The Benefits of Treasury Peer Calls
These benefits were all identified via direct member feedback – read our testimonials .
Typical discussion points include Experiences with regulators, Funding local operations, Cash Repatriation, FX Hedging, Banking, Bank relationships & performance, Local investments, Payments, Cash management, Working capital processes.
Subject Each call focuses on a tightly defined topic, for example FX & Treasury in Taiwan, Hedging INR, or Receivables & Boletos in Brazil.
Technology The calls take place using the gotomeeting webinar system. Members can join via their PC using VOIP or phone in.
Duration Calls are scheduled for 60 minutes – most take up the full hour.
Confidentiality All participants must agree to the ‘Chatham House Rule’ prior to joining the call. The rule is defined as ‘a rule or principle according to which information disclosed during a meeting may be reported by those present, but the source of that information may not be explicitly or implicitly identified’.
Chairing Each calls has a functional chair who brings people into the conversation and an expert chair (for example Damian Glendinning, former Treasurer of Lenovo) who asks follow up questions and provides technical advice on the call report.
Agenda After introductions, each participant then describes their treasury activities in the country in question, including current status & success stories, current problems, development plans and barriers to progress together with their questions for the group. Participants ask and answer each others’ and the expert chair’s questions.