The Liquidity Risk Survey was first run in 2011, probing treasury and finance practitioners on their views surrounding managing liquidity, investing, borrowing, and various risks. This webinar will cover highlights from the survey’s most recent iteration. With a total of 11 years of longitudinal data, the webinar will consider shifts over time in areas such as counterparty exposure monitoring, investment vehicle use, ESG programs, the relative prioritization of safety, liquidity, and yield, and more.
The treasury management system (TMS) automates and streamlines treasury’s core tasks, forming a central dashboard for the treasury function and freeing staff for more strategic work. Recent years have seen some TMS vendors expanding into enterprise-wide solutions for tracking and managing liquidity, giving rise to the distinct enterprise liquidity management (ELM) category. From the basic TMS to the highly advanced TMS and the more comprehensive ELM system, each solution serves a segment of treasury departments. This webinar will cover the current TMS and ELM landscapes, innovations, and leading practices for selection and implementation.
AR has a direct impact on the cash conversion cycle, which is a key area of focus for treasury. Managing days sales outstanding (DSO) is both a measure of efficiency and a way of tracking cash usage at month-end, and treasury cares about DSO as well as liquidity throughout the month. Treasury and AR must work together thoughtfully in order to improve cash management operations, optimize cash flow, provide accurate forecasting numbers, and support an organization’s growth with grace. This fast-paced webinar will give practical ways for these two finance areas to collaborate on improvements.
2023 is coming to a close with notable upheaval. Significant wars continue in Europe and the Middle East; central banks have increased borrowing costs to the highest rate in well over a decade; inflation has pulled back from the peak but remains above targets; borrowing costs and access to capital have tightened; FX risks remain elevated; and many CFOs are exhibiting increased caution. Several questions come up as we consider the outlook for 2024:
• How will companies need to respond to this greater recognition of the risk level?
• Are companies going to leverage their balance sheet for liquidity and supporting their trading partners?
• How does technology fit into the picture as an enabler of overhead scalability and financial resiliency?
Join this fast-paced panel discussion about the volatility of the environment and how corporate treasurers expect to manage through these more turbulent times.
In this first webinar in the Short-Term Investing Series, Strategic Treasurer and Federated Hermes will discuss the Federal Reserve’s recent actions and guidance for short-term investing. After many months of aggressive rate hikes in its campaign against inflation, the Fed is moving into a new stage of its tightening cycle. Join us the day after the Fed’s December policy meeting to discuss what factors should be in the forefront of investors’ minds and how liquidity vehicles might respond as investors continue to pursue attractive returns.