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Treasury Centralization Forum

Strategies in Changing Global Markets

June 22 2017 - Hong Kong
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Global corporates are expanding their presence in Asia in search of growth. Along with opportunities, Asia presents a myriad of challenges such as uncertain macroeconomic outlook, volatility in currency and commodity markets, evolving regulatory and tax landscape. Technology is changing the way companies conduct business. In this context, CFOs and treasurers are looking to centralize their treasury functions to achieve better visibility, control and efficiency. What are key challenges faced by treasury departments in adopting centralized structures?

In collaboration with Thomson Reuters, we are pleased to invite you to join for a morning forum to:

  • Gain insight into trends in treasury market today
  • Learn the latest development of Hong Kong as corporate treasury centres in Asia
  • Hear from industry experts on major drivers, benefits, key challenges & strategies in centralizing treasury in Hong Kong

Speakers / Agenda

08.30
Registration
09.00
Asset Events Speaker
Welcome remarks
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
Editor-in-Chief
The Asset
09.10
Asset Events Speaker
Treasury market today
Centralization has been a long-standing trend among treasury functions regionally as well as globally. Given the current environment of uncertainty and volatility, the value of centralized policies and shared services is becoming more important than ever. What is the impact of changing regulations in Asia? What’s the geo political risk? And what can that mean for businesses and treasury?
Pete Sweeney
Pete Sweeney
Asia Editor
Reuters Breakingviews
09.30
Asset Events Speaker
Keynote Speech
09.50
Asset Events Panel
Panel: Treasury centralization strategies in changing global markets
In today’s complex business environment, corporate treasuries are increasingly moving from a localized treasury operation to a regional structure. However, the capabilities and activities of a treasury centre may vary from case to case. How can centralization maximize treasury efficiencies and visibility across the business? What are the factors encouraging such a shift in treasury structure?
  • What are the major drivers, benefits and key challenges in centralizing treasury functions?
  • What strategies are treasurers employing to help with centralization?
  • How can centralizing treasury activities assist Chinese institutions to go global?
  • How can corporates decide which model of treasury structure (partial or full centralization) is best suitable for them?
  • What are the most important tools for managing FX in a treasurer’s toolkit?
  • How can corporates overcome the challenges of diverse local country risk and compliance requirements in a centralized treasury function?
  • Role of FinTech & digital
Kenneth Ng
Kenneth Ng
Director and Corporate Treasurer
DFS Group
Allen Leung
Allen Leung
Executive Member, International Association of CFOs and Corporate Treasurers (China)
IACCT
Pete Sweeney
Raj Melvani
Head of Market Development, Corporates APAC
Thomson Reuters
Jeff Kwan
Jeff Kwan
Treasurer
MTR Corporation Limited
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
Editor-in-Chief
The Asset
10.30
Asset Events Speaker
Case Study: How to use technology to centralized treasury FX
Technology with its innovative tools seems to produce answers to treasurers’ ever-intensifying quest for better execution. How can Thomson Reuters FX solution fit into the customers’ centralization strategy? How can the solution offer better transparency and visibility to identify hidden FX exposures?
Patrick Chan
Patrick Chan
Market Development, FX, North Asia
Thomson Reuters
10.40
Q&A
11.00
Networking and coffee

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