Webinar: ‘Hope’ is not a Risk Management Strategy – Lessons from the GFC and COVID

Extreme periods of market and economic volatility such as the recent pandemic and the 2008 GFC put enormous strains on treasury and finance teams and can cause knee-jerk decision making from company boards.

Rochford will share some real examples of how to effectively navigate these stormy waters as well as lessons from the companies that sunk, and the boards that panicked.

The session will be covering the following topics:  

  • FX risk management
    • Identify, Measure, Manage & Monitor
  • Derivative restructuring 
    • Accounting considerations  
  • Policy and process  
  • Building strategies that work in normal market conditions and black swan events  
  • Understanding the tail risk
  • Liquidity, in a crisis  

Presenters:

  • Thomas Averill – Managing Director 
  • Derek Mumford – Director, Head of Risk Advisory 
  • Kevin Mitchell – Partner, Head of Hedge Accounting

Webinar: Why is Cash Flow Forecasting Always the No.1 Headache for Treasury Teams?

Having a consolidated cash flow forecast that can be relied upon remains a challenge for treasury teams and regularly tops the results of industry surveys. Poorly executed forecasting exposes companies to a raft of financial and operating risks. We will run through a real-life case study and highlight the different challenges currently impacting companies and provide some insights to developing your cash flow forecasting process.

Presenters:

  • Tom Alexander – Partner, Rochford
  • Thomas Averill – Managing Director, Rochford

Details:

Date: Wednesday, 4th November 2020

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM AEST

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Webinar: LIBOR – The Impact to Australian Companies

There has been a lot of material on the Libor transition over the past 12 months. It is sometimes difficult to understand the impact of all this to Australian companies who raise debt overseas and/or have operations overseas. This presentation aims to:

  1. Provide an update on key announcements coming in the next few months, and discuss their impact on the market and companies;
  2. Outline the communication companies can expect to hear from their local banks and what will be expected of clients;
  3. Provide an overview of the RFR curves and associated basis curve have developed and been impacted by recent events;
  4. Use a case study to tease out the issues a Treasurer should consider and possible approaches to dealing with them.

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Details:

Date: Wednesday, 7th October 2020

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm 

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