For years finance executives enjoyed steady short-term bond markets, but now interest rates are steadily rising, and the landscape is shifting. So what’s working right now? Jerry Klein, a managing director with Treasury Partners, spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about corporate cash and investment strategies.
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Francesco Tonin is a FX Market Specialist for Bloomberg. He literally wrote the book on foreign currency options and risk management. In this episode of AFP Conversations Tonin discusses his newest passion: blockchain and FX as well as the key concepts that make bitcoin such a great invention.
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We’ve all experienced stress at work. Sometimes the scenarios are obvious—like presenting to senior management. Sometimes, though, the stressful moments aren’t so obvious. Christine Hollinden returns to AFP Conversations to discuss these hidden stressful moments and how to overcome them. Hollinden is principal with Hollinden Marketers & Strategists.
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What's it like running a blockchain startup? 9th Gear Technologies is so new that its product – a blockchain service for foreign currency trading and settlement – hasn’t even launched yet.
9th Gear CEO and founder Maryanne Morrow explained to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel how her company plans to stand out in the increasingly crowded blockchain-for-finance market. Morrow holds a degree in Material Science Engineering from Cornell University. Her company debuted at AFP 2018.
Claus Madsen and Anders Liu-Lindberg are so passionate about finance business partnering that they wrote a book about it. Lindberg is Head of Global Finance Program Management Office at Maersk and is co-founder of the Business Partnering Institute. Madsen is a partner at Implement Consulting Group. He edited Lindberg's book on finance business partnering, "Create Value as a Finance Business Partner."
Darrell West of The Brooking Institution returns to AFP Conversations to discuss the ethics of artificial intelligence. In a new paper, West writes of his concern about the ethical values embedded within AI and the extent to which algorithms respect basic human values.
West believes companies must develop an AI ethics code, employ ethicists and review boards, train staff, create audit trails to explain coding decisions, and ultimately provide a means for remediation when AI solutions inflict harm.
Treasury professionals invest their organization’s money. But are they investing in their careers? Mike Richards and Craig Martin have some opinions on this topic. Richards is founder and CEO of The Treasury Recruitment Company. Martin is Director of The Treasury Recruitment Company’s US practice.
Richards and Martin spoke to AFP Conversations about hiring and recruiting in the treasury space today – what’s trending, what treasurers do well when they job search, and where they need to improve.
Live from AFP 2018 in Chicago: Fearless Girl turns one!
Host Ira Apfel spoke to Yeng Butler and Nita Baindur for perspective on one of the most iconic -- and certainly youngest -- characters on Wall Street. Butler is Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Cash Business with State Street Global Advisors, which commissioned the Fearless Girl statue. Baindur is Director of Treasury for Agilent Technologies.
One year later, how's Fearless Girl doing? And what's changed in the board room?
Can blockchain fight payments fraud? That’s the question for guest Alex Tapscott, co-author of the best-selling book, Blockchain Revolution, which has been translated into 16 languages. Proponents believe blockchain can speed payments, but not much attention has been paid to blockchain’s potential for fighting payments fraud.
Tapscott will discuss blockchain and its potential to fight payments fraud next week at AFP 2018 in Chicago.
The B2B payments directory took a step forward when NACHA recently acquired the Business Payments Directory Association. But how big a step?
George Throckmorton: Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives and Network Development, NACHA
Micah Kerr: Head Architect Commercial Payments & Blockchain Guru, Discover Financial Services
Larry Buettner: Chair of the Business Payments Directory Association
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Ben Cornforth is a vice president with Trintech, a Texas-based firm that focuses on the record to report process. Cornforth spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about robotic process automation, rules-based automation, and predictive machine learning. Cornforth believes RPA could transform the financial close process.
You can learn a lot in just one day at AFP 2018, whether your focus is treasury, FP&A, payments, finance or fintech. Choose your One Day Pass at www.afp2018.org/register.
The demise of Libor and the deadline for Brexit have created tremendous anxiety for treasury and finance executives -- particularly in the UK. John Grout, a member of the Libor Oversight Committee and a former treasury executive for Cadbury Schweppes, previewed the rocky road ahead.
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Chandu Chilakapati and Devin Rochford were part of a team at Alvarez & Marsal that developed two AI-based products. One is a Sample Credit Rating Estimator, the other is the Alvarez & Marsal Machine Learning Platform (AMMP).
Chilakapati and Rochford spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about their new products, why they embraced AI and machine learning, how they won over senior management, and how treasury and finance professionals can bridge their own AI and machine learning aspiration gap.
Journalist David Sanger is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the new book, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age. Sanger argues that because cyberwar is inherently secretive by nature the way America will conduct cyberwarfare is more complicated than waging conventional or even nuclear war – and possibly even more dangerous.
Sanger is a featured speaker at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. Visit www.AFP2018.org/pricing.
Dan Shapiro, founding director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and author of the best-selling book, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about negotiating in the business world. He also discussed how he got started as a negotiations expert and how he himself negotiates – particularly with his three children.
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Nancy Giordano delves into the new technologies and the critical shifts companies and workers must make to stay relevant. A futurist who helps organizations strategically address technological shifts, Giordano will speak about reinventing leadership for the age of machine intelligence at AFP 2018.
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Many people are enthusiastic about blockchain -- but there are skeptics, notably Jimmy Song. A blockchain programming instructor, Song also is a venture partner with Blockchain Capital LLC. At an industry conference he told attendees, "blockchain is not going to solve all your problems for you. You’re a hammer-thrower just looking for nails."
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It's hard to deliver bad news to management. Red Teaming, a method used by the military to stress-test strategies, identify unseen threats, combat group think and overcome complacency, can help. Best-selling author Bryce Hoffman discussed the method in this episode. His 2017 book is called "Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything."
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Alexis Glick anchored NBC’s The Today Show and CNBC’s Squawk Box before helping launch the Fox Business Network. She’s interviewed President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Warren Buffett among others. Glick spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about her upcoming session at AFP 2018, her favorite interview, and why Washington is the financial capital of the world.
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Ex-lawyer Colin McRoberts teaches treasury and finance professionals business negotiation skills. His upcoming book, The Good Fight, explains how irrational ideas capture rational, intelligent people. He even went on the ConspiraSea Cruise, a seminar-at-sea for conspiracy theorists, as background research for his book.
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Treasury doesn't get more fundamental than accounts receivable. Now, artificial intelligence is here to revolutionize accounts receivable -- even predicting delinquencies. Shankar Bellam, an enterprise cloud solution expert with HighRadius, spoke to AFP Conversations about what's new in AP/AR.
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Dr. Shawn DuBravac believes we will work more efficiently and stay healthier more easily thanks to digital transformation. However, millennia-old institutions could be completely redefined -- and understanding these changes has only just begun.
DuBravac is an economist and New York Times best-selling author. He will be a featured speaker at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. To learn more, visit www.AFP2018.org/pricing.
How can retailers better manage bank accounts, cash registers, millions of dollars, and more? Tyler Wolf, has some advice. Wolf is a product manager at Balance Innovations, where he’s an expert on retail payments. He spoke to AFP Conversations about payment reconciliation, reporting, deposit tracking, training and more.
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Bryan Lapidus, director of the FP&A practice with the Association for Financial Professionals, previously worked in financial planning and analysis for American Express and Fannie Mae. He also leads the FP&A Council, a group of finance professionals, and he writes frequently about forecasting, Excel and more. Lapidus joined AFP Conversations to discuss where FP&A is at and where’s it’s headed.
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Blockchain has the potential to make regulatory compliance for such laws as FBAR and KYC faster and easier to document. Adrian Clarke, founder of Evident Proof, discusses his company's new blockchain-based technology aimed squarely at treasury and finance compliance. Clarke is a former Innovation Director with Microsoft.
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