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 current trends and more advanced tools of treasury
management. This course can also be expanded to two days.


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
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