Essential Treasurer Series 2020

Essential Treasurer Series 2020

The Finance and Treasury Association together with EY, will again present the Essential Treasurer Series for 2020.

The Essential Treasurer Series is the FTA’s annual session to update its members and other interested parties in what is important and topical right now. 

The Essential Treasurer Series will take place in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Melbourne and with speakers from Greensill, Bloomberg, and EY discussing:

  • Key market information
  • Technology – automation, TMS implementation, NPP/Payments
  • Benchmark rates – practical to do’s, regulation, options
  • Preparing for a zero interest rate environment
  • Innovative alternative funding solutions

Register now to ensure your place – networking drinks will follow the program.

Dates and Locations:

The Series will be hosted at EY in each respective city.

Sydney – Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Brisbane – Tuesday 10th March 2020

Perth – Thursday 12th March 2020

Melbourne – Monday 16th March 2020


Essential Treasurer Series: 2:00pm – 6:00pm (local time)

Networking Drinks: 6:00pm – 7:30pm (local time)


FTA Members have access for free to the Essential Treasurer Series.

Non-Members can access the Series for a fee of $50 (inc GST).

Full-Time Students interested in Treasury can access the Series for a fee of $20 (inc GST)

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The Australian Corporate Treasury Association together with EY and Lygon brings you Essential Treasurer in 2021.

In 2021 Essential Treasurer will be a hybrid event, taking place in Sydney and live-streamed across Australia for all Members to view and ask questions live. 

This annual event will provide the attendees with the latest updates, need-to-know information, and what is important and topical right now in Treasury.

Essential Treasurer 2021 will cover off the following topics:


Time: Theme: Title: Presenter:
11:00 am – 11:15 am   Introduction to the Day
  • Steven Cunico, President, Australian Corporate Treasury Association
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Economics Economic Update

  • expectations for 2021: interest rates, credit spreads, funding conditions, FX rates, commodity prices, China relationship implications
  • Lynne Cockerill, Deputy Head of Economic Analysis, RBA
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch    
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Funding WACC – Theory & Practice

  • Alternate approaches to calculate
  • Data sources
  • Uses – project hurdle rates, impairment
  • Case study – practical calculation issues
  • Tony Carlton, Macquarie Applied Finance
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Strategy Increasing long term enterprise value by being strategic. How do treasurers align strategy-finance-risk and in doing so, gain a seat at the decision making table.
  • Thomas Averill, Managing Director, Rochford
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Technology Blockchain Use

  • What is Blockchain and practical uses
  • how does it work
  • Case Study – Bank Guarantees
  • Lygon1B
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break    
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Risk IBOR / Benchmark Rate Reform

  • legal implications of ISDA protocol & other derivative options
  • Practical implications
  • New lending products linked to ARR
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Damien Jones, EY
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Accounting IBOR Transition / Negative Interest Rates

  • Corporate view – Zero floors, use of Interest Rate Floors, negotiation of loan agreements (Brookfield – 10mins)
  • Accounting/Reporting view – Zero floors, IBOR transition, debt modification (EY – 15mins)
  • TMS view: New TMS requirements: negative rates, zero floors, IBOR transition (GTreasury-15mins)
  • Brookfield
  • Damien Jones/Dane Birdseye, EY
  • John Clarson, GTreasury
5:45 pm – 8:00 pm Networking Drinks and Canapes  

Register now to ensure your place – networking drinks will follow the program.


Thursday 18th March 2021


Essential Treasurer Series: 11:00am – 5:45pm (local time)

Networking Drinks: 5:45pm – 8:00pm (local time)


The EY Centre, Level 34, 200 George Street, Sydney



Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST) (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)



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