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An emerging theme

There is a common theme which emerges as I meet more and more treasurers, and more and more of our external stakeholders, inside and outside the UK… a lack of understanding of the role of treasury. This is particularly true in those organisations who are not large enough to have a full-blown treasury function, or who have grown and never really understood the need for specific treasury expertise. In the UK it seems a challenge for SMEs, and where I recently visited, in the Middle East, it is a potential issue for the many family-owned businesses. This may be nothing

Why treasurers need to up their cyber security game

Cyber security is one of the key themes running throughout the ACT Annual Conference on 16-17 May at Manchester Central. Read why you can’t afford to miss this essential update and join over 1,000 professionals who are doing exactly that! Why treasury professionals need to up their cyber security game The continuing increase in fraud and cybercrime incidents in non-financial companies has raised the bar for cyber security within corporates. With its responsibility for controlling payments – one of the most vulnerable processes to fraud – the corporate treasury is at the very heart of it. It’s not only the

ACT Career Hub – a tool for professional development

As a member of the Future Leaders working group I wanted to look at some of the member benefits offered and understand how relevant/ useful they were to me. I’ve written a diary of my month using the ACT Career Hub – I hope it inspires you to take a look at this member benefit. As an AMCT who attends events and reads The Treasurer, I was keen to see what added value there was in accessing the career hub. I’m not looking for a new job, so I didn’t want to use the CV aspects of the career hub,

Derek Ross

He was one of a generation on whose shoulders and intellectual foresight the ACT of today is founded.” Paul Rose The Association of Corporate Treasurers was formed in 1979 and it wasn’t long before Derek become one of a small group of pathfinders who really invented the profession of treasury. These trailblazers built a formidable library of theory and practise which was both academic and highly practical in a way which had not been done before. The world of finance does not look the same from the perspective of a bank as it does form a corporate treasury. Derek was

#ACTAC17 This year’s social highlight

Networking is a necessity. The opportunity to benchmark and broaden your industry knowledge is something you can take back to the business the day after attending an ACT event. This year’s Annual Conference on 16-17 May will provide you with the opportunity to share expertise and the lessons learned with a truly global audience. The 2017 Annual Conference audience comes from: Australia, Cameroon, Channel Islands, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Mauritius, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States So what do we have in store this year? I managed to catch up with

#ACTAC17 – where are you going to stay and how are you going to get there?

This year’s ACT Annual Conference on 16-17 May is now only 12 working days away! We’ve seen a recent flurry of activity here at ACT HQ in helping delegates and speakers plan their travel to the event and choose where to stay. We’re expecting over 1000 attendees, so secure your place at the event (if you haven’t already) to take part in the most powerful treasury and finance debate of the year. Accommodation The lowest room rates can be secured via our exclusive accommodation partner here. Rooms are selling out fast so we recommend booking as soon as possible to

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

Two months in

Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, reflects on what she’s been hearing since she joined the ACT in February… Today has been a very exciting day for me as I’ve got to meet lots of treasurers in a more intimate setting than I have experienced since I started. A meeting with Shell’s Group Treasurer, Russell O’Brien, as part of my induction programme, was really helpful, and at the time of writing this, I had just come out of the South West region’s annual meeting. The group is very active, often gathering more than once in the year. Topics discussed spanned from TM systems

 

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