Investing Corporate Cash Course

Learn the principles and practices of effective investment management in this two-day training course

IS THE INVESTING CORPORATE CASH COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Yes, if you are:

  • new to treasury
  • experienced in treasury, but want to review and update your investment skills and knowledge
  • a member of treasury staff reviewing, or planning to review your policies and processes
  • a banker or asset manager wishing to understand the key parameters and thought processes behind corporate short term investment decisions

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THE INVESTING CORPORATE CASH COURSE?

Our corporate investment management training gives you:

  • an overview of the key elements of effective investment management
  • an understanding of the significant factors to be taken into account when investing corporate cash, e.g counterparty risk, liquidity and yield, and operational risks
  • comprehensive knowledge of all major corporate investment instruments and types
  • a review of policy, process and controls

INVESTING CORPORATE CASH COURSE STRUCTURE

This course is structured into two parts:

PART 1. INTRODUCTION AND THE BASICS OF INVESTMENT

Background: corporate treasury role and structure

  • Structure; centralised and decentralised models
  • Policy and drivers
  • Corporate liquidity management
  • Current trends

Cash and liquidity management

  • The corporate cash cycle
  • Liquidity structures and techniques
  • Liquidity analysis

Understanding yield and yield parameters

Basic financial mathematics

  • Interest rates
  • Discount rates
  • Day count conventions

Risk management

  • Counterparty risk
  • Role of rating agencies
  • Alternative approaches and special cases

Asset classes and instruments

  • Bank investments
  • Non-bank investments
  • Alternative investments

PART 2: ESTABLISHING THE POLICY; EVALUATING THE POSITION; AND EXECUTING THE DEALS

Developing policy

  • General considerations (all policies)
  • Investment considerations
  • Interaction with other policies

Developing process: establishing the future liquidity position

  • Role of cash flow forecasting
  • Segmentation and cash buckets

Managing the interest rate

  • Fixed versus floating
  • Use of derivatives – FRAs, swaps and futures

Administration of investments

  • Dealing and settlement
  • Reporting and accounting
  • Custody requirements
  • Taxation issues

Control and audit

  • Risk identification
  • Onion theory
  • Key controls and reports

IT and data management

  • Rate feeds
  • Execution and portals
  • TMS support
  • Reporting

WHAT YOU GET ON THE DAY
Join us for a truly inspiring training session. Training courses are delivered in a safe environment for you to ask questions and learn practical skills you can immediately apply back in the work place. You’ll meet like-minded people and hopefully make some great contacts too. And we’ll look after you from the word go, offering booking, travel or accommodation advice and a warm welcome on the day.
FRIENDLY

We’re committed to making you feel welcome, you only need to ask

CATERED

From great food to stationery we’ve got it covered

PRACTICAL

Useful handouts are supplied so you can refer back at any time

MEET YOUR TRAINER

Photo - ACT trainer: Adrian RodgersAdrian Rodgers, FCT FCA BSc (Econ) CCM

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Adrian spent a number of years with IBM, in a variety of tax, treasury and finance roles. After managing the EMEA consultancy team at Chase Manhattan (now JPMorganChase), he became a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In this role, he specialised in managing change in the finance function, which included re-engineering of corporate treasury. His current company, ARC Solutions, is an independent consultancy providing advisory, design and implementation services to corporates and banks.

BUY YOUR CORPORATE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COURSE

Dates and location:

TBC 2018, London

Fees:

ACT members, students and CPD accredited employers: £1,500 + VAT

Other treasury/accountancy body members: £1,600 + VAT

Non-members: £1,700 + VAT

Discounts:

Early bird discounts - book four weeks before to save 15% on the course fee *

Group discounts - if three or more people from the same organisation book onto any ACT training course, they qualify for 25% off the combined course fee *

* see terms and conditions

Register your interest

The course was ideal for helping us to formulate our company treasury policy and it was a great help to speak to other treasury professionals about best practice and procedures. Overall I would highly recommend this course. Thanks ACT!
Barry Avraam, Tax and Treasury Accountant, Mind Candy Ltd
BOOKING FOR YOUR TEAM?

We can also deliver this investing corporate cash training course to companies with teams that are interested in taking the course, tailoring it to your business needs. Find out more about in-company solutions here.