Interview – Monique Ebell, NIESR

Can you please introduce yourself? I am an Associate Research Director at the National Institute of Economic & Social Research (NIESR), and I cover the areas of international trade, productivity and labour markets. Over the past couple of years I have been leading our work assessing the long-term economic impact of Brexit on the UK economy. The Brexit vote has added to already high levels of uncertainty and has raised a number of questions for businesses in the UK. What steps should businesses take to adapt to further changes and reduce risk in the current climate? My job is more

Interview – Rick Martin, Gas Log

Can you please introduce yourself? I am the Group Treasurer at GasLog – one of the largest non-state shippers of LNG in the world. We also have an interest in our master limited partnership GasLog Partners. The theme of the ACT Annual Conference 2017 is opportunity from uncertainty. What do you think is causing uncertainty for treasurers today? I have four factors on this one. First would be geopolitical risk, for example the first round of the French elections coming up on 23 April, as well as a number of other European elections including the German and now UK general

Telling your treasury story

Are you a treasury professional with an interesting story, experience or case study to share? Don’t keep it to yourself! In 2017 we have a multitude of events in the calendar and we’re actively looking for new speakers. If you’re a veteran or completely new to speaking, check out why getting involved at an ACT event is business critical this year: 1. Speaking is prestigious and gets you noticed From raising your profile to showing off the success of your company, speaking at an ACT event gets you noticed. As the only Chartered body for treasury, we’re the definitive voice

Your questions answered: ACT Annual Conference

A lot is going to happen between now and May that will affect the environment that treasurers are operating in, which is why this year’s ACT Annual Conference couldn’t be more timely for making sure you’re up to speed! This year’s theme is all about realising opportunity from uncertainty, embracing change and finding new solutions. All of which can be done under one roof on 16-17 May at Manchester Central. And, if you’re still undecided, these useful FAQs will help. Q. WHO CAN YOU EXPECT TO MEET? A. 1,000+ senior treasury and finance professionals representing 300+ companies, including group treasurers

Smart Cash: a simple guide to attending

We understand that it can be quite a daunting thing to attend an event, particularly if it’s your first time coming to one, so here is a handy list of dos and don’ts that we think will help you make a good impression at the ACT Smart Cash conference in London on 8-9 February 2017. DO wear your name badge at all times. It’s for security – yours. Name badges help delegates to identify people at six paces that they’d rather avoid. DO NOT look at or hold up your own name badge when introducing yourself to people. It makes

ACT Middle East growing strong

Just under 500 finance and treasury professionals gathered at the Conrad Dubai Hotel on 24-25 October for the ACT Middle East Annual Summit – the largest event of its kind in the region. From technology to strategic treasury and leadership issues, what an insightful debate it was. Coupled with the fantastic support of all our sponsors, speakers and delegates, it was undoubtedly our best Middle East event to date. We had over 260 companies present from A to Z, including Almoayyed International Group, Aramex, Chalhoub Group, Du, elseco, Etihad Airways, Government of Sharjah, Gulf Energy, Landmark Group, Oman Trading International, R.A.K. Ceramics, Sephora, Webcor

From bard to worse: A Shakespearean take on the treasurer’s world today

As the entire world marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death whilst simultaneously gearing itself up for the ACT Annual Conference, our Senior Conference Producer, Julie Scrase, caught up with the man himself to speak beyond the grave about treasury, tech, banking, networking, diversity, cash management, Brexit, Boris Johnson and regulation… JS: Mr Shakespeare, you first attended an ACT event this February when you came along to our Cash Management Conference. What were your thoughts on the networking opportunities and the peers that you met there?  WS: O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is!

ACTAC past and present – a glimpse behind the scenes

Behind the scenes You probably know that the ACT runs events. Quite a few of them, as it happens. And that we have a flagship annual conference that is fondly known as ACTAC. Or TTC if you’ve known us for a (very) long time.  And the raison d’être for ACTAC? Well, as our good friend and Fellow of the ACT Gary Slawther says, As a professional body it is only right that the ACT has a ‎professionally organised and presented conference, that’s what attracts the quality of attendees, exhibitors and speakers.” We could tell you that as an independent and