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Reg 385: What Treasurers Should Still Be Thinking About
While the final 385 regulations are not as far-reaching as the initial ones, determining compliance with them should be a key focus for treasurers in 2017.


Corporates, Is It Time to Refinance?
Interest rate speculation is providing a big opportunity for corporate treasury and finance professionals who want to refinance their loans.


Video: Using Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments
At the recent Blockchain for Wall Street conference, Dan Robinson, Product Architect for Chain, discussed some practical uses for blockchain, such as cross-border payments.


For 30 years, the CTP Has Moved the Needle for Treasury
As the CTP turns 30, we speak with some practitioners on why they chose to earn the certification, and the changes it’s gone through over the past three decades.


Faster Payments in 2017: What Treasurers Need to Know
AFP’s latest Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG Union Bank, provides an in-depth look at the faster payments initiatives most likely to impact treasury and finance professionals.


Like Clockwork: CNP Fraud Increases Following EMV Rollout
It should come as no surprise to retail treasury and finance professionals that card-not-present (CNP) fraud has increased since merchants have been gradually rolling out EMV chip terminals.


Key Treasury Innovations: Real-Time Payments & Blockchain
BNY Mellon’s Chris Mager, CTP, discusses the type of innovation his group is looking at, such as real-time payments and blockchain technology.


Europe Takes a Step Toward True Payments Standardization
The SEPA Instant Credit Transfer platform will enable corporates to make euro credit transfers between accounts across the 34 SEPA countries in 10 seconds.


Video: Is Blockchain Ideal for Syndicated Loans?
Caitlin Long, chairman and president of Symbiont, discusses why blockchain technology is an ideal solution for syndicated loans.


With Oil Prices Climbing, Treasurers Need a Plan
While many treasurers have reassessed their approach to hedging, some are still uncertain about the best approach for when oil hits $60 per barrel.


AFP Emerging Leaders: Why the Career Path?
On February 8, AFP will host its first Emerging Leaders webinar. Hear from three members of the AFP Emerging Leaders Task Force..


Study: U.S. Businesses to Deploy Cash in 2017
U.S. businesses are optimistic about the economy—so much so that they expect to deploy their short-term cash at the fastest pace since January 2015.


Geopolitical Risk: Why Treasurers Should Worry About Italy
While upcoming elections in Europe are not expected to fundamentally change the EU's future, a shakeup in Italy would be particularly concerning.


Video: What is Optimal Capital Structure?
Grady Walker, Treasurer and Finance Director for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, explains why capital structure is so important for today's corporate treasury executive.


CFOs, Don’t Get Left Behind. The Analytics Revolution is Here to Stay.
Many companies are finding analytics to be necessary for gauging a wide range of factors that affect their business. But is finance at the center of the analytics revolution?


The Numbers Are In: Same Day ACH is a Hit for B2B
NACHA’s Same Day ACH service saw very strong numbers in its first three months of operation, particularly in the business-to-business (B2B) space.


Video: Submitting a Proposal to Speak at AFP 2017
Aurora Gregory explains how treasury and finance professionals can become thought leaders by presenting at AFP 2017 in San Diego and other conferences.


Video: Blockchain Predictions for 2017
In an interview at a recent conference, Caitlin Long, Chairman and President of Symbiont, revealed some of her predictions for blockchain technology in 2017.


Financial Risk Management for Treasury: Know the Key Players
By understanding the interrelationships between all the risk management players, it may be possible to obtain insights to better manage financial risk.


Video: Cybersecurity for the Employee
Brad Deflin, founder of Total Digital Security, discusses the ways companies can partner with their employees to address cybersecurity practices.


Hedging: Focus on Both Sides of the Income Statement
A mix of analytics and judgment is required when devising a hedging program to manage financial risk.


Bank Fees: Policing the AFP Service Codes
We publish the AFP Service Codes but we don’t police them, and the customer typically ends up doing the job. It’s often hard to do a comparison, as we’ve heard from our practitioner members.


Geopolitical Risk a Top Concern for Finance Professionals
Geopolitical risk is having a bigger impact on earnings than ever before, according to the 2017 AFP Risk Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies.


SWIFT Enters the Blockchain Arena
SWIFT is exploring whether blockchain technology can improve global banks’ reconciliation processes. The proof of concept (POC) is part of its Global Payments Innovation (GPI) initiative, which aims to streamline cross-border payments.


Video: Fixing the Budgeting & Forecasting Process
Ethan Carlson, founder and CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, discusses how a company can tell when a budgeting and forecasting process is broken and what CFOs want from FP&A.


Mitigating FX Risk Is a Company-Wide Effort
FX management involves more than simply hedging against risk; all levels of the organization must be informed and involved to take appropriate action.


Video: KPIs for Risk Management
Magnus Attoff, the head of Financial Risk Management and Operations at Ericsson, discusses what companies should be thinking about when they design key performance indicators for risk management.


Adopting Agile Forecasting and Budgeting Techniques
A big part of where FP&A sits on the maturity curve is determined by what budgeting and forecasting techniques it uses in the planning process.


Treasurers, Are You Ready for New Opportunities in 2017?
The New Year will present many challenges for those of us in treasury—and equally, many opportunities for treasury teams to add value to their organizations.


Video: Chanel's Treasury & Risk Management System Implementation
Kimberly Karg, CTP, assistant treasurer of Chanel, discusses how her organization implemented a treasury and risk management solution.


FP&A Exam Tips: Preparing for Test Day
Here are some general tips and information to help make your FP&A Exam day run a little more smoothly.


New York Revises Cyber Regs to Be More Business-Friendly
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has updated its proposed cybersecurity regulations to provide businesses more reporting flexibility.


How to Monetize Capital Loss Carryforwards on Rate Hikes
There is one interest rate strategy that can be employed to not only potentially benefit from the normalization of the yield curve, but also accelerate the deductibility of capital loss carryforwards.


Working Cross-Functionally is Key for WaterOne’s FP&A Team
FP&A at WaterOne worked with operations to develop a model that would account for the seasonal fluctuations in demand, power usage, chemical doses and production capacity.


Key Tips for Adjusting Hedge Coverage Over Time
One of the tricky aspects underlying the determination of how much to hedge is that whenever market expectations become widely accepted by economic actors, those expectations get reflected in the prices of derivative contracts.


FP&A: The Three Pillars of an Effective Partnership
A recently published AFP Guide outlines three pillars for constructing an effective partnership between finance and the operations.


AFP Top 10 in 2016: Cybersecurity, FX & More
If you have been following us on twitter (@AFPonline) you know that we have been counting down our top content and favorite member benefits from 2016. Let’s recap the best of AFP from the past year.


Going Cashless: Could More Retailers Join Sweetgreen?
Earlier this year, Sweetgreen went cashless at some of its locations. The retailer now plans to make the practice company-wide.


Top AFP Articles of 2016: All Eyes on Brexit
As 2016 draws to a close, AFP is taking a look back on the most-read articles of the year. Treasury and finance professionals were particularly concerned with the implications of the Brexit vote.


Check Payments: Why 1% Matters
One key data point in the 2016 AFP Electronic Payments Survey that sticks out is how B2B payments by check actually increased slightly from 2013 to 2016.


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