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Capital Structure: Striking the Right Balance
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This guide has been designed to support practitioners in achieving the right balance between the use of debt and equity to fund their organizations.


How FP&A Can Become a Better Business Partner
Underwritten by Workiva

FP&A is increasingly recognized as a true business partner. This guide examines each of the building blocks FP&A needs to construct a strong business partnership.


In-House Banking: Is it Right for Your Treasury Function?
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This guide is intended to be a back office look at in-house banking, providing a glimpse into what multinational corporate treasury teams do on a daily basis to manage their cash and FX needs around the globe.


FX Risk Management in a New Era of Volatility
Underwritten by Chatham Financial

This guide aims to support treasury practitioners in developing a strategy and policy to manage foreign exchange risk. It explains the various instruments to be used in hedging.


AFP Guide to Zero-Based Budgeting 2.0

There’s a new brand of zero-based budgeting (ZBB) out there. It’s at once more strategic and more targeted.


Trust, But Verify: How to Stop Business Email Compromise Attacks
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide will examine the basic steps companies can take today to minimize—if never completely eliminate—cyberthreats.


How Treasury Can Ease The KYC Burden
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

We can’t make KYC just magically go away—but we may be able to help you make the process more manageable.


Global Interconnectivity Issue 4: Setting a Global Payments Strategy

This guide examines how to set a global payments strategy and recognizes that companies are at different stages of centralization.


Payback: Securing Your Payment Channels
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

Incidents of payments fraud are escalating at an alarming rate as fraudsters continue to outpace technology developers and law enforcement. 


Executive Perspectives on Reassessing Your Investment Policy

Despite having years to prepare, many treasury departments still do not have a handle on how their investment policies will change come October 2016, when money market fund (MMF) reforms finally kick in.


Global Interconnectivity Issue 3: Communications in a Global Treasury
CTC Series on Global Interconnectivity

This guide focuses on the communications needed to make global treasury structures work as efficiently as possible.


Issue 2: Netting, Pooling & In-House Banking
CTC Series on Global Interconnectivity

Netting and cash pooling techniques have changed over recent years as banks have altered their propositions, regulations have been liberalized, and technology has enhanced the benefits of these approaches.


Global Interconnectivity Issue 1: Centralization of Treasury in a Global Context
CTC Series on Global Interconnectivity

In today’s global economy, multinationals have greater opportunities than ever before to expand into new territories and continents in order to seek growth.


CTC Guide to Effective Compliance With Global Regulations
Supported by Thomson Reuters

One of the biggest challenges facing corporate treasurers is how to respond to the mass of proposed and new regulations around the world


CTC Guide to Cybersecurity
Supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies

Seemingly every day there is a new report of a high-profile security breach at a major national or multinational corporation.


CTC Guide to Leading ERM
Sponsored by Reval

More and more treasury professionals are playing a more strategic role in their organizations today than they were five years ago; however, only 25 percent report that their view of the organization is now more holistic.


CTC Guide to Entering New Emerging Markets

This guide focuses on the scenario where the requirement is to establish treasury operations in a new emerging market.


CTC Guide to Risk In The Supply Chain
Sponsored by Reval

In this guide, we explore some of the ways treasurers can use their skills and insights to support strategic management of risk in the supply chain.


CTC Guide to Attracting & Retaining Talent
Sponsored by Reval

Finding and developing talent is a challenge for all finance organizations.


CTC Guide to RMB
Sponsored by Standard Chartered

The Chinese government’s 12th five-year plan calls for continued liberalization of the renminbi (RMB), with the eventual relaxation of the capital account.


CTC Guide to ERM
Sponsored by PwC

This is not the typical Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) guide. Instead it focuses on the experiences of five companies and their ERM programs.


CTC Guide to Corporate Insurance

The corporate insurance market is going through a profound transformation. The costs of premiums are rising, reflecting trends in the insurance market.


CTC Guide to Treasury Technology

The Cloud and emerging ERP functionality are reshaping the treasury technology landscape. It’s an important time for treasurers to survey the emerging landscape so they can make long-term decisions about systems investments.


CTC Guide to Global Treasury Structures

Treasury is facing increased pressure to support global business as companies look for growth outside the US and Europe. This guide will explore how treasury is restruct


CTC Guide to FX

Foreign exchange risk is not a new issue for today's organizations.


CTC Guide to EBAM

Bank account management has not changed in decades. It almost always requires a wet signature, reams of paperwork and a tedious manual process


CTC Guide to Counterparty Risk Management

Counterparty credit risk is an issue of growing concern among Boards, senior management and now treasurers.


CTC Guide to Treasury Metrics

Treasury metrics are hard to find. Only 50% of companies measure their treasury's performance according to AFP research.


CTC Guide to Capital Structure

The science and the art of constructing the right capital structure and the role treasurers play in optimizing their companies' use of capital to support corporate strategy and maximize value.


AFP Guide to Big Data

The use of big data in finance is not a question of whether but of when. Discover how Providence Health & Services and Payless ShoesSource are adopting big data strategies to help support smarter business decisions


AFP Guide to Driver-Based Modeling

Driver-based modeling links business drivers to financial outcomes, allowing FP&A teams to come up with more accurate forecasts and drive better decisions.


AFP Guide to Addressing the FP&A Talent Gap

FP&A chiefs are facing a gap between the talents they need to move finance to it's next level and what they seem to find in the market place.


AFP Guide to Implementing a Rolling Forecast

The world moves faster and the economy has become less predictable. In such an environment, companies are realizing that traditional fiscal year-end forecasts have become less useful.


AFP Guide to Improving Analytics

Analytics tools for FP&A professionals are more precise than ever.


AFP Guide to Shortening the Budget Cycle
Sponsored by Workiva

The traditional budgeting process is losing traction. Companies realize that a 12-month budget does not mesh with today’s dynamic environment.


AFP Guide to Data Visualization
Sponsored by Workiva

Marketing and sales departments have typically made mare use of data visualization than have FP&A teams, but that's beginning to change.


AFP Guide to FP&A Organizational Structures
Sponsored by Workiva

This guide explores the various approaches to an FP&A organizational structure.


AFP Guide to Demystifying Risk-Adjusted Forecasting
Sponsored by Workiva

By incorporating a wide range of assumptions, risk-adjusted forecasting can provide companies with a greater understanding of potential risks and mitigation strategies.


AFP Guide to Making Capital Allocation Decisions

With companies sitting on vast reserves of cash, capital allocation decisions will have a big impact on individual company performances in particular and on economic growth more broadly.


AFP Guide to FP&A Systems

This FP&A guide explores the trends that are driving system development and emerging software capabilities, from cloud computing to mobile access.


Business Continuity Planning: Why Treasury Needs a Plan B
Underwritten by Kyriba

Disaster can strike at any time. In today’s ever-changing world, extreme weather, power outages, cyber events and other incidents can severely disrupt operations.


Business Email Compromise Scams

Business email compromise (BEC) scams are among the top fraud threats to corporate treasury and finance, as both the frequency of attempts and the total dollar amounts stolen have increased dramatically in recent months.


Best Practices in Cash Forecasting

Companies are relying on multiple sources to help put together their cash forecast and are facing new challenges


Insights and Best Practices, Vol. 1
Underwritten by KeyBank

In this comprehensive guide, AFP has compiled the case studies, best practices and practitioner insights from the past six Treasury in Practice installments.


Key Regulations That Impact Treasury Operations
Underwritten by KeyBank

Over the past couple of years, treasury has been facing a virtual onslaught of new federal regulations affecting everything from liquidity to risk to bank account and relationship management. How are you preparing?


Becoming Check-Free: How Treasury Can Move to E-Payments
Underwritten by KeyBank

Pressured by the need to reduce cost and maximize working capital, more companies are embracing electronic payments. Discover the practical implications, challenges, and benefits of making the shift away from paper.


How to Conduct a Successful RFP for Banking Services
Underwritten by KeyBank

Conducting a request for proposal (RFP) for banking services is one of the most time-consuming tasks treasury teams face.


Treasury's Role in Mergers & Acquisitions
Underwritten by KeyBank

This guide identifies key insights for treasurers to discharge effectively their critical role in the M&A process. Whether the goal is to increase product distribution, consolidate operations, or enter new markets, Treasury is well positioned to drive success.


Bank Account Reconciliation Best Practices
Underwritten by KeyBank

It’s easier than ever for companies to automatically match their cash accounts to bank records.


Improving Bank Account Management: Best Practices
Underwritten by KeyBank

Without first creating a rationalized account structure, treasury cannot do an effective job of administrating the accounts and keeping track of all relevant account information.


An Opportunity to Shine: Improving Bank Fee Analysis

Bank fee analysis may not be the sexiest aspect of treasury management, but it’s a critical part of the process and often has a very high ROI, especially at the outset.


Assessing Today's Regulatory Reality

In this guide, we evaluate six regulations: the Dodd-Frank End User Exemption (and its EU equivalent, EMIR), Basel III, FATCA and FBAR, SEPA, the proposed EU Financial Transactions Tax, and Money Market Reform in the USA and the EU.


AFP Guide to Global Short-Term Borrowing

This guide is designed to give the reader the tools to develop a short-term borrowing strategy. As with any financial decision, there are a number of risks which need to be managed as part of the wider strategy.


AFP Guide to Global Visibility of Cash

Gaining greater visibility of cash is becoming ever more important for international treasury practitioners.


AFP Guide to Short-term Investment Strategies to Manage Financial Risk

Today’s strategic treasurers understand that all short-term investment decisions are fundamentally about managing risk. In every case, the cash to be invested over the short term must be placed somewhere.


AFP Guide to Mobilizing Global Cash

In today’s volatile and dynamic market environment, global treasury operations are consistently being challenged with optimizing liquidity.


AFP Guide to Strategic Global Cash Position Forecasting

There are many organizations which need to develop a global cash position.


AFP Guide to Creating a Payables Strategy (Part 2)

This guide offers a more advanced view of payments types, especially electronic payments, straight-through processing (STP), industry leaders and facilitators, all while advising companies to “future-proof” their strategy.


AFP Guide to Creating a Payables Strategy (Part 1)

This guide outlines the rationale for developing a comprehensive payments strategy.


AFP Guide to Utilizing a Payments Factory

This guide describes options for organizing payments functions, explains nuances of the various concepts related to payment factories and shared service centers (SSC), and provides guidelines for implementing successful payment factory programs.


AFP Guide to Implementing a P-Card Program

This guide explains the evolution of purchasing card (p-card) use, reveals the benefits of p-cards for companies, and illustrates best practices for implementing successful p-card programs. It also provides insight and tips from p-card practitioners.


AFP Guide to Optimizing Your Relationship with Your Acquiring Partner

This guide focuses on strategies for managing payment acceptance costs and negotiating with merchant account providers.


AFP Guide to Business Commerce Portals

Second in the AFP Payments Decision Guide Series, this guide on Business Commerce Payments Portals addresses the various portal models and the potential benefits for companies.


AFP Guide to Payroll Card Programs

Learn to better manage your role in justifying and deploying new or updated programs at your company. Topic areas include setting goals, determining project scope, making the business case, and establishing program features and requirements vendor selection.


AFP Guide: Negotiating and Complying with Credit Agreements

This guide, produced in collaboration with Hunton & Williams LLP, traces the steps companies take in negotiating their credit facilities and how they prepare for and execute their compliance responsibilities


Executive Perspectives on Protecting Earnings from FX Swings

Foreign exchange (FX) risk poses a challenge for all exporting companies, regardless of size or experience. In today’s tough business environment, U.S. multinationals know this to be all too true.


Executive Perspectives on the 2014 Money Market Funds Reform

Regulatory reform continues to raise questions regarding the fate of treasury investments in money market funds.


Executive Perspectives on the 2013 AFP Liquidity Survey

Find practitioners’ reactions on the survey results addressing managing short-term cash in a volatile regulatory environment, Money Market Funds proposals, and expiration of TAG.


Executive Perspectives on the 2012 AFP Liquidity Survey

A summary of interviews including peer insights and comments on the 2012 AFP Liquidity Survey results.


Executive Perspectives on the 2011 AFP Strategic Role of Treasury Survey

A new report from AFP’s Corporate Treasurer’s Council (CTC) reaffirms that treasury is growing in importance within the organization, and is transcending its traditional functions.