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The Treasury Update Podcast is your source for interesting treasury news, in your car, at the gym, or wherever you decide to tune in! Strategic Treasurer was formed in 2004 to provide corporate, educational, and government entities direct access to comprehensive and current assistance with their treasury and financial technology, control and process efficiency requirements. Strategic Treasurer publishes content via newsletters, white-papers, blogs, videos, e-books, infographics, and analyst reports.
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 10: Learning from Deepfake Scams

Welcome to another episode of our Learning from Financial Fraud Series. In this tenth episode, we'll look at what can be learned from a recent deepfake scam. Craig Jeffery provides his insights on the situation, the attack method, the loss, and the key takeaways. More from this series: Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 9: Payment Server and Network Compromise Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 8: Payment Server Breach Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 7: Understanding “Pig Butchering” Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 6: Unpacking the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 5: Uncovering the Enron Accounting Scandal Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 4: Unmasking the FTX Fraud & Safeguarding Your Assets Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 3: Unraveling the Wirecard Fraud – Safeguarding Your Business Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 2: Understanding the Satyam Scandal and Its Consequences Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 1: Unveiling the Parmalat Fraud Scandal and Bankruptcy   
5/20/202412 minutes, 37 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #110: What Is a Botnet?

In today’s podcast, we’ll hear from Christin Cifaldi, Director of Product Development & Analytics, on the topic of botnets in cyber security. What is a botnet, and what role does it play in the security landscape? Listen in to learn more.
5/16/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Role of Penetration Testing in Payment Security

Payment penetration testing involves simulated cyberattacks to uncover vulnerabilities in payment systems. In today’s podcast, Craig Jeffery and Christin Cifaldi discuss different testing methods such as black-box, white-box, and gray-box testing, highlighting their pros and cons. Listen in to learn more!
5/13/202420 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bank Fee Standards: Decisions, Negotiations, and Savings

Understanding bank fees helps consumers and corporations make informed decisions, avoid hidden charges, and negotiate better terms. In today’s podcast, Craig Jeffery and Christin Cifaldi discuss the importance of understanding bank fees, including their impact on consumer decisions, corporate finances, and negotiation strategies. Join our webinar on May 9th on The Guide to Bank Pricing: Navigating the Range https://strategictreasurer.com/webinar-the-guide-to-bank-pricing/
5/6/202416 minutes, 44 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #109: What Is Scoping?

In today’s podcast, we’ll hear from Christin Cifaldi, Director of Product Development & Analytics, on the concept of scoping in cyber security. What is scoping, and what role does it play in the security landscape? Listen in to learn more.  
5/2/20246 minutes, 10 seconds
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 9: Payment Server and Network Compromise

Welcome to another episode of our Learning from Financial Fraud Series. In this episode, we'll look at a case of payment server and network compromise. Craig Jeffery provides his insights on the situation, the attack method, the loss, and the key takeaways.  More from this series:  Payment Server Breach  Understanding “Pig Butchering”  Unpacking the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme  Uncovering the Enron Accounting Scandal  Unmasking the FTX Fraud & Safeguarding Your Assets  Unraveling the Wirecard Fraud – Safeguarding Your Business  Understanding the Satyam Scandal and Its Consequences  Unveiling the Parmalat Fraud Scandal and Bankruptcy 
4/29/202418 minutes, 51 seconds
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Short-Term Investing Series by Federated Hermes - Part 3: Bank Deposits versus Money Market Funds

In this episode of the Short-Term Investing Series with Federated Hermes on the Treasury Update Podcast, experts from Federated Hermes delve into cash investing options, discussing bank deposits and money market funds. Explore the latest on safety, liquidity, and yield, plus the impact of recent bank failures and FDIC actions. Understand the pros and cons of each investment strategy in today's ever-changing market.  Speakers:  Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer  Susan Hill, CFA - Head of Government Liquidity Group, Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President, Federated Investment Management Company  John Mosko - Senior Vice President, Liquidity Management Division, Federated Securities Corp.    Visit federatedhermes.com for more information.    Views are those of Federated Investment Management Company as of 4/22/24, and are subject to change based on market conditions and other factors. These views should not be construed as a recommendation for any specific security or sector. You could lose money by investing in a money market fund.  Although some money market funds seek to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, they cannot guarantee they will do so.  An investment in money market funds is not a bank account and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Money market fund sponsors are not required to reimburse the funds for losses, and you should not expect that the sponsors will provide financial support to the funds at any time, including during periods of market stress. Yields quoted are those observed generally in the market at the time of this podcast recording, are not representative of any specific money market fund, and are not a guarantee of future results. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual events, results or actual performance may differ materially from that reflected or contemplated in any forward-looking statements. Nothing contained herein may be relied upon as a guarantee, or a representation of the future. Although the information provided in this podcast has been obtained from sources which Federated Hermes believes to be reliable, it does not guarantee accuracy of such information and such information may be incomplete or condensed. Federated Hermes is not affiliated with Strategic Treasurer.   
4/22/202427 minutes, 53 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #108: What Is a Demilitarized Zone Network (DMZ)?

In today’s podcast, Christin Cifaldi, Director of Product Development & Analytics, explains what a demilitarized zone network (DMZ) is and how it secures the perimeter around internal LANs. She also discusses a few key items on access control, network segmentation, and IP spoofing prevention. Listen in to learn more. 
4/18/20247 minutes, 33 seconds
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Themes and Trends in B2B Treasury Technology – 2024 Outlook Series with Edward Galvin

In today’s episode of the 2024 Outlook Series, host Craig Jeffery is joined by Edward Galvin, Head of B2B Commercial Payments Sales at VISA. They discuss the evolving treasury technology landscape, exploring key shifts and strategies for adaptation, as well as the challenges and opportunities posed by the rapid adoption of APIs and embedded banking. The 2024 Outlook Series features interviews with treasury experts about their expectations, projections, and insights for the year ahead. Find more 2024 Outlook Series episodes here. Growth Corporates Working Capital Index: https://visa-commercial-solutions.visa.com/knowledge-hub/report-working-capital-index
4/15/202422 minutes, 26 seconds
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Treasury’s Value-Add Opportunities and What the CFO Wants – 2024 Outlook Series with Todd Yoder

In today’s episode of the 2024 Outlook Series, host Craig Jeffery is joined by Todd Yoder, EVP and CFO at S&B USA, to discuss treasury’s value-add opportunities and what CFOs want. Starting from an accounting background and progressing to his current CFO role, Todd Yoder shares insights he’s learned along the way about effective communication as a key value driver, as well as other ways treasurers can bring additional value to their organizations. The 2024 Outlook Series features interviews with treasury experts about their expectations, projections, and insights for the year ahead. Find more 2024 Outlook Series episodes here.
4/8/202416 minutes, 24 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #107: What Is a Surface Area of Attack?

In today’s podcast, Christin Cifaldi, Director of Product Development & Analytics, defines the surface area of attack. We discuss digital and physical attack surfaces within organizations, as well as options for minimizing exposure. Listen in to learn more. Get your Payment Security Snapshot: https://strategictreasurer.com/secure/ 
4/4/20246 minutes
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Prioritizing Relationships over Transactions: The Importance of Payments in Customer Experience with Deluxe

Payment processing is no longer just transactional. It's now about weaving payments seamlessly into the customer journey. In today’s podcast, Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, and Layne Kight, Sr. Product Manager of Digital Payment Solutions at Deluxe, discuss customer expectations across industries like healthcare, utilities, and banking. They discuss how those industries cater to expectations, as well as practical ways the industry has improved over the past decade. Listen in to learn more.
4/1/202426 minutes, 58 seconds
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 8: Payment Server Breach

Welcome to another edition of our Learning from Financial Fraud Series. In this segment, we discuss an anonymous payment server breach. Craig Jeffery shares his thoughts on the situation, attack, loss, and lessons learned. Learn more about how you can safeguard your company here: https://securetreasury.com/ More from this series: Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 7: Understanding “Pig Butchering” Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 6: Unpacking the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 5: Uncovering the Enron Accounting Scandal Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 4: Unmasking the FTX Fraud & Safeguarding Your Assets Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 3: Unraveling the Wirecard Fraud – Safeguarding Your Business Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 2: Understanding the Satyam Scandal and Its Consequences Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 1: Unveiling the Parmalat Fraud Scandal and Bankruptcy  
3/25/202420 minutes, 32 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #106: What Are Credit Agreements?

In today’s podcast, we’ll hear from Paul Galloway, Senior Director, Advisory Services at Strategic Treasurer, on credit agreements. What are they? What terms are typically negotiated? What are positive and negative covenants? Listen in to learn more.
3/21/20248 minutes, 50 seconds
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Securing Payments: What to Know About PCI-DSS 4.0

In today's podcast, Craig Jeffery and Christin Cifaldi discuss PCI-DSS 4.0. They cover various aspects of PCI-DSS, including its objectives, principles, and requirements, as well as changes introduced in PCI-DSS 4.0, such as new requirements and updates to existing ones. At a glance: PCI-DSS v4.0
3/18/202413 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Solve FBAR without Killing Your Team

In today’s episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Lee Patton and Craig Jeffery discuss various strategies for managing FBAR compliance. They explore the process, challenges, and solutions, from understanding the background and significance of FBAR to exploring options for managing the process. Download the whitepaper Sign up for the webinar
3/11/202426 minutes, 24 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #105: What is Capital Management?

In today’s podcast, we’ll hear from Paul Galloway, Senior Director, Advisory Services at Strategic Treasurer on what Capital Management is, why the structure matters, and optimization. Listen in to learn more.     
3/7/202413 minutes, 27 seconds
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Secure Payment Messaging: Navigating New Swift CSP Standards and Leading Practices in 2024

As additional threats continue to pop up, payment messaging platforms routinely increase their security requirements. Today’s podcast host, Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer, sits down with Christin Cifaldi, Director of Product Development & Analytics at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss the standards and requirements for Swift's Customer Security Programme (CSP). They discuss who is impacted, requirements, deadlines, and leading practices for security, as well as the 3 objectives and 7 principles of the CSP.  Download the 2024 Customer Security Controls Framework (CSCF)
3/4/202414 minutes, 37 seconds
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Managing Your Company’s Risk Through Measurements and Policy

A few years ago, a company had been solely banking with Silicon Valley Bank. However, due to their success and international expansion, they found themselves needing to implement bank diversification. This move helped them avoid major problems that their competitors faced in early 2023. In today’s podcast, we discuss the identification and management of different risks your organization will face. Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, walks us through several risk management successes and failures, as well as the basic principles of risk management found in the Guide to Excellence in Treasury. Listen in to learn more. Download the ebook here. Listen to the audiobook here.
2/26/202429 minutes, 55 seconds
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Effective Communication Is the Lifeblood of Your Treasury Career

Effective communication plays a crucial role in all treasury functions, and failing to prioritize the development of communication skills can hinder growth across the board. In today’s discussion, we’ll hear from Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, on just one of the topics covered in the Guide to Excellence in Treasury: effective communication. He talks through action items, a real-world example from his past, and how communication will change with the implementation of generative AI. Listen in to learn more.   Download the ebook here. Listen to the audiobook here.   The book Craig refers to at 18:16 is titled Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant.
2/19/202428 minutes, 7 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #104: Are There Alternatives to FDIC and SIPC?

In our final episode covering FDIC and SIPC, we’ll hear from Paul Galloway, Senior Director, Advisory Services at Strategic Treasurer, on the thought process behind optimizing your portfolio when you've reached the limits of FDIC and SIPC coverage. Interested in learning more about insured deposit accounts? Listen to The Treasury Update Podcast episode 186: Insured Deposit Accounts: Interest Rate Changes and Security   Listen to the rest of this mini-series: Coffee Break Session #101: What Is FDIC Insurance? Coffee Break Session #102: What Is SIPC Insurance? Coffee Break Session #103: What’s the Difference between FDIC and SIPC?
2/15/20248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Contemplating Counterparty Risk Management Across the Organization

Are weak third parties affecting the safety of your organization? In today’s podcast, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Craig Callé, CEO of Source Callé, about navigating third-party risk with real-world examples. The dialogue covers requirements and inefficiency, as well as the vision for the next ten years.
2/12/202428 minutes, 22 seconds
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Remote Is Dead: Hybrid Work Is the New Norm - 2024 Outlook Series with Mike Richards

In today’s episode of the 2024 Outlook Series, host Craig Jeffery is joined by Mike Richards to review and predict changes in the treasury recruiting space. Topics of discussion include job shifts post-COVID, recruiting with job boards, and the creation of your own AI bots. The 2024 Outlook Series features interviews with treasury experts about their expectations, projections, and insights for the year ahead. Find more 2024 Outlook Series episodes here. The Treasury Career Corner: https://treasuryrecruitment.com/podcasts/
2/5/202426 minutes, 14 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #103: What’s the Difference between FDIC and SIPC?

In today’s podcast episode, we discuss the distinctions between FDIC and SIPC. This discussion covers why FDIC and SIPC were created, the nuanced differences, and whether enrollment is required for their protection. Listen to: Coffee Break Session #101: What Is FDIC Insurance? https://strategictreasurer.com/101-what-is-fdic-insurance Coffee Break Session #102: What Is SIPC Insurance? https://strategictreasurer.com/102-what-is-sipc-insurance 
2/1/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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Navigating Banking Changes - Liquidity Risk Survey Results

In today’s episode, Jeff Weaver and host Craig Jeffery discuss key findings from the Liquidity Risk Survey. They discuss impacts of Fed rate increases, the regional bank crisis, and movements in deposits and money funds. Download your copy of the Liquidity Risk Survey Report here: https://strategictreasurer.com/2023-liquidity-risk-survey/ Learn more about Allspring: https://www.allspringglobal.com/
1/29/202420 minutes, 1 second
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Short-Term Investing Series by Federated Hermes - Part 2: Cash and Credit Considerations

Join us for another installment of the Short-Term Investing Series by Federated Hermes on the Treasury Update Podcast. In this episode, experts from Federated Hermes discuss the nuances of short-term investments, focusing specifically on cash and credit considerations. The conversation touches on credit quality, duration, economic outlook, yield curve, money market funds, managing asset-backed securities, and more. Speakers: Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer Mark Weiss, CFA, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Federated Investment Management Company Nicholas Tripodes, CFA, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Low Duration/Structured Products Group, Federated Investment Management Company John Mosko, Senior Vice President, Liquidity Management Division, Federated Securities Corp. Visit federatedhermes.com for more information. Show notes: To learn more about the topics discussed, please refer to the following links: Money market funds 101. The difference between investing and depositing your cash. Views are as of December 13, 2023, and are subject to change based on market conditions and other factors. These views should not be construed as a recommendation for any specific security or sector. You could lose value by investing in a money market fund. Although some money market funds seek to preserve the value of your investment, at $1.00 per share, they cannot guarantee they will do so. An investment in money market funds is not a bank account and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Federated Securities Corp is a distributor of the Federated Hermes Funds and is not affiliated with Strategic Treasurer. Bond prices are sensitive to changes in interest rates and a rise in interest rates can cause a decline in their prices. Short duration bond funds are not “money market” mutual funds. Some money market mutual funds attempt to maintain a stable net asset value through compliance with relevant Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules. Short duration funds are not governed by those rules, and their shares will fluctuate in value. The value of some asset-backed securities may be particularly sensitive to changes in prevailing interest rates, and although certain securities may be supported by some form of government or private guarantee and/or insurance, there is no assurance that private guarantors or insurers will meet their obligations. Credit ratings do not protect against market risk.
1/22/202432 minutes, 58 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #102: What Is SIPC Insurance?

Join us in this Treasury Update Podcast episode and learn what SIPC stands for, the types of investments it watches over, and the ones it doesn't. Hear from Craig Jeffery as he shares the perks, limitations, and funding of SIPC.
1/18/20247 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why Does Social Engineering Work So Well?

In today's podcast, Craig Jeffery shares multiple new examples of successful fraud cases, including a story that highlights the importance of two-factor authentication and a real-world example of the importance of immediately training new staff on security. He also touches on the recent improvements to and effectiveness of voice deepfakes. Listen in and stay informed on social engineering advancements. Get your free security snapshot at: https://strategictreasurer.com/secure/
1/15/202426 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bank Conversions: A Playbook for Success with Superior

In this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Craig Jeffery discusses bank conversions with April Levin from Superior. They explore the impact on banks and their clients, covering assessment, cost considerations, and managing conversions. The conversation includes leading practices and crucial questions for commercial clients. Learn more at: https://www.superiorpress.com
1/8/202425 minutes, 16 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #101: What Is FDIC Insurance?

In this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Craig Jeffery shares what FDIC stands for and the types of deposits it insures. Learn about the limitations and benefits of FDIC coverage and the funding mechanisms that sustain FDIC operations.
1/4/202410 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Be a Successful Treasurer in 2024 – 2024 Outlook Series with Lee-Ann Perkins

In today’s episode of the 2024 Outlook Series, host Craig Jeffery is joined by Lee-Ann Perkins to discuss key items for treasurers to improve in the year ahead. Lee-Ann shares her perspective on the economic landscape, the evolving workforce, and banks' changing agendas. Topics covered range from fraud prevention to ESG, digital currency, and AI/ML. The 2024 Outlook Series features interviews with treasury experts about their expectations, projections, and insights for the year ahead. Find more 2024 Outlook Series episodes here.
1/2/202445 minutes, 32 seconds
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2023 Treasury Year in Review – Setting the Stage for the 2024 Outlook Series

We are excited to bring you our sixth annual Outlook Series on the Treasury Update Podcast. In this series, we bring you interviews with treasury experts about their expectations, projections, and insights for the year ahead. Today, we’ll hear from Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, as he sets the stage by retrospectively examining the key trends and challenges encountered by treasury departments in 2023. Download Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Resources. Listen to the Learning from Financial Fraud Series.
12/26/202318 minutes, 12 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #100: Options for Alternative Debt Funding

In today’s Treasury Update Podcast episode, Paul Galloway continues the mini-series on debt funding by sharing insights on three alternative debt funding options: mezzanine debt, convertible debt, and perpetual debt. He shares a basic understanding of their unique functionalities, as well as the strategic reasons treasurers might opt for these alternatives. Tune in for a concise breakdown of what alternative debt funding options look like.
12/21/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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Driving Cost Savings and Improving Liquidity – Tactical Adjustments in the Cash Conversion Cycle with LSQ

In today's podcast, Craig Jeffery sits down with Vikas Shah from LSQ for a discussion on the pressing need for companies to focus on driving cost savings and improving liquidity. Vikas shares specific examples of how businesses are finding cost savings and adding scalability, along with a look into key market challenges such as increased demand, credit deterioration, and the importance of process efficiency. Learn more about LSQ here.
12/18/202321 minutes, 6 seconds
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AR Survey Results: Is Your Business Facing AR Challenges?

In today’s episode, Craig Jeffery discusses key pain points in AR with Bryan Way from Corcentric. They address challenges in payment timing and invoicing processes, emphasizing the importance of better visibility and forecasting. They also discuss key considerations when deciding to build or buy a solution, with a reminder to focus on results over software solutions. This discussion is based on the findings from the Modernizing AR Processing Survey Report, which can be downloaded here. Learn more about Corcentric here.
12/11/202323 minutes, 52 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #99: Options for Traditional Debt Funding Structures

In today’s episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Paul Galloway shares three examples of traditional debt funding structures. Listen in as he breaks down syndicated loans, senior debt, and revolvers. Learn what makes each of these financing tools unique and why treasurers may strategically choose one over the other.
12/7/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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The New Intersection of Technology and Treasury - Fintech Hotseat Panel Discussion – AFP 2023

The rapid acceleration of new technology adoption significantly impacts the daily operations of providers and treasury professionals across multiple domains. In today’s podcast episode, we’ll hear from Craig Jeffery and our 3 panelists in an annual Fintech Hotseat panel discussion, this time covering the evolving landscape of treasury technology. Speakers: Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, Ron Chakravarti, Managing Director at Citi Bank Kristin Robertson, Senior Sales Executive at Finastra Jon Paquette, Executive Vice President of Solutions and Product Strategy at TIS Explore nine years of Fintech Hotseats on our website!
12/4/202347 minutes
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Generative AI in Treasury: A Dialog with Deluxe

In today’s podcast episode, we’ll hear a discussion between Craig Jeffery and Yogaraj Jayaprakasam on the transformative power of generative AI in treasury. They discuss generative AI's transformative impact on communication, reasoning, and domain-specific applicability, as well as how Deluxe is looking at the adoption of AI. Speakers: Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer Yogaraj Jayaprakasam, Chief Technology & Digital Officer at Deluxe    
11/27/202331 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Are Companies Adapting to the Evolution of Global Payments? Fintech Hotseat Panel Discussion – AFP 2023

In today’s episode, we’ll hear an insightful discussion on the Future of Treasury Payments. Recorded live at the AFP conference in San Diego, CA, our panelists delve into the world of global payment rails and the strategies companies must adopt to tackle security and operational challenges head-on. Speakers: Paul Galloway, Senior Director, Advisory Services at Strategic Treasurer Philip Anklin, Chief Growth Officer at Fides Brian Anderson, Managing Director, Client Payment Solutions at JPMorgan Brooke DiNatale, SVP, Global Treasury Solutions at Mastercard Paul Margarites, Head of Commercial Digital Platforms at TD Bank Explore nine years of Fintech Hotseats on our website!
11/20/202354 minutes, 31 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #98: What Are Callable CDs?

In today’s episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, we demystify callable CDs. Discover what sets them apart from regular CDs, the reasons banks issue them, whether brokered CDs can be callable, and what happens when a CD is called. Listen in for more information!
11/16/202310 minutes, 21 seconds
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Short-Term Investing Series by Federated Hermes - Part 1: Money Market Reforms

In this episode of the Short-Term Investing Series with Federated Hermes on the Treasury Update Podcast, experts from Federated Hermes discuss the 2023 money market reforms. They explain the key changes in liquidity requirements and how they impact government and prime money market funds. The conversation also touches on the evolving interest rate environment. If you're in the finance industry, this podcast episode provides insights to help you navigate these reforms with confidence. Speakers: Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer Deborah Cunningham, CFA - Chief Investment Officer, Global Liquidity Markets, Senior Portfolio Manager, Executive Vice President, Federated Investment Management Company Susan Hill, CFA - Head of Government Liquidity Group, Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President, Federated Investment Management Company John Mosko - Senior Vice President, Liquidity Management Division, Federated Securities Corp. Visit federatedhermes.com for more information.
11/13/202337 minutes, 44 seconds
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Recapping AFP 2023: What Went Down?

In this podcast, Craig Jeffery discusses the standout topics that made an appearance at AFP this year. Listen in to this discussion covering RFPs, liquidity worries, and the ever-present staffing dilemmas. What do we see shaping the financial world this year? Download this year’s Analyst Report!
11/6/202322 minutes, 1 second
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Coffee Break Session #97: What Are Brokered CDs?

In today’s episode, Paul Galloway, Senior Director, Advisory Services at Strategic Treasurer, shares a concise exploration of brokered CDs. You'll learn what they are, how they differ from traditional CDs, the associated risks, what happens at maturity, tax considerations, and the option to sell them. Listen in for more information!
11/2/202311 minutes, 59 seconds
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Updating ISO 20022: Exploring New Formats, Data, and Benefits

In today’s podcast, we are joined by Roman Müller, Chief Client Officer at Fides, to discuss ISO 20022's changes in payment and statement formats. We'll discuss the updated address requirements, the extension of the November 2025 deadline, and the need for structured and unstructured data. Listen in to learn more!  
10/30/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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Organizational Security Assessments

Are you contributing to the security of your organization? Are you aware of your role? In today’s episode, Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, shares insights and explores common testing exercises, the evolving security landscape, and practical recommendations for IT and treasury professionals. He also discusses the concepts of "Red Team" and "Blue Team" in regard to security, and how they play a crucial role in keeping your defenses current.  Visit SecureTreasury.com to learn more. Download the eBook here.
10/23/202330 minutes, 47 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #96: What Is CD Laddering?

In today’s podcast, we take a quick look at CD laddering. We’ll review things to consider when setting up your ladder, tailoring ladders for your goals, and the benefits of using one.
10/19/202310 minutes, 21 seconds
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Effective Counterparty Risk Management with Chick-fil-A

In this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, we discuss the importance of counterparty risk management. Recent FDIC actions raised concerns in the market, and Steven Peterson from Chick-fil-A is joining us today to outline how they manage and monitor banks using a bank risk dashboard. He discusses the significance of capital ratios and staying informed about banks. 
10/16/202322 minutes, 15 seconds
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What's Happening at AFP 2023? Discussion on Treasury Trends, Fintech Insights, and More

Join us for the latest episode of the Treasury Update Podcast as we gear up for AFP 2023 in San Diego! Hear from our team as Jonathan, Craig, Ky, and Brian share what's in store for this year's event. We discuss key takeaways to look for in AFP, including the importance of building relationships and learning from industry experts, as well as specific details on the events, games, reports, and banker's lunch that we’ll be hosting in California. Get ready to connect, learn, and engage at AFP 2023. We hope to see you in San Diego!
10/9/202318 minutes, 26 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #95: What Are CDs?

This week’s coffee break session defines and discusses the certificate of deposit (CD). It covers durations, restrictions, and strategies, as well as other common questions. Listen in as Craig Jeffery walks us through the world of CDs.
10/5/20238 minutes, 29 seconds
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 7: Understanding "Pig Butchering"

The criminal playbook is constantly evolving, and in this episode, we ask what exactly "pig butchering" is. Learn how scammers build trust, offer fake investments, and manipulate victims into virtual currency schemes. While this is primarily a tactic that has been used against individuals, this matters to corporate treasurers because these tactics can easily be adapted to corporate fraud. Listen in as Craig Jeffery walks us through the steps criminals are taking and what you can do to spot suspicious activity.
10/2/202327 minutes, 7 seconds
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Exploring the Current Technology Situation: 2023 Treasury Technology Survey Data

Technology is changing rapidly. Recently completed research on the topic of treasury technology brought many interesting data points and trends to light. Join Jon Paquette of TIS and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer as they talk through the implications for treasury. Their discussion includes technology adoption rates, the growing value of technology investments, and the use of AI and machine learning in treasury. Download the survey report here: https://strategictreasurer.com/2023-treasury-technology/
9/25/202324 minutes, 44 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #94: What Are Modeling and Forecasting?

In this week’s Coffee Break Session, we unpack modeling and forecasting as a corporate treasurer. Listen in and learn the key differences, explore real-world examples, and see how data can help drive accurate predictions.
9/21/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 6: Unpacking the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme

Welcome to another edition of our Learning from Financial Fraud Series. In this segment, we delve into the notorious Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme. Join us as we unravel the intricate layers of this scandal, where Bernie Madoff, a once-respected financier, orchestrated an elaborate scheme that entrapped countless investors. Learn more about staff augmentation at: https://securetreasury.com/
9/18/202323 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Speed of NOW: Navigating Real-Time Treasury

In today’s episode, Craig and Kate discuss the true meaning of "real-time" in finance, its impact on consumers and businesses, and its future implications. They also discuss value and shed some light on fraud protection and innovative strategies.   Speakers: Craig Jeffery, Strategic Treasurer Kate Pohl, Strategic Treasurer
9/11/202334 minutes, 5 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #93: What Is Data Extraction?

Join us for a quick coffee break as we discuss data extraction in treasury operations. In this episode, we'll explore how AI is reshaping the process, tackle common challenges, highlight AI-driven innovations, share success stories, and address trust and reliability concerns.
9/7/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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AI’s Current and Future Impact on Treasury

Have you been staying up to date on how artificial intelligence is transforming the landscape of treasury operations? Join us in today’s discussion as we explore AI's current and future impacts with Royston DaCosta, Assistant Treasurer of Ferguson PLC, and gain insights into technology's evolving role in shaping the finance world. Speakers: Royston DaCosta, Ferguson PLC Craig Jeffery, Strategic Treasurer
9/4/202332 minutes, 56 seconds
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Navigating Non-Profit Finances: Similarities and Differences

Have you ever wondered how different non-profit organizations manage their finances and navigate challenges? Join us as Craig Jeffery shares the mic with long-time friends Kevin Peak and Stephanie Villatoro to discuss shared challenges and unique approaches in areas such as cash management, borrowing and investments, governance decisions, staffing, and funding the mission. Speakers: Kevin Peak, Truist Stephanie Villatoro, International Justice Mission Craig Jeffery, Strategic Treasurer
8/28/202338 minutes, 40 seconds
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 5: Uncovering the Enron Accounting Scandal

Welcome to the next installment of the Learning from Financial Fraud Series. Join us as we dissect the infamous Enron Accounting Scandal. In this episode, Jonathan and Craig Jeffery from Strategic Treasurer discuss how Enron, a prominent American energy company, used deceptive accounting practices to conceal losses and inflate profits. Learn more about how you can safeguard your company here: https://securetreasury.com/
8/21/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #92: What Is Generative AI?

In this episode, Craig Jeffery shares how generative AI can enhance data analysis and decision-making in treasury operations. Is using generative AI considered "cheating"? Is it safe? Can generative AI really help you make accurate decisions? Listen in to learn more.
8/17/202312 minutes, 34 seconds
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Receivables Strategy: Mastering the Move to Digital Payments

In this episode, Craig Jeffery and Layne Kight discuss the definition and significance of closed loop payments, such as RTP. They discuss their processes and challenges, as well as strategies for efficiently managing diverse payment methods. Listen in to this conversation on the intricate layers of the world of payments. Speakers: Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer Layne Kight of Deluxe 
8/14/202342 minutes
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 4: Unmasking the FTX Fraud & Safeguarding Your Assets

Welcome back to the "Learning from Financial Fraud" series. Listen in as Jonathan and Craig from Strategic Treasurer delve into the FTX scandal, a recent case involving FTX Trading Ltd. Learn about the charges faced by Mr. Sam Bankman-Fried for the alleged misappropriation of customer funds. This discussion includes vital safeguards and the issue of insider fraud – a challenge that surrounds us all.Learn more about how you can safeguard your company by clicking HERE   Follow these links to hear the other podcasts in the Learning from Financial Fraud Series: Unveiling the Parmalat Fraud Scandal and Bankruptcy Understanding the Satyam Scandal and Its Consequences Unraveling the Wirecard Fraud – Safeguarding Your Business
8/7/202319 minutes, 45 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #91: Augmented Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence in Treasury

In this episode, we explore augmented intelligence with Craig Jeffery from Strategic Treasurer. Discover how a collaborative human-AI approach can optimize your treasury operations in this increasingly digital age. 
8/3/20238 minutes, 4 seconds
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 3: Unraveling the Wirecard Fraud - Safeguarding Your Business

Join Craig Jeffery and Jason Campbell as they dissect the 2020 Wirecard fraud, a financial scandal involving a global fintech firm. They look at the magnitude of the deception, involving financial misstatements and fictitious transactions, and discuss the consequences for investors and creditors, as well as its impact on Germany's financial system. 
7/31/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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Democratization of Anarchy in Payments

Join us for this week’s episode as Ernesto Rolfson, CEO of Finexio, and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer discuss the escalating threat landscape in payments. They cover how the criminal playbook has been bolstered by AI, enabling dangerous techniques like deep fakes and fraud. Discover why this matters to corporates and how payment companies are countering these evolving threats. 
7/24/202335 minutes, 18 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #90: Decoding Earnings Credit Rate (ECR)

Join us in this week's Coffee Break Session as Jason Campbell and Craig Jeffery unpack ECR's significance, its direct connection to reserve requirements, and why treasury professionals should pay close attention to it. Discover the impact of shifting interest rates on earnings generated from balances and explore actionable steps to optimize banking relationships and effectively manage counterparty risk. Visit StrategicTreasurer.com/ecr to gain access to a quarterly ECR report.
7/20/202312 minutes, 23 seconds
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 2: Understanding the Satyam Scandal and Its Consequences

The Satyam scandal sent shockwaves through the industry, revealing a web of deceit within the renowned Indian IT services company that ultimately led to its collapse in 2009. By understanding the details shared in this case study, you will be better equipped in your role to safeguard your business against similar fraudulent practices. Listen in as Jason Campbell and Craig Jeffery discuss key takeaways from this scandal.
7/17/202315 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Power of Connectivity and API Technology in Treasury Management

In today’s episode, Host Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer talks with German Karaivanov of GTreasury as they dive into the world of connectivity and API technology.  Explore the core technological and practical differences between file-based/SFTP connectivity methods and API-based approaches, and gain insight into why these distinctions are crucial for companies, particularly treasury groups. 
7/10/202314 minutes, 27 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #89: What Is Counterparty Risk?

In today’s Coffee Break Session, Jason Campbell and Craig Jeffery have a conversation on counterparty risk. They delve into the fundamentals of counterparty risk, its significance to businesses, and effective management strategies. Are you equipped to safeguard your business from these potential pitfalls? Listen in to learn more.
7/6/202311 minutes, 26 seconds
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Learning from Financial Fraud Series Episode 1: Unveiling the Parmalat Fraud Scandal and Bankruptcy

Welcome to the Learning from Financial Fraud Series, where we will explore multiple major financial frauds and thefts to see how each one occurred, was kept hidden, and was eventually discovered. Today we are exploring one of the largest financial scandals in Italian history, the Parmalat fraud case. This scandal led to the Italian dairy and food company's 2003 bankruptcy. Discover how the fraud occurred, its impact, and learn preventive measures. Join Jason Campbell and Craig Jeffery as they discuss some of the key points behind this significant corporate fraud.  
7/3/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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Treasury Perspectives Survey Results: Are You Nervous or Excited About Technology Developments?

In this episode, Craig Jeffery and Michael Gordon discuss key insights that emerged from the fifth consecutive Treasury Perspectives Survey. This annual survey is a collaborative effort between Strategic Treasurer and TD Bank. Listen in as they discuss the excitement surrounding technology developments, the top payment concerns, and what these findings mean for you as a treasury professional. To explore the full survey report, download it here: Treasury Perspectives Survey 2023. Speakers:Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer Michael Gordon of TD Bank 
6/26/202318 minutes, 14 seconds
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Navigating New Reporting Requirements and Financial Transparency: Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting (BOI)

Staying current with the reporting obligations is essential to avoid penalties and legal consequences. Today, we will hear from Craig Jeffery and Jason Campbell on Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reporting, a newly implemented reporting requirement that necessitates the disclosure of beneficial ownership interests. This filing is distinct from previous reporting obligations. Listen in and let us know your top thoughts and questions regarding BOI. Be sure to register for the webinar!
6/19/202324 minutes, 40 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #88: What API Types Exist?

APIs are becoming more and more common within the apps and programs you use in your day-to-day life. They sit behind the scenes and allow for visibility between platforms. In this podcast, Paul Galloway and Jason Campbell discuss the benefits of APIs, what they are, and what else you should know about how they relate to treasury.
6/15/202310 minutes, 18 seconds
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Navigating Treasury's Evolution: From Visibility to Leverage

In this podcast, Craig Jeffery and Jason Campbell from Strategic Treasurer discuss key elements, the right mindset, and a roadmap for help your treasury team excel. They discuss building the right team, leveraging technology, and establishing effective structures. Equipping your team with the right warning signs and signals is vital, but developing the ability to read and react to these indicators is equally important. Listen in as Craig and Jason unpack this!
6/12/202320 minutes, 47 seconds
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Understanding Your Connection to the Federal Debt Limit

Join Jason Campbell and Paul Galloway on the Treasury Update Podcast as they discuss the Federal debt limit and the Federal Reserve's decisions. This conversation explores how the debt limit is impacted by politics and funding sources. What are the pros and cons of raising the debt ceiling? What is the Fed's current position? Is there a potential interest rate drop coming? What are the likelihood and potential severity of an impending recession?
6/5/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #87: What Are Digital Wallets?

Last session, we talked about digital currencies, coins, and tokens. But how are they stored and used? This week, Paul Galloway and Jason Campbell take a look at digital wallets. What are the risks? What are the benefits? How do they work? Listen in to find out!
6/1/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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Exploring Next-Generation Payment Trends with Mike Reed from Deluxe

Join Mike Reed (Deluxe) and Craig Jeffery (Strategic Treasurer) for this insightful podcast as they explore the evolving landscape of next-generation payments. They explore the differences between consumer and corporate payments, the challenges of B2B payments, the transition from manual to digital processes, traceable payment options, the importance of embedded information, and secure platforms. Gain insights on fraud risks, platform integration, and solving reconciliation limitations, and uncover the significance of seamless payment experiences, holistic focus on both sides, and the impact on businesses of all sizes. Tune in to this discussion of trends, data, and industry statistics that shed light on the overall payer/payee experience and the transformative potential of next-generation payments.
5/29/202330 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Guide to Excellence in Treasury: An Audiobook from our Professional Development series

Download the eBook here. Treasury sits in a unique position in the organization, and excelling as treasurer requires unique strategy and the proper mindset across multiple areas. With insights covering everything from important steps for the new treasurer to leading practices for securing resources, overcoming blind spots, staff development, metrics, technology, working capital, and more, the Guide to Excellence in Treasury eBook offers strategies and fine-tuned approaches to major areas of challenge for treasurers. Whether you’re aiming to become a treasurer, have just landed the job, or have held the position for years but are still seeking ways to improve and grow, this guidebook should have some ideas that will help you and your organization thrive. -------------------- 0:00 Opening 1:30 Introduction 2:24 Preparing to Become the Treasurer 7:16 First Steps for the New Treasurer 12:05 Effective Communication 24:19 Securing Resources 30:04 Overcoming Blind Spots 35:59 Building and Developing Your Team 47:33 Metrics 55:59 Approaching Technology Intentionally 1:00:49 Taking Ownership of Cash, Working Capital, and Payment Security 1:16:56 Basics of Risk Management 1:21:21 Closing
5/22/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 27 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #86: What Is Digital Currency?

Crypto has been gaining popularity in the past decade. Will crypto help your department solve major issues, or will it simply introduce unnecessary complexity? In this episode, Paul Galloway and Jason Campbell discuss digital currency and its implications for treasury professionals. They also look at the difference between digital coins and digital tokens. What questions do you have about crypto? Let us know by sending an email to [email protected]
5/18/202310 minutes, 32 seconds
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Prioritizing Payment Principles: A Dialogue on Virtual Card in Context

What points of emphasis should a corporate payment professional focus on in 2023? In this podcast, Anthony DeBellis, VP of Product Management at Mastercard, and Mark Penserini, VP of Partner Management at Corpay, talk with Craig Jeffery and share their thoughts on payment security, access to cash, and virtual cards. Listen in to learn more.
5/15/202329 minutes, 34 seconds
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Fed Support and Bank Failures

Recent trauma in the financial sector brought down a $200B US bank in short order, with over $40B being pulled out on a single Thursday. Other banks have either failed or been rescued by the Fed and trillion-dollar banks. The pain is experienced well beyond the US too, with the forced marriage of two systemically important Swiss banks following SVB's failure. The Fed has promised to make depositors whole, so there has been no loss of funds or long-term freezing of balances for individuals or corporates. Does this represent unlimited and permanent insurance coverage by the Fed? They showed up for these events. When won’t they show up with coverage? Listen in as Craig Jeffery and George Zinn discuss these important topics.
5/8/202320 minutes, 26 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #85: What Is FedNow?

Welcome to another Coffee Break Session! In this episode, Paul Galloway and Jason Campbell discuss the Federal Reserve’s new instant payment infrastructure, FedNow. We are two months from the official release of this new service. Let’s hear from Paul and Jason on what this service does, how it differs from its traditional alternatives, whether it supports payments outside the US, and some things to consider before we start using FedNow. What questions do you have related to FedNow? Let us know by sending an email to [email protected].
5/4/202311 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fraud in a Changing Treasury Landscape Part 2: Do You Know Who Is Accessing Your Banking Information?

Criminals are always looking for the path of least resistance. When your company strengthens its defenses, new weak links are found and explored. In this episode, Craig Jeffery and Omri Kletter continue the discussion on some of the key findings that came out of the Treasury Fraud & Controls 2023 Survey. Specifically, they explore unguarded banking information and visibility restrictions. Listen in and find the full survey results on our website or learn more about this by watching the recent webinar! SPEAKERS: Omri Kletter of Bottomline Technologies Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer
5/1/202313 minutes, 21 seconds
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Working Capital: Thriving in Uncertain Times

Nobody wants to miss out on revenue growth. Until recently, it was relatively easy to borrow capital and increase inventory to avoid global supply chain issues, but things have changed. While you may have been able to accurately forecast demand, were you planning for the drastic rise in interest rates that have occurred in recent months? Is your working capital plan adjusting? In this episode, Craig Jeffery, Daniel Reeve, and Brian Rieber get together to discuss the macroeconomic, geopolitical, and trade situations surrounding working capital and the financial levers you should be aware of moving forward. SPEAKERS: Dan Reeve, VP Sales, Esker Brian Rieber, VP Working Capital, LSQ Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner, Strategic Treasurer
4/24/202336 minutes, 23 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #84: What Are Real-Time Payments?

What are real-time payments? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to chat about real-time payments. They discuss how these payments work, the benefits, and the risks. Listen in and learn a little bit about real-time payments.
4/20/202313 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fraud in a Changing Treasury Landscape, Part 1: Are You Implementing Thoughtful Security?

Fight fire with fire, but do it together. Treasury’s threat of fraud attacks is constantly changing and increasing. While treasurers say they are aware of this, only 30% of companies plan to allocate more funds to the training of employees and fraud prevention services. In this episode, Craig Jeffery and Omri Kletter discuss some of the key findings that came out of Strategic Treasurer’s Treasury Fraud & Controls 2023 Survey, specifically, the key places we should be focusing our spend throughout 2023. Listen in and find the full survey results on our website or learn more by watching the recent webinar! SPEAKERS: Omri Kletter of Bottomline Technologies Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer
4/17/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 27: Languages of Finance: Accounts Receivable

What problems arise when treasury and accounts receivable misunderstand each other? In this episode, Craig Jeffery and Jason Campbell jump back into the Languages of Finance sub-series to discuss some of the common terms you need to know in order to work together effectively. Listen in and find us on YouTube for more: https://www.youtube.com/StrategicTreasurer 
4/10/202318 minutes, 23 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #83: What Is Same Day ACH?

What is Same Day ACH? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to chat about Same Day ACH. They discuss use cases for ACH, restrictions, and why Same Day ACH is not the standard. Listen in and learn a little bit about Same Day ACH.
4/6/20239 minutes, 38 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 26: Languages of Finance: Accounts Payable

What problems arise when treasury and accounts payable misunderstand each other? In this episode, Craig Jeffery and Jason Campbell jump back into the Languages of Finance sub-series to discuss some of the common terms you need to know in order to work together effectively. Listen in and find us on YouTube for more!
4/3/202321 minutes, 7 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 25: Languages of Finance: Controllers

In the Language of Finance sub-series of the Becoming a Treasurer series, we will look into different terms that should be understood in order to communicate effectively with the rest of your treasury team and with others. In this episode, Craig Jeffery and Jason Campbell discuss some important questions regarding controllers. How does the language of a controller differ from the language of treasury? When do controllers, accounting groups, and treasury need to work together? Listen in to find out.
3/27/202324 minutes, 38 seconds
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Superior Practices in Client Conversion

In this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer and Steve Traut, SVP of Sales at Superior Press, have a discussion on best practices in client conversion. Steve walks us through several client conversion case studies. Read more here: https://www.superiorpress.com/blog/core-conversion-success-best-practice   SPEAKERS: Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer LLC Steve Traut, Senior Vice President of Sales at Superior Press
3/20/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #82: ACH Format vs. Standard Entry Class (SEC)

What is the difference between ACH format and Standard Entry Class? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss what these are, the relationship between them, requirements, and the importance of data recording. Listen in and learn a little bit about ACH format vs. SEC.
3/16/202310 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bankers Have Highly Negative Response to RTO Mandates

On this episode, Mike Richards joins Craig Jeffery in a discussion that is fueled by two recent surveys. The first survey was Treasury's Return to Office Status Survey conducted by Strategic Treasurer, which was taken by 249 respondents in the corporate, financial, and government spaces. This survey was live for two weeks, and the full report was only shared with participants. (Follow us on LinkedIn to keep an eye out for future surveys.) The second survey discussed in this podcast is the Treasury Salary Survey 2023 released by the Treasury Recruitment Company. This survey can be found here! SPEAKERS: Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer LLC Mike Richards, The Treasury Recruitment Co & The Treasury Career Corner podcast
3/13/202331 minutes, 9 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 24: Languages of Finance: FP&A

As we jump back into the “Becoming a Treasurer” series, we are launching a new sub-series where we will look at the "language of finance." Communication matters, and understanding how different groups use terms is vital for effective communication. In the Language of Finance sub-series, we will look into different terms that should be understood in order to communicate effectively with the rest of your treasury team and with others. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery and Jason Campbell talk through some of the important questions regarding financial planning and analysis. How does the language of FP&A differ from treasury? Listen in to find out. 
3/6/202315 minutes, 59 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #81: What Is the Automated Clearing House? (ACH)

Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss the Automated Clearing House. They discuss what ACH is, its use, how it’s governed, and what to monitor. Listen in and hear more about ACH.
3/2/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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Will AI Change Your Hiring? – 2023 Outlook Series with Todd Yoder

Innovations like ChatGPT are changing the way we gather information. Will these advancements negate certain treasury roles in the future? Will it affect whom you hire and the size of your team? Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer and Todd Yoder of Fluor discuss a couple of items to keep in mind as we move forward.
2/27/202334 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Treasurers Have Spoken, Episode 4: What Is Enterprise Liquidity Management (ELM)

In this fourth and final episode in our series covering the 2022 Analyst Report, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer discuss key points and implications of the current treasury technology landscape. This week, we are focusing on enterprise liquidity management (ELM). Download our Treasury Technology Analyst Report  
2/20/202318 minutes, 20 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #80: What Is the Debt Market?

What is the debt market? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor Paul Galloway to chat about the debt market. They discuss who the players are, how issuers and investors monitor the debt markets, and the difference in perspectives. Listen in and learn a little bit about the debt market.
2/16/202314 minutes, 27 seconds
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What’s Going on with Interest Rate Activity? A Treasurer's Outlook

How do treasurers best position themselves for the future as the Fed continues to raise interest rates? In this podcast, Jason Campbell of Strategic Treasurer discusses the current and future impacts of interest rates with Paul Galloway. Last week, the Fed gave us the first interest rate of 2023. Paul and Jason discuss questions such as, "How do interest rates change?" "Why do changes in interest rates matter?" and "What should treasurers be concerned about?" Listen in and tell us what treasury topic you’d like to hear more about on The Treasury Update Podcast. https://strategictreasurer.com/podcast/ 
2/13/202331 minutes, 14 seconds
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From Chaos to Clarity: Strategies for Smooth Bank Integration

When it comes to treasury operations, cash is still king. Holistic cash visibility is a critical differentiator for companies. Digital transformation and open banking have presented many more opportunities for treasury and finance to quickly access the data they need for better cash management and forecasting while streamlining processes through automation. Yet even with the rise of APIs in finance, a significant proportion of companies are still manually pulling bank statements from a plethora of bank portals, and still processing payments manually as well. Learn how AES deployed multi-bank connectivity solutions to eliminate manual processes, improve internal governance and security, protect themselves from payments fraud, ensure regulatory compliance, and achieve real-time liquidity. Speakers: Mark O’Toole of Fides Kelly Carpenter of AES Corporation Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer  
2/6/202344 minutes, 23 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #78: What Is Preferred Stock?

What is preferred stock? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor Paul Galloway to chat about preferred stock. They discuss why a company would want to issue preferred stock, how it’s different from common stock, and how it’s treated from a credit perspective. Listen in and learn a little bit about preferred stock.
2/2/20238 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Treasurers Have Spoken, Episode 3: Supply Chain Finance & Cash Conversion Cycle Solutions

In this third episode in our series covering the 2022 Analyst Report, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer discuss key points and implications of the current treasury technology landscape. This week, we are focusing on supply chain finance and cash conversion cycle solutions. Download our Treasury Technology Analyst Report    
1/30/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Labor Market Is Broken! 2023 Outlook Series with Tony Carfang

In this episode, Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer talks with Tony Carfang of the Carfang Group. They discuss Tony’s outlook on the coming year, covering topics such as inflation, debt, government spending, and corporate cash. Read the History of the Federal Reserve.
1/23/202316 minutes, 37 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #78: What Is Common Stock?

What is common stock? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor Paul Galloway to discuss common stock. They discuss why companies issue common stock, second offerings, and treasury stock and talk about how it’s used. Listen in and learn a little bit about common stock.
1/19/20239 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Treasurers Have Spoken, Episode 2: Payment Hubs and Treasury Aggregators

In this second episode in our series covering the 2022 Analyst Report, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer discuss key points and implications of the current treasury technology landscape. This week, we are focusing on payment hubs and treasury aggregators. Download our Treasury Technology Analyst Report
1/16/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Treasurers Have Spoken, Episode 1: Survey Results on Treasury Management Systems

In this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer discuss key points and implications of the current treasury technology landscape. They discuss the new advancements of APIs. Are they improving fast enough to keep up with market demands? They touch on the thought process involved in a Treasurer deciding on a payment hub, and the challenges treasury departments face in managing their cash conversion cycle. Interested in hearing more? Sign up for the upcoming webinar and download the report. Register for Analyst Report Series webinar on January 12, 2023, Treasury Management Systems & Enterprise Liquidity Management. Download our Treasury Technology Analyst Report
1/9/202322 minutes, 8 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #77: US Economy FAQs

US economy, happy New Year. Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor Paul Galloway to discuss the US economy. They discuss what the Fed is looking at, the importance of knowing what the Fed is thinking, the rising rates, and how the Fed’s decisions impact our economy. Listen in and hear more about the US economy.
1/5/202310 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Mysteries of Dollar Creation and the Future of Money

As a strategic treasurer, you need to be aware and alert. There are signs of what’s ahead all around. Are you seeing the signs? In this episode, Host Craig Jeffery interviews Todd Yoder, Global Director of Treasury at Fluor Corporation, on the long-term and short-term asset liability match and the impact of inflation. They also discuss many ideas on the future changes of money. Listen to the episode referenced, “The Problem with Carry”
1/2/202320 minutes, 11 seconds
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What Did Treasurers Learn from the Events of 2022?

The year 2022 was an interesting ride. Global turmoil, supply chain issues, rising interest rates, and major acquisitions all caused concern and intrigue for treasurers and financial professionals around the world. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer discuss some of the key events of 2022. Listen in and feel free to share your thoughts by sending us an email.
12/26/202218 minutes, 53 seconds
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Are Payments Getting Safer or Faster? Fintech Hotseat Panel Discussion – AFP 2022

Live from Philadelphia, PA, at AFP 2022, Strategic Treasurer is proud to present our Fintech Hotseat panel discussion on the Future of Treasury Payments. This session put experts from leading payment companies into the hotseat with questions such as the following: What is the power of a network like SWIFT? Regarding payments: what is more important, information or cost? When will banks universally adopt APIs? Want to watch the video version? Click here. MODERATOR Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer, LLC   SPEAKERS Ankush Gupta of Mastercard Bob Stark of Kyriba Mark O’Toole of Fides Michelle St. Rose of Corpay
12/19/202252 minutes, 32 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #76: What Are Stocks?

What are stocks? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor, Paul Galloway, to discuss stocks, the different types of issuances, reasons for stock buy-back, and limitations to issuance and buy-backs. Listen in and learn a little bit about stocks.
12/15/202215 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Future Looks Bright for Treasury Technology: Fintech Hotseat Panel Discussion – AFP 2022

Live from Philadelphia, PA, at AFP 2022, Strategic Treasurer is proud to present our Fintech Hotseat panel discussion on the Future of Treasury Technology. This session put experts from leading technology firms and banks into the hotseat with questions such as the following: What new technologies do you see becoming a huge trigger for change in the next few years? Is private equity taking firms private part of an ongoing, increasing trend? Which will dominate in the following year: new growth, or consolidation? They also share perspectives and ideas on how treasury can make the most of these changes. Want to watch the video version? Click here. MODERATOR Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer, LLC SPEAKERS Rodney Nilson of Bottomline Technologies Mitchell Thomas of FinLync Todd Yoder of Fluor Corporation Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer, LLC
12/12/202259 minutes, 52 seconds
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B2B Transaction Modernization: Real-Time Payments

In this episode, Craig Jeffery is joined by Jayna Bundy, the General Manager of Global Treasury & Financial Services at Microsoft. They discuss why faster payments matter, the goal and cost of faster payments, portals, and issues. What are "requests for payment" and how should corporations think about it? Listen in to find out.
12/5/202232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #75: What Is Asset-Backed Debt?

What is asset-backed debt? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor, Paul Galloway, to discuss how asset-backed debt is used for raising capital, the different types of issuances, why a company would issue an asset-backed instrument, and the risks. Listen in and learn a little bit about asset-backed debt.
12/1/20228 minutes, 9 seconds
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Staying on Top of Working Capital

Working Capital Management is usually one of the top three focus areas for treasury in any given year. This fluctuates based on a number of factors. In this podcast, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Mike Hewitt, CEO of Adaugeo Media and host of the Working Capital Summit, about the event and how working capital and SCF are areas that treasury professionals are keen to discuss.   Go to https://www.workingcapitalforumeurope.com/ for more information about the event on 01-December 2022 and to register.
11/28/202210 minutes, 17 seconds
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Stewardship: Environment, Finance, and the Community

Companies are stepping back to take a long-term look at their business plans. Meeting annual and quarterly targets is being balanced with new ideas for long-term strategic plans. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery talks with Christy Wright about the commitment that Southwire has made to its community and environment. Topics of discussion include offering better terms, Southwire’s Supplier Sustainability Program, greenhouse gas goals, and sustainable cash investments.
11/21/202225 minutes, 51 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #74: What Are Revolvers?

What are revolvers? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor, Paul Galloway, to discuss revolvers. They discuss what they are, why companies create revolvers, the process of setting up a revolver facility, and some limitations. Listen in and learn a little bit about revolvers.
11/17/202213 minutes, 49 seconds
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Top AP Challenges All Center Around Efficiency: 2022 B2B Payments Survey Results

Join this discussion as host Craig Jeffery sits down with Paul McMeekin for a conversation on reducing fraud and enabling payments for businesses. They also cover several key points from the 2022 B2B Payments Survey report.  Paul McMeekin is VP of Marketing, Paymode-X for Bottomline Technologies Find more information in this article: B2B payments survey shows big strides from big businesses
11/14/202238 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Problem with Carry: The Rise of Carry

On this episode, Host Craig Jeffery interviews coauthor Kevin Coldiron on his book, The Rise of Carry: The Dangerous Consequences of Volatility Suppression and the New Financial Order of Decaying Growth and Recurring Crisis. They discuss some of the issues covered in the book and where they are reflected in today’s market. To hear Kevin’s previous episode from July 2020, listen to episode #106. 
11/7/202235 minutes, 16 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #73: What Is Debt Funding?

What is debt funding? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor, Paul Galloway, to discuss debt funding. They discuss what it is, why a company would issue debt, types of debt instruments issued, and the limitations of what can be issued. Listen in and learn a little bit about debt funding.
11/3/202212 minutes, 57 seconds
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Recap and Insights from AFP 2022

In this episode, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway have a chat on the last day of the 2022 AFP Conference. They discuss how the conference has changed in the aftermath of COVID and provide some key takeaways for practitioners and providers.
10/31/202223 minutes, 23 seconds
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Maintaining a Platform Mindset: Using Technology to Collaborate

Everyone benefits from smoother, more efficient communication rails. Accountability, visibility, and effective collaboration are all improved when you can quickly leave feedback in a clear and organized manner. Ernie Humphrey of Treasury Webinars joins Craig Jeffery in a discussion on software design to enable treasurers to mitigate time spent on the phone and time spent searching for disorganized information.
10/24/202213 minutes, 48 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #72: What Is Commercial Paper (Capital)?

What is commercial paper in terms of capital? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor Paul Galloway to discuss commercial paper as it relates to raising capital. They talk about who issues commercial paper, how it’s used, and the issuing limitations. Listen in and learn a little bit about commercial paper (capital).
10/20/20227 minutes
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Maximizing Your ROI at a Treasury Conference

The AFP conference is right around the corner, and you may be planning out your week to be as effective as possible without spreading yourself too thin. Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer and Ernie Humphrey of Treasury Webinars discuss some key points on maximizing your ROI for a conference, being ready to engage at all times, being authentic, and coming home with renewed enthusiasm in your career.
10/17/202217 minutes, 24 seconds
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Treasury and New Technology: 6G, Metaverse, and Digital Assets

In this episode, Craig Jeffery talks with Royston DaCosta of Ferguson plc and Tiffany Wan of Bank of America on the importance of taking on new technologies while remaining intentional to the mission of your business. Listen to the first episode from this group where they cover moonshot technologies and their impact on treasury.
10/10/202238 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #71: What Is Commercial Paper (Investing)?

What is commercial paper in terms of investing? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor Paul Galloway to discuss how commercial paper is used for investing. They talk through what commercial paper is, why someone would invest in it, the different types of commercial paper, and the risks associated. Listen in and learn a little bit about commercial paper (investing).
10/6/202210 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interest Rates, Liquidity Plans, and the Midterm’s Effect on Treasury

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Jason Campbell talks with Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer on some of the ways treasury will be affected by changing interest rates and political offices. They also discuss some considerations and leading practices to keep in mind when experiencing an economic hiccup.
10/3/202221 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Strategic Treasurer Series: Mastering the Hybrid Role (Part 4)

This episode is Part 4 of our Strategic Treasurer Series on treasury roles. Although we are exploring different specific roles in treasury, it is often required for treasurers to wear many hats and fit into a hybrid role. Listen in as Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway discuss the mindset needed for maintaining a hybrid role.
9/26/202223 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Strategic Treasurer Series: Mastering the Operational Role (Part 3)

Our previous episode on treasury roles covered the differences between the strategic and operational roles. Today, we will continue the discussion by looking at mastering the operations side. Your daily operational responsibilities are the financial backbone of your business. Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway discuss the most common operational roles and activities, what mindset to have to succeed in these roles, and what you need to know to maintain efficiency.
9/19/202231 minutes, 43 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #70: What Is Fund Investing?

What is fund investing? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor Paul Galloway to talk about fund investing. They discuss the various types of funds someone can invest in, the differences between those types, who uses the funds, and the risk considerations. Listen in and learn a little bit about fund investing.
9/15/202213 minutes, 45 seconds
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Moonshot Technologies and Their Impact on Treasury

New technologies are always showing up, but you need to keep an eye out for what are called "moonshots." These radical innovations bring major changes to the way companies do business. In this episode, Craig Jeffery talks with Royston Da Costa of Ferguson plc and Tiffany Wan of Bank of America on how moonshot technologies will impact your role in treasury. Set yourself apart in your field by staying aware and informed on any revolutionary innovations. Read more on moonshots here.
9/12/202240 minutes, 9 seconds
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Recent Volatility and Crosswinds: Treasury’s Response

Supply chain disruptions, regulations, and war have brought an increased level of volatility to nearly all businesses. What actions are companies taking to respond and grow through this recent turbulence? In this episode, Holly Olson of AFL joins Craig Jeffery in a discussion on necessary adaptations and responses to our new business environment.
9/5/202223 minutes, 33 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #69: What Is Market Risk?

Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor Paul Galloway to discuss market risk. They cover what market risk is, the various types, how it’s used, and how it can impact valuations. Listen in and learn a little bit about market risk.
9/1/202212 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Strategic Treasurer Series: Mastering the Strategic Role (Part 2)

In this second episode of our Treasury Roles and Developments series, we will discuss how strategic and operational roles differ. While it may be more practical to have staff members dedicated strictly to one or the other of these roles, many firms with smaller treasury departments need flexible employees who can transition between the two whenever needed. Paul Galloway and Craig Jeffery, of Strategic Treasurer, both weigh in on their previous experiences jumping between the two types of roles throughout the day.
8/29/202230 minutes, 28 seconds
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Adding Value through Treasury Technology at UPS

Having a treasury function is necessary for any business of a certain size to manage money and financial risks, but it’s also important to turn that treasury function into a strategic asset for the business. Doing this requires accurate data and expertise. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery talks with Nicolas Garcia of UPS on a strategic view of treasury and technology. They look at having a proper mindset, developing a digital strategy, and applying the latest treasury technology to solve existing problems.
8/22/202237 minutes, 41 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #68: What Is Beta Investing?

What is beta investing? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell continues his discussion with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor, Paul Galloway, on the Greeks. This week, they focus in on beta investing. They cover what beta investing is and how the model is used by companies for investing. Listen in and learn a little bit about beta investing.
8/18/20226 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Strategic Treasurer Series: Treasury Roles (Part 1)

Treasury has many responsibilities. Some are highly operational and important, while others require a strategic outlook with a focus on relationship management and foresight. In this four-part series, we look at the strategic, operational, and hybrid roles of treasury. Listen in as Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer kick off this new series.
8/15/202224 minutes, 31 seconds
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CFO Dialogue on Assessing and Securing the Environment: A Series on Cyber Security

There are two types of companies, those who have been attacked, and those who will be attacked. In this podcast, we look at a specific example of a fraud attack in the manufacturing sector. Joining Craig Jeffery on this podcast are Adrienne Terpak of TD Bank and Robert Dennerlein of Mainetti. They cover topics like assessing and understanding the threat, training, insurance, and assignment of roles.
8/8/202227 minutes, 57 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #67: What Is Alpha Investing?

What is alpha investing? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer's Senior Advisor, Paul Galloway, to continue their conversation on the Greeks with alpha investing. They discuss what alpha investing is and how the model is used by companies for investing. Listen in and learn a little bit about alpha investing.
8/4/20225 minutes, 58 seconds
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Scenario and Sensitivity Analysis

Rising interest rates, geopolitical issues, inflation, and supply chain disruptions all play a major role in your decisions about acquisitions, product investments, and raising capital. Putting together a well-rounded analysis before making decisions may change how and when you approach each investment. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer discuss the differences between scenario and sensitivity analysis.
8/1/202233 minutes, 21 seconds
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Synthetic Identities and a CISO View: A Series on Cyber Security

A few years ago, most of our business was done in person, and your personal identity was showing up with your face and signature. As we move to a remote, digital work environment, creating Synthetic Identities is becoming easier and more common. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer talks with Jonathan Doskocil of TD Bank and Tyler Farrar of Exabeam on the importance of identity verification, education, and detecting compromised credentials.
7/25/202226 minutes, 15 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #66: What Are the Greeks?

What are the Greeks, and what do they have to do with treasury? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor, Paul Galloway, to discuss the Greeks. They discuss what the term refers to in treasury and how they are used to evaluate an open position’s risks as well as rewards. Listen in and learn a little bit about the Greeks.
7/21/20225 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Overlap of Technology, Defenses, and Detection

Treasury owns cash, but do they need to know anything about penetration testing? Should scanning, testing, and monitoring be the responsibility of treasury or IT? Intellectual understanding and awareness of your group may be the difference between security and a loss of funds. On this podcast, Jason Campbell and Craig Jeffery discuss protecting your digital assets through testing and monitoring. Get involved with the payments surveys: strategictreasurer.com/surveys
7/18/202222 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Power of Networks

Where is there value in networks? How do you optimize your use of networks? On today’s podcast, Craig Jeffery is joined by Chris Clausen from Deluxe Corporation for a conversation on the power of networks with a focus on accounts payable and accounts receivable. Listen to Chris’s previous episode on Modernizing AP Processing Survey results
7/11/202232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #65: What Is the Efficient Frontier?

What is an efficient frontier? Coffee Break Session Host Jason Campbell sits down with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Advisor, Paul Galloway, for a conversation on the efficient frontier. They cover what the efficient frontier is and how the model is used by companies for investing. Listen in and learn a little bit about the efficient frontier.
7/7/20228 minutes
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TIS Acquires Cashforce

This recent acquisition of Cashforce is good news for investors and for the products offered by TIS. Paul and Craig of Strategic Treasurer discuss some of their thoughts on this change. Download our recent eBook on Payment Security & Fraud Prevention - The Principles of SECURE CLAMPS.
7/4/202210 minutes, 48 seconds
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What Are the Disadvantages of Hurdle Rate?

Investments require a certain minimum rate of return to make them worthwhile. On this podcast, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway continue their discussion on investment returns with a specific look into Hurdle Rate.   Download our recent eBook on Payment Security & Fraud Prevention - The Principles of SECURE CLAMPS
6/27/202214 minutes, 27 seconds
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Return of Capital vs. Return on Capital

Building on last week’s podcast on debt and equity, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway discuss the differences between the return of capital and the return on capital. Download our recent eBook on Payment Security & Fraud Prevention - The Principles of SECURE CLAMPS
6/20/202218 minutes, 2 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #64: What Is Reverse Factoring?

What is reverse factoring? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss reverse factoring. They discuss what reverse factoring is and how it can be leveraged. Listen in and learn a little bit about reverse factoring.
6/16/20228 minutes, 36 seconds
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Weighted Average Cost of Capital

A firm’s debt and equity are important components when investors are watching. What is the cost to fund your operations? What costs are required to make investments or develop new products? In this podcast, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway of Strategic Treasurer discuss your WACC or Weighted Average Cost of Capital.
6/13/202216 minutes, 33 seconds
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Protecting the Flow of Your Business: A Series on Cyber Security

Cyber coverage is a cutting-edge product in the industry, but it is responding to a very dynamic threat.  With the average cost of a cyber insurance claim now as high as $8MM USD, pressure is mounting for better cyber hygiene and security due diligence. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery sits down with Adrienne Terpak of TD Bank and two special guests from Sterling Risk to discuss key points on insuring your company against cyber-attacks, while protecting the flow of your business. Today’s speakers are: Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer Adrienne Terpak of TD Bank Michael Fleischer of SterlingRisk Josh Weisberg of SterlingRisk Reinforce your human firewall here. And download the Payment Fraud eBook
6/6/202234 minutes, 51 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #63: What Is Factoring?

What is factoring? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss factoring. They cover what treasury needs to know about factoring and discuss its uses. Listen in and learn a little bit about factoring.
6/2/20225 minutes, 26 seconds
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Criminals Trick Bank to Send Customer Funds

Fraudulent attack methods continue to improve. Every security layer strengthened is met with a stronger, more thorough offense. In this episode, Jason Campbell and Craig Jeffery discuss two examples of fraud: the removal of a bank’s security services and a lengthy business email compromise ploy that led to direct communication with the company’s bank. Download the eBook here.
5/30/202213 minutes, 50 seconds
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Security Standards Are Shifting: A Series on Cyber Security

Organizations of all sizes are under persistent attack and surveillance at an increasing level. Understanding these attacks and strengthening our defenses must include a process of steady updates to our systems, processes, and team members. In this episode, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Jonathan Doskocil of TD Bank and Christopher Gerda of Bottomline Technologies for the second conversation in this series concerning cyber security. This episode covers topics including changing security standards, growing risks, and the duty placed on companies to protect their people, data, and assets. Listen to the first episode here.
5/23/202230 minutes, 31 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #62: What Is Dynamic Discounting?

What is dynamic discounting? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss dynamic discounting. They discuss what dynamic discounting is and how it can be leveraged. Listen in and learn a little bit about dynamic discounting.
5/19/20225 minutes, 36 seconds
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Understanding Plans, Pains, and Spend: Non-Banking Financial Institutions

Seeking to understand the priorities, plans, and activities that financial institutions are focused on? On today’s podcast, host Craig Jeffery is joined by Steve Bullock, Vice President of Insurance and Financial Services at Kyriba, to discuss results from the 2022 Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFI) Survey. Topics of discussion center around technology, plans to spend, pain points, and more. Our Non-Banking Financial Institutions Survey, underwritten by Kyriba, polled NBFI professionals on complexity, technology, exposure management, and assets, plans, pains, spend, and focus. You are invited to read through the top ten items from the research and see what is dramatic and notable, as well as what hasn’t changed much. Download the report here.
5/16/202225 minutes, 42 seconds
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Speed of Fraud Escalated via Real-Time Payments

We are moving into a world of real-time payments. Criminals are adapting and using these new developments to facilitate fraudulent transfers before they’re detected and stopped. In this episode, Nicki Gillispie and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer discuss this rapidly growing issue as well as some of the long-term effects and influence of a permanent work-from-home environment.
5/9/202214 minutes, 38 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #61: What Is Supply Chain Finance?

What is supply chain finance? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss supply chain finance. They discuss what treasury needs to know about supply chain finance and how it can be leveraged. Listen in and learn a little bit about supply chain finance.
5/5/20226 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Profitability of Securities Lending

In this episode, Craig Jeffery welcomes our newest Senior Consultant, Paul Galloway, to the team. This conversation centers around the must-know items regarding security lending and Paul’s previous experience in treasury. Listen in to find out more.
5/2/202219 minutes, 52 seconds
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Challenges of Working Capital Management (Corcentric)

In this episode, Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer talks with Brent Kinman of Corcentric on key principles of working capital management, including how organizations achieve alignment between areas. There are several critical measurements of efficiency and the use of capital that allow organizations to understand how activities impact their performance. https://www.corcentric.com/
4/25/202237 minutes, 18 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #60: What Is Same Day ACH?

What is Same Day ACH? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss Same Day ACH. They discuss what Same Day ACH is, how it can be leveraged, and how it is used today. Listen in and learn a little bit about Same Day ACH.
4/21/202210 minutes, 42 seconds
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Simplify Your Workflow with Embedded Treasury

Embedded banking and embedded finance are newly established terms. Technologists tend to understand the meaning in a detailed manner, while treasury professionals’ levels of understanding vary significantly. In this episode, Nicki Gillispie and Craig Jeffery discuss what embedded treasury is and how it easily links systems or services to further streamline their experience. Listen in to this short discussion on the basics of embedded treasury.
4/18/202210 minutes, 41 seconds
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Understanding Cyber Attacks and Strengthening Defenses: A Series on Cyber Security

The ongoing sophistication, automation, and success of cyber criminals make a bad situation even worse. Organizations of all sizes are under persistent attack and surveillance at an increasing level. Understanding these attacks and strengthening our defenses must include a process of steady updates of our systems, processes, and team members. In this episode, host Craig Jeffery sits down with Jo K Jagadish of TD Bank to kick off this new series of conversations. This series will cover topics such as MITM, ransomware, and spoofing attacks and will review specific defenses and the mindset required to maintain commercially reasonable controls and leading practices and to maintain the human firewall.
4/11/202219 minutes, 11 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #59: What Is FedNow?

What is FedNow? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss FedNow. Their conversation covers what FedNow is and how it is impacting both treasury departments and companies. Listen in and learn a little bit about FedNow.
4/7/20226 minutes, 50 seconds
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Key Data Points of Fraud, Technology, and Payments

In this episode, Nicki Gillispie and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer discuss fraud, technology, and payments. What are some of the most recent key data points and items of interest that treasury should know? Listen in to find out more. Access the 2022 Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey Survey Report here: strategictreasurer.com/fraud
4/4/202214 minutes, 35 seconds
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Corporate Banking Digital Transformation Status: Underway, Future, Myth (InfoSys, Red Hat, & Bank of America)

In this episode, Host Craig Jeffery leads a discussion with senior leaders in the corporate banking industry who are driving digital transformations and innovation strategies from across the globe in London, Singapore, and Hongkong. Craig is joined by Sanat Rao of InfoSys Finacle, Vincent Caldeira of Red Hat, and Venkat ES of Bank of America. Listen in to hear more on technology, APIs, and corporate banking innovations.   Request the Corporate Banking Innovation report here.
3/28/202248 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Impact of the Ukraine Conflict on Treasury

Strategic Treasurer released a flash survey probing what implications the conflict in Ukraine has had and will have on treasury. With roughly 100 survey respondents, you will see results in the following categories: impacts already being felt, preparing for repercussions, economic & business concerns, and awareness & expectations. Download the report here: strategictreasurer.com/conflict
3/21/202210 minutes, 56 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #58: What Is Cash Flow?

What is cash flow? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery to discuss cash flow.  They discuss what cash flow is, and how it can be leveraged. Listen in and learn a little bit about cash flow.  
3/17/202210 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Future of Treasury Technology - Discussing New Changes Impacting the Treasury Profession

What are the most significant technology changes affecting treasury today? Live from Washington, D.C., at AFP 2021, Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer LLC moderates a panel discussion on the “Future of Treasury Technology.” Joining him are Mitchell Thomas of FinLync, Evan Mahoney of GTreasury, Michael Kolman of ION Treasury, and Jo K Jagadish of TD Bank. If access to data is exploding due to new technologies, how do we make the most of it to reduce repetitive tasks? Listen in to find out more! Watch the video version here: https://youtu.be/GHE39135Lf8
3/14/202243 minutes, 53 seconds
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Digital Twins, Meta Reality, and Treasury (Ferguson plc)

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery continues his conversation with Royston Da Costa on the latest innovations in technology for treasurers. They discuss the growing online immersive experience through holographic images and the metaverse. Is there a potential impact for treasury with this technology? Is technology moving into treasury faster than before? Listen in to find out more.
3/7/202238 minutes, 50 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #57: What Do Business Intelligence Tools Do?

What do business intelligence tools do? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss this topic. They cover what business intelligence tools do and how treasury can leverage them. Listen in and learn a little bit about business intelligence tools.  
3/3/20228 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Future of Treasury Payments: AFP Panel Discussion

On this special episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Strategic Treasurer features its 2021 Fintech Hotseat discussion from the AFP Conference. Moderator Uma Wilson puts experts from technology firms, banks, and consultants in the hotseat to answer questions on the future of payments. How are regulations impacting payments? Does speed matter? How does the value of speed compare to other aspects of payments such as: information, finality? What makes for better payments? What current trajectory will end or fail? Which will accelerate? What are the implications with payments based upon trends in globalization, visibility, and open treasury? View the video version here: https://youtu.be/cjERdIMZlpw MODERATOR Uma Wilson of UMB Bank SPEAKERS Jeff Feuerstein of Bottomline Technologies Ben Bianchino of Coupa Software Kristin Robertson of Finastra Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer LLC Listen in to this dynamic discussion about the ideas and developments impacting payments.
2/28/202243 minutes, 43 seconds
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2022 Outlook Series: Global Technology & Operations (Microsoft)

On this episode of the 2022 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery joins Christina Easton, Director of Treasury Operations at Microsoft, to explore the global outlook on technology and operations. This dynamic discussion covers a wide range of topics including achieving leadership with global cash management, trade finance activities, the modernization of technology, and more. Listen in to this lively conversation about their expectations and insights for the year ahead.
2/21/202229 minutes, 22 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #56: What Is the Cash Conversion Cycle?

What is the cash conversion cycle? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss the cash conversion cycle. They discuss what the cash conversion cycle is and how it can be leveraged. Listen in and learn a little bit about the cash conversion cycle.
2/17/202211 minutes, 14 seconds
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2022 Outlook Series: Challenges Acquiring and Keeping Treasury Leadership

On this episode of the 2022 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Allen Geller, Managing Director of Raines International, to discuss the global outlook on treasury talent. They discuss the challenges acquiring and keeping treasury leaders, market shifts with a view to staffing, hiring, and retention, and more. Listen in to this dynamic conversation to gain valuable insights on treasury talent for the year ahead.
2/14/202228 minutes, 51 seconds
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Open Banking APIs Enhance Analysis Through Machine Learning-Powered Search (Trovata)

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Joseph Drambarean, Chief Technology Officer at Trovata, to discuss how open banking APIs enhance financial analysis through machine learning-powered search. They share valuable insights on how your organization can break free from the grid by reducing manual workflows through automated data aggregation, so you can focus on strategic analysis that drives value for your business.
2/7/202247 minutes, 22 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #55: What Is Blockchain?

What is blockchain? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss this emerging technology. They discuss what blockchain is and how treasury can utilize it. Listen in and learn a little bit about blockchain.
2/3/20226 minutes, 56 seconds
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Insured Deposit Accounts: Interest Rate Changes and Security (Landing Rock Cash Management)

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery continues a conversation with Bruce Bent II, CEO and President of Landing Rock Cash Management, on insured deposit accounts with a focus on interest rate changes and security. They explore the differences between holding a certificate of deposit (CD) and having an individual deposit account, how to navigate investment decisions between products, and what you must consider with short-term investment on security and compliance. Listen in to the discussion to find out more. 
1/31/202218 minutes, 48 seconds
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Primer: Insured Deposit Accounts (Landing Rock Cash Management)

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Bruce Bent II, CEO and President of Landing Rock Cash Management, to discuss a primer on insured deposit accounts. They share foundational knowledge around CDs and insured deposit accounts, short-term investment options, federally insured cash management accounts, and more. Listen in to this insightful discussion to learn how to position yourself and your company for financial success. Learn More on Landing Rock: https://landingrock.com/
1/24/202219 minutes, 53 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #54: What Is Digital Currency?

What is digital currency? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss digital currency. They discuss what digital currency is, how it is being used, and some examples of digital currency. Listen in and learn a little bit about digital currency.
1/20/20228 minutes, 49 seconds
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2022 Outlook Series: Quantum Computing (Ferguson)

On this episode of the 2022 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery joins Royston Da Costa, Assistant Group Treasurer at Ferguson plc, to discuss the outlook of quantum computing. They explore this developing technology, discuss how it’s relevant to finance and treasury, reveal which companies are using it now and its impact on cybersecurity. Listen in to the conversation to find out more.
1/17/202222 minutes, 37 seconds
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2022 Outlook Series: Technology Outlook (Fluor)

On this episode of the 2022 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Todd Yoder, Global Director of Treasury at Fluor Corporation, for an in-depth conversation on technology. They take a look back at 2021 treasury trends, and then forward to 2022 to discuss M&A market trends, technology and security, staffing shifts, and more. Listen in to this dynamic discussion to learn valuable insights for the year ahead.
1/10/202237 minutes, 39 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #53: What Is RTP?

What is RTP? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss RTP. They discuss what RTP is and how it can be advantageous from a treasury perspective. Listen in and learn a little bit about RTP.  
1/6/20229 minutes, 7 seconds
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2022 Outlook Series: Payment Predictions (TIS)

Host Craig Jeffery kicks off the 2022 Outlook series with a conversation with Jon Paquette, Senior Financial Solutions Expert at TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions), on the outlook of payments. They discuss technology developments that will likely have the biggest impact on treasury in 2022. Listen in as they share what’s on the horizon with payments in the year ahead and beyond.
1/3/202229 minutes, 19 seconds
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Treasury Review of 2021

On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, gives a treasury review of 2021. He discusses the implications of major activities and trends over the past year and looks ahead to what’s next in the coming year. Tune in to the conversation to find out more.
12/27/202126 minutes, 55 seconds
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Treasury Career Development (Treasury Webinars)

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Ernie Humphrey, CEO of Treasury Webinars, on the importance of career development and brand management. They discuss the foundation of a successful job search, how to merge and build a personal and professional brand in today’s virtual environment, and how to create winning relationships in a changing world to make a positive impact. Listen in to this lively conversation to learn more.
12/20/202126 minutes, 37 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #52: What Is an IPO?

What is an IPO? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss IPOs. They discuss what IPOs are and how they can impact treasury departments. Listen in and learn a little bit about IPOs.
12/16/20217 minutes, 23 seconds
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Treasury News, Developments and Resources (CTMfile)

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with CTMfile founder and editor Jack Large to discuss relevant content around treasury news, developments and resources. Listen in as they dive into the latest treasury trends and their new work together. Search for Open Treasury on any podcast sharing site! Follow CTMfile on LinkedIn.  
12/13/202114 minutes, 34 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series - Part 23: Cash Boot Camp

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, author Craig Jeffery continues a mix of interviews around his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter of discussion, entitled “Cash Boot Camp for Treasurers,” provides a practical approach to understanding different perspectives of cash, how accounting and treasury can live in harmony, and more. Listen in to this insightful discussion. Purchase your own copy of The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth here.
12/6/202120 minutes, 21 seconds
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CBS #51: What Is Scalability?

What is scalability? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss scalability. Their conversation covers what scalability is, how we see it in treasury departments, and an example of how scalability can be applied. Listen in and learn a little bit about scalability.
12/2/20216 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Real-Time Payments Revolutionize Cash Management (Trovata)

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Joseph Drambarean, Chief Technology Officer at Trovata, to discuss how real-time payments revolutionize cash management. Their conversation convers the concept of immediate payments, the areas where payment innovation is happening, the importance of driving trust, and the payment revolution that is underway for the next generation. Listen in to this lively discussion to find out more.
11/29/202141 minutes, 3 seconds
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Seismic Shifts in Healthcare (J.P. Morgan)

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Drew Emrich and Julia McAllister, Executive Directors of J.P. Morgan, to discuss seismic shifts in the healthcare industry. They dive into a range of topics, including healthcare consumerism, shifts in care delivery models, growing adoption of data analytics and artificial intelligence, and more. Listen in to this dynamic conversation. DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and opinions shared by Julia and Drew are their own, and may or may not represent the opinions of J.P. Morgan. Their statements are not intended to represent legal, business or tax advice.
11/22/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #50: What Are Treasury Dashboards?

What are treasury dashboards? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss treasury dashboards. They cover what dashboards are and how they can be leveraged in treasury departments. Listen in and learn a little bit about treasury dashboards.
11/18/20217 minutes, 6 seconds
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Effective Bank Account Management (TIS)

Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Jon Paquette, Senior Financial Solutions Expert at Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS), to discuss how to protect the doors to your most liquid assets. Topics of discussion center around the essentials for managing bank accounts effectively, common issues companies are facing today, innovative solutions for cash flow visibility and more. Listen in to find out how to position your company for financial success.  
11/15/202124 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cash Forecasting & Visibility Survey Results (GTreasury)

Host Craig Jeffery meets with Roger Comins, Vice President of Product Management at GTreasury, to discuss some key findings of the 2021 Cash Forecasting and Visibility Survey results. They talk on the top pain points for the modern treasury department, innovative technologies that help, and disruptions that add to the challenges. Learn what others in the treasury and finance industry are experiencing and doing to handle today’s challenges.
11/8/202125 minutes, 34 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #49: What Is Unclaimed Property?

What is unclaimed property? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss what unclaimed property is, what escheating it means, and how both of these are used. Listen and learn a little bit about this treasury topic.
11/4/20216 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why the Beginning Matters for Working Capital Optimization (Coupa)

On this podcast episode, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with J.R. Robertson, Vice President of Coupa Pay at Coupa, to discuss why the beginning matters for working capital optimization. They cover and take a comprehensive look into the history of working capital management, the pain points and drivers for suppliers, the next evolution of financing and more. Download the Coupa eBook, Rethinking Working Capital Management and Payments, here.
11/1/202134 minutes, 35 seconds
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Modernizing AR Processing Survey Results (Deluxe)

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Rick Scholz, Managing Director of Payments Advisory Services at Deluxe Corporation, to discuss practices and plans for modernizing and automating accounts receivable processing. They examine the influence of recent disruptions, the calibration of various pain points that drive change, and other motivators. Listen for strategies that can help position your company for success.   Download the 2021 Modernizing AR Processing report here: http://ow.ly/B32750GxvCB
10/25/202131 minutes, 5 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #48: What is Petty Cash?

What is petty cash? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss what petty cash is and how it is used. Listen in and learn a little bit about petty cash.
10/21/20214 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Real-Time Cash Visibility Matters (Trovata)

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Brett Turner, CEO and Founder of Trovata, to discuss why real-time cash visibility matters. They explore Brett’s career journey in the start-up world, the concept of real-time, steps to achieving true cash visibility and ways to overcome key impediments. Listen in to find out how to access valuable cash insights to position your company for success.
10/18/202137 minutes, 7 seconds
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Payment Fraud: Stacking Your Defensive Line (TIS)

Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Jon Paquette, Senior Financial Solutions Expert at Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS), to discuss the concept of stacking your defensive line against payment fraud. They dive into a discussion on the importance of payment security, protection layers, points of intrusion, mitigation strategies and more. Listen in to find out how to better protect your organization against payment fraud.
10/11/202126 minutes, 18 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #47: What is an API?

What is an API? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery to discuss APIs. They discuss what they are, how they have evolved, and how they can be used in Treasury. Listen and learn a little bit about API’s.
10/7/20216 minutes, 41 seconds
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Treasury Mentors & Soft Skills

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery speaks with Lee-Ann Perkins, Assistant Treasurer of The Passionate Treasurer, on the importance of treasury mentors and soft skills. They share meaningful insights on the necessary elements of mentoring, finding a trusted advisor, becoming a lifelong learner and paying it forward. Tune in to learn how to position yourself and others for career success.
10/4/202137 minutes, 1 second
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Payment Fraud: Rules for Security (Coupa)

Host Craig Jeffery joins Rajiv Ramachandran, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy & Management, and Ahmad Sadeddin, Director of Product Management at Coupa, to discuss concepts featured in their eBook on Payment Fraud: Assessing & Responding to an Escalating Threat. Topics of discussion center around the current situation of payment fraud, the threat levels of various types of fraud, common areas of vulnerability, and rules for compliance. Listen in to learn how to protect yourself and your organization against the rise of payment fraud.
9/27/202140 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why TMS Should Be the Cornerstone of Your Treasury Transformation (GTreasury)

Host Craig Jeffery joins Ashley Pater, Chief Product Officer at GTreasury, to cover questions from their webinar on why a treasury management system (TMS) should be the cornerstone of your treasury transformation. They share valuable insights and examples on how to transition treasury operations to a modern and efficient technology stack, complete with automation and integration that allow organizations to focus on strategic tasks. Listen to find out more.  
9/20/202129 minutes, 35 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #46: What Is the SWIFT Customer Security Program?

What is the SWIFT Customer Security Program? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Founder and Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss what SWIFT CSP is and for whom it is designed.
9/16/20219 minutes, 2 seconds
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2021 B2B Payments Survey Results

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Gunita Bindra, Vice President of Product Management & Partnerships at Bottomline Technologies, to examine the 2021 Business-to-Business Payments Survey results. Topics of discussion center around shifting technologies, unique tactics and leading practices used by organizations across the payments landscape. Listen in to find out what corporations and banks are doing to optimize processes and maximize efficiency in the world of finance.  
9/13/202126 minutes, 18 seconds
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CTMfile Becoming Part of Strategic Treasurer

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Special Host Meredith Zonsius interviews Founder and Editor Jack Large of CTMfile and Founder and Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the reasons and synergies for joining forces. Listen in as they describe their new work together and what lies ahead.
9/6/202111 minutes, 5 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #45: What is PCI-DSS?

What is PCI-DSS? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss what PCI-DSS is, who needs to pay attention to it and how it can reduce the costs associated with fraud.
9/2/20216 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Democratization of Programming: Tech Impact on Treasury & Risk

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Devanshu Bhatt, Sr. Vice President and Head of Treasury & Risk Solutions at Eka Software Solutions, to discuss how technology advances are impacting all aspects of our business lives and processes. Topics of discussion center around how low-code, no-code, app-based activities within a platform mindset are changing the technology and risk world and leading us closer to the democratization of programming. Listen in to this engaging conversation to find out more.
8/30/202126 minutes, 54 seconds
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Linking Treasury to Organizational Vision

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery interviews Stephanie Villatoro, Global Officer of Treasury at International Justice Mission, on linking treasury to organizational vision. She shares an overview of her career journey to the non-profit world, the powerful mission of the International Justice Mission, and the opportunities and challenges treasury is facing today. Listen in to learn how to better position yourself for success and fulfillment in treasury.
8/23/202127 minutes, 51 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #44: What is ISO 20022?

What is ISO 20022? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss what ISO20022 is, how it's pronounced, and how it has impacted the treasury world. Listen in and learn a little bit about ISO20022.
8/19/20219 minutes, 48 seconds
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Understanding How to Network (Raines International)

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Allen Geller, Managing Director of Raines International, to discuss effective networking strategies. They discuss how to building strategic relationships and how to discover valuable insights to take your career to the next level. Listen in to this lively conversation to learn more.
8/14/202117 minutes, 39 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series – Part 22: Communication: Mars and Venus

How can you minimize the communication conflict between treasurers and controllers? On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Author Craig Jeffery continues a mix of interviews around his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter of discussion, “Communication: Mars and Venus,” explores the variety of ways the treasurer and controller see things differently. The reasons behind these differences are described and discussed, allowing for understanding between these two crucial financial players. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.
8/7/202134 minutes, 34 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #43: What is Straight-Through Processing?

On this week's Coffee Break Session, we hear from Craig and Alexa on Straight-Through Processing. What is it and what are some practical examples? Listen in to find out!
8/5/202111 minutes, 10 seconds
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Payment Transformations (SWIFT)

On this episode of the Treasury Update, Host Craig Jeffery joins Kalyani Bhatia, Head of Business Innovation for the Americas & UK Region at SWIFT, to examine payment transformations across the globe. They engage in a wide-ranging discussion covering the latest trends around payment challenges, optimizing newer technologies, enabling instant and frictionless payments, and more. Listen in to this lively discussion to learn how global banks are preparing to leverage new platforms.
7/31/202131 minutes, 4 seconds
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Modernizing AP Processing Survey Results

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Chris Clausen, Executive Director of Product Management at Deluxe Corporation, to discuss practices and plans for modernizing and automating accounts payable processes. They examine the influence of recent disruptions, the calibration of various pain points that drive change, and other motivators. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.
7/24/202143 minutes, 58 seconds
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Know Your Customer (KYC) for Corporates (SWIFT)

Why is KYC so important for corporates? Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Muriel Dewingaerden, Product Manager of KYC Compliance Services at SWIFT, to discuss KYC for corporates. They provide valuable insights on the evolution of KYC, the challenges corporates are facing today, streamlining the compliance process, KYC solutions and more. Listen in to learn how to protect your company from doing business with organizations or individuals involved in illegal activity.
7/17/202130 minutes, 30 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #42: What Is Robotic Process Automation?

On this episode of the Coffee Break Session, Host Alexa Cook talks with Craig Jeffery to discuss the key points and benefits of robotic process automation (RPA). Listen in to learn more.
7/15/20216 minutes, 17 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series – Part 21: Being a Partner, Not a Vendor

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery is interviewed on a chapter in his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter, entitled “Being a Partner, Not a Vendor,” lays the intellectual framework and reasons why treasurers must act as a business partner and use their unique strengths to support their organization’s overall success. Listen in to the conversation to learn more.
7/10/202120 minutes, 49 seconds
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Strategies for Managing Treasury (AFL Global)

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Holly Olson, Corporate Treasurer at AFL, to discuss strategies for managing treasury. Topics of discussion center around treasury operations with a view to automated payments, risk management, support of global business units, fraud prevention and more. Listen in to learn effective strategies for optimizing treasury operations around the world. To learn more about AFL, please visit www.AFLglobal.com  
7/3/202141 minutes, 30 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #41: Payment Messaging vs Payment Movements

What is payment messaging vs payment movements? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa and Craig discuss the differences and examples in this bite-size episode. Listen in to learn more.
7/1/202110 minutes, 37 seconds
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Examining an Enterprise Payment Optimization Mindset (TIS)

Host Craig Jeffery joins Jonathan Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert at Treasury Intelligence Solutions, to discuss the concept of examining an enterprise payment optimization mindset. Topics of discussion center around payment pain points, innovative technology solutions, optimizing outbound payments, leading practices and more. Listen in to find out how to achieve global connectivity across banks, systems and providers while positioning your organizations for success.
6/26/202130 minutes, 33 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series – Part 20: Envisioning Treasury in the Future

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery is interviewed on a chapter in his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter, entitled “Envisioning Treasury in the Future,” takes a look at and makes predictions about what the future holds for treasurers. It explores what is expected to remain the same and what might change across several categories. Listen in to glean some treasury insights for your journey.
6/19/202137 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #40: What Are POBO and ROBO?

What are POBO and ROBO? This week on Coffee Break Sessions, Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss how POBO and ROBO are used and how your business could benefit from implementing them. Listen to this bite-sized episode to learn more!
6/17/20215 minutes, 10 seconds
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Effective Recruiting Methods (Raines International)

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Allen Geller, Managing Director of Raines International, for valuable insights on how to best utilize recruiters to position treasurers and organizations for success. Topics of discussion center around effective recruiting methods, the importance of diversity in the workplace, strategies for placement success and more. Listen in to learn how to maximize your potential in today’s work environment.
6/12/202133 minutes, 11 seconds
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Thoughts on Technology: An Interview with Microsoft’s George Zinn (Microsoft)

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery interviews George Zinn, Microsoft’s recently retired Corporate Vice President & Treasurer. They explore his career journey in treasury, reflect on technology across several decades, and discuss his perspective on what differentiates aspiring treasurers. Listen in to this engaging conversation to find out more.
6/5/202145 minutes, 35 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor Series: Post-COVID Travel Surges for Pleasure, but Not for Work (Period 20)

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor series, Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer deliver period 20 results from the COVID-19 impact and response survey. This update reveals new kinds of trends and data around the economy, staffing, travel, organizational liquidity and more. Listen in to hear some surprising expectations reported by the treasury and finance community.
6/3/202116 minutes, 48 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #39: What Are Debits and Credits?

What are debits and credits? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss debits and credits. They define what debits and credits are and discuss how they can be viewed differently from the customer side and the accountant side. Listen in and learn a little bit about debits and credits.
6/3/20217 minutes, 25 seconds
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2021 Outlook Series: The Future of Work – Part 2 (Chick-fil-A)

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, host Craig Jeffery continues his interview with Camille Felton, Principal Team Leader of Financial Analytics & Automation at Chick-fil-A, to discuss the future of work told through data stories. Listen in to part two as they continue their lively conversation around innovative technology solutions through insightful case studies.
5/29/202129 minutes, 5 seconds
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2021 Outlook Series: The Future of Work – Part 1 (Chick-fil-A)

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, host Craig Jeffery sits down with Camille Felton, Principal Team Leader of Financial Analytics & Automation at Chick-fil-A, to discuss the future of work told through data stories. Topics of discussion center around new roles and developments at Chick-fil-A, innovative technology solutions, automation elements and insightful case studies. Listen in to this lively conversation to find out more.
5/22/202126 minutes, 49 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #38: What Are Disbursement Accounts?

What are disbursement accounts? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss disbursement accounts. They discuss what disbursement accounts are, how they are typically used, and who manages them. Listen in and learn a little bit about disbursement accounts.
5/20/20215 minutes, 19 seconds
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Research & Data Quality

Managing Director Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer is interviewed on the importance of research and data quality. He explores leading practices and debunks misinformation around surveying tools and methodologies. Specific topics covered include longitudinal data, the depth of market research, significant sample sizes, accuracy, integrity and the problem of bot attacks. Listen in to know how to recognize quality data and detect misinformation in today’s treasury environment.
5/15/202138 minutes, 37 seconds
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Banking and Treasury: Continual Redesign as a Mindset (Synovus)

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Seth Marlowe, Senior Director and Head of Treasury Strategy at Synovus, to discuss the concept of continual redesign as a mindset with a view to banking and treasury. Topics of discussion center around digitalization of receivables and payments, the future of banking, new technology solutions and more. Listen in to this conversation for valuable insights into the banking world.
5/8/202138 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #37: What Is Netting?

What is netting? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss netting. They discuss what netting is, what different types of netting there are, and some benefits of netting. Listen in and learn a little bit about netting.
5/6/20217 minutes, 42 seconds
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2021 Outlook Series - Finance Optimization: Talking Changes with Cigna

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Scott Lambert, Treasury Managing Director of Cigna, to discuss finance optimization and treasury transformation activities across the global health service company. Topics of discussion center around hybrid workflows, payment security, data optimizations projects and technology innovations. Listen in to this engaging discussion to learn more.
5/1/202125 minutes, 30 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer, Part 19 – Learning from Literature: Enjoying Your Career Journey (J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan)

On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery continues the Learning from Literature subseries featuring J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. This illustration expands upon the quote, “It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.” Listen in to learn some helpful tools, perspective and advice on how to enjoy your career journey in treasury.
4/24/202115 minutes, 59 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 18 - Losses & Fraud: What Can Keep Treasurers Awake at Night

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Author Craig Jeffery is interviewed on a chapter in his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter is called “Losses and Fraud: What Can Keep Treasurers Awake at Night.” Topics of discussion center around situations of great loss of assets and liquidity, examples of high profile fraudulent events, and guidance on how treasurers can best protect their organizations. Listen in and enjoy this popular series.
4/17/202126 minutes, 3 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #36: What Are Collection Accounts?

What are collection accounts? On this episode of the Coffee Break Sessions, Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery. They discuss what treasury needs to know about collection accounts, including what they are used for and who typically manages them. Listen in and learn a little bit about collection accounts.
4/15/20216 minutes, 2 seconds
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Fintech Analyst Report Series – Part 3: Supply Chain Finance & Cash Conversion Cycle Solutions

In this final segment of Strategic Treasurer’s Fintech Analyst Report Series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius joins Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss key takeaways from the Supply Chain Finance & Cash Conversion Cycle Solutions report. Topics of discussion center around factors that affect and drive supply chain finance, today’s challenges and solutions, leading practices and more. Listen in to the conversation and enjoy the entire series.
4/10/202128 minutes, 2 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor: One-Year Milestone - #20

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius joins Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer to discuss period nineteen results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. With a full year’s worth of data reported, they continue their discussions on the current state of recovery with a view to economic, health and social developments. Listen in to learn the major factors impacting treasury and finance organizations today.  
4/6/202113 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fintech Analyst Report Series – Part 2: Treasury Aggregator

In this second segment of Strategic Treasurer’s Fintech Analyst Report Series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius sits down with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss key takeaways from the 2020 Treasury Aggregator Analyst Report. They cover the pain points driving this technology, bank connectivity solutions, leading practices and more. Listen in to the discussion and enjoy the entire series.
4/3/202122 minutes, 16 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor: One-Year Milestone - #20

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius joins Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer to discuss period nineteen results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. With a full year’s worth of data reported, they continue their discussions on the current state of recovery with a view to economic, health and social developments. Listen in to learn the major factors impacting treasury and finance organizations today.  
4/2/20210
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Coffee Break Session #35: What Are Header Accounts?

What are header accounts? On this brief episode of the Coffee Break Sessions, Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery. They discuss what treasury needs to know about header accounts, including what they are used for and how they differ from concentration accounts. Listen in and learn a little bit about header accounts.
4/1/20217 minutes, 40 seconds
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Fintech Analyst Report Series – Part 1: Treasury & Risk Management Systems

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Strategic Treasurer kicks off a 3-part podcast series on its Fintech Analyst Reports, revealing the latest developments and trends around new treasury and finance technology. Listen in to Part 1 as Managing Partner Craig Jeffery explores Treasury and Risk Management Systems. Download the report here
3/27/202126 minutes, 29 seconds
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2021 Outlook Series – Part 2: Treasury’s Support of the Business (Ferguson/DaCosta)

Host Craig Jeffery continues the 2021 Outlook series with Royston Da Costa, Assistant Group Treasurer at Ferguson plc, in Part 2: Treasury’s Support of the Business. Topics of discussion center around liquidity during the depths of the pandemic and throughout the recovery, as well as key success factors to help navigate potential changes in the year ahead. Listen in to find out more.
3/20/202124 minutes, 6 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #34: What Are Concentration Accounts?

What are concentration accounts? On this episode of the Coffee Break Sessions, Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery. They discuss the main purpose of concentration accounts, their benefits, how many you should have, and whether there is any risk in using them. Listen in and learn a little bit about concentration accounts.
3/18/20219 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Book of Alternative Data with Saeed Amen

On this special edition of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery interviews author Saeed Amen on The Book of Alternative Data. They discuss methodologies and processes of leveraging non-traditional information sources in the context of investing, risk management and more. Listen in to learn the various uses of alternative data and how it can help you and your organization make better decisions.
3/13/202122 minutes, 42 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series: Part 17 - Process vs. Silo View

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, author Craig Jeffery is interviewed on a chapter in his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter is called “Process vs. Silo View” and covers vital treasury concepts around process efficiency, risk management and careful business advice. Listen in to learn successful treasury principles that will help equip you on your journey. Win a signed copy of the book! Enter our book giveaway here until March 19, 2021 11:59PM EDT: http://ow.ly/dyYM50DVfln
3/6/202120 minutes, 18 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #33: What Are Operating Accounts?

What are operating accounts? Join Host Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery, Founder and Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, as they discuss what operating accounts are and who will be using them.
3/4/20215 minutes, 31 seconds
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2021 Treasury Fraud and Controls Survey Implications

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Omri Kletter, Vice President of Fraud and Financial Crime at Bottomline, to discuss the results from the 2021 Treasury Fraud & Controls survey. This annual survey evaluates the current and projected impact of fraud on the finance and treasury environment. Practitioners from a broad range of industries are polled on their experiences with fraud and on the range of controls, safeguards and security practices employed to protect their financial assets and information. Listen in to this insightful conversation to learn about the results.
2/27/202135 minutes, 6 seconds
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2021 Outlook Series: Treasury’s Speed of Change

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Royston Da Costa, Assistant Group Treasurer at Ferguson plc, for a wide-ranging discussion around physical and virtual learning environments, seismic shifts in technology and processes, escalating cyberattacks, and the drive towards greater transparency in today’s treasury environment. Listen in to hear about treasury’s speed of change in the year ahead.
2/20/202138 minutes, 1 second
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Coffee Break Session #32: What Are Intercompany Loans?

What are intercompany loans? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to consider what treasury needs to know about intercompany loans. They cover what intercompany loans are and discuss how they are typically used. Listen in and learn a little bit about intercompany loans.
2/18/20219 minutes, 26 seconds
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TMS Toolkit Series - Implementation: Pitfalls to Avoid

Host Craig Jeffery joins Mathilde Sanson, Chief Customer Officer of GTreasury, to discuss the final eBook of the TMS Toolkit Series, entitled Implementation: Pitfalls to Avoid. They consider this last hurdle organizations face in their journey to a new treasury management system and discuss the best way to ensure success – understanding the most common pitfalls and knowing the strategies to avoid them. Listen in to learn the tools you and your organization need to successfully implement a new technology solution. Download TMS Toolkit eBook series here: http://ow.ly/CY2y50DABtF
2/14/202128 minutes, 58 seconds
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TMS Toolkit Series - Implementation: Pitfalls to Avoid

Host Craig Jeffery joins Mathilde Sanson, Chief Customer Officer of GTreasury, to discuss the final eBook of the TMS Toolkit Series, entitled Implementation: Pitfalls to Avoid. They consider this last hurdle organizations face in their journey to a new treasury management system and discuss the best way to ensure success – understanding the most common pitfalls and knowing the strategies to avoid them. Listen in to learn the tools you and your organization need to successfully implement a new technology solution.
2/13/20210
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2021 Outlook Series – Diving into the Deep End: Talking Technology While Considering Financial Exposures

Host Craig Jeffery kicks off the 2021 Outlook series featuring interviews with treasury experts about their expectations, projections and insights for the year ahead. On this episode, he sits down with Todd Yoder, Global Director of Treasury at Fluor Corporation, for an in-depth conversation on technology, financial exposures companies are facing today, and their impact on treasury groups. Listen in and enjoy the entire series.
2/6/202139 minutes, 58 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor: Vaccines Result in Positive Outlook (Period 18)

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor series, Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer explore period eighteen’s results from the COVID-19 impact and response survey. This new data reveals how the news of vaccines resulted in a positive outlook across medical, economic and social fronts. It also covers shifts to top concerns, expectations on a global lockdown, and voluntary staff leave trends. Listen in to this important update reported by the treasury and finance community.
2/4/202114 minutes, 19 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #31: What Are Days Payables/Days Receivables?

What are days payables and days receivables? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, to discuss this topic. They cover what days payables and days receivables are, why they are both important, and why treasury should care about them. Listen in and learn a little bit about days payables and days receivables.
2/4/20215 minutes, 39 seconds
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Learning from Literature: The Not-to-Do List and the To-Do List.

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery continues the Learning from Literature sub-series, this week showcasing Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken.” This illustration covers the opportunistic situations treasurers can take advantage of, as well as intentional directions with a view to career choices and approaches to life and tasks. Listen in on how to make choices that lead you to the road of success.
1/30/202111 minutes, 28 seconds
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Understanding, Measuring and Managing Risk

Host Craig Jeffery joins Tony Krabill, Assistant Treasurer at Greif, for a conversation on understanding, measuring, and managing financial risk. This wide-ranging discussion covers the foundational elements of risk, including various types of exposures, organizational approaches, measurement and management methods, and effective hedging concepts. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.
1/23/202140 minutes, 58 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #30: What Is a Lockbox?

What is a lockbox? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss what treasurers need to know about lockboxes. They cover what lockboxes are, how they differ in form, and why companies typically use lockboxes. Listen in and learn a little bit about lockboxes.
1/21/20218 minutes, 11 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series – Part 15: Use Momentum. Challenge Linear Thinking.

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery continues the Learning from Literature sub-series, showcasing Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Farmer Boy. This illustration covers creative ways to use momentum and challenge linear thinking with view to treasury processes and general life lessons. Listen in and enjoy the entire series.
1/16/202112 minutes, 28 seconds
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2020 Treasury Perspectives Survey Implications

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Tom Gregory, Senior Vice President and Head of Treasury Management Sales at TD Bank, to discuss the findings from the 2020 Treasury Perspectives survey. For the third year running, this annual study polls treasury and finance professionals on their views regarding the economy, technology, industry innovation, and regulation to better understand top challenges and opportunities in the marketplace. Listen in to this insightful conversation to learn more.
1/9/202126 minutes, 28 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #29: What Is a Payment Hub?

What is a payment hub? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, to discuss what treasurers need to know about payment hubs. They cover what payment hubs are, how they differ from other technologies, and some of the ways treasury can benefit from using them. Listen in and learn a little bit about payment hubs.
1/7/202111 minutes
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2020 B2B Payments Survey Implications

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Brian Greehan, Senior Vice President of Channel and Network Success at Bottomline Technologies, to examine survey results around shifting technologies, strategies, and practices used by organizations across the Business-to-Business (B2B) payments landscape.   They discuss the overall payments complexity and challenges being experienced by practitioners within the treasury and finance environment, and unique solutions and tactics employed by organizations to optimize payment processes and maximize efficiency. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.
1/2/202122 minutes, 45 seconds
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2020 AFP Technology Panel Discussion

On this special episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Strategic Treasurer features its panel discussion on technology from the 2020 AFP Virtual Conference. Moderator Tom Gregory of TD Bank interviews Todd Yoder of Fluor Corporation, James Lock of J.P. Morgan Chase, Dr. Wolfgang Kalthoff of Coupa, and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the value of new technology and its potential future place in treasury management. Listen in to this lively panel discussion on how modern-day technology is transforming the way treasury and finance organizations do business.
12/26/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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2020 Treasury in Review

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Special Host Meredith Zonsius interviews Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, on the 2020 year in review. As the new year approaches, they take a look back on treasury topics and trends amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss the implications of activities to combat the virus that wreaked havoc earlier in the year for most areas of the economy and cover some elements of recovery while looking ahead to 2021. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.
12/19/202018 minutes, 29 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #28: What is Benchmarking?

What is benchmarking? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss benchmarking. They discuss what benchmarking is, who uses benchmarking and how it is applied to treasury’s. Listen in and learn a little bit about benchmarking.
12/17/202010 minutes
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Payment Fraud: Assessing and Responding to an Escalating Threat - An Executive Guide Audiobook

To view the charts and graphics please download the digital Ebook here: https://strategictreasurer.com/payment-fraud-ebook/ On this special episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery narrates from Strategic Treasurer’s executive guide eBook, underwritten by Bellin, on Payment Fraud. With fraud on the rise and payment processes scattered throughout different departments, a treasurer must function as the ‘superintendent’ of payment security, overseeing the policies, controls, and practices others are putting into action. This eBook is intended to help treasury understand and fill that role most effectively by covering the current situation, the threat levels of various types of fraud, common areas of vulnerability, and frameworks and tactics for constructing a solid defense. Listen in to find out more.
12/12/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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Changing Expectations in Foreign Exchange

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Ron Vodicka, Corporate FX Dealer at XE, and Steve Johnson, CFO at PMI Foods, to discuss the changing expectations in foreign exchange amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion include market volatility through foreign exchange and hedging, supply chain and operational disruptions, currency exposure and risk management, and the vitality of adaptability and relationships. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.
12/5/202050 minutes, 40 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor Series: Voluntary Staff Leave Surprise - #18

Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer explore period seventeen’s results from the COVID-19 impact and response survey. This new data reveals surprising shifts in voluntary staff departures and a three-way tie in top concerns including staff safety protocols, access to adequate liquidity, and direct financial impact to businesses. Listen in on the latest economic and health outlook updates reported by the treasury and finance community.  
12/3/202012 minutes, 39 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #27: How to Address Global Financial Risk?

This week on the TUP Coffee Break Sessions we continue our conversation on Global Financial Risk. Listen in as Alexa Cook and Stephanie Villatoro take closer look at Natural Hedging, Commodity Risk and the changes we've seen through 2020.
12/3/202010 minutes, 33 seconds
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2020 AFP Payments Panel Discussion: Developments and Future Look

On this special episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Strategic Treasurer features its panel discussion on payments from the 2020 AFP Virtual Conference. Moderator Dave Robertson, Managing Director of Deluxe Corporation, interviews Doug Cranston of Bottomline Technologies, Sylvia Rodee of Fifth Third Bank, Leigh Moore of Visa, and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on new payment channels and types across the world. Listen in to this lively panel discussion and debate on technology developments, issues, and predictions around payments.
11/28/202037 minutes, 54 seconds
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Implications of Federal Reserve Actions for Investing and Borrowing

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Host Craig Jeffery meets with Joe Dodi, Vice President and Treasurer at Health Partners Plans, to discuss the implications of the Federal Reserve’s actions for investing and borrowing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion center around operational and financial changes with a focus on short-term investments, market shifts and bank agreements. Listen in to this insightful conversation to find out more.
11/21/202028 minutes
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Coffee Break Session #26: What Is Global Financial Risk?

What is global financial risk? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss global financial risk. They discuss what global financial risk can look like, giving insight into what treasurers can expect to see. Listen in and learn a little bit about global financial risk.
11/19/202010 minutes, 50 seconds
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2020 AFP Security Panel Discussion: Protecting the Payments Process

On this special episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Strategic Treasurer features its 2020 Fintech Hotseat Security Panel discussion from the AFP Virtual Conference. Moderator Doug Hartsema, Managing Partner of the Hartsema Group, interviews Chris Gerda, Risk and Fraud Prevention Officer of Bottomline; Scott Lambert, Treasury Managing Director of Cigna; Mohammed Al-Zraiqat, Sr. Financial Crime and Fraud Manager of Bottomline; and Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer. The questions they explore include the following: What is causing the greatest amount of concern now, and what will supplant that in the future? What mindset changes and activity shifts are required? What are the right security roles, and how can they properly collaborate? What steps must treasury take to continually improve payment security? Listen in to this important conversation on protecting the payments process.
11/14/202052 minutes, 23 seconds
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Stories from the Front Series: When the Going Gets Tough, Relationships Matter

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Host Craig Jeffery speaks with Dr. Kathy King-Griswold, Associate Treasurer and Director of Treasury Operations & Compliance at the University of Rochester, on her personal journey navigating treasury challenges and opportunities amid the COVID-19 crisis. They explore the importance of relationships during disruptive events, the management of capital when income sources are severely impacted, challenges around remote work and technology, and more. Listen in to this insightful conversation.
11/7/202030 minutes, 35 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #25: What Is Global Expansion?

What is global expansion? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss what global expansion is and the implications it has for treasury. They discuss some considerations for treasury to keep in mind when expanding globally and cover relevant differences between countries. Listen in and learn a little bit about global expansion.
11/5/20209 minutes, 52 seconds
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Stories from the Front Series: Accelerating Towards the Future State with Leading Processes

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Host Craig Jeffery joins Jonathan Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert, and Kevin Rice, Sr. Customer Success Manager of Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS), to discuss accelerating towards the future state with leading processes. The discussion centers around learning from challenges through customer case study examples showcasing global logistics and manufacturing companies, leading practices for addressing resource restrictions and technology roadblocks, and key insights for effectively assessing and implementing processes across various projects. Listen in to this engaging conversation to find out more.
10/31/202029 minutes, 25 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor Podcast Series: Optimism and Concerns - #17

Special Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on period sixteen’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new iteration of the micro-survey showcases both optimism and concerns reported by treasury and finance professionals. Topics of discussion center around organizational liquidity, today’s economic and health positions, upcoming elections and more. Listen in on the latest results and stay tuned as we continue to monitor the global state of recovery.
10/29/202011 minutes, 46 seconds
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Stories from the Front Series: Adaptation of Higher Education

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Host Craig Jeffery joins Timothy Hesler, Assistant Treasurer of the Global Banking, Cash Management and Treasury Operations group at New York University, to discuss the adaptation of higher education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion center around transitioning to the work-from-home environment and its impact on treasury and performance, responding to cyber fraud escalations, navigating technology challenges, and more. Listen in and learn how to adapt and seize opportunities during crisis situations.
10/24/202032 minutes, 8 seconds
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Modernizing AP/AR Processing Survey Implications - #119

Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer Craig Jeffery meets with Managing Director of Deluxe Corporation Dave Robertson to discuss the 2020 Modernizing AP/AR Processing Survey results. They examine the mindset shifts and key findings around the influence of recent disruptions, calibration of various pain points that drive change, and other motivators to upgrade AP/AR processes. Listen in to find out more.
10/17/202030 minutes, 33 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #24: What Is Bank Account Management?

What is Bank Account Management? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss what Bank Account Management (BAM) is. They cover some of the key elements of BAM and how it can vary across the globe. Listen in and learn a little bit about Bank Account Management.
10/15/202016 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stories from the Front Series: Finance as a Strategic Partner

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Host Craig Jeffery joins Anita Mehra, Vice President of Global Financial Services at Microsoft, to discuss finance as a strategic partner amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. They explore ways to support customers and key partners in the most critical times, innovative approaches for business and personal growth, recommendations to ensure adaptability and resilience across organizations, and key learning points for finance and treasury leaders. Listen in to find out how to position yourself and your company for success in critical times.
10/10/202021 minutes, 34 seconds
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Stories from the Front Series: Escalating Fraud Attacks

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Craig Jeffery speaks with Corporate Payment Expert Nithai Barzam, Chief Operating Officer at nsKnox on escalating fraud attacks amid the global pandemic. Topics of discussion center around cybersecurity for payments and financials, fraud tactics and trends, system and infrastructure vulnerabilities, and advanced solutions to verify suppliers and prevent payment fraud. Listen in to know how to protect yourself and your organization from cybercriminals.
10/3/202024 minutes, 46 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor Podcast Series: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back, and Two Steps Sideways - #15

Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer explore the new release of period fifteen’s COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This monthly update centers around the steady improvement of organizational liquidity, escalation of cyberfraud, changes to top concerns, and the current outlook on health and the economy. Listen in to learn the major factors impacting treasury and finance organizations today.
10/1/20208 minutes, 57 seconds
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Coffee Break Session #23: What Is Open Treasury?

What is open treasury? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss the foundational elements of open treasury. They explore the purpose behind it, how it can be leveraged, and why it is important. Listen in to learn a bit about open treasury.
10/1/202010 minutes, 9 seconds
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Learning from Literature: Measurements. Lewis Carroll - Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 14

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Host Craig Jeffery continues the Learning from Literature subseries expanding upon Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. This illustration focuses on measurements with view to benchmarks, standards of good corporate conduct, and world-class practices. Listen in to learn how to successfully set measurements through the lens of literature.  
9/26/202016 minutes, 48 seconds
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Stories from the Front Series: Pandemic Impact on Payments

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, The Treasury Update Podcast Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Doug King, Payments Risk Expert at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on payments. Topics of discussion center around consumer behavior, fraud tactics and trends, and response measures to mitigate and recover data breaches. Listen in to this candid conversation to find out more. Read the Take on Payments blog here.
9/19/202047 minutes, 52 seconds
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What Is Mobile Device Management? - Coffee Break Session #22

What is mobile device management? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss the foundational elements of mobile device management. They share insights on how it can be positively leveraged and why it’s important to treasury. Listen in to this bitesize conversation to learn more.
9/17/20207 minutes, 12 seconds
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Stories from the Front Series: The Cloud, Relationships and Staying Connected

On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Host Craig Jeffery joins Lena Pennington, Director of Sales Engineering at Bellin and Lee-Ann Perkins, Assistant Treasurer at ION Geophysical to discuss how they successfully managed through the onset of the COVID-19 disruption. They share valuable insights and effective strategies around working from home, relationship management, liquidity planning, technology solutions and more. Listen in to find out how you and your organization can stay resilient and seize opportunities on the path to recovery.
9/12/202027 minutes, 17 seconds
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Learning from Literature: Setting Your Destination. Lewis Carroll - Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 13

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery continues the Learning from Literature sub-series showcasing Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. This illustration covers leadership principles and tactics on how to properly set your destination by taking purposeful action in the short and long view. Listen in to learn how to successfully set and reach your destination.
9/5/202018 minutes, 43 seconds
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Back Towards Happiness: Global Recovery Monitor Series - #15

Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer reveal this months results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new release shines a positive light on economic and health viewpoints. Top headlines include end-of-year job situations by industry, AR changes, outlook on liquidity positions, economic recovery estimates, and more. Listen in to find out how finance and treasury organizations are weighing in on the global state of recovery.    
9/3/202010 minutes, 30 seconds
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What Are Global & Emerging Payment Types? - Coffee Break Session #21

Tune in as Alexa Cook sits down with Stephanie Villatoro to continue the discussion on Payments. What are Global & Emerging Payment Types? Listen in to learn more!
9/3/202012 minutes, 23 seconds
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Stories from the Front Series: The Oil and Gas Industry

The Treasury Update Podcast host Craig Jeffery kicks off a new series featuring interviews with treasury and finance leaders exploring: challenging situations; fresh ideas, innovative approaches, case studies and recommendations from senior treasury practitioners. These stories from the front provide a transparent look at various industries and challenging situations that provide insights and wisdom to help guide the profession into a proper mindset and approach as we continue the path of recovery.   On this first episode of the Stories from the Front series, he interviews LeeAnn Perkins, Assistant Treasurer at ION Geophysical to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the oil and gas industry at large and her story of how they are navigating this disruptive event. Listen in to this conversation and learn some valuable lessons and useful insights.  
8/29/202035 minutes, 50 seconds
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Learning from Literature: Thinking & Analysis. A. A. Milne - Becoming a Treasurer Series Part 12

 What can Winnie-the-Pooh teach us about treasury? On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Host Craig Jeffery continues the Learning from Literature subseries showcasing English author A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh character. This thinking and analysis session covers concrete examples of persevering, focusing and being thoughtful while overcoming the bumps on your journey. Listen in to this engaging conversation to find out some tools for success on becoming a treasurer.  
8/22/202021 minutes, 34 seconds
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What is a Treasurer? - Coffee Break Session #20

What is a treasurer? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook talks with colleague Melody Hart, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer to discuss the profession of a treasurer. Learn what is common for treasurer’s to do, some pathways to become a treasurer and more around their important role. Listen in and learn a little bit about treasurers.  
8/20/202015 minutes, 20 seconds
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Learning from Literature: Risk. Robert Frost - Becoming a Treasurer Series Part 11 - #110

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer Series, Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer kicks off a sub-series called “Learning From Literature”. He showcases Robert Frost's poem The Door in the Dark as a metaphor to discuss the lessons of risks. Listen in as he shares how treasury professionals can increase visibility as disruptive events arise on their way to success.
8/15/202015 minutes, 51 seconds
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Treasury Career Changes with Mike Richards - #109

Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Mike Richards, Managing Director at The Treasury Recruitment Company and Founder & Host of The Treasury Career Corner. They discuss treasury career changes amid COVID-19 and bring to light the current situation on treasury positions across the globe. Topics of discussion include the changing dimensions of work, career mobility and the work from home environment, the outlook on job recruitment, and key findings and trends from the ongoing global treasury salary survey. Listen in to this informative and engaging conversation to find out more.
8/8/202043 minutes, 8 seconds
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Are You Sitting Down? - Global Recovery Monitor Series: #14

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor Series, Host Meredith Zonsius joins Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the thirteenth period results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new iteration of the micro-survey reflects how respondents feel about their organization’s outlook on health and economic positions during today’s global state of recovery. They reveal exclusive data on top concerns around work from home challenges, views on revenue levels, organizational outlook on liquidity positions, time estimates for health and financial normalcy, and more. Listen in to this brief discussion to find out how treasury and finance organizations are being impacted and what to expect next.
8/6/202011 minutes, 34 seconds
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What are Alternative Payment Types? - Coffee Break Session #19

What are Alternative Payment Types? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss Alternative Payment Types.  They discuss the what some different types of Alternative Payments are, how alternative payment types have evolved and how some alternative payment types are being used.  Listen in and learn a little bit about Alternative Payment Types.
8/6/20208 minutes, 13 seconds
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The New Reality of Analytics and Compliance - #108

Compliance and security matters are escalating in today’s business environment. Host Craig Jeffery talks with Scott Lambert, Treasury Managing Director of Cigna on updating treasury organizations to reflect the new reality of analytics and compliance. Topics of discussion center around payment hub as a leading practice, compliance role in treasury, improving payment security, data management and more. Listen into this insightful discussion to find out how to take your treasury group to the next level of success in today’s business environment.  
8/1/202031 minutes, 31 seconds
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Responsibility Over Payment Security - Becoming a Treasurer: Part 10 - #107

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius has a timely conversation with Craig Jeffery about the vital component of the treasurer’s responsibility over payment security. They kick off the discussion with an explanation of payment security and cover various elements including the role of the treasurer across different types of security platforms, payment processes, security training, system audits, banking frameworks and more. Listen in as they explore successful methods to help equip the new treasurer on their ongoing journey.
7/25/202030 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Rise and Fall of Carry: Author Interview 2020 - #106

On this special edition of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery interviews coauthor Kevin Coldiron on the book, The Rise of Carry: The Dangerous Consequences of Volatility Suppression and the New Financial Order of Decaying Growth and Recurring Crisis. Coldiron provides examples of and arguments that explain how the use of carry trades and the impact that excessive financial backstopping of natural volatility invariably creates greater volatility for all market participants and the global economy. This rapid growth of carry trades will inevitably lead to faster and deeper corrections that reflect an increasingly distorted market. Listen in as they discuss the concept of carry and its historical and looming consequences.
7/18/202042 minutes, 51 seconds
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Coffee Break Session: What are KPIs? - #18

What are KPIs? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Melody Hart, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss key performance indicators. They dive into the meaning and elements of KPIs and how they are typically used across organizations today. Listen in and learn a little bit about KPIs.
7/16/202010 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Dialog on Cybersecurity with Ferguson plc - #105

Host Craig Jeffery has a crucial conversation with Royston Da Costa of Ferguson plc on how cybersecurity has escalated in importance over the past few years as criminals have become more automated, persistent and patient with larger financial payouts for their crimes. They debate questions such as: Does technology make us more or less susceptible to fraud? Should companies make treasury responsible for payment processes? How should we view security in light of escalating attacks amid COVID-19 and today’s work from home environment? Listen in to this insightful and timely dialog on cybersecurity.
7/11/202038 minutes, 25 seconds
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Work from Home Challenges: Beginning to Return to the Office: Global Recovery Monitor Series (Period 12) - #13

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor Podcast Series, Host Meredith Zonsius catches up with Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the 12th period results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. Top headlines include significant challenges in the work from home environment, vendor payments slowing down, organizational outlook on liquidity positions, economic improvements, and health and financial normalcy. Listen in to this brief update as key findings are revealed on today’s global state of recovery.
7/9/202010 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wirecard: What Treasury Groups Must Learn - #104

Wirecard made financial and international news recently. Through an audit, it was uncovered that 1.9B Euro ($2.1B USD) was missing and then determined to have never existed. Special Host Meredith Zonsius interviews the author of The Strategic Treasurer:  A Partnership for Corporate Growth Craig Jeffery on the Wirecard scandal. They discuss what led to this event, the early warning signs, and what treasury groups and C-Suite executives should learn from this situation. Listen in to this critical conversation to learn how to protect yourself and your organization against financial scrutiny.
7/4/202016 minutes, 46 seconds
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Coffee Break Session: What are Common Payment Types? - #17

What are common payment types? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook talks with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer to discuss the foundational elements of common payment types. They cover how these payment types have changed over the last few decades, the various shifts taking place across the corporate’s use of them today, and more. Tune in to this bitesize conversation to learn more.
7/2/20208 minutes, 55 seconds
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Continuous Learning in the Age of COVID-19: Real Learning through Virtual Conferences - #103

The need for continuous learning remains critically important for treasury and finance leaders today. Host Craig Jeffery interviews Ernie Humphrey of Treasury Webinars on how virtual learning and networking is shifting in an era of social distancing with view to COVID-19. They explore what works the same, what works better and where are the gaps. Listen in to find out more on the latest developments in the virtual event space and the upcoming virtual forum, Treasury & Finance in the Next Normal.
6/27/202021 minutes, 55 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor Series - Signs of Improvements: Getting Back to Work - #12

Series Host Meredith Zonsius talks with Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the 11th period results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This refreshing update focuses on signs of improvement with view to getting back to work. Topics of discussion also cover how treasury and finance professionals feel about their organization’s outlook on liquidity positions, economic improvements, time estimates for health and financial normalcy, and more. Listen in on this informative discussion on the global recovery and stay tuned in the weeks ahead.
6/25/202010 minutes, 28 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Part 9: Risk Management Concepts - #102

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, on both the conceptual and technical side to risk management. They explore key concepts and principles that will help organize your approach and actions to better protect your organization and its cash flow and assets. Listen in to this insightful discussion to learn more.
6/20/202021 minutes, 8 seconds
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Coffee Break Session: What is Debt Compliance? - #16

What is debt compliance? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook meets up with Senior Consultant Melody Hart of Strategic Treasurer Senior Consultant to discuss the foundational elements of debt compliance. They describe what debt compliance means in various terms and cover compliance ratios and compliance reporting. Listen in and learn a little bit about debt compliance.
6/18/202010 minutes, 46 seconds
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Technology: Experimentation and Perspectives - #101

Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Todd Yoder, Global Director of Treasury at Fluor Corporation to discuss the experimentation and perspectives on newer technology. They take a closer look at how artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies including RPA, machine learning, and other applications are being leveraged to add profitable value to treasury today. Listen in to this insightful discussion to find out more.
6/13/202023 minutes, 38 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor Series: Signs of Improvements: AR, Orders & Liquidity - #11

Series Host Meredith Zonsius talks with Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the 10th period results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. They cover insightful results from the micro-survey revealing signs of improvements with view to organizational liquidity, AR, orders, and economic shifts around the globe. Listen in to the discussion to find out what’s happening with recovery today and the weeks ahead.
6/11/202011 minutes, 55 seconds
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Foundational Visibility: Seeing is Knowing - #100

On this 100th episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Jon Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert at Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS) to discuss the concept and imperative nature around foundational visibility in disruptive times. They share valuable insights on cashflow requirements, cash visibility, eliminating blind spots, good corporate conduct and more. Listen to this timely conversation to see why visibility is the driver in any good decision making in treasury today.
6/6/202027 minutes, 27 seconds
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Coffee Break Session: What is a blob? - #15

Our Coffee Break Session Host, Alexa Cook, catches up with Craig Jeffery to discuss what treasury executives need to know about blobs. They also talk through the differences between a blob and other forms of data storage.  Listen in and learn a little bit about blobs!
6/4/20209 minutes, 35 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Part 8: Being Intentional with Technology - #99

Technology is a key tool in all areas of finance - treasury is no exception. On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Special host Meredith Zonsius talks with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer on being intentional with technology. They discuss what technology matters in today’s environment for existing and new treasurers, key disciplines to keep current on the latest developments, how to position yourself for success and more. Listen in as they explore some perspectives and actions you will want to understand and undertake as you continue your journey to becoming a treasurer.
5/30/202022 minutes, 44 seconds
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Global Recovery Monitor Series: Staff Safety Concerns Rise - #10

Series Host Meredith Zonsius meets up with Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the ninth period’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. As the world transitions out of crisis to recovery, they provide rapid exploration and response reporting on major factors impacting treasury and finance organizations today. Listen in and learn about the significant economic improvements and new developments with view to staffing, finance projects, liquidity positions and more. Tune in biweekly as we continue to monitor the situation so that together we can best support our industry.
5/28/202012 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Treasurer Map: Plan the Work and Work the Plan! - #98

Host Craig Jeffery joins Lee-Ann Perkins, Assistant Treasurer at ION Geophysical to discuss what treasury professionals can do to prepare and manage through challenging times. They share profitable insights on how to design a “treasurer map”, a robust and tested plan to help navigate through uncharted waters while staying the course to meet fixed deliverables. Listen in to the discussion to find out how to plan the work and work the plan.
5/23/202032 minutes, 29 seconds
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Coffee Break Session - What are Debt Instruments? - #14

What are debt instruments? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Senior Consultant, Melody Hart to discuss a high-level overview of debt instruments. They define debt instruments, its counterparties and different considerations for debt. Tune in and learn a little bit about debt instruments.
5/21/202010 minutes, 38 seconds
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Go Strategic with Planning: Cadence and Structure - #97

On part 7 of the #GoStrategic series, special host Meredith Zonsius speaks with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on staying radically focused with a cadence and structure around planning and accomplishment. They explore leading  practices for long-term planning, understanding cycles (similar to sprints for those indoctrinated in Agile), discipline methodologies for development and growth, having an intentional mindset to successfully manage projects during a crisis, and more. Listen in to find out how to help move yourself and your organization to the next level of accomplishment and focus.  
5/16/202019 minutes, 22 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor Series: Transitioning out of Crisis - #09

Episode Host Alexa Cook checks in with Craig Jeffery on the eighth week’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. They discuss the shift from crisis to recovery. Listen in to find out how treasury and finance professionals are making this transition.
5/14/202011 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tales from the Front: COVID-19 Impact on the Hospitality Industry - #96

Treasury Update Podcast host Craig Jeffery talks with Maria D'Alessandro, Executive VP and CFO at Hospitality Ventures Management on the hospitality industry in light of the COVID-19 shutdown. They discuss the rapidity of how this disruption unfolded and impacted the business in days. The crisis immediately altered all of the key results and measurements in the hotel business and forced many changes that were both hard and necessary to ensure the organization could survive and recover when the crisis passed. The conversation touches on financial statements, employee impacts, new risks, regulation changes and even opportunities. Listen in to this frank discussion to gain insights for managing risks and responding to immediate threats whatever industry you are in.
5/9/202032 minutes, 25 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor Series: Improving Situation - #08

Series Host Meredith Zonsius checks in with Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the seventh week’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. They discuss an improved economic outlook, continued concerns around health, and how organizations are shifting their priorities. Listen in to find out how treasury and finance professionals are weighing in as the situation unfolds.
5/7/20208 minutes, 19 seconds
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Coffee Break Session: What is a Business Continuity Plan? - #13

What is a business continuity plan? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook joins co-consultant Melody Hart to cover this topic in a bitesize conversation. They define what it is and why it’s important to have them in a number of scenarios. Listen in and learn a little bit about business continuity plans.
5/7/20209 minutes, 19 seconds
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#GoStrategic Series: Go Strategic with External Relationships - #95

On part 6 of the #GoStrategic series, Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Debbi Denison, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer on going strategic with external relationships. This engaging discussion covers key external relationships that treasury needs to care about, how relationships vary across different types of organizations, and what is required for relationship management to be strategic. Listen in on the discussion and enjoy the entire series.
5/2/202040 minutes, 25 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor Series: More Daylight but Health Issue Extends - #07

Series Host Meredith Zonsius checks in with Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the sixth week’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. These new results cover the new shifts on economic and health issues, what’s happening with finance projects involving tech firms and banks, the mindset on liquidity positions, and more. Listen in to this brief discussion as treasury and finance professionals weigh in during these shifting times.
4/30/20208 minutes, 26 seconds
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Being a Treasury Learner with Focus and Humility - #94

Host Craig Jeffery interviews Todd Yoder, Global Treasury Head of Derivatives & Hedging Capital Management & Technology Strategy at Fluor Corporation on being a treasury learner. With the approach of focus and humility as a way to deepen knowledge, they share effective learning techniques and tactical ways to achieve success as a treasurer in today’s shifting environment. Listen in to the discussion to learn more. To learn more about Todd Yoder’s career background, please tune-in to the Treasury Career Corner Podcast:  https://podcast.app/forging-ahead-in-treasury-with-todd-yoder-e82426613/
4/25/202021 minutes, 53 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor Series: Still Stormy with Signs of Daylight - #06

Series Host Meredith Zonsius catches up with Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the fifth week’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new iteration of the micro-survey focuses on reopening the economy and lifting the lockdown from a health, medical and economic standpoint. Listen in on this week’s results from treasury and finance professionals as we continue to monitor the situation.
4/23/20208 minutes, 15 seconds
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2020 Outlook Series: How the COVID Crisis is Reshaping and Accelerating Regulations and Compliance - #93

On this episode of the 2020 Outlook series, Craig Jeffery talks with Tom Leitch, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Ian McNaughton, Head of Product UK, at TreasuryXpress to discuss how the COVID crisis is reshaping and accelerating regulations and compliance. This wide-range discussion covers the top regulatory challenges with a focus on open banking, KYC solutions, corporate initiatives, LIBOR replacement, the impact of COVID-19 and more. Listen in to find out how rapid changes are driving innovations and how tech must rise to the challenge for the greater good in turbulent times.
4/18/202033 minutes, 57 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor Series: Economic Distancing and Lockdown Length - #5

Special Host Meredith Zonsius talks with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery and Consultant Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the fourth week of results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new wave of responses from treasury and finance professionals reveal major issues impacting our industry this week around changes to investing allocations, hedging activities with view to exposure to foreign currency, economic outlook and more. Listen in to this concise discussion to understand how our industry is responding in turbulent times amid the pandemic.
4/16/20208 minutes, 8 seconds
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What is a Data Lake? - Coffee Break Session #12

What is a data lake? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook joins a Zoom meeting with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss data lakes. They provide an overview of data lakes and describe its different uses. Tune in and learn a little bit about data lakes.
4/16/202015 minutes, 11 seconds
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Making AR Undisruptible - #92

From the grounding of planes during 9-11 to hurricanes and snowstorms to COVID-19, major issues wreak havoc on AR processes and disrupt vital cashflow and impacts a corporation’s relationship with their customers. Host Craig Jeffery joins Managing Director Dave Robertson and Product Manager Beth Bourgoin of Deluxe Corporation to discuss the reasons for and concepts around making accounts receivable undisruptible. They share valuable insights on major issues disrupting AR processes today and technology-enabled solutions to position companies for success. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.  
4/11/202038 minutes, 48 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor Series: 1-Year Outlook Turns Negative - #04

Special Host Meredith Zonsius catches up with Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the third wave of results from the weekly COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new iteration of the micro-survey reveals how respondents feel about their organization’s outlook on liquidity positions, the timing for paying vendors and suppliers compared to typical times, and the biggest hurdle to overcome in order to maintain treasury processes amid the pandemic. Listen to this brief discussion on how treasury and finance organizations are being impacted during these unprecedented times.
4/9/202010 minutes, 8 seconds
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Architecting Modern Treasury Technology - #91

Host Craig Jeffery joins Pete Srejovic, Chief Technology Officer at GTreasury, to discuss modern treasury technology. Topics of discussion center around market changes and expectations, new treasury requirements, the move to simpler and flexible models, security applications and more. Listen in to discover simple treasury solutions to better position your company for success.
4/4/202026 minutes, 32 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor Series: 7 More Months Until Spring Arrives - #03

Share your voice here: https://treasurycoalition.com/ Special Host Meredith Zonsius maintains social distancing by joining a web meeting with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer to explore the second wave of survey results from the weekly COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. Topics of discussion center around participant’s outlook on the economy across three time domains, changes in the sentiment with regard to liquidity, movement of staff working locations and key activities treasury is focusing on. Listen in on this brief discussion that covers current information on factors impacting treasury and finance organizations amid this pandemic.
4/2/20209 minutes, 54 seconds
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What is Simple Treasury? - Coffee Break Session #11

What is Simple Treasury? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook speaks with Greg Parma, a Vice President of Finance, to discuss the foundational elements of simple treasury. They define the term and provide insightful recommendations on how to simplify a treasury. Tune in to this brief session to learn more. To contact Greg about his services, visit his LinkedIn Page.
4/2/20207 minutes, 14 seconds
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Moving ERP into the Cloud: Understanding Connectivity Strategies - 2020 Outlook Series - #90

On this episode of the 2020 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery meets with Jonathan Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert at Treasury Intelligence Solutions to discuss moving ERP into the Cloud. They engage in a wide-range discussion around the rapid growth of planned ERP migrations across organizations and banks today. Topics include the latest platforms, elements impacting connectivity, understanding connectivity strategies and plans, and options to make the ERP migration process a success. Listen into the discussion to find out more.
3/28/202023 minutes, 5 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor Series: Growing Liquidity Concerns - #02

Share your voice here: https://treasurycoalition.com/ Special Host Meredith Zonsius meets virtually with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer to discuss the first wave of survey results from the weekly COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. They uncover significant insights on major factors impacting treasury and finance groups amid this pandemic. Topics of discussion include the view on organizational- and country-level responses and performance during the crisis and the level of concern across various dimensions including: liquidity, family, and counterparties. Listen in to learn about this week’s results so that together, we can monitor the situation and best support our treasury and finance community.
3/26/20209 minutes, 35 seconds
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Forecasting the Future of Treasury with 2020 Vision - 2020 Outlook Series - #89

On this episode of the 2020 Outlook podcast series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Tracey Ferguson Knight, Director of Solution Engineering at HighRadius to discuss forecasting the future of treasury. They unveil the top focus area for treasurers in 2020 and discuss how to profitably overcome its biggest pain point. Topics of discussion center around cash forecasting, accounts receivable, forecasting models, artificial intelligence, treasury management systems and more. Listen in to find out how you can better position your company for success using a brand-new approach in the year ahead.
3/21/202032 minutes, 8 seconds
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Global Crisis Monitor: A Special Podcast Series Amid Covid-19 - #01

Share your voice here: https://treasurycoalition.com/ Special Host Meredith Zonsius sits down at a socially safe distance with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer to discuss the launch of Global Crisis Monitor, a special series featured on the Treasury Update Podcast. They discuss the purpose and importance of this new series amid the COVID-19 pandemic, its relevance to the global market, and the Treasury Coalition, a new group of treasury-oriented firms. Together, these firms promote a weekly global survey covering critical issues and responses whenever a significant disruption is underway. Listen in to this series every Thursday to learn timely insights and how treasury professionals can help take positive steps to move our organization and nation forward.
3/20/202012 minutes, 44 seconds
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What is a Controller? - Coffee Break Session #10

What is a controller? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook talks with Kyle York, Corporate Controller at Commercial Contracting Corporation to discuss the roles of a controller. They provide an overview of the controller’s function, how the position can vary across the public and private sector and its different levels.
3/19/20207 minutes, 30 seconds
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Protecting Against Fraud: Insights from the 2020 Treasury Fraud and Controls Survey - #88

Host Craig Jeffery joins Chris Gerda, Risk and Fraud Prevention Officer of Bottomline Technologies, to discuss the results and strategies from the 2020 Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey. Topics of discussion center around corporate fraud concerns, security spend, hacking tactics, criminal innovation and more key findings. Listen in to find out how to better protect yourself and your organization against fraud.
3/14/202032 minutes, 22 seconds
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#GoStrategic Series: The Human Element. A Vital Part of Securing Treasury - #87

On part 5 of the #GoStrategic series, Guest Host Alexa Cook meets up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer to discuss why secure treasury is vital across organizations today. From a system perspective to organizational access and human elements, they share valuable insights on several layers of security. Listen into the discussion to find out how to protect your organization’s assets against sophisticated criminal activities.
3/7/202013 minutes, 52 seconds
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What is Float? - Coffee Break Session #09

What is float? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook sits down with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery to discuss the different aspects of float. They talk about what float is, who it impacts, and how it effects available funds. Listen in and learn a little bit about float.
3/5/20209 minutes, 19 seconds
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2020 Outlook Series: What’s New in Cloud Adoption and Cybersecurity - #86

On this episode of the 2020 Outlook podcast series, Host Craig Jeffery meets with Mark Tirschwell, Chief Information Officer of ION Treasury to discuss what’s new in cloud adoption and cybersecurity. Topics of discussion include the major opportunities and challenges emerging with cloud adoption, cybersecurity trends that are driving companies to use the cloud, how treasury solutions are being leveraged and more. Listen into the discussion to find out what organizations are facing in the year ahead.
2/29/202022 minutes, 20 seconds
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#GoStrategic Series: Part 4 - A Strategic View on Compliance - #85

Compliance often takes companies by surprise when there are changes to requirements. On this episode of the Go Strategic series, Guest Host Stephanie Villatoro interviews Melody Hart, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer on how to transform an administrative burden by taking a strategic view on compliance. Listen in as they navigate a wide range of both existing and new compliance areas, and share how companies can better safeguard their assets.
2/22/202019 minutes, 39 seconds
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What is FBAR? - Coffee Break Session #08

Coffee Break Host Alexa Cook sits down with Melody Hart, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer to discuss FBAR on a high level. They define FBAR and discuss who is required to file and the repercussions one can face for not filing. Listen into this short discussion on FBAR.
2/20/20209 minutes, 1 second
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LIBOR Replacement: AFP Action and Advice - #84

LIBOR will sunset after 2021 as the most widely used base rate across the world. Host Craig Jeffery joins Tom Hunt, CTP Director of Treasury Services at the Association for Financial Professionals to discuss their action and advice on LIBOR replacement. They share valuable insights on how this change is having a massive impact on companies around the globe. Listen into the discussion to learn how AFP is helping companies know what is happening, when that impacts them, and how to successfully prepare.
2/15/202025 minutes, 36 seconds
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#GoStrategic Series: Part 3 - Solving for Transparency with Merchant Cards - #83

On part 3 of the #GoStrategic series, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Senior Treasury Consultant Stephanie Villatoro on the challenges of merchant card processing. They discuss why transparency to the fees are often misunderstood resulting in overlooked payments. Listen in and learn what you and your organization should look out for using this revenue collection stream.
2/8/202015 minutes, 22 seconds
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What is Merchant Card Processing? - Coffee Break Session #07

Host Alexa Cook joins Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer to discuss Merchant Card Processing. They provide profitable insights into the overall structure of merchant card processing and why merchant cards could be beneficial to organizations. Tune-in and enjoy these bitesize conversations every first and third Thursday of the month.
2/6/20207 minutes, 51 seconds
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2020 Outlook Series: Perspectives on Major Themes and Changes in the Industry with MUFG - #82

On this first episode of the 2020 Outlook podcast series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Ranjana Clark, who serves as Head of Global Transaction Banking and Transaction Banking Americas, and Bay Area President at MUFG, which is the fifth largest bank in the world with $2.9 trillion in assets. They discuss the major themes and changes impacting the industry around the globe. Topics of discussion center around payment digitization, cybersecurity, process automation, globalization and more. Listen in as they share valuable insights on how to position your organization for success in the year ahead.
2/1/202029 minutes, 54 seconds
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#GoStrategic Series: Part 2 - Domestic and International Bank Fees - #81

Managing bank relationships is an integral piece of treasury management and it impacts multiple areas globally. On part 2 of the Go Strategic series, Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Senior Treasury Consultant Stephanie Villatoro to discuss bank fees on both an international and domestic level. Topics of discussion center around cash management services, merchant cards, credit, foreign exchange, and bank relationships. Listen into this insightful discussion to learn more.
1/25/202014 minutes, 1 second
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Trends in Treasury (Kyriba) - #80

Kyriba's VP of Sales Steve Bullock meets up with Host Craig Jeffery to discuss trends in treasury. With a focus on financial services and insurance companies, they share profitable insights into these businesses and what other industries can learn from them in both domestic and global markets. Topics of discussion center around technology expectations, data accessibility, software solutions and more. Listen into this engaging conversation to learn more.
1/18/202033 minutes, 35 seconds
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What are Bank Fees? - Coffee Break Session #06

What are bank fees? Special Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer to discuss bank fees. They dive in and discuss the typical bank fee structure and why bank fee management is so important to all organizations. Listen in to this bitesize session on bank fees and their management.
1/16/20205 minutes, 27 seconds
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#GoStrategic Series: What It Means to Go Strategic - #79

Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer kicks off the new #GoStrategic series with part one on what it means to go strategic. He provides an overview on why this series is relevant to treasurers and treasury leaders in 2020 and beyond. Topics of discussion focus on three success factors including creating structure around planning, eliminating operational and repetitive tasks, and relentless disciplining on achieving treasury goals. Listen in and enjoy the entire series.
1/11/202014 minutes, 55 seconds
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Preparing for LIBOR Replacement - (ION Treasury) #78

Host Craig Jeffery kicks off the new year interviewing Jacqui Drew, Head of Sales and Account Management of ION Treasury on preparing for LIBOR replacement. They take an in-depth look at LIBOR and explore the background and situation that led to it. They also discuss replacement rates, the global impact on the market and more. Listen into the discussion to know what organizations should be thinking about and how to successfully prepare.
1/4/202030 minutes, 22 seconds
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What is Liquidity? - Coffee Break Session - #05

What is Liquidity? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer to discuss liquidity. They discuss the basic factors of liquidity and why cash visibility is vital for all organizations. Listen in and learn a little bit about liquidity.
1/2/20207 minutes, 56 seconds
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What did Treasury Achieve in 2019? - #77

Co-host Meredith Zonsius interviews Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer on the 2019 year in review. As the end of the year approaches, they take a look back on the hottest treasury topics and discuss what's next in 2020. They cover an array of topics encompassing what treasury has been working on, thinking about and acting on in 2019. and, how that influences the mindset and plans of treasurers as they look forward to 2020. Listen into this insightful discussion. 
12/28/201926 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Future of Treasury Technology - Fintech Hotseat Discussions - #76

On this special episode, Strategic Treasurer shares highlights from its 2019 Fintech Hotseat Panel Discussion recorded on the floor of the AFP Conference in Boston. Moderator Dave Robertson, Managing Director of Deluxe Payment Advisory Solutions joins Rick Burke, Head of Corporate Products and Services of TD Bank, Brian Greehan, VP of Bottomline Technologies, Ajith Thekadath, VP of Global Head B2B Connect Network at Visa, and Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer. Listen in as they discuss significant increases in payment volume, sustainability, real-time payments, complexity of payments and more.  Enjoy the discussion.
12/21/201924 minutes, 38 seconds
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What is eBAM? - Coffee Break Session #04

What is eBAM? Special Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer to discuss electronic bank account management.  They discuss the foundational elements of eBAM and why it’s relevant to all organizations.  Listen in and learn how eBAM can benefit you and your organization.
12/19/201910 minutes, 9 seconds
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How AI and Machine Learning are being used in Treasury - (ION Treasury) #75

Host Craig Jeffery leads an overseas interview with Viola Hechl-Schmied, Product Owner for Machine Learning at ION Treasury and Product Manager for ION’s Treasury Product ITS. They discuss insightful plans and a case study where treasury and treasury technology providers explore the use of machine learning. Listen into the discussion to find out what’s next for machine learning.
12/14/201935 minutes, 47 seconds
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2020 Treasury Fraud and Controls (Bottomline Technologies) - #74

Host Craig Jeffery interviews Chris Gerda, Risk and Fraud Prevention Officer of Bottomline Technologies on the current and projected impact of fraud on the finance and treasury environment. Topics of discussion center around corporate fraud concerns, security spend, hacking tactics, recent events, and the significant value of the 2020 Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey. Listen in to find out how you can better protect yourself and your organization against attacks.
12/7/201928 minutes, 8 seconds
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What is EDI? - Coffee Break Session #03

What is EDI? Special Host Alexa Cook meets up with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer to discuss the key elements of Electronic Data Interchange. They share valuable insights on how data is transmitted, transferred between companies, and what role EDI plays. Tune in to this short discussion to find out more.
12/5/20197 minutes, 53 seconds
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Real-Time Payments: Learning from the Customer (MUFG) - #73

Live at the 2019 AFP Conference in Boston, Host Craig Jeffery joins special guests Jennifer Stanley, MUFG’s VP and Senior Product Manager of Real Time Payments, and Mark McCarthy, Managing Director of Energy & Power Transaction Banking to discuss real-time payments with view to learning from the customer. Listen in as they explore this brand-new payment rail and the transformative value it’s bringing to business-to-consumer applications with a focus on the utility industry.
11/30/201927 minutes, 5 seconds
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Free-Range Check-in with Kyriba’s Bob Stark - #72

Host Craig Jeffery checks in with Kyriba’s VP of Strategy Bob Stark in a wide-range session covering numerous topics. They engage in a colorful conversation on the impact of technology on jobs, the implications of the movement to the cloud by ERP systems, changes in digital currency dynamics, increasing standards on payment security, and real-time treasury – from faster payments to faster information. Listen in on this free-range discussion.
11/23/201937 minutes, 3 seconds
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What is Working Capital? - Coffee Break Sessions #02

What is working capital? Special Host Alexa Cook talks with Managing Director Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the concept of working capital. They take a closer look at how accountants, bankers and treasurers define and utilize the components of working capital.  Listen in to this bite size discussion to find out more.
11/21/20199 minutes, 45 seconds
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Coffee Break Sessions: A New Show on The Treasury Update Podcast - #71

Host Craig Jeffery meets up with Treasury Consultant Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer to discuss the launch of Coffee Break Sessions, a new show featured on The Treasury Update Podcast. She shares her personal journey in treasury, the purpose and importance of the show, and why it’s relevant to treasury, finance and the business world. Listen in to find out more about this exciting new show released every first and third Thursday of the month.
11/16/20196 minutes, 44 seconds
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Know Your Customer Solutions (SWIFT) - #70

Banks and corporate treasury groups agree on the top compliance pain - KYC is at the top of the list. On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Marie-Charlotte Henseval, Head of KYC Compliance Services at SWIFT on Know Your Customer Solutions. Topics of discussion center around the history of SWIFT, KYC principles, and the adoption and experience of banks and corporate treasury groups. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.
11/9/201924 minutes, 40 seconds
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What is Cash? - Coffee Break Sessions #01

On this first episode of the Coffee Break series, Special Host and Treasury Consultant Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer kicks off the new show interviewing Managing Partner Craig Jeffery on What is Cash. They dive into the discussion on how businesses define and view cash and why “Cash is King”. Listen in as they discuss this topic in about the same amount of time it takes you to drink your coffee.
11/7/20197 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Power of ION – Part 2 (ION Treasury) - #69

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with CEO Rich Grossi of ION Treasury for an in-depth discussion on behind the scenes elements on the technology front.  They take a closer look at cloud innovation, market feedback and product expectations.  Listen in to part 2 of the discussion on the Power of ION – Breadth, Depth, Scale and Innovation.
11/2/201915 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Power of ION – Breadth, Depth, Scale and Innovation (ION Treasury) - #68

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with CEO Rich Grossi of ION Treasury to discuss their new and improved strategy and corporate vision.  They share valuable insights into how the largest provider of treasury and risk management solutions is driving value for customers and what’s next in their journey.  Listen in to the discussion on the Power of ION.
10/26/201923 minutes, 27 seconds
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Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series: Focus on Investments (Morgan Stanley) - #67

The broader macro-economic shifts combined with reactive changes at central banks adds sufficient background noise to any discussion on investments. On this episode of the Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series, Craig Jeffery sits down with Managing Director Fred McMullen and Executive Director Rick Wilkinson of Morgan Stanley to discuss major shifts impacting investments today.  Listen in to find out more
10/19/201928 minutes, 38 seconds
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Cyber and Payment Security Update - #66

Cyber and Payment security is a serious topic impacting companies and organizations today.  On this episode, Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery discusses some perspectives on security that matters to payment, IT and treasury professionals.  Listen in as he shares valuable updates and insights on fraud and covers some recent cyber and payment fraud events.
10/12/201923 minutes, 9 seconds
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FAQ’s in Treasury Round #4: Payment Hubs and Treasury Aggregators - #65

On this episode of the podcast, Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer answers some of the most frequently asked questions by finance and treasury professionals.  Topics of discussion center around key elements of centralized connectivity including payment hub, treasury aggregators, and the importance of these services.  Listen in as he continues with FAQ’s in Treasury with Round 4.     1:24 - What is Centralized Connectivity and why is important for an increasing number of firms? 4:06 - What is a payment hub? 6:48 - What is a payment factory? 10:16 - What is a treasury aggregator? 11:34 - Why is it important to understand these services?
10/5/201926 minutes, 54 seconds
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Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series: Open Treasury (TreasuryXpress) - #64

Changes in technology generally present opportunities for Treasury. Data is being generated at rapidly increasing rates resulting in challenges of access, analysis and sharing.  On this episode of the Seismic Shifts series, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Tracy Kantrowitz, VP and Chief Marketing Officer at TreasuryXpress to examine these data challenges in light of Open Treasury – the ability to seamlessly connect systems and data.  Listen in to find out more.
9/28/201932 minutes, 23 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 7: Adaptation and Overcoming Blind Spots (Strategic Treasurer) - #63

Nearly everyone runs to their strengths and leverages the things they know to achieve a certain measure of success. Growth can then cease, and one can become less effective than they otherwise would be. On this episode of the Becoming A Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery examines some common blind spots and identifies methods of effectively compensating for these deficiencies to position treasurers for success.  Listen in to learn more.
9/21/201925 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Readiness of Treasury for New Technology Disruption (Wells Fargo) - #62

On this episode of the Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury series, Host Craig Jeffery leads the discussion with Seth Marlowe, SVP Strategist at Wells Fargo with the Treasury Insights Consulting Group on new technology disruption.  Listen in as they discuss the primary cause and effects of these disruptions on treasury and what treasury needs to know today to get ready.
9/14/201938 minutes, 2 seconds
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Understanding the Pain of Payments (GTreasury) - #61

Companies are facing a significant amount of payments pain as they grow and expand their global footprint. On this episode, Host Craig Jeffery leads the discussion with Roger Comins, Senior Product Manager at GTreasury, on understanding these challenges and finding ways to address them, both internally and externally. Listen in to learn what is changing for payments, what matters and how it’s impacting organizations, treasury professionals and the end-to end customer experience.
9/7/201927 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Get Stuff Done – Networking, Noise, Niceties and Nurturing Your Career (ION Geophysical) - #60

This episode details the journey of a busy Treasury professional’s career and the skills and tools used to meet goals and balance work requirements and career development. Lee-Ann Perkins, Assistant Treasurer at ION Geophysical shares how she manages to get stuff done with Host Craig Jeffery while moving up the treasury maturity model.  Listen in as they explore methodical and meaningful lessons that will help position you for success both on a personal and professional level.
8/31/201925 minutes, 29 seconds
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Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series: Better Payments (MUFG) - #59

There are numerous events disrupting treasury and payment processes. On this episode of the Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury series, Host Craig Jeffery talks with MUFG’s VP and Senior Product Manager of Real Time Payments Jennifer Stanley and Manager of Product Management and Development Group Sachin Thaker on faster payments.  Listen in as they explore key payment process pain points, examine the new payment scheme landscape and look at how these changes are transformative through a business-to-consumer case study with real-time payments.
8/24/201933 minutes, 59 seconds
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2019 Global Payments Survey Key Findings (Kyriba) - #58

Companies are feeling the pressure to adapt to new payment requirements and achieve results.  Host Craig Jeffery talks with Bob Stark, VP of Strategy at Kyriba to discuss key findings into their 2019 Global Payments Survey. This research provides a comprehensive view of the global payments environment with a focus on the treasury function and identifies which technologies and processes are top of mind now and in the coming years. Listen in to find out more.
8/17/201921 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ebook#1 Accurate Cash Forecasting - Challenges and Solutions for Treasury - eBook #1

This eBook provides an extended look into the practice of cash forecasting, with analysis of both the primary challenges impacting treasury as well as the key solutions that companies can implement to alleviate their strain and enhance their workflows. » The Purpose of Forecasting & Common Methods » Seven Key Challenges to Forecasting Accurately » Top Techniques and Tools for Forecasting » Looking Forward: Leveraging Machine Learning » Improving Results: Moving Beyond Forecasting » Evaluating Your Next Steps For visual reference, Download the eBook here: https://strategictreasurer.com/accurate-cash-forecasting-ebook/?source=eBookPage
8/14/201934 minutes, 21 seconds
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FAQ’s in Treasury – Round 3 (Strategic Treasurer) - #57

On this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast, Managing Director of Strategic Treasurer Craig Jeffery shares valuable insights into the most frequently asked questions in treasury.  Topics of discussion center around Accounting, Hedging, Working Capital and more.  Join us as we listen into the continuation FAQ’s in Treasury with Round 3. 01:20 – Does accounting matter in Treasury? Where does it matter?  Should treasury book the accounting entries? 07:00 – Do you want your hedges to make money?  11:13 – Any differences between publicly held companies vs. private with view to hedging? 13:40 – Do you want more working capital or less? 17:08 – What are the different perspectives of finance?
8/10/201920 minutes, 54 seconds
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Seismic Shifts in Higher Education and Healthcare Treasury with JP Morgan Chase - #56

On this episode of the Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury series, Craig Jeffery visits with JP Morgan Chase’s Managing Director James Lock and Executive Director Simon Abtalion to explore major changes and disruptions impacting treasury and the finance industry today with a focus on Higher Education and Healthcare. Join us as we listen in to their discussion of major shifts happening across these industries and how these are also impacting other types of organizations.
8/3/201937 minutes, 58 seconds
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Examining Data – Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series (Strategic Treasurer) - #55

This new episode of the Treasury Update Podcast is part of our exciting Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury series. From technology and payments innovations to compliance and operational shifts, major changes are occurring in our industry today, with some already making formative impacts and others still in the “tremor” stage, signaling future hits.  Listen in as Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer reveals insights into how regular data, tagged data, and big data are major contributors to these seismic events creating tectonic transitions and deep-seated shockwaves throughout the treasury industry.
7/27/201926 minutes, 50 seconds
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FAQ’s in Treasury – Round 2 (Strategic Treasurer) - #54

On this episode of the podcast, Managing Director Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer covers some of the most frequently asked questions in treasury.  Topics of discussion center around API’s, Working Capital, Robotic Automation and more.  Listen in to the continuation FAQ’s in Treasury with Round 2. 01:27 – How are TMS systems better than excel for forecasting? 05:26 – What are API’s and why should treasury care? 11:54 – What treasury events should I go to? 16:22 – RPA is Robotic Process Automation:  What do I need to know?
7/20/201922 minutes, 13 seconds
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SWIFT gpi: Making cross-border payments as seamless as domestic ones (SWIFT) - #53

Cross-border payment services is not only growing rapidly, it is morphing significantly from its initial conception. On this episode, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Daniel Lynch, Payments Innovation Manager at SWIFT GPI on the current situation of international payments.  Topics of discussion include the uptake of GPI, new developments, and the plans for expanding the value of proposition.  Listen in and learn how these new developments are important to corporate treasury groups and bankers.
7/13/201943 minutes, 38 seconds
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Payment Priorities: The 2019 B2B Payments Survey Implications [Bottomline Technologies] - #52

What are companies doing to improve efficiency, controls, and overall B2B Payments process?  On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Andrea Eaton, VP of Marketing at Bottomline Technologies to discuss the 2019 B2B Payments Survey Implications.  This survey reveals developing trends on plans to spend, adopt technologies and achieve organizational goals.  Listen in to find out more.
7/6/201920 minutes, 35 seconds
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Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 6: Securing the Resources You Need - #51

Treasury is thinly staffed and needs resources.  On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer Series, Craig Jeffery is interviewed on how to secure the resources you need to become successful in treasury environments.  He provides valuable insights into key areas including people, technology and access to optimize productivity in your organization.  Listen in to learn more.
6/29/201925 minutes, 5 seconds
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Solving for Payment Challenges By Taking the End-to-End View (Northwestern Mutual Life) - #50

Expectations around payment methods are changing—customer experience is now a major driver, as well as cost efficiency concerns in insurance companies. Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Karen Molly, VP & Treasurer of Northwestern Mutual to discuss solving payment challenges by taking an end-to-end view. This approach provides maximum value not only for treasury, but also many other payment-intensive organizations. Listen in and enjoy the discussion.
6/22/201926 minutes, 32 seconds
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#49 - Treasury Success in Today’s World: Relationships & Technology (Treasury Webinars)

On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery speaks with Ernie Humphrey, CEO of Treasury Webinars on the topic of Treasury Success in Today’s World. With a focus on both relationships and technology, they explore how the role of treasury is evolving and key success factors that are essential to help equip treasury professionals today. Listen in to find out more.
6/15/201925 minutes, 40 seconds
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#48 - Transforming Treasury: A Dose of Realism (MassMutual)

How do treasurers effectively drive change across an organization? On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery talks with Todd Picken, Treasurer at MassMutual to discuss the joys and opportunities of treasury transformation and how both need to be tempered with a dose of reality.  From treasury operations to customer experience, they share valuable insights to help navigate real change across treasury environments. Topics of discussion center around achieving success through paying for transformation, moving the culture forward and getting technology to work. Listen in to find out more.
6/8/201929 minutes, 21 seconds
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#47 - Owning the Cash Conversion Cycle: Relationships & Technology (Treasury Webinars)

On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery speaks with Ernie Humphrey, CEO of Treasury Webinars on the topic of Owning the Cash Conversion Cycle.  With a focus on both relationships and technology, they explore how treasury, accounts payable and accounts receivable can best partner to optimize the cash convergence cycle and align KPI’s to support the overall success of organizations.  Listen in to the discussion to find out more.