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Advanced Treasury Management

Manage the cash, liquidity and associated risks in a Corporate or State-Owned Enterprise

This course is recognised by the British Accreditation Council (BAC)

Course Code: FIN.7
Subject: Finance
Course Fee: £4500 + VAT (20%)

Dates for this course:

02 Sep 2019 to 13 Sep 2019 London


Who should attend?

Those in treasury who use or plan to use the capital markets and want advanced knowledge of raising finance and/or investing using capital market instruments. They will be from all sectors, including private, public and not-for-profit including:
• Those working in treasury and need to know more about the capital markets and treasury
• Managers who want to increase their strategic capability
• Operations managers who want to know more about treasury activities
• Managers who are responsible for investing surplus funds in the capital markets
• Treasury employees who need to know how to assess financial performance.
• Internal auditors, accountants who need to show CPD

Who should attend?

Those who have a direct input into the treasury function in their organisation or have some responsibility for finance and financial strategy. They will be from all sectors, including private, public and not-for-profit including:

Learning Objectives

~By the end of the training delegates will be able to:

• Understand the role, objectives and functions of the treasury department in an organisation
• Increase the strategic role of the treasury function
• Optimise working capital
• Contrast and compare the treasury function in the private and public sector
• Differentiate between primary and secondary markets and the roles of the markets
• Develop skills of calculating the fair value of equity and bond instruments
• Develop skills in assessing the performance of stocks and shares
• Demonstrate how derivative instruments can be used to protect against pure risks

By the end of the training delegates will be able to: 

Course Content

~Course Content

The Role and Function of Treasury Management
• Overview of the main activities of treasury management in the private sector and public sector
• Treasury management activities in the private sector
• Treasury management activities in the public sector
• Introduction to Treasury risks

Strategic Treasury Management
• How treasury has evolved since the financial crisis
• Aligning treasury strategy with organisational goals
• Treasury as strategic financial advisers to the organization
• Areas where treasury takes a leading role, including bank relationship management; short and long-term borrowing and financial risk management

Managing Treasury Risks
• Risk management frameworks and the control environment
• Market risk
• Liquidity risk
• Currency risk
• Effective internal controls and governance in the treasury function

Practical Treasury Management
• Preparing cash flow statements
• Using ratio analysis
• Raising finance - debt versus equity
• The weighted average cost of capital (WACC)





Building an Investment Portfolio
• Establishing investment criteria and objectives
• Investment strategies; passive, active, matching, outsourcing and risk-reduction
• Balanced diversification across asset classes, geographic spread, currencies etc.
• Risk appetite

Capital Markets Role and Regulation
• Functions of the capital markets, compared with money markets
• Role of the primary market
• Role of the secondary market
• Aims, objectives, players and structures of market regulation

Capital Market Instruments
• Types and characteristics of equity
• Equity valuation methods
• Fixed income (debt) instruments – government and corporate bonds
• Valuing fixed income instruments

Effective Financial Analysis
• The main sources of information for financial analysis purposes
• The main financial statements according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
• Income statement ratios; common size, profit margin, return on equity etc.
• Balance sheet ratios; quick ratios, current ratios, debt to equity and more

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Concepts
• Hedging concepts for financial risks
• Standardisation and settlement of exchange-based derivatives
• Exchange-based futures contracts –hedging currency and interest rate risks
• Options contracts – principles of calls and puts – building a simple hedge

I will not forget the training I have had at LCT. The training consultants are of the highest quality. I also really appreciate the customer orientation at LCT. You really take care of your participants.
Communications Assistant
World Bank, Yemen