BEST PRACTICES IN US CASH MANAGEMENT

Level: Intermediate

Audience: Banks and corporates

Description: This is a one-day workshop for people who are already familiar with the
basic concepts and principles of cash management but who want to hear the latest
techniques and developments. This course provides the next level of detail and gives
participants insights into the latest developments and more advanced tools of
treasury management. This course can also be expanded to two days.
Agenda:

1. The Current Environment and Expected Changes
  • The importance of liquidity
     - Cash versus assets
  • Significant regulatory changes
     - Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act 1994 (IBBEA)
     - Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (GLB)
     - Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000
     - Regulation Q
     - Check 21
     - Patriot Act
  • Changes in the US banking environment
     - Bank merger activity
     - System risk
     - Federal Reserve actions
     - Changes in CHIPS
     - Continuous link settlement (CLS)
  • Shift in the balance of power in Treasury
     - Evolving role of banks and capital rationing
     - Third party providers

2. Best Practices in Collections and Concentration
  • Making field collections more efficient
     -  Electronic check presentment (ECP)
     -  Remote deposit
  • Making lockboxes more efficient
  • Reengineering collections
     - Using electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP)
     - Direct debits
  • Using regional networks
  • Optimizing transaction balances and surpluses

3. Best Practices in Disbursements
  • Benefits of paper disbursements are eroding
  • Growth of B2B
     - Using electronic disbursements
     - Float neutral terms
  • International "ACH" options
  • Purchasing cards
  • Fraud prevention measures
     - Positive pay
     - Certification authorities
  • Integrated payables
  • Checking the account analysis

4. Efficient Treasury Structures
  • Netting
  • Shared service centers (SSC)
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Commissionaire structures
  • Outsourcing
  • Future role of the treasurer
Global Strategic Planning
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CASH MANAGEMENT
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