Webinar: Debt markets – Lessons Learned from 2020 and Predictions for 2021

Our first face-to-face events in Sydney and Brisbane for 2021, as we are hosted by King & Wood Mallesons to hear about the following topics:

1) Quick canter through 2020 – main issues corporate treasury teams had to grapple with and solutions implemented:

  • accessing sufficient liquidity
  • material adverse effect/cessation of business default clauses
  • covenant pressure

2) How did lenders react?

3) Impact on new deals – refinancings/acquisition financings

4) Changes to financing terms in the aftermath of COVID-19/2020

5) State of the debt markets towards the end of 2020 and leading into 2021

6) Observations on ESG/green/sustainability-linked debt financings

Presenters:

  • Yuen-Yee Cho, Partner, Banking & Finance – King & Wood Mallesons
  • Tim Bates, Executive Director, Loan Syndicate – Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Webinar: FX Roundtable

We are pleased to again be joined by Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) at the Reserve Bank to speak with us on FX Markets, to be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Following the presentation by the Assistant Governor, a mini panel discussion will take place with speakers from the Commonwealth Bank and Cambridge Global Payments to discuss the RBA’s announcement.

Presenters:

  • Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) – Reserve Bank of Australia

Panel Discussion:

  • Kim Mundy, Director, International Economics and Currency Strategy – Commonwealth Bank
  • Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist, Cambridge Global Payments
  • Lindesay Brine, Chair, FTA Technical Committee (Panel Chair)

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Webinar: Economic Themes for 2021

Hear from Rochford who presents their view on the economic themes for the year ahead.

  • Hard Asset and commodity price inflation
  • Australia positioned well to benefit from global growth and ultra-loose monetary policies
  • Is the Greenback entering a multiyear Bear trend?
  • Will inflation ever really come back?
  • Global economic cooperation back on the table in the Biden Whitehouse, and what that means for Australia/China relations

Presenters:

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

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Webinar: VIC Chapter Panel Discussion

Q4 Vic Chapter Networking Event held on Thursday 10th December.

There will be a panel discussion followed by a networking session which will enable you to meet other members of the Australian Treasury Community.

Speakers:

Stephen Halmarick – Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic & Markets Research, Commonwealth Bank

Michael Favaloro – Transurban

Alice Van Der Geest – Treasurer, Melbourne Airport

Rebecca Dawson – Treasury Manager, Splitit

Chair: 

Anthony Avitabile –  Treasurer Asia Pacific, Amcor Limited

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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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