Session 8

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 203
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate – FP&A Renewal Credit

Alison Fletcher, Corporate FX Market Specialist, Bloomberg
Zeenat Fatehi, Foreign Exchange Manager, Dell

Session Description

There is a new approach emerging from Corporate Treasuries, namely a shift away from Hedge Optimization toward FX Exposure Analysis. Many factors are contributing to this change, including heightened volatility in FX markets, continued international growth and an increased number of currencies that corporates have exposure to.

This session will consider the processes in assessing whether Treasuries hedge their entire exposure books or whether they can receive a reduction in Value-at-Risk due to factors such as correlation of currencies. Critically, we will look at the benefits and points to consider of such analysis.

By the end of this session, attendees will have learned the tools to identify and quantify their FX exposures and consider their associated risk tolerances to look at their current treasury policy with fresh eyes and determine if meets their needs or are they over hedging and in need of readjustment.

Tuesday, April 4th
Brazos
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Advanced

Kristin Begley, Pharm. D., Chief Pharmacy Officer, Truveris
April Thurfield, Employee Benefits Executive, McGriff, Seibels & Williams

Session Description

This presentation will discuss how technology can help lower costs through better financial contracts, bill review and new ways to improve member adherence to medications.

This presentation’s goals are to understand:

  • The types of PBMs, differences between traditional and transparent contracts, and contracting best practices
  • How as plan designs evolve with more consumer driven health, the issues that patients face in the specialty category are more complex. We will provide the latest insights to address these modern dynamics
  • The plethora of new tools and technologies to help patients navigate the landscape of pharmacy, highlighting some of the most effective solutions to date

 

Tuesday, April 4th
Lone Star A
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Advanced – FP&A Renewal Credit

Denise Magyer, CTP, Senior Vice President, Allied Irish Bank
Beatriz Saldivar, CTP, Consultant

Session Description

How can decisions made by international tax teams impact the treasury role?   We will discuss some of the international tax structures commonly used in Ireland by US companies as a means to highlight where the tax and treasury roles intersect.  We will address the implications for the treasury team, the benefits of including the treasury function in the decision making process, funds flow, and on-going reporting requirements.

 

Tuesday, April 4th
Lone Star B
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate

Warren Davey, SVP, GTreasury
Andrew Hazen, Regional Director, SWIFT

Session Description

Come to this session to hear about the use of the global standard ISO 20022 in Payments.  The session will cover – What is ISO 20022?  What are the current market initiatives adopting ISO 20022?  Hear practical case studies of corporations using ISO 20022 in Payments and Treasury.  Find out what you need to know to evaluate the use of ISO 20022 in your company domestically and internationally.

 

Tuesday, April 4th
Lone Star C
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate

Thomas Gavaghan, Manager, NORAM Presales, Kyriba
Jeffery Hodges, Treasury Manager, Cash Operations, Sysco Corporation

Session Description

Corporate treasury departments understand when the time is right to implement a treasury management solution (TMS). After all, experts and analysts agree that a TMS provides significant benefits by improving overall efficiency, time savings and control.

This session will present opportunities to improve the successful implementation of a TMS including topics such as:

  • Bank connectivity options
  • Streamlined workflows that benefit Treasury, Finance, Accounting and Risk functions
  • Centralizing treasury and ERP payments
  • Reduce the likelihood of payment fraud
  • Successful documentation practices
  • Automated Reporting and KPIs

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 310
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate – FP&A Renewal Credit

Patrick Shinkle, Associate Director, UNT Center for Public Management
Corrine Steeger, Assistant Director/Treasury Manager, City Controller’s Office, City of Dallas

Session Description

This session will be a panel-lead roundtable discussion focusing on fraud prevention and control in the public sector. A panel of local government and banking representatives will lead the discussion offering techniques for uncovering and ending fraudulent activity. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences in fraud prevention in their organizations.

 

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 301
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Basic

Tyrone Gant, CTP, 1st Vice President, Sales Manager, Colorado Business Bank
Dubos Masson, Ph.D, CTP, CertICM, President, The Treasury Academy

Session Description

  • Exam Debrief: Deconstructing Each Question
  • Putting the Instructors “the the Test”: Open Q&A Session on Material That Has Not Been Covered

This session will begin with a question-by-question debrief of the sample 50 question CTP Exam. Each question will be analyzed to show how the question is constructed and what answers the test-makers use as “distracters.”   The workshop will end with an open Q&A session on ETM5 material not covered during the past two-and-a-half days. It will also include a discussion of any “parking lot” issues or questions that have been captured from the Sunday and Monday sessions.

Note: For maximum benefit of material, the presenters of the CTP session request doors to close 10 minutes after the session begins.

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 303
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate

Dr. Matthew Hill, CMA, CTP, FP&A, Director, Arkansas State University Center for Treasury and Financial Analytics

Session Description

Both sessions 7 & 8 consist of FP&A practice questions. The questions will be timed to mimic the time constraints on exam day. After the allotted time, we will review and discuss the answers. We will also discuss test-taking strategies. The session will close with general Q&A.

 


NOTE: Session Handouts available where indicated