Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology
Cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon. While not understood by most professionals, banks and governments, many companies are aware of its importance and future significance. Blockchain technology, backbone to the crypto world, is driving the future of business innovations, practice and security. Blockchain introduces new types of digital platforms, giving rise to economic progress in a Blockchain space. Its early stage technology expanse creates a paradigm shift in the manner organizations conduct traditional financial transactions and services, both geographical and socioeconomic.
Joseph Falcao, CFO & Treasurer, Thrasio
Charles Hills, Tax Services Lead, L&V Partners
Janice Leahy, Partner, L&V Partners
One Size Does NOT Fit All! How Different Corporates Approach FX Hedging to Achieve Results
A lack of clear FX risk management objectives can create confusion in companies, begging the question: What is our hedge program really doing? Because key objectives vary for all companies, there are many ways corporations can tackle their FX risk management hedging. Hear from an expert panel as they review their approaches to FX hedging, outline setting relevant objectives and set appropriate supporting strategies to increase financial performance and drive strategic growth.
Richard Shuttie, Corporate Treasurer, Ferro Corporation
Sandra Koch, Director, Client Services, Hedge Trackers LLC
Michael Laurent, Treasury Manager, iRobot Corporation
Cyberrisk and Fraud Mitigation for Treasury and Finance
The move to faster payments, new technology and delivery models have increased payment fraud risks. What actions should treasury departments take to protect data and cash, and which should be addressed first? The panel in this session shares the latest strategies you can take to help avoid financial impacts and reputation and operational risks, discusses the most prevalent areas of exposure, and explores best practices to combat cyber exploitation, as well as actions to take in the case of a cyber fraud incident.
Jeff Diorio, Director, Treasury Strategies Inc.
Sam Pallotta, CTP, VP, Chief Risk Officer and Treasurer, Rockfeller Group International, Inc.
Michael Quinn, Managing Director, Kroll Inc.
Advanced Interest Rate Hedging Strategies
Interest rate hedging becomes significantly more complex when you introduce multi-currency debt structures, net investment hedging and managing multiple banking relationships. This strategic session for companies with sophisticated risk profiles focuses on hedging in the context of overall capital markets activity with experienced corporate treasurers sharing their insights on navigating market complexities, achieving wholesale pricing, capitalizing on the new accounting standards, and adeptly communicating strategies and outcomes to stakeholders.
Jonathan Chevalier, Treasurer & VP of Finance, Cimpress
Amol Dhargalkar, Managing Director, Chatham Financial Corp
Michael McDaniel, CTP, FP&A, Treasury Manager, HCA Healthcare
Michael Walsh, VP of Investor Relations and Treasurer, Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
Ryan Wagers, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, Tivity Health
Fighting Fraud with Better Tools and Smarter People
Computer Weekly reports that 4 out of 5 organizations have faced an email-based cyberattack in the past few years. The key to fighting this growing threat is improved human vigilance and the use of advanced cybersecurity technologies. In this panel discussion, get insights into the best practices in leveraging human capital as a firewall to mitigate risk with a focus on education, the importance of taking a cross-functional approach to ensure the organization is fully prepared to identify potential threats and plan for taking appropriate actions.
Hardy Gumnor, CTP, Senior Treasury Manager, Hyundai Capital America
Kristen Michaud, Managing Director, Treasury Operations, General Electric Company
Mary Rosendahl, Director, Global Digital Channels Security, Fraud Education & Risk Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Money Saving Developments Hedging With New Financial Instruments at CME Group
The cost of benchmark interest rate hedging with bi-lateral over-the-counter swaps has traditionally been regarded as unavoidable. But FASB amendments and innovations in financial markets now means corporate treasurers may hedge at transparent and efficient near mid-market wholesale prices, saving millions of dollars on the cost of interest rate hedging. Learn more about these innovations and how they may be implemented easily, reducing the financial cost of hedging and improving your operational efficiencies.
John Coleman, SVP, R.J. O'Brien, Inc.
Geoffrey Sharp, Managing Director, Eris Innovations
Demystifying AI and Predictive Analytics for Treasury Risk Management
Technology solutions directed to increase data access, connectivity, and to perform routine treasury management activities have proliferated over recent years. Edgy new solutions promise to deliver next stage benefits using predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. But what is AI, what does it mean to corporate treasury groups, and can you rely on it? Learn how AI applies to future corporate treasury applications in this future-thinking session.
Chuck Brobst, Managing Director, Analytics, OANDA
ASU 2017-12: Practical Applications of the New Hedge Accounting Rules
Issued last fall, Derivatives and Hedging has modified hedge accounting rules by allowing more hedging strategies to qualify, simplifying compliance, and more closely aligning fair value measurements of a hedge with an underlying exposure. This session outlines how entities are using these new hedging strategies in practical ways to eliminate financial risk, minimize cost and efficiently report under the hedge accounting provisions. Discussion also includes new hedging structures used in cash flow, fair value and net investment hedging, and how the strategies can be effectively implemented.
Robert Baer, Head of Derivative Accounting, Derivative Path
Matthew Daniel, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Scott Hildenbrand, Principal and Chief Balance Sheet Strategist, Sandler O'Neill Partners L.P.
Erich Zarnfaller, Sr. Manager, Capital Markets Treasury, Hasbro
What’s Your Game Plan for Data and Cybersecurity? Prepare for the Unexpected
Data, cyber and identity controls are top priorities for corporates and have become a board-level topic. What do corporate treasurers need to consider when working with their team, their banks, technology partners (ERP, TMS, AP) and providers? Join this discussion to learn about the current threats impacting the industry, and the trends shaping data security and cybersecurity from a corporate, bank and SWIFT perspective. This panel shares practical approaches to strengthen your data security and cybersecurity from three fronts: the people, processes and identifying right tools.
Pat Antonacci, Head of Customer Experience, SWIFT
Stacy Rosenthal, Head of Payments, Santander
Brooke Tilton-Foley, CTP, Vice President, Treasury Operations, Viacom Inc
Building an FX Program to Achieve Risk Reduction Goals & Optimize Program Costs
This session outlines how treasury and finance professionals can optimize their risk management programs by using interactive optimization tools across their FX risk portfolio. Optimization must take place upon the foundation of a sound risk management program. Steps in this program should include identifying and measuring risk, establishing risk limits and objectives, strategy design and execution, and performance measurement. This foundation facilitates cost and risk efficiency analyses – all helping organizations to reach the goal of creating a more cost-effective hedging strategy and determine the potential impact to earnings.
Hannah Zoller, Senior Treasury Analyst, JDA Software Group, Inc.
Chasing The Interest Rate Differential: Lessons Learned
Increasing interest rate differentials between the U.S. and the Eurozone have provided an incentive for multinational corporations to finance European operations with Euro-denominated debt. There are various ways of creating local debt, with different accounting implications associated with each. In addition, new accounting standards related to derivatives provide an opportunity to take advantage of the interest rate differential with minimal accounting complications. This session provides an overview of their strategies related to these transactions and describe real scenarios to demonstrate these principles.
Glenn Suarez, Director of Client Services, Hedge Trackers, LLC
Tanu Bhati, Assistant Treasurer, Multi-Color Corporation
Santiago Bravo, CTP, Assistant Treasurer, Tempur-Sealy