be immediately incorporated into your treasury function
  • access to senior practitioners from the corporate world who bring ‘real life’ perspective to the training based on experience from numerous corporate treasury projects

Course structure and program

DAY ONE – STRATEGY, ORGANISATION AND CASH MANAGEMENT

The morning session will provide an introduction to the spectrum of treasury operations including the role of corporate treasury and the best market practices in efficiently organizing a treasury department.

In the afternoon, the session will examine all aspects of daily treasury and cash management operations. What tools are at Treasury’s disposal for managing their department more efficiently.

DAY TWO – FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

The whole day is focussed on Financial Risk Management. The first section gives a general introduction to fundamentals of risk management and on building a coherent framework to manage financial risks.

Building on the risk management framework, the focus then shifts to practical application examining foreign exchange risk management, different derivatives used to hedge FX risk, financial hedging instruments, credit risk management and measurement of counterparty credit risk.

The last part of the risk management program will focus on interest rate, including an overview of different financial hedging instruments, and credit risk management.

DAY THREE (MORNING) – CORPORATE FINANCE

Your last day starts with a look at concepts behind corporate financing and the risk to shareholder value and then looks at the execution of your corporate finance strategy. What means of financing are available and what are the trends in the marketplace?

DAY THREE (AFTERNOON) – TREASURY PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS

The final session focuses on the possibilities of optimizing processes within the treasury department and then takes a deep-dive into the different treasury systems.

Meet some of your trainers

The A-Z course trainers are experienced Zanders consultant who bring a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to the course. They are subject matter experts in their field, with skills obtained and sharpened at multinational companies and non-profit organisations.

Sander van Tol

Sander is a Partner at Zanders and has over 20 years’ experience in treasury management, risk management and corporate finance. Since he started at Zanders in 1996, he has successfully advised many corporates and non-profit organisations. Sander is part time lecturer on corporate finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and on International Finance & Treasury Management at the Rotterdam School of Management. Furthermore he is the chairman of the advisory board of the Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers (DACT).

Hugh Davies

Hugh Davies is a Director at Zanders focused on supporting corporates in the field of treasury strategy and organisation, and cash management. Hugh has some 30 years of experience in cash and treasury management, principally on the banking side where he has worked with many clients on transformational projects to increase cash visibility, as well as centralise liquidity and payments through the establishment of in-house banks and/or payment factories. Hugh has been a regular tutor on client training programmes since joining Zanders in 2012 and facilitator of corporate treasury roundtables.

Lisette Overmars

Lisette is a Director at Zanders and has a broad experience in treasury and risk management. She has been involved in many strategy, organisation, cash management and risk management projects, and has both developed and implemented treasury policies. She has a thorough understanding of derivatives and is a regular tutor at risk management training sessions and seminars. Prior to joining Zanders she worked in different roles for ABN Amro Bank. Lisette is a Fellow of the ACT, having completed the MCT Advanced Diploma.

Location

The Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Amsterdam.

Fees

Total fees for the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training Course are € 2.200 (ex. VAT). The fees include course materials, lunch, refreshments and evening program drinks & dinner (voluntary) but exclude accommodation.