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Andrew Deichler, Multimedia Content Manager for AFP, 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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May 28, 2019

From 2004 to 2008, Fran Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and she chaired the Homeland Security Council.

Townsend spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice under the administrations of President George H. W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

Today, Townsend is a director on the board of three public companies, and she is a senior national security analyst for CBS News.

She regularly appears on network and cable television as a foreign policy, counterterrorism, national and homeland security expert.

Townsend is a featured speaker at AFP 2019 this October in Boston where she is expected to talk about strategic risk and crisis management – when bad news becomes good news. You can learn more at AFP2019.org.

AFP 2019, this October in Boston, is where treasury and finance professionals separate the hype from the reality. Visit www.afp2019.org/register to sign up and use discount code PODCASTAFP2019 at checkout to save $100.

 

May 21, 2019

Payments fraud reached a new high last year. Again. 

According to the 2019 AFP Payments Fraud & Control Survey, 82 percent of organizations reported payments fraud incidents in 2018. That beat the previous high of 78 percent set in 2017.

As always, the AFP Payments Fraud & Control Survey is underwritten by J.P. Morgan.

You can download the entire report at AFPonline.org/paymentsfraud.

Why is payments fraud reaching new heights every year despite so much attention and millions of dollars spent on law enforcement, training and tech solutions? AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel talked to Magnus Carlsson to find out.

Carlsson is the manager of treasury and payments with AFP, and he’s a former payments executive for Volvo. He’s a recognized payments industry expert, and he’s spoken about payments fraud at conferences around the world.   

AFP 2019, this October in Boston, is where treasury and finance professionals separate the hype from the reality. Visit www.afp2019.org/register to sign up and use discount code PODCASTAFP2019 at checkout to save $100.

May 14, 2019

Has blockchain lost its mojo? Today's guests on AFP Conversations podcast disagree. Dr. Sean Stein Smith is an assistant professor at the City University of New York, certified public accountant, and a member of the advisory board of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. Roberto Cruz Jr., is a certified treasury professional and Treasury Director for the North American Parent Subsidiary of Suez North America.

Stein Smith and Cruz frequently collaborate on treasury and finance thought leadership. They explain the practical applications for blockchain that exist right now.

AFP 2019, this October in Boston, is where treasury and finance professionals separate the hype from the reality. Visit www.afp2019.org/register to sign up and use discount code PODCASTAFP2019 at checkout to save $100.

May 2, 2019

U.S. companies built their cash reserves at a much slower pace in the first quarter of the year than in the last quarter of 2018, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®. What does that mean for the domestic economy?

Kevin Kane, Managing Director with BMO, joins AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel to give his thoughts on the state of corporate cash. 

The CCI is a quarterly survey of senior corporate treasury and finance executives conducted by AFP and underwritten by BMO.

Get the full results of the 2Q19 CCI at www.afponline.org/CCI.

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