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Cash Management

  • Banking and Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Corporate Treasury, Retail Banking
  • Duration: One day
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    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.

    Clients who would benefit from attending this course would be staff needing to know more about day-today cash management and investing surpluses, including bankers, treasurers and their staff. It can also be beneficial to cash managers, auditors, accountants, financial control and fund managers.


    Session 1:

    Understanding Cash Management

    • Handling of payments and receipts

    • Moving money between accounts

    • What is ‘Float’ and how do I reduce it?

    • Value-Dating

    • Forecasting

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    Session 2:

    Cash Management Policies 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?

    Session 3:

    Forecasting – Why bother?

    • Timely, accurate, reliable in order to;

    • Maximise earnings

    • Minimise funding

    • Have advance warning of problems

    • Range of forecast;

    • Short (Operational)

    • Medium (Tactical)

    • Long (Strategic)

    Session 4:

    Cash Management Essentials

    • The role and the use of LIBOR, Base and Overnight

    • Interest calculations: Day counts and Accruals

    • Principles of Value Dating: ‘Good value’, back interest/back valuing

    • How payment is made: RTGS, BACS, CHAPS, CHIPS and SWIFT

    Session 5:

    Cash Concentration Techniques

    • Sweeping, Pooling and Netting

    • Target and zero balancing

    Session 6:

    Investing in the London Market

    • Market participants and their motivations;

    • Banks, Brokers, Building Societies, Corporates and Institutions

    Session 7:

    The Investment Spectrum

    • Treasury Bills

    • Certificates of Deposits (CDS)

    • Term Deposits

    • Commercial Paper (CP)

    • Money Market Funds (MMF)

    • Applications and Examples

    Session 8:

    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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