Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Audience: Banks and corporates

Description: This two-day workshop introduces participants to the concepts and
complexities of global business. Today globalization, in one way or another, affects all
companies. After attending the workshop they will be better equipped to manage their
international cash flows more efficiently, understand the tools and vehicles available to
them and have strategies to manage their liquidity more effectively. Students will
participate in interactive exercises throughout the course.


1. Role of the International Cash Manager

2. Why International Cash Management is Important to Companies
  • Multinationals
  • Middle market
  • Objectives of international cash management
  • Impact of globalization on cash management
  • Why international cash management is more complex

3. Regional Overview
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Latin America

4. International Banking Systems
  • Central banks
  • Payment systems
  • Banking conventions

5. International Funds Flows
  • How funds move across borders
- Paper
- Electronic

6. The Basics of Foreign Exchange
  • When to use a foreign exchange contact
  • Spot contracts
  • Forwards
  • Futures
  • Options
  • Swaps
  • Continuous Link Settlement (CLS)

7. Foreign Currency Accounts
  • The need for currency accounts
  • Multi currency accounts
  • Where to hold currency Accounts
  • Bank charges on foreign currency accounts

8. Basic Vehicles and Tools
  • Electronic banking
  • Lockboxes
  • Netting
  • Reinvoicing

9. Managing Risk
  • FX risk
  • Interest rate risk
  • Country risk
  • Commodity risk
  • Commercial risk

10. The Treasury Organization
  • International evolution
  • Treasury structures
  • Banking Structures

11. Modern Treasury Structures
  • Centralization
  • Shared service centers
  • Outsourcing
  • Enterprise wide systems
  • Application service providers
  • Commissionaire structure
  • The virtual treasurer
Global Strategic Planning