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Cash Management

This course will look at the basics of cash management including the company policy, essentials of forecasting, value dating, calculating interest costs, and various payment systems. We will also cover the key interest benchmarks such as LIBOR and base rate. Sweeping, pooling and netting will be discussed. Investing surpluses will be covered and we look at a range of alternatives as well as their associated risks. Delegates will develop a clear understanding of how and why a Corporate Treasury exists, and why the formulation and application of a Treasury Policy is essential.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This is for everyone needing to know more about day-to-day cash management and investing surpluses , including bankers, treasurers and their staff, cash managers, auditors, accountants, financial control, fund managers.

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Course Content

Understanding Cash Management

  • Handling of payments and receipts
  • Moving money between accounts
  • What is “float” and how do I reduce it?
  • Value-dating
  • Forecasting>Collection>Disbursement>Management

Cash Management Policy and Procedures

  • How much liquidity do we need and where do we source it?
  • Cost of Liquidity
  • Trade Off: safety vs liquidity vs yield
  • How often should we re-tender the business?

Forecasting – why bother?

  • Timely, accurate reliable in order to:
      • Maximize earnings
      • Minimise funding
      • Have advance warning of problems
  • Range of forecasts: Short (operational), Medium (tactical), Long (strategic)

Cash Management Essentials

  • The role and use of LIBOR, Base, Overnight
  • Interest calculations: day counts, accruals
  • Principles of Value Dating: “good value”, back-interest/back-valuing
  • How payment is made: RTGS, BACS, CHAPS, FPS, CHIPS, SWIFT,

Cash concentration techniques

  • Sweeping, Pooling, Netting
  • Target and zero balancing

Investing in the London Market

  • Market participants and their motivations:
  • Banks, brokers, building societies, corporates and institutions
  • The need for quality information

The Investment Spectrum

  • Definition and Key Features of:
      • Treasury Bills
      • Certificates of Deposits (CDs)
      • Term Deposits
      • Commercial paper (CP)
      • Money Market Funds (MMF)
      • Applications and examples

Investor Risk

  • How safe is my investment?
  • Investor protection
  • Which banks shall I use?
  • Understanding market signals
  • Use of Credit Ratings
  • Getting the best rates on the day

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