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During two roundtables in Amsterdam and Brussels, some of the brightest minds in financial planning and analysis (FP&A) met to discuss advanced analytics.


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As Utah State Treasurer, David Damschen, CTP, is responsible for the treasury and cash management functions of the state, investment of public funds including the $11 billion Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund.


Six Key Numbers Every Treasurer Should Know
Some numbers are more important than others in fulfilling the treasury mandate. Here are six of the most important ones.


Video: Is Blockchain Right for Your Organization?
In an interview with the AFP Conversations podcast, Steve Mott, CEO of BetterBuyDesign, talks about blockchain technology and if it is right for every organization.


Treasury Management Training Opportunities: An Incremental Approach
At every level, AFP has several broad approaches to help treasurers advance in their careers.


Fintech is Here, and Treasurers Need to Get On Board
At AFP, we’ve taken note of the fintech revolution and have been looking at ways that it is applicable to our members.


3 Ways to Separate Fraudulent Transactions from False Positives
During a panel session at MRC Vegas, experts addressed a key pain point for e-commerce merchants—payment declines for legitimate transactions.


AFP 2017 Preview: Treasury Tech Takes Center Stage
AFP 2017 Task Force members sorted through a multitude of session submissions to find the ones that would be the best fit for the treasury management track.


AFP, CCMC Address Issues Impacting Finance Professionals
AFP has developed a strategic relationship with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) to better advocate for legislative and regulatory issues impacting the finance profession.


Fraud by Region: Knowing What to Look For and Where
Payments fraud follows patterns. But one area that tends to get overlooked is how fraud can vary by geographical region.


The Congressional Blockchain Caucus Wants to Empower the Technology
Until recently, Congress paid little attention to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. That all changed when Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) launched the Congressional Blockchain Caucus in February.


Blockchain Use Cases: What Does It Mean for Your Business?
Many treasury and finance executives have trouble understanding how blockchain is applicable to them. Attendees of MRC Vegas received some insights.


Ex-Payments Fraudster Frank Abagnale on the Art of the Steal
While Frank Abagnale’s criminal specialty was check fraud, in recent years, he’s become quite the expert in more advanced fraud methods.


Deposit Ratings: Why Treasurers Need to Use Them
Deposit ratings are the latest instrument in rating agencies’ toolkit. They can be particularly useful for corporate treasurers, because they give you a better view of how vulnerable your bank deposits are.


When It Comes to Snow Forecasts and FP&A, Two Approaches Are Better Than One
Forecasting with precision is hard, and we can get caught in a trap of pursuing the one true, right answer when we cannot deliver that perfect forecast. Instead, we should focus on preparing our ourselves with a range of options and quick reactions to a fluid situation.


AFP’s Jim Kaitz to Speak on the Changing Role of Finance
AFP President and CEO Jim Kaitz will be making the rounds this month and next, speaking at three different conferences on the changing role of the finance team.


Same Day ACH Uptake is Strong Among Corporates
NACHA's Michael Herd discusses the progress of Same Day ACH and, of course, why treasury and finance professionals should take advantage of it.


Structured Data Vs. Unstructured Data for FP&A and Treasury, Part 2
Big data, digital transformation, agile development. There are lots of words to describe the how our personal and professional lives are awash in data and how we manage it. We need to know both what this means, and what it means for us in our role in finance.


Analysis: Solid U.S. Growth By the End of 2017
The outlook for U.S. economic growth is somewhat mixed. Solid growth is expected by the end of 2017, with especially strong growth in the second half of 2018.


Slime Is Trending. Here’s Why FP&A Should Pay Attention.
Slime is big with the kids these days -- and FP&A can take a lesson or two from it.


Dirty Work: Mike Rowe to Keynote AFP 2017
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Structured Data Vs. Unstructured Data for FP&A and Treasury
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Video: Today's Top Cyber Threats
In an interview at the recent Blockchain for Wall Street conference, Chris Finan, CEO and co-founder of blockchain startup Manifold Technology and former White House Cybersecurity Director, discusses today's top security threats.


Business Partnering: A Key Challenge for FP&A
The latest FP&A Board roundtable centered on the reasons why business partnering continues to prove such an obstacle for FP&A professionals.


Blockchain Use Cases: Trade Finance & KYC
Sandeep Kumar, Managing Director of Capital Markets at Synechron, discusses corporate use cases for blockchain technology, such as trade finance and know-your-customer (KYC) compliance.


For Treasurers, Fintech Means Practical Solutions
At the end of the day, the technology treasurers invest in has to be practical; it has to solve specific needs, regardless of whether it's flashy and cool.


Video: Is Blockchain Truly Unhackable?
Dan Robinson, Product Architect for Chain, weighs in on security weaknesses and strengths in blockchain technology.


FP&A: The Future of Finance
In a recent AFP Conversations podcast, Anne-Marie Rice, director EMEA at AFP, discussed trends in FP&A, which she sees as the future of the finance function.


4 FP&A Challenges to Effective Risk-Based Decision-Making
Everyone needs to take the right amount of risk, and that implies driving risk-based decision-making into all levels of activity in your organization.


BEC Scams: 6 Tips to Help Treasurers Prevent Them
Greg Litster, president of SAFEChecks, provides some tips to help treasury and finance professionals thwart business email compromise (BEC) scams.


Hat Trick: Daniel Tolensky on Finance, Analytics & Hockey
Daniel Tolensky, CFO of Arrivals + Departures and Karma Gaming, discusses his roles in both organizations. He also explains on how his finance background helps in his other role at sports agency The Will Sports Crew.


The 5 Key Principles of Nonverbal Communication
As you begin to hone your skills in picking up on nonverbal cues, it is important to keep five key principles in mind.


Switching From Accounting to FP&A: Point A to Point B
Clearly, there are a lot of valuable skills accounting professionals can bring to the FP&A role. But there’s also a lot they must learn.


Blockchain: Permissioned vs. Permissionless Ledgers
Chris Finan, CEO and co-founder of blockchain startup Manifold Technology, discusses the security of permissioned versus permissionless ledgers.


Treasurers Worldwide Now Have Access to SWIFT gpi
SWIFT's global payments innovation (gpi) service allows treasurers’ banks to provide them with faster, more transparent and traceable cross-border payments.


Parts of Dodd-Frank May Be Repealed. Which Parts? Good Question.
Treasury practitioners are optimistic about the potential of various aspects of Dodd-Frank being rolled back, but no one is clear on exactly what will be rolled back.


AFP Gauges Fintech Interest from Treasurers
Treasury professionals weighed in on blockchain and fintech during the latest meeting of AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group.


Keys to Managing Global Transaction Banking
AFP's new Executive Guide, underwritten by BNP Paribas, helps treasurers navigate the process of managing bank relationships.


Turn Your Data Into a Visual Spectacle
Visual storyteller and designer Catherine Madden discusses digital scribing, data storytelling and visual workshops.


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