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Ira Apfel interviews corporate treasury and finance executives about their latest challenges and insights. Topics include blockchain, fintech, cybersecurity, payments, risk, FP&A, career development, and more.
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Oct 26, 2017

If you’re interested in American history, presidential history, or even if you’re on Twitter, you’re probably familiar with today's guest Michael Beschloss. He’s an award-winning historian, best-selling author of nine books, New York Times columnist and Emmy-winning contributor to NBC News and the PBS NewsHour. On top of all that, he has one of the most fascinating accounts on Twitter, with more than 250,000 followers. 

Beschloss spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about leadership from the boardroom to the Oval Office.

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Oct 19, 2017

In this episode of AFP Conversations, host Ira Apfel talks with Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger, an open-source community working to create blockchain technologies for business.

Behlendorf has plenty of experience with two of the most popular open-source communities on the web, Apache Web and Mozilla Firefox. He’s also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Oct 18, 2017

Since her installation on Wall Street in March, Fearless Girl has become an iconic symbol for women and girls everywhere. In this episode of AFP Conversations, Dominica Ribeiro and Yeng Butler of State Street Global Advisors and Michelle Demarco, assistant treasurer for Genesys, explain to host Ira Apfel what Fearless Girl means to them, and how they are working to bring gender diversity to the corporate boardroom and workplace. 

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Oct 17, 2017

This episode of AFP Conversations was recorded in San Diego at AFP 2017, the biggest event in treasury and finance!

Everybody here is talking about blockchain, AI and fintech -- and frankly the treasury and finance professionals in attendance at AFP 2017 are worried about their careers.

Today's three guests join host Ira Apfel to discuss the digital disruption that is quickly coming to treasury and finance, and their organizations' collective effort -- AFP MindShift -- to confront it:

  • Ori Brafman, author of three New York Times bestsellers, including The Starfish and the Spider.
  • Leslie Chacko, Director, Global Risk Center at Marsh & McLennan Companies.
  • Jeff Glenzer, Chief Operating Officer for the Association for Financial Professionals. 

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Oct 12, 2017

Helen Kane is widely known and respected in the treasury and finance industry for her expertise on hedge program management and derivative accounting. In this episode of AFP Conversations, Kane discusses hedging and how it’s changed since she founded her company, Hedge Trackers, in 2000.

Kane notes that interest rates are rising for the first time in years, presenting a new challenge to many treasury and finance professionals.

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Oct 9, 2017

Imagine a virtual reality so vast that all of us could effectively live in it. What would that mean for humankind? And, for our listeners out there, what would it mean for corporate finance? 

In this episode of AFP Conversations guest Oliver Lewis discusses the work of Improbable, a tech startup that teamed with the British government to create arguably the most complete virtual simulation ever -- and how it could help corporate finance. Lewis is an academic, innovation adviser and civil servant with interests in near-future technologies, institutional and corporate culture, diplomacy and national security. He will speak at AFP MindShift, October 14, in San Diego: www.AFPonline.org/MindShift.

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Oct 5, 2017

2017 is quickly drawing to a close and it’s been a very interesting year for the economy and Wall Street. Issues like the debt ceiling, the Fed outlook, money markets, and tax reform still loom.  

So what does all this mean for treasury and finance professionals? Todd Bean and Will Goldthwait of State Street Global Advisors offer their insights and predictions.

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