The Impact of Brexit: A Treasurer’s Perspective

The latest in the ACT’s Brexit series was our breakfast briefing, hosted by the Falcon Group on 4 April, which looked at the key issues facing treasurers at this time of great uncertainty. With the situation ever-changing and a no-deal Brexit too likely for comfort, which was highlighted by the keynote speaker, Sanjay Raja, although the threat of this has somewhat dissipated through the passing of the Cooper-Letwin amendment requiring the Government to avoid a no-deal by forcing a long extension to be sought. Raja, UK Economist at Deutsche Bank, opened with the appropriately titled presentation ‘A Long Goodbye’, highlighting

Connecting cash in a digital world – conference roundup

The ACT Cash Management Conference was back and packed more talks, discussions and detail in a focused new 1-day format. From regulation and cybersecurity to corporate case studies and liquidity management, the day featured it all, including the one topic that unsurprisingly kept being mentioned: Brexit. Opening the day was Barclays’ Global Head of Transaction Banking, Karen Braithwaite, who began the event with a look at the evolution of cash management including recent developments. Sky’s Assistant Treasurer joined rating agencies, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings, and Chrysoula Zervoukadis of Edison Investment Research, for a discussion moderated by Barclays’ David

ACT Cash Management Conference speaker Q&A: Austin Matthews, Assistant Treasurer, Sky

On 12 February the ACT will be running the ACT Cash Management Conference in London. This flagship conference provides a unique opportunity to share best practice, hear practical case studies from leading corporates and network with fellow cash management and treasury professionals. We conducted a short Q&A with one of this year’s speakers, Austin Matthews, Assistant Treasurer at Sky and this is what he said; 1. Tell us a little about yourself – how did you first get involved in treasury? After graduating I started working at a telecoms company called Energis in the cash team – performing bank reconciliations