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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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301-961-8881


Episodes

74. Rana Foroohar: Why Facebook, Google and Silicon Valley Need More Regulatory Scrutiny

11/16/2017
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The last time Rana Foroohar visited AFP Conversations she talked about the financialization of America. Now she's turned her attention to Silicon Valley. In today's episode, Foroohar, a CNN analyst and Financial Times columnist, discusses the intersection of business and government. She wonders whether companies like Facebook and Google are more powerful than countries, and what that means for business and government in the future. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations. Please give it...

Duration: 00:25:46


73. Mohan Murali on the Future of Corporate Treasury: Cybersecurity, Cloud Services and More

11/9/2017
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In today's episode of AFP Conversations, host Ira Apfel talks to Mohan Murali, president of Axletree Solutions, for his perspective on treasury technology – where it’s been, where it’s headed, and the challenges treasurers face. Murali has worked in the corporate treasury space for nearly 13 years so he’s seen plenty of change. Cloud services and security are particularly hot topics, Murali says. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations. Please give it a review on your podcast app of...

Duration: 00:37:14


72. Can Business Serve a Higher Purpose Than Profits? Michael Jacobs Shares His Thoughts

11/6/2017
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Can business have a higher purpose than profits and revenues? Should business have a higher purpose than profits and revenues? Michael Jacobs thinks about these two questions for a living. A professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, spoke with AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about corporate governance, business with a higher purpose, and how treasury and finance fits into this equation. Jacobs is the author of “Short-Term America” and...

Duration: 00:34:53


71. Anand Goel Explains How Businesses Can Leverage Credit Card Payments Data

11/2/2017
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In the payments space there’s so much attention paid to the next big technology that treasury and finance professionals can easily overlook something they already have—data. Anand Goel doesn’t want to discourage corporates from trying new technology; he just wants to make sure they leverage the information they already have on hand. He spoke at AFP 2017 on leveraging payment analytics to reduce costs and is a recognized industry expert on the topic. Thanks for listening to AFP...

Duration: 00:32:07


70. Michael Beschloss Discusses Leadership from the Boardroom to the Oval Office

10/26/2017
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If you’re interested in American history, presidential history, or even if you’re on Twitter, you’re probably familiar with today's guest Michael Beschloss. He’s an award-winning historian, best-selling author of nine books, New York Times columnist and Emmy-winning contributor to NBC News and the PBS NewsHour. On top of all that, he has one of the most fascinating accounts on Twitter, with more than 250,000 followers. Beschloss spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about leadership...

Duration: 00:33:46


67. Brian Behlendorf on Hyperledger, Blockchain and Open-Source Communities

10/19/2017
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In this episode of AFP Conversations, host Ira Apfel talks with Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger, an open-source community working to create blockchain technologies for business. Behlendorf has plenty of experience with two of the most popular open-source communities on the web, Apache Web and Mozilla Firefox. He’s also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations. Please give it a...

Duration: 00:36:52


68. Live from AFP 2017: The Story Behind the 'Fearless Girl' of Wall Street

10/17/2017
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Since her installation on Wall Street in March, Fearless Girl has become an iconic symbol for women and girls everywhere. In this episode of AFP Conversations, Dominica Ribeiro and Yeng Butler of State Street Global Advisors and Michelle Demarco, assistant treasurer for Genesys, explain to host Ira Apfel what Fearless Girl means to them, and how they are working to bring gender diversity to the corporate boardroom and workplace. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations. Please give it a...

Duration: 00:28:58


67. Live from AFP 2017: Blockchain, AI and Fintech Discussion with Ori Brafman, Leslie Chacko and Jeff Glenzer

10/16/2017
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This episode of AFP Conversations was recorded in San Diego at AFP 2017, the biggest event in treasury and finance! Everybody here is talking about blockchain, AI and fintech -- and frankly the treasury and finance professionals in attendance at AFP 2017 are worried about their careers. Today's three guests join host Ira Apfel to discuss the digital disruption that is quickly coming to treasury and finance, and their organizations' collective effort -- AFP MindShift -- to confront...

Duration: 00:31:10


66. Helen Kane: How Should Treasury and Finance Hedge in a Rising Rate Environment?

10/12/2017
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Helen Kane is widely known and respected in the treasury and finance industry for her expertise on hedge program management and derivative accounting. In this episode of AFP Conversations, Kane discusses hedging and how it’s changed since she founded her company, Hedge Trackers, in 2000. Kane notes that interest rates are rising for the first time in years, presenting a new challenge to many treasury and finance professionals. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations. Please give it a...

Duration: 00:34:54


65. Oliver Lewis Describes a Virtual Reality So Vast That Everyone Could Live In It

10/9/2017
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Imagine a virtual reality so vast that all of us could effectively live in it. What would that mean for humankind? And, for our listeners out there, what would it mean for corporate finance? In this episode of AFP Conversations guest Oliver Lewis discusses the work of Improbable, a tech startup that teamed with the British government to create arguably the most complete virtual simulation ever -- and how it could help corporate finance. Lewis is an academic, innovation adviser and civil...

Duration: 00:33:00


64. The State of the Economy and Wall Street: What It Means for Treasury and Finance

10/5/2017
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2017 is quickly drawing to a close and it’s been a very interesting year for the economy and Wall Street. Issues like the debt ceiling, the Fed outlook, money markets, and tax reform still loom. So what does all this mean for treasury and finance professionals? Todd Bean and Will Goldthwait of State Street Global Advisors offer their insights and predictions. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations. Please give it a review on your podcast app of choice -- it will help other listeners...

Duration: 00:38:09


63: Mark O'Toole on the 3 Cs of Hedging: Currency, Cash and Commodities

9/28/2017
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Corporate treasurers and finance executives are facing more uncertainty than at any time in recent memory. In this episode of AFP Conversations, Mark O’Toole, Vice President of Commodities and Treasury Solutions for OpenLink, discusses the three Cs of hedging: currency, cash and commodities. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations. Please give it a review on your podcast app of choice -- it will help other listeners find the show, and host Ira Apfel will read your review on air.

Duration: 00:30:57


62. Julia Kirby: AI, Robotics and Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines

9/21/2017
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Julia Kirby is the co-author of "Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines," which documents how nearly everyone is vulnerable to being replaced by artificial intelligence and machine learning, and was a Financial Times best book of 2016. Kirby talked to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about her book, co-authored with Thomas Davenport, and what treasury and finance professionals can do to prepare for the technological revolution. Thanks for listening to AFP...

Duration: 00:33:15


61. Miko Matsumura: Why He's Bullish on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

9/18/2017
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Miko Matsumura, Limited Partner with Pantera Capital and a founder of cryptocurrency exchange Evercoin, talks to AFP Conversations about cryptocurrency -- where it stands, where it's headed, why he's so bullish on it, and how treasury and finance professionals should think about it. Matsumura is one of the keynote speakers at AFP MindShift this October in San Diego: www.AFPonline.org/MindShift. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations. Please give it a review on your podcast app of...

Duration: 00:39:09


60. Rana Foroohar: Makers, Takers and the Rise of Financialization in America

9/14/2017
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In this episode of AFP Conversations, business journalist Rana Foroohar discusses the financialization of America, what that means for business, and its meaning for corporate treasurers and CFOs. She also explains how the roles of business and government will merge in the future. Foroohar is a global business columnist, associate editor with The Financial Times, and the global economic analyst for CNN. Her book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, was...

Duration: 00:30:26


59. Lisa Jaster on Being a Female U.S. Army Ranger: "Don't Let the Quit In"

9/7/2017
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In this episode of AFP Conversations, guest Lisa Jaster talks about quitting -- or, to be precise, not quitting. In 2015 at the age of 37 Lisa Jaster became only the third woman to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School, which 36 percent of students fail within the first four days. Now a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, she’s also a mom, wife and an engineer for Shell Oil. "Don't let the quit in," she says. Thanks for listening to AFP Conversations! Please give it a review on your podcast...

Duration: 00:40:39


58. Keynotes and Cash: How to Find 150 Speakers and Session Leaders for the Biggest Event in Treasury and Finance

8/31/2017
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Practically everyone who works in an office has attended a big trade show or conference at some point. But who finds all the keynote speakers and educational session leaders? In this episode of AFP Conversations, John Gibson, PMP, Director of Education and Projects for the Association for Financial Professionals, explains how he and his team identify, assess and book nearly 150 speakers and session leaders every year for the biggest event in treasury and finance. Thanks for listening to...

Duration: 00:38:25


57. Salim Ismail: How Exponential Finance Will Transform the Way We Work

8/24/2017
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Technology strategist and best-selling author Salim Ismail explains why some organizations are growing exponentially rather than in a traditional linear fashion. These exponential organizations grow 10 times faster than their traditional peers -- and they will have a dramatic impact on finance and treasury and finance teams.

Duration: 00:35:15


56. Shell Oil's Michael High on the Challenge of Bringing FP&A to Deepwater Drilling

8/17/2017
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Michael High, head of planning, appraisal and reporting for Shell, is tasked with making the company’s new, multi-billion-dollar Deepwater line of business less risky and expensive. High talked about his role with the Deepwater project and his career, including his time as an intelligence offer in the United States Army and how it prepared him for a career in FP&A.

Duration: 00:36:54


54. Jer Thorp on Data Visualization and the Challenge of Making Data More Human

8/3/2017
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Jer Thorp is a digital artist who combines science, art, culture and data into his data visualizations. He’s also the former Data Artist in Residence for The New York Times. Thorp will speak at AFP 2017 in October, and he'll address an audience of financial planning and analysis professionals on the challenge of making data more human. www.AFP2017.org.

Duration: 00:35:20

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