Every company has a treasury function that looks after the company’s cash and investments. In some companies it is a part-time function of the accounts department but in larger companies it is a full-time function, often managing the cash flows and investing free cash balances from group companies around the world on a follow-the-sun basis. Some topics that will be discussed at the Cash Management Conference on 12-13 November 2014 include: -Cash flow forecasting models -Innovations and technologies in the cash industry -Evolution of cash with regards -Managing the South African RandOptimising cash visibility -Strategies to improving management -Recovery trends: what lays ahead With only just 5 weeks till the conference, take heed of the opportunity to join your industry peers at this insightful conference. Email the project manager, Nadine Bezuidenhout at email@example.com to find out more information. Alternatively call 011 803 1553 and speak to the marketing manager Sian Wirth for exhibition, sponsorship or media partnership deals. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/managing-cash-flow-systems-and-implementing-strategies-to-maintain-them/ Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
With a little over a month left to reserve your seat for the Trade Finance Conference 2014, diarise 5 & 6 November where you will have the opportunity to network with decision makers in the trade finance field. Hosted by Trade Conferences International, at Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg; trade finance experts will be sharing their insights and knowledge on the newest developments and advancements in the industry at the Trade Finance Conference 2014. Take advantage of this favorable opportunity to build lasting business connections and be in the know on the latest regarding trade finance. A look at the expert speaker panel addressing the Trade Finance Conference 2014 • Harry Kaplan – Chief Executive Officer, American Trade & Finance Company • Paul Masemola – Managing Director, MiSEC Advisory • Robert Brine – Risk Lead, IQ Business Group • Michael Shackleton – Senior Legal Executive, Credit Intel • Francois Visagie – Head: Structured Trade and Commodity Finance, Absa Capital • Richard Harvey – Seasoned Trade Finance Structurer and Deal Maker in Southern Africa, First National Bank • Vanessa Miller – Managing Director, VM Consulting • Yusuf Ali Khan- Trade Head for Africa, CitiBank • Tsepo Tsotetsi – Documentary Trade Product Manager – Africa division, Standard Bank • Graham Megaw – Head: International Banking Finance and Operations Support Services, Bidvest Bank • Meluleki Nzimande – Partner in International Trade, Webber Wentzel • Lodewyk Meyer – Director, Norton Rose Fulbright “Attending the conference will be a great opportunity to network and build industry contacts,” says project manager of the conference Jason Joseph, “while getting a global view on trade finance.” Email Jason to get more inside scoop on the event. Jason@tci-sa.co.za or visit www.tci-sa.co.za to receive the registration form which can be electronically completed and submitted. There are group booking discounts available! Call 011 803 1553 to find out . . .
Excerpt from MoneyWeb- Is cash still king? ”There is much talk about becoming a cashless society; consumers are asking whether the banknote will still be a valuable commodity in the future. Children are worried about their parents keeping cash in the house and not embracing technology. The dangers of travelling with cash and risk of loss are often communicated. Beyond 2020, trends predicted include non-cash payment methods and removing the circulation of cash (and as a result, the guns and crime) from society.” It is management’s responsibility to recognise cash problem and to find solutions for such problems. An effective and efficient cash management strategy is considered to be important for the following reasons: Cash management helps to meet obligatory cash out flows when they fall due. Cash management assists in planning capital expenditure projects. Cash management helps to arrange for outside financing at favourable terms and conditions, if necessary. Cash management helps to allow the firm to take advantage of discount, special purchases and business opportunities. Cash management helps to invest surplus cash for short or long-term periods to keep the idle funds fully These points and more key issues will be discussed at the Cash Management Conference on 12-13 November 2014 taking place at Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg. Email the project manager, Nadine Bezuidenhout at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information. Alternatively call 011 803 1553 and speak to the marketing manager for exhibition, sponsorship or media partnership deals. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/recognising-cash-problems-and-finding-solutions-for-them/ Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
University of Pretoria- Measuring the impact of trade finance on country trade flows : a South African perspective Kohler, Marcel; Saville, Adrian- 2011 Trade finance (or short-term credit) plays a crucial role in facilitating international trade yet is particularly vulnerable to financial crises as banks increase the pricing on all trade finance transactions to cover increased funding costs and higher credit risks. Whereas South Africa’s financial institutions largely managed to strengthen their capital positions during the global financial crisis, the country’s trade flows and access to capital (in particular trade finance and its costs) were hard hit by the crisis. Little is known about the extent of shortages or ‘gaps’ in trade finance and the impact of this on South Africa’s recent trade performance. Whilst our research recognises that access to trade finance is not the main cause of South Africa’s trade contraction, our research suggests that all else equal, a one percentage point increase in the interbank lending rate of our trade partner could reduce exports by approximately ten per cent. With global trade flows shifting, and intra-regional trading becoming ever more prevalent, the world is watching Africa as an emerging global force. Trade finance in Africa is growing as a force to be reckoned with, and the world’s eyes are fixed on Africa to see what it will present to the global market. Sharing a South African perspective, speakers addressing the Trade Finance Conference taking place on 5-6 November 2014 will discuss who the key-players are in African intra-regional trade; leading African and emerging trade hubs, as well as the still untapped opportunities for intra-regional trade. “The speaker panel will engage with conference attendees, sharing key trade finance awareness’s and outlooks for the future,” says project manager, Jason Joseph. “Attending the conference will be a great opportunity to network and build industry contacts,” says . . .
The highly anticipated brochure has officially been released and features a comprehensive two day programme, which includes a panel discussion on the future of investments management from leading industry experts. With three sponsors for the event; Objectway (Italy), Saxo Capital Markets & IRESS, this is event shall be setting the scene for future developments anticipated to alter the private wealth landscape. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind opportunity to meet peers in the Objectway networking lounge and share insights into the latest trends and developments shaping your industry moving forward. The programme content will cover developments that will shape the future of the private wealth industry; furthermore the programme seeks to inform attendees on how the use of the latest technology, adhering to regulations, effective risk management and service positioning which will result in a competitive business advantage. The expert speakers sharing insights on trends and developments shaping your profession include; -Armien Tyer, Head Investments Cluster: Absa Wealth & Investments -Chris Gilmour, Investment Analyst: Absa Wealth & Investments -Nerina Visser, Head of Beta and ETF’s: Nedbank Capital -Craig Smee, Head Social Media Communication: Nedbank -Natalie McCrae, Managing Director: Keystone Consulting -Werner Bornman, Head IT Risk & Governance: Stanlib -Amy Underwood, Senior Researcher: Alexander Forbes -Mark van Wyk, Head: Impact Investments: Mergence Investment Managers -Janet Hugo, Chief Executive Officer: Hugo Capital -Maximilian Pichulik, Co-Founder: Impact Investments -Henry van Deventer, Head: Wealth Dev: Old Mutual Wealth -Carron Howard, Portfolio Manager, : Cadiz Wealth -Maarten Ackerman, Investment Strategist, Citadel -Rowan Williams-Short, Portfolio Manager, Vunani Fund Managers -Finn Elliot, Associate Director, KPMG -Graham Sinclair, Founder,Sincosinco -Arnaud Malherbe, Wealth Manager (Chair of Event), RMB . . .
Establishing Africa as a trade-powerhouse with flourishing trade systems is possible, but not ultimately happening. What would it take for Africa to unearth its golden trading potential and soar? Sharing their knowledge and sentiments at the Trade Finance Conference 2014, the high calibre of speakers will be addressing pertinent trade finance areas that could hold the keys to success and fortitude. Join TCI and industry experts on 5 & 6 November 2014, in Johannesburg, at the Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, at the Trade Finance Conference which, by attending, will equip you with practical and substantial tools and insights for excelling in trade finance, as well as provide you with the opportunity to network and build lasting professional relationships with your peers in the field. Register now for R 8 800 + VAT p.p., or qualify for the group registration discount of R 7 744 + VAT p.p. when reserving 3 or more seats Topics to be covered at the Trade Finance Conference 2014 include: -Future of Africa’s trade corridors -African leading and emerging trade hubs -Intra-regional trade flows and international trade flows -Commodity exchange key-players and African intra-regional trade -Structured commodity finance market needs -Managing trade enabling structures and processes -Challenges to entering foreign market trading -Innovations in commodity technology -Integration across trading platforms Contact the project manager, Jason Joseph for speaker opportunities at this event, or for registration details on group booking discounts email Jason@tci-sa.co.za alternatively call 011 803 1553 and speak to the marketing coordinator, Sian Wirth for exhibition and sponsorship details. Author: Jason Joseph from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.financialconferences.co.za/Pages/Event5.html Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Images: For high res version/s of None image/s please contact: Trade Conferences . . .
The increase in alternative means of making payments, physical cash still remains significant therefore cash management is ever-evolving. Trade Conferences International invites you to the ‘back by popular demand’ Cash Management and Banknotes Conference being held on the 12 and 13 November 2014. The conference will address all elements surrounding cash management and bank notes. This conference will look at how cash is handled, distributed and managed in South African Banks, not to forget banknotes which are evolving at a rapid pace to keep up with “virtual money”. The conferences promises to leave the delegates with an understanding of all areas that is Cash Management and Banknotes Key topics to be addressed on the revamped programme: -Cash positioning -Cross- border mobile payments -Cards vs Cash -Cash flow forecasting -Core operation principles -Managing South African Banknotes -Evolution of cash -Elements of cash management -Cash conversion cycle - Managing fraud -Dynamics of cash management Early bird registrations for this repeat and revamped event are still open. Top tier executives and decision makers in the cash industry will be attending the conference. To book on the early bird rate and save, email project manager, Nadine Bezuidenhout at Nadine@tci-sa.co.za or call 011 803 1553 for more details regarding speaker opportunities, sponsorships and exhibitions or to secure your seat and save on early bird registration fees. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Trade Conferences International. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Written by Gary Allemann, Monday, 11 August 2014 Poor quality data and the lack of a single view of the customer are critical to ensuring financial institutions do not fall foul of either piece of legislation. Information governance therefore lies at the heart of compliance. Data governance principles, including defining data policies, identifying responsible persons, and measuring compliance to policy, need to be applied to ensure compliance with each act, while minimising the impact of compliance. By making use of a Data Governance Centre, financial institutions can not only ensure compliance, they can identify and manage conflicting and complementary policies appropriately. In addition, by taking a holistic view of compliance, rather than examining each piece of legislation in isolation, synergies can be leveraged to minimise conflict and risk while driving down the cost of compliance overall. Legislative conflict is nothing new in the compliance space, and planning for each regulation can cost tens of millions of Rands. The centralised governance of data allows you to identify information issues such as noncompliance to policy, measure the business impact, and prioritise remediation efforts. Ultimately, this saves money while reducing risk. By examining compliance as a whole, implementing standardised technology and leveraging a broader data governance framework, financial institutions can identify both synergies and conflicts for efficient, cost effective compliance. Professionals in the banking compliance sector will gain knowledge and learn about the new advancements and issues within the legal and compliance sector, from speakers and the workshop facilitator, Dr Johan Bosch, at the Banking Compliance Conference & Workshop taking place from 21-23 October at Focus Rooms, Sunninghill. To register, contact Thuli Ndlela, project manager on 011 803 1553 or email email@example.com. To find out more about sponsoring, marketing or exhibiting email . . .
What commodity innovations are taking place in trade finance, what is outlook for Africa’s trade corridors, what is South African banks role in an ever-changing trade finance environment? Exploring the state of trade finance, trends in the market and the concerns involved in making the financing of trade possible, the Trade Finance Conference 2014, hosted by Trade Conferences International, will address these issues, and more. The Trade Finance Conference will take place on 5 & 6 November 2014, at Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, in Johannesburg. The speaker panel includes the likes of: Francois Visagie, Head: Structured Trade and Commodity Finance, ABSA Capital; Richard Harvey, Structured Trade Finance, First Rand Bank; Vanessa Miller, Managing Director, VM Consulting; Yusuf Ali Khan, Trade Head for Africa, CitiBank; Tsepo Tsotetsi, Documentary Trade Product Manager – Africa, Standard Bank; Graham Megaw, Head: International Banking Finance and Operations Support Services, Bidvest Bank; Meluleki Nzimande, Partner in International Trade, Webber Wentzel; amongst others. Addressing industry developments and trends regarding the challenges associated with entering foreign market trade; innovations in commodity technology, the threat of growing trading companies to banks’ financing, integration across trading platforms, intra-African transactions across multiple regions, and global trading systems and investments, to name a few. Network with your colleagues in the field dealing with corporate foreign exchange, commodity and export finance, corporate trade and cash, finance and securitization, cross-border negotiations, and Treasury and foreign assets control, to name but a few. Hurry! The early bird discount rate is still on. Email Jason Joseph, project manager to secure your seat at firstname.lastname@example.org Call 011 803 1553 for more information on the conference or speaking opportunities. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info . . .
Today’s private clients are increasingly demanding the best in customer service and a wide range of investment options. Knowledgeable wealth managers and private bankers need to insulate risk and ‘guarantee’ returns in the current challenging investment climate. The conference, taking place now on 12-13 November 2014 is intended to share insights into developments and trends that will not only shape the future of wealth management but ensure that private clients are offered unique products so as to retain client loyalty. The event is the first of its kind to offer a perspective of potential areas for future growth such as investments with a focus on ESG’s, responsible investing, sustainable investments that will alter the private wealth professionals outlook on wealth management and investment advisory services. Some of the conferences’ leading industry speakers -Armien Tyer, Head Investments Cluster, Absa Wealth & Investments -Chris Gilmour, Investment Analyst, Absa Wealth & Investments -Nerina Visser, Head of Beta and ETF’s: Nedbank Capital -Craig Smee, Head Socila Media Communication, Nedbank -Natalie McCrae, Managing Director, Keystone Consulting -Werner Bornman, Head IT Risk & Governance, Stanlib -Amy Underwood, Senior Researcher, Alexander Forbes -Mark van Wyk, Head: Impact Investments, Mergence Investment Managers -Janet Hugo, Chief Executive Officer, Hugo Capital -Glenn Silverman, Chief Investment Officer, Investment Solutions -Maximilian Pichulik, Co-Founder, Impact Investments -Henry van Deventer, Head: Wealth Dev, Old Mutual Wealth -Carron Howard, Portfolio Manager, Cadiz Wealth Registrations are open for this event, take heed of your chance to reserve your seat at an early bird rate before it gets too late. Join experts from the field of banking segmentation, relationship management, private banking and wealth management. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for your . . .