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Come a day earlier to Treasury 360° Nordic 2024 – join your free course!

Sign up today for …
A) Tackling FX exposure and risk
B) Financial risk management
C) Treasury technology
D) Payments and in-house banking 

• 22 May, 13:00–17:00 •


Last year’s launch of Training Day by Treasury 360° turned out a huge success, with about 50 participants across three four-hour courses – free of charge. So let’s go again!

Click here to pick up your ticket for your free four-hour course! 

Our first announced course is offered by solution provider Nomentia, on the topic of how to progress from a group-wide cash flow forecast to integrated FX Exposure and Risk Management. More course offers will be added through the autumn. 

The details

• Takes place at the conference venue at Copenhagen Airport, on Wednesday 22 May, 13:00–17:00.
•  Free of charge for the conference target group (treasurers and other finance-function professionals of corporate groups). No access for bankers, sponsors or others.
• Provided through collaboration between Treasury 360° and select sponsors: Nomentia and Zanders.
• Sad truth: Because the courses all run at once, you can only join one.

Note that you need this separate ticket to your Training Day course beside your ticket for the actual Treasury 360° Nordic conference (which is available here). 

This is a pure classroom experience, which will not be made available online.
Scroll down for details of the course content.

Treasury 360° Nordic 2024 takes place on Thursday 23 May, at The Hangar, Clarion/Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport. Training Day is at the same venue in the afternoon of the day before – so on Wednesday 22 May, 13:00–17:00.

And are you signed up for the 23 May conference day yet?

Click here for the Treasury 360° Nordic main conference website and sign up today for your event ticket if you haven’t already!

The tutors

Tackling FX exposure and risk: Martin Fikar

Martin is Head of Professional Services DACH and Managing Director, with Nomentia.

Tackling FX exposure and risk: Alex Fleischmann

Alex Fleischmann is Market Development Executive, Nomentia

Financial Risk Management: Sander de Vries

Sander is a Director at Zanders and responsible for the Financial Risk Management practice of Zanders. He has over 10 years of international relevant experience in Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Treasury within consulting. Sander holds an MSc in Finance from the RijksUniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands).

Treasury technology: Birgita Gjirja

Birgita is a Partner within Zanders’ Corporate Advisory practice working from both Stockholm and London. She has over 15 years of treasury consulting experience, holding a MSc in Business Administration and Accounting, and an ACT qualification from the Association of Corporate Treasurers in London.

Treasury technology: Erik Marinussen

Erik is a Manager within the Corporate Advisory practice of Zanders based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 8 years of experience in corporate treasury and performed several Treasury Implementation and Transformation projects. He has also executed interim Treasury front office and back office assignments.

Payments and in-house banking: Annick de Groof

Annick is a Senior Consultant within the Corporate Advisory practice of Zanders based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has gained experience on multiple Treasury Transformation projects at multinational clients. Annick holds an MSc in Finance from the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. 

Payments and in-house banking: Petter Huusko

Petter is a Manager within the Corporate Advisory practice of Zanders, based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 9 years of experience in corporate treasury. Petter Holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the Södertörn University of Stockholm

Course content

13:00

Course A: Tackling FX exposure and risk – From a group-wide cash flow forecast to integrated FX exposure and risk management

Session contents

Learn how to structure a group-wide cash flow forecast and avoid typical pitfalls

Identify the key components of FX exposure to ensure correct and complete quantification

Get acquainted with the necessary market data and Excel formulas to calculate volatilities and correlations and build your own “at-risk”-prototype

Learning outcomes

Participants will develop or improve their understanding of a “best-practice-setup” for a group-wide, cash-focused, direct cash flow forecast

Participants will get familiar with the components of and the key concepts/language/KPIs involved in FX exposure & risk management

Participants will better understand the “ingredients” (i.e. returns, volatilities, correlation effects, distributions) of any risk quantification exercise and know how to interpret the results

Participants will be better equipped to select and implement suitable solutions for cash flow forecasting and FX management

Tutors

Martin Fikar is Head of Professional Services DACH and Managing Director, with Nomentia.
Alex Fleischmann
is Market Development Executive, Nomentia.

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Course B: Financial risk management

Learning Objectives

To provide the participants with a solid understanding of the financial risk management role within the treasury function and how to build a coherent risk management framework. Discuss the different objectives of financial risk management in relation to the corporate strategy and financial objectives. Focus on the practical application examining foreign exchange risk management and hedging techniques.

Outline

Introduction and learning objectives

Financial Risk Management – difference between exposure, risk and result
▪ Introduction and overview of the financial risk management framework
▪ Classification, identification and quantification of financial risks
▪ Objectives for risk management approach in relation to shareholder value ▪ Concept of risk bearing capacity and risk appetite

Break (15 mins)

Measuring financial risks – what gets measured, gets managed
▪ Risk measurement & quantification techniques
▪ Scenario analysis
▪ at-Risk methodology

Deep dive into FX Risk Management
▪ Definition of foreign exchange risk ▪ FX transaction risk
▪ FX translation risk
▪ Hedging strategies

Break (15 mins)

FX Derivatives
▪ FX swaps & cross currency swaps
▪ Options (plain vanilla options, caps & floors)
▪ (Non-deliverable) forwards

Wrap-up and Q&A

Trainer

Sander de Vries

Sander is a Director at Zanders and responsible for the Financial Risk Management practice of Zanders. He has over 10 years of international relevant experience in Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Treasury within consulting. Sander holds an MSc in Finance from the RijksUniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands).

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Course C: Treasury technology

Learning Objectives

With the drive to run an efficient treasury function, automate activities and have real time data, one relies on the use technology. That could be a Treasury Management System, an Online Trading Platform or simply an Electronic Banking system. The main challenge however for many treasurers is to select, implement and deploy the right type of treasury technology. How to ensure that technology is supporting your treasury activities instead of technology becoming a source of activity in itself.

In this pragmatic training we will give an introduction into treasury technology, dive deeper into the IHB and Payment factory concept, and connectivity. This training also provides insights into creating a treasury technology roadmap, emerging technology and the selection and implementation processes. We will `conclude the training with a case study.

Outline

Introduction
▪ Overview of the treasury technology landscape
▪ Different approaches to a Treasury Management System

Part 1: In-House Banks & Payment Factory
▪ Different concepts of IHB
▪ Paymentfactory
▪ Bank Connectivity
▪ Integration with other financial systems

Break (15 mins)

Part 2: Treasury Technology Roadmap
▪ Developing a treasury technology roadmap
▪ Exponential technology in treasury

Part 3: Selection and Implementation of Treasury Technology
▪ Definition of functional and technical requirements
▪ How to define a robust selection process
▪ Implementation approach

Break (15 mins) 

Case Study

Wrap-up and Q&A

Trainers

Birgita Gjirja
Birgita is a Partner within Zanders’ Corporate Advisory practice working from both Stockholm and London. She has over 15 years of treasury consulting experience. In this role, Birgita has supported clients with assessing their treasury function and treasury target operating model, determining how technology could be used to drive efficiencies in Treasury and Finance as well as identified ways to improve the control environment. Before joining Zanders in 2019, she worked at PwC as a Treasury specialist, working with a wide range of companies and providing treasury audit and consulting advices, across areas such as hedging and cash management strategies, policies and controls, system selections and implementations. Birgita holds a MSc in Business Administration and Accounting, and an ACT qualification from the Association of Corporate Treasurers in London.

Erik Marinussen
Erik is a Manager within the Corporate Advisory practice of Zanders based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 8 years of experience in corporate treasury and performed several Treasury Implementation and Transformation projects, streamlining processes and enhancing liquidity management for organizations of varying sizes and industries. Erik also has a track record of successfully executing interim Treasury front office and back office assignments, where he gained relevant Treasury knowledge and experience.

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Course D: Payments and in-house banking

Learning Objectives

Many corporate treasuries are seeking to centralize and automate their cash management processes, through in-house banks, payment hubs and even collection factories, in order to achieve a greater degree of efficiency, as well as visibility and control.

This training will start with an overview of the payment landscape, in-house banking functionality, and connectivity options, but will also dive deeper into the more technical aspects of payment hubs, in-house banking and connectivity such as design and implementation considerations and current trends in the payment and connectivity landscape, like the SWIFT MT-MX migration.

Outline

Introduction
▪ Introduction into cash management centralization
▪ High-level explanation of different concepts – payment hub, IHB, bank connectivity

Part 1: Payments
▪ Overview of payment scenarios
▪ Payment solutions
▪ Payment trends
▪ Considerations for implementations

Break (15 mins)

Part 2: In-house Banking
▪ In-house banking functionality ▪ Design considerations
▪ Technology options

Break (15 mins)

Part 3: Bank Connectivity
▪ Connectivity options
▪ Connectivity trends

Wrap-up and Q&A

Trainers

Annick de Groof
Annick is a Senior Consultant within the Corporate Advisory practice of Zanders based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has gained experience on multiple Treasury Transformation projects at multinational clients with a focus on treasury technology, specifically payments, in-house banking and connectivity.

Annick holds an MSc in Finance from the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.

Petter Huusko
Petter is a Manager within the Corporate Advisory practice of Zanders, based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 9 years of experience in corporate treasury, ranging from system implementations, transformation projects, cash management and multiple interim assignments. Petter Holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the Södertörn University of Stockholm.

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17:00

End of courses. Welcome to the Early arrivers’ mingle!

This is where Training Day ends and the Treasury 360° Nordic main event starts fading in – so check out its main site here.  

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Location, travelling and staying

Training Day by Treasury 360°, starting 13:00 on Wednesday 22 May, will take place at The Hangar, an impressive venue that is part of Clarion/Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport (just like the big Treasury 360° Nordic 2024 conference on the next day) It is just opposite terminal 3. Enter through the lobby of the Comfort Hotel.

Our early-bird free-room offers are gone already (per August 2023!), but let us give you a
15 % discount code: FinD15
– valid for any nights from 21–25 May at the Clarion or Comfort. Book, on 15 May at the latest, on strawberry.dk.

Many airlines land in the morning at both Malmö Airport (Skurup) and Copenhagen Airport (CPH) including FLYGBRA, SAS, Norwegian and Finnair. You may get an overview on a comparison site such as Google Flights. Train operators include Sweden’s SJ and Denmark’s DSB.

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