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AFP Conversations is the only podcast for corporate treasury and finance professionals. Hear treasurers and CFOs discuss: capital structure, risk management, payments, cash forecasting, FP&A, budgeting, bank relationship management, short-term investing, FX, and more!

AFP Conversations is the only podcast for corporate treasury and finance professionals. Hear treasurers and CFOs discuss: capital structure, risk management, payments, cash forecasting, FP&A, budgeting, bank relationship management, short-term investing, FX, and more!
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AFP Conversations is the only podcast for corporate treasury and finance professionals. Hear treasurers and CFOs discuss: capital structure, risk management, payments, cash forecasting, FP&A, budgeting, bank relationship management, short-term investing, FX, and more!

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English

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Episodes

133. Treasurers Invest Corporate Cash But Are They Investing In Their Careers?

11/15/2018
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Treasury professionals invest their organization’s money. But are they investing in their careers? Mike Richards and Craig Martin have some opinions on this topic. Richards is founder and CEO of The Treasury Recruitment Company. Martin is Director of The Treasury Recruitment Company’s US practice. Richards and Martin spoke to AFP Conversations about hiring and recruiting in the treasury space today – what’s trending, what treasurers do well when they job search, and where they need to...

Duration:00:30:59

132. Live from AFP 2018 in Chicago: Fearless Girl Turns One Year Old

11/5/2018
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Live from AFP 2018 in Chicago: Fearless Girl turns one! Host Ira Apfel spoke to Yeng Butler and Nita Baindur for perspective on one of the most iconic -- and certainly youngest -- characters on Wall Street. Butler is Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Cash Business with State Street Global Advisors, which commissioned the Fearless Girl statue. Baindur is Director of Treasury for Agilent Technologies. One year later, how's Fearless Girl doing? And what's changed in the board room?

Duration:00:21:44

131. Can Blockchain Fight Payments Fraud? Alex Tapscott Thinks So.

11/1/2018
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Can blockchain fight payments fraud? That’s the question for guest Alex Tapscott, co-author of the best-selling book, Blockchain Revolution, which has been translated into 16 languages. Proponents believe blockchain can speed payments, but not much attention has been paid to blockchain’s potential for fighting payments fraud. Tapscott will discuss blockchain and its potential to fight payments fraud next week at AFP 2018 in Chicago. www.afp2018.org/register.

Duration:00:30:24

130. The B2B Payments Directory Comes to Market Via Blockchain

10/25/2018
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The B2B payments directory took a step forward when NACHA recently acquired the Business Payments Directory Association. But how big a step? Guests: George Throckmorton: Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives and Network Development, NACHA Micah Kerr: Head Architect Commercial Payments & Blockchain Guru, Discover Financial Services Larry Buettner: Chair of the Business Payments Directory Association You can learn a lot in just one day at AFP 2018: www.afp2018.org/register.

Duration:00:26:35

129. How Robotic Process Automation Will Transform the Financial Close

10/18/2018
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Ben Cornforth is a vice president with Trintech, a Texas-based firm that focuses on the record to report process. Cornforth spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about robotic process automation, rules-based automation, and predictive machine learning. Cornforth believes RPA could transform the financial close process. You can learn a lot in just one day at AFP 2018, whether your focus is treasury, FP&A, payments, finance or fintech. Choose your One Day Pass at www.afp2018.org/register.

Duration:00:32:41

128. Libor and Brexit: Two Looming Challenges for Treasury and Finance

10/11/2018
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The demise of Libor and the deadline for Brexit have created tremendous anxiety for treasury and finance executives -- particularly in the UK. John Grout, a member of the Libor Oversight Committee and a former treasury executive for Cadbury Schweppes, previewed the rocky road ahead. You can learn a lot in just one day at AFP 2018, whether your focus is Libor, FP&A, faster payments, blockchain or forecasting. Choose your One Day Pass at www.afp2018.org/register.

Duration:00:32:30

127. Machine Learning for Finance: How Alvarez & Marsal Made It Work

10/4/2018
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Chandu Chilakapati and Devin Rochford were part of a team at Alvarez & Marsal that developed two AI-based products. One is a Sample Credit Rating Estimator, the other is the Alvarez & Marsal Machine Learning Platform (AMMP). Chilakapati and Rochford spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about their new products, why they embraced AI and machine learning, how they won over senior management, and how treasury and finance professionals can bridge their own AI and machine learning...

Duration:00:38:29

126. David Sanger: Why Cyberwar Could Be More Dangerous Than Nuclear War

9/27/2018
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Journalist David Sanger is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the new book, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age. Sanger argues that because cyberwar is inherently secretive by nature the way America will conduct cyberwarfare is more complicated than waging conventional or even nuclear war – and possibly even more dangerous. Sanger is a featured speaker at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18....

Duration:00:34:09

125. Dan Shapiro: Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

9/20/2018
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Dan Shapiro, founding director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and author of the best-selling book, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about negotiating in the business world. He also discussed how he got started as a negotiations expert and how he himself negotiates – particularly with his three children. Shapiro is a featured speaker at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18....

Duration:00:41:33

124. How Technology, Demographics and Values Are Disrupting the Future of Work

9/13/2018
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Nancy Giordano delves into the new technologies and the critical shifts companies and workers must make to stay relevant. A futurist who helps organizations strategically address technological shifts, Giordano will speak about reinventing leadership for the age of machine intelligence at AFP 2018. Giordano will speak at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. Visit www.AFP2018.org/pricing.

Duration:00:30:53

123. This Blockchain VC Partner is Skeptical of Blockchain but Bullish on Bitcoin

9/6/2018
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Many people are enthusiastic about blockchain -- but there are skeptics, notably Jimmy Song. A blockchain programming instructor, Song also is a venture partner with Blockchain Capital LLC. At an industry conference he told attendees, "blockchain is not going to solve all your problems for you. You’re a hammer-thrower just looking for nails." Learn more about blockchain at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. Visit...

Duration:00:38:53

122. How to Deliver Bad News to Management the Red Team Way

8/30/2018
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It's hard to deliver bad news to management. Red Teaming, a method used by the military to stress-test strategies, identify unseen threats, combat group think and overcome complacency, can help. Best-selling author Bryce Hoffman discussed the method in this episode. His 2017 book is called "Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything." Hear Bryce Hoffman at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code...

Duration:00:44:10

121. Alexis Glick: Why Washington is the Financial Capital of the World

8/23/2018
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Alexis Glick anchored NBC’s The Today Show and CNBC’s Squawk Box before helping launch the Fox Business Network. She’s interviewed President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Warren Buffett among others. Glick spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about her upcoming session at AFP 2018, her favorite interview, and why Washington is the financial capital of the world. Hear Alexis Glick at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. To learn...

Duration:00:39:59

120. Negotiation, Irrationality and Tales of Conspiracy on the High Seas

8/16/2018
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Ex-lawyer Colin McRoberts teaches treasury and finance professionals business negotiation skills. His upcoming book, The Good Fight, explains how irrational ideas capture rational, intelligent people. He even went on the ConspiraSea Cruise, a seminar-at-sea for conspiracy theorists, as background research for his book. Learn more about McRoberts' negotiating skills classes at www.AFPonline.org/training. Learn more career skills at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off...

Duration:00:31:03

119. How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Accounts Receivable

8/9/2018
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Treasury doesn't get more fundamental than accounts receivable. Now, artificial intelligence is here to revolutionize accounts receivable -- even predicting delinquencies. Shankar Bellam, an enterprise cloud solution expert with HighRadius, spoke to AFP Conversations about what's new in AP/AR. Learn more about accounts receivable and payable at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. To learn more, visit www.AFP2018.org/pricing.

Duration:00:29:18

118. Why Digitization Creates New Opportunities for Finance -- and New Risks

8/2/2018
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Dr. Shawn DuBravac believes we will work more efficiently and stay healthier more easily thanks to digital transformation. However, millennia-old institutions could be completely redefined -- and understanding these changes has only just begun. DuBravac is an economist and New York Times best-selling author. He will be a featured speaker at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. To learn more, visit www.AFP2018.org/pricing.

Duration:00:32:52

117. Retail Payments: Resolving Reconciliations, Shrinking Shrinkage, and More

7/26/2018
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How can retailers better manage bank accounts, cash registers, millions of dollars, and more? Tyler Wolf, has some advice. Wolf is a product manager at Balance Innovations, where he’s an expert on retail payments. He spoke to AFP Conversations about payment reconciliation, reporting, deposit tracking, training and more. Discuss retail payments at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. To learn more, visit www.AFP2018.org/pricing.

Duration:00:30:03

116. The State of FP&A, Forecasting and Excel with Bryan Lapidus

7/19/2018
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Bryan Lapidus, director of the FP&A practice with the Association for Financial Professionals, previously worked in financial planning and analysis for American Express and Fannie Mae. He also leads the FP&A Council, a group of finance professionals, and he writes frequently about forecasting, Excel and more. Lapidus joined AFP Conversations to discuss where FP&A is at and where’s it’s headed. Discuss FP&A at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo...

Duration:00:39:51

115. How Blockchain Can Ease Regulatory Burden for Treasury and Finance

7/12/2018
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Blockchain has the potential to make regulatory compliance for such laws as FBAR and KYC faster and easier to document. Adrian Clarke, founder of Evident Proof, discusses his company's new blockchain-based technology aimed squarely at treasury and finance compliance. Clarke is a former Innovation Director with Microsoft. Discuss blockchain at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code PODCAST18. To learn more, visit www.AFP2018.org/pricing.

Duration:00:24:25

114. Why is the Most Important Number in the World Going Away?

7/5/2018
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The London Interbank Offered Rate -- aka LIBOR -- is the most widely-used benchmark for short-term interest rates in the world. So if LIBOR is so popular, then why is it going away? And what's replacing it? Ming Min Lee, a principal with Oliver Wyman, has the answers. After you listen, check out AFP's LIBOR transition plan for a rundown of the issue, plus key actions you can take now. Discuss LIBOR at AFP 2018 this November in Chicago. Save $100 off registration when you use promo code...

Duration:00:26:53