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Global Treasury Leadership Retreat

Corporate treasurers driving strategic growth

New York |  - 
Speakers include:
Jason  Furman

Jason Furman

Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers (2013-2017)

Karen Matusinec

Karen Matusinec

McDonald's Corporation

Ari Wallach

Ari Wallach

Synthesis Corp

Overview

A gradual increase in responsibility and status over the past few years has placed the corporate treasurer firmly at the forefront of core business operations and strategy. Driven by global market changes, new business priorities and a stronger emphasis on better risk management and transparency, the role has transitioned from the back office to center stage.

This greater recognition of the unique value treasurers bring to their organizations gives them an opportunity to shine. But the responsibility has never been greater. Today’s treasurer must be forward-looking and quick to identify risks from all angles; a master of technical skill and experience yet never losing sight of the big picture, able to take a holistic view of the business to ensure that the treasury function is in synch with everything else, and confident in communicating complex matters to the board.

The Financial Times and Deutsche Bank are delighted to be returning to the US for the second Global Treasury Leadership Retreat Series, which started in Singapore and will move on to Europe in the summer. This special retreat is designed to give treasurers valuable high-level insight into the macro developments shaping the corporate world today and the opportunity to engage with peers from different sectors in practical action-focused discussion on the most pressing issues they face.

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Testimonial

"Everything about the conference was superb".

 Eric Toder, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute, Co-director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

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Speakers (23)

Jason  Furman

Jason Furman

Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers (2013-2017)

Jason Furman was appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in January 2017. Before this he served as President Obama’s chief economist and a member of the Cabinet in his role as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2013 to 2017. He served the President from the beginning of the Administration, previously as Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the President. Before this he was economic policy director for the President’s campaign in 2008 and a member of the presidential transition team.

Mr Furman worked at both the Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council during the Clinton Administration and at the World Bank. He was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and also served in visiting positions at various universities, including New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has conducted research in areas such as fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, social security, and domestic and international macroeconomics. In addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, he is the editor of two books on economic policy. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics from Harvard University.

Karen Matusinec

Karen Matusinec

Senior Vice President and Treasurer
McDonald's Corporation

Karen Matusinec has been Senior Vice President and Treasurer of McDonald’s Corporation since 2011 and is responsible for global treasury, tax and insurance matters. She advises executive management and the Board of Directors on key financial strategies, including the Corporation’s global debt portfolio and shareholder return strategies via dividends and share repurchase. In addition to her management responsibilities she chairs the committee that oversees McDonald’s Profit Sharing Plan, and serves as an Executive Sponsor of McDonald’s Working Mothers’ Council.

Prior to being Treasurer, she was Vice President, Taxes since 2006, having joined the tax department in 2003. She spent more than eight years in the professional services industry before joining McDonald’s, first with Arthur Andersen and then Deloitte. She worked in corporate tax in the financial services sector for five years. Ms Matusinec has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master’s in Taxation from DePaul University. She serves as President of the Board of Directors of Elmhurst Art Museum and on the Board of Advisors for the University of Illinois MS Tax Program in Chicago.

Ari Wallach

Ari Wallach

Founder and CEO
Synthesis Corp

Ari Wallach is the Founder and CEO of Synthesis Corp., a New York City-based strategic consultancy that lives at the intersection of foresight, technology and purpose driven culture.  Synthesis works with governments, NGOs, foundations, and corporations at the C-suite level to discover new ways to drive sustainable innovation, rethink business models and improve top-line metrics. Clients include organizations such as CNN, Ford Foundation, UNHCR, VW, Pew Research Center and the US State Department. He is Adjunct Faculty at Columbia's SIPA lecturing on advanced technology and the future of public policy and leadership. He is also Fast Company magazine's Fast.Co Futurist-in-Residence.
Mr Wallach is the Co-Founder of The Great Schlep, whose eponymous video (featuring actor Sarah Silverman) had over 25 million web views, 350 million global media impressions and started a national conversation about race, faith and democracy during the 2008 presidential campaign. He is also the founder of INFORUM, one of the nation’s largest non-partisan public affairs forums for next-gen leaders. He has a BA from U.C. Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies and was a Coro Fellow in New York City. He currently sits on the boards of several non-profits as well as the Data and Democracy Initiative at UC Berkeley. He is a former Commissioner for the City of Berkeley in California.

Susan Stehlik

Susan Stehlik

Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communication
NYU Stern

Susan Stehlik joined New York University Stern School of Business as an adjunct professor in 1999 and now serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communication. She also manages a consulting practice, Prime Time Ideas, inc. Her combined academic and profession projects have focused on developing communication strategies for enhancing the corporate and individual presence as well as responding to critical transitions. Her portfolio of specialties includes diversity and leadership training, executive coaching, legal and ethical investigations; as well as work with Emotional Intelligence, and core communication skills. She has worked with a broad range of clients large and small: ABC Television, SAC Capital, Vanguard Investments, Detica, Maharam and Comedy Central, to name a few. The lecture circuit has addressed numerous issues with audiences at the Japan Society, University of Dar es Salaam, IBM and the McKinsey Global Business Institute and many more academic institutions. Recently she appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper show conducting a case analysis on gender issues in business. Prior to her consulting work, Professor Stehlik spent 21 years in international finance as a member of the senior management teams at Bank of Boston and Nippon Credit Bank. She has also served as corporate ethics officer.

Carlos Perrone

Carlos Perrone

Treasurer
United Nations

Carlos Perrone is Treasurer of the United Nations, with overall responsibility for investments, foreign exchange, banking relationships and cash management, including global payments and treasury risk management. He is a member of the United Nations Working Group on Common Treasury Services of UN and UN Agencies, which provides lead Agency representation, and is a member of the group’s Steering Committee for the harmonization of banking services. Mr Perrone joined the United Nations in 2002 and fulfilled several roles, including Treasury investments portfolio management and United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund fixed income portfolio management, before becoming Treasurer in 2009. He previously held positions in Operations, Compliance, risk management and fixed income sales and trading at JP Morgan Chase from 1984 to 2001. Mr Perrone holds a BA in Economics from New York University and an MBA in Finance from City University of New York – Zicklin School of Business.

John Gibbons

John Gibbons

Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

John Gibbons is Head of Global Transaction Banking and a member of the Corporate and Investment Banking executive committee. Under his leadership, Deutsche Bank provides trade finance, cash management, institutional cash and securities services to multinational corporations, large local corporates and medium-sized companies as well as institutional clients. Mr Gibbons joined Deutsche Bank in October 2016. He was previously with JPMorgan, where he was Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Global Executive for the Bank and Broker Dealer client segment of JPMorgan’s Treasury Services business. With more than three decades of banking experience spanning various senior positions in global financial institutions, his expertise covers the entire spectrum of corporate banking, capital markets business and transaction banking. He is based in London and has lived in Europe for the past 14 years. He graduated from the University of Connecticut.

Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman

Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist
Financial Times

Gideon Rachman became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in 2006. He speaks authoritatively about economics, politics, and globalization as they apply to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and more and writes a weekly column on international politics as well as feature articles. Mr Rachman joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok. He also edited The Economist’s business and Asia sections. Mr Rachman’s book, Zero-Sum World, about the future of international relations was published in the UK in 2010. He was named as foreign-affairs commentator of the year in the UK Comment Awards for 2010. He is a regular broadcaster for — amongst others — the BBC, CNN and NPR and also a regular public speaker before both academic and business audiences. Mr Rachman is a graduate of Caius College, Cambridge and has been a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson school in Princeton University.

Monika Sandberg

Monika Sandberg

Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Skanska USA

Monika Sandberg has been with Skanska for more than 20 years and the last nine in New York. She has worked in various positions: from arranging project finance in India and Thailand, accounting and administration on a construction site deep in the jungle of Sri Lanka, centralizing corporate cash across Skanska’s home markets, to creating a treasury function in Poland. She uses her experience and knowledge to oversee a third of Skanska’s revenue from the Treasury’s perspective. She joined Skanska after graduating with an MSC from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Director of Financial Services
GTNexus

Joe Brown currently holds the position Director of Financial Services at GTNexus.  He is responsible for driving the development and deployment of GTNexus Finance Solutions aimed at optimization of the financial supply chain.​ Previously he has held positions at Kyriba, PrimeRevenue, Ariba and FreeMarkets. He has more than 20 years of experience and expertise helping large and midsize companies to optimize both their physical and financial  global supply chains.

Shantanu Mishra

Shantanu Mishra

Assistant Treasurer
Lincoln Financial Group.

Shantanu Mishra has more than 15 years of financial services and life insurance experience. At Lincoln Financial Group his responsibilities include managing the company’s capital structure and liquidity risk, including managing all of Lincoln Financial’s banking relationships. Prior to this, Mr Mishra worked in the Insurance and Annuity business of Ameriprise Financial as its Head of Analytics. He started his career at American Express as an internal consultant in the global strategy group. He holds an MBA and a BA with Honors in Economics from premier institutions in India.

Norm Champ

Norm Champ

Partner, Investment Funds Group
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Norm Champ is a Partner in the Investment Funds Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Previously, he was the director of the Division of Investment Management at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mr Champ’s book, Going Public, about his experiences at the SEC, is due out from McGraw-Hill in March 2017. While at the SEC, Mr Champ played a key role in the SEC’s completion of landmark reforms in 2014 to strengthen the $3 trillion money market fund industry, and led important structural and policy changes. He was the leader of interactions with the Financial Stability Oversight Council as the Council turned its attention to whether asset management firms are “systemically important.” He also worked on crisis management efforts at securities firms to protect customers of those firms. Mr Champ also headed the creation of Guidance Updates and Senior Level Engagement initiatives designed to provide transparency to the industry and to engage with boards and senior management of asset management firms. Prior to becoming the Director of the Division of Investment Management, Mr Champ was the Deputy Director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) and the Associate Regional Director for Examinations in the SEC’s New York Regional Office. In these capacities he supervised SEC examinations of investment advisors, investment companies, broker-dealers, national securities exchanges, credit rating agencies, clearing firms and other market participants.

Fred Schacknies

Fred Schacknies

Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Hilton Worldwide

Fred Schacknies is Senior Vice President and Treasurer at Hilton Worldwide, supporting cash management, global liquidity, financial risk, capital markets, banking and treasury infrastructure, as well as pension investments and energy risk. Hilton’s Treasury team received the 2015 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize, an Alexander Hamilton Award in Liquidity Management (silver) and an Adam Smith Award in Risk Management (highly commended). Prior to joining Hilton in 2009, Mr Schacknies held various treasury roles at Constellation Energy and Lucent Technologies. He holds an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Brown University.

John Sheldon

John Sheldon

Senior Vice President, Innovation Portfolios
MasterCard Labs

In his role at MasterCard Labs, John Sheldon is responsible for scaling new technology innovations in safety, security, digital identity, authentication and financial inclusion. As part of the safety and security portfolio, he works on new ideas in attack prevention, establishing identity, detection and trust, and improving consumer experience with new biometric solutions. He also manages the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion based in Nairobi, Kenya, building solutions to address developmental needs of emerging markets and creating digital platforms that provide financial access to those that are excluded from the economy.

Previously, he led Innovation Management at Mastercard Labs and was responsible for employee and customer programs and processes that helped Mastercard generate new digital product and service ideas. Prior to this he held various positions at eBay Enterprise, including Head of Growth Programs and Strategy. He also held consulting, marketing and strategy positions at Ogilvy, BBH, Oracle and Price Waterhouse and was a Founding Partner at Customer Portfolios, a database marketing company in Boston. Mr Sheldon graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BSc in Economics.

Michael Spiegel

Michael Spiegel

Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Cash Management; GTB Germany Head
Deutsche Bank

Michael Spiegel is the Global Head of Corporate Cash Management (CCM) and the Germany Head for the Global Transaction Banking (GTB) Division in Deutsche Bank. He is a member of the Global Transaction Banking management committee. Currently based in London and later this year moving to Frankfurt, he is responsible for leading the bank’s CCM businesses globally across Cash, Lending, FX and Liquidity Management solutions for Corporates.

Under Mr Spiegel’s leadership, Deutsche Bank facilitates the optimization of the Corporates’ treasury and payment businesses and helps them to improve their cash flow. He has full P&L responsibility and accountability for end to end business operations, and all governance and regulatory responsibilities. With nearly 30 years of international experience within the bank, he has been instrumental in the strategic development and growth of the international corporate banking proposition. He was the driving force behind the global roll‐out of Deutsche Bank's fully integrated Vendor Finance solution. He also oversaw the integration and restructuring of parts of the ABN Amro commercial banking division in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining GTB, Mr Spiegel co‐headed the consumer industry team as a Global Relationship Manager. He also played a key role in building DB’s presence in Vietnam and developed business with subsidiaries of the bank’s multinational clients across Asia, while based in Hong Kong. He began his career in Deutsche Bank’s Credit Risk Management Group in Germany. He is a member of the supervisory board at Deutsche Postbank AG, Bonn and chairs its Risk Committee. Before graduating with a diploma from the Bankakademie Stuttgart, he completed a bank apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in 1986.

Eric Toder

Eric Toder

Institute Fellow and Co-Director, Tax Policy Center
Urban Institute

Eric Toder is an Institute fellow and Co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute. He oversees the modeling team at the Tax Policy Center; serves as its leading expert on corporate and international tax and tax compliance issues; and authors and directs research studies. Mr Toder has published articles on a wide variety of tax policy and retirement policy issues, including corporate tax reform, distributional effects of tax expenditures, carbon taxes, value-added taxes, net benefits of Social Security taxes and spending, tax compliance, and the effects of saving incentives.

Before joining Urban, he held a number of senior-level positions in tax policy offices in the US government and overseas, including service as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Tax Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury; Director of Research at the Internal Revenue Service; Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Tax Analysis at the Congressional Budget Office; and Consultant to the New Zealand Treasury.  He has also served as a part-time consultant to the International Monetary Fund and serves as Treasurer of the National Tax Association. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester in 1971

James  Trainor

James Trainor

James Trainor, SVP, Cyber Solutions Group
Aon

James C. Trainor is Senior Vice President within Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group. He helps shape the overall cyber strategy on behalf of clients, working closely with colleagues across technology, system integration, risk transfer and advisory to ensure a holistic and integrated approach.

Mr Trainor joined Aon after a distinguished career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he most recently led the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters. He played a critical role in devising the FBI’s national strategy to combat cyber-crime and was the senior FBI executive responsible for all cyber investigations. During his three year tenure in the Cyber Division, he led agents and analysts in every major high-profile cyber investigation involving the FBI.

He joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1996. Over his 20 year FBI career, he served in both overseas and domestic assignments focused on cyber, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, intelligence and criminal matters. He has served in field assignments in Chicago; New Haven, CT; Boston; New York City and at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC. Mr Trainor is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. He is also a certified Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) from Carnegie Mellon University and has GIAC certifications in GISP, GSLC and GISF. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a military intelligence officer for the US Army.

James  Volkwein

James Volkwein

Managing Director, Head of Trade Finance and Corporate Cash Management, Americas, Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

James Volkwein is a Managing Director and Head of Trade Finance and Corporate Cash Management in the Americas in Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking Group. He has been with Deutsche Bank since 2004 and has more than 25 years of industry experience. He has served in a number of key roles at Deutsche Bank, including Global Head of Private Placements, Global COO of Debt Capital Markets, and Co-Head of Corporate Coverage in Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions (CMTS) North America, where he was responsible for driving the bank’s coverage effort across the CMTS product suite.

Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was a Managing Director and Global Head of Private Placements at Barclays Capital for three years. Prior to that, he worked for 12 years at Merrill Lynch & Co. in a variety of capacities including Private Placements, Yankee Bond Origination, and Real Estate Investment Banking. He earned an MBA with distinction in Finance and Economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business (evening program) in 1995, and a BA cum laude in Economics from Harvard University in 1989.

John Tus

John Tus

Treasurer
Honeywell

As Vice President and Corporate Treasurer, John Tus is responsible for Honeywell’s global investing and financing policies and procedures, including corporate finance, trade and customer finance, cash management, and financial risk management. He joined Honeywell in 1995 from KPMG LLP and was formerly Honeywell’s Vice President and Corporate Controller. He is a graduate of the George Washington University in Washington, DC and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Shahrokh  Moinian

Shahrokh Moinian

Managing Director, Global Head of Cash Products, Corporate Cash Management, Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

Based in Frankfurt, Shahrokh Moinian has responsibility for running the product strategy, investments, innovation, resource allocation and overall profitability globally. Prior to this, he was the Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporates business in the Americas, based in New York. He previously occupied various leadership roles in Deutsche Bank’s Cash Management sales, product and solution design franchise in EMEA.

Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2001, Mr Moinian had a three-year tenure as the Corporate Treasurer of Essilor, the French optical lenses multinational. He began his career at Citibank in Europe in the early 1990s, occupying various positions in relationship management, cash management and trade finance. He has an MA in International Relations and Economics from John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC and a BA in International Economics from Sciences Po in Paris.

Hal Scott

Hal Scott

Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS); Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation
Harvard Law School

Hal Scott is the Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) at Harvard Law School, where he has taught since 1975. He teaches courses on Capital Markets Regulation and International Finance. Professor Scott is also the Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a bi-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of US capital markets and ensuring the stability of the US financial system via research and advocacy. Additionally, he is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a member of the Market Monitoring Group of the Institute of International Finance, a past President of the International Academy of Consumer and Commercial Law, a past Governor of the American Stock Exchange (2002-2005), and a past independent director of Lazard, Ltd (2005-2016).  Professor Scott is the author of Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics (MIT Press, 2016). His previous books include International Finance: Transactions, Policy, and Regulation (21st Edition, Foundation Press 2016) and The Global Financial Crisis (Foundation Press, 2009).

Douglas Tropp

Douglas Tropp

Group Treasurer
The Priceline Group

Douglas Tropp joined The Priceline Group Inc. in 2014. As Group Treasurer, he oversees funding, investments, cash management, insurance, risk management and bank relations. Priceline’s brands include Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, Agoda.com, rentalcars.com and Open Table. Before joining The Priceline Group, Mr Tropp was at GE for seven years, having joined in 2007 as a Managing Director in corporate treasury. He spent seven years with IBM, where he held roles in capital markets, risk management and foreign exchange. During his time at IBM he took an international assignment in Dublin as Chief Dealer of IBM’s in-house bank. Previously he worked at Hertz Corporation as Manager of Corporate Finance, and before that he was a money markets trader at Fuji Bank Ltd for eight years. Mr Tropp holds a BS in Finance from Syracuse University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Fordham University.

Nilesh Dusane

Nilesh Dusane

Global Head of Sales
Ripple

Nilesh Dusane is VP of Global Sales and Client Relations at Ripple. He brings 18 years of financial services and information technology experience to his role. Prior to joining Ripple, he worked at CashEdge/Fiserv for 10 years and has held various leadership roles in business development, professional services and engineering in the payments industry.

Javier Pérez-Tasso

Javier Pérez-Tasso

Chief Executive, Americas and UK Region
SWIFT

Javier Pérez-Tasso is Chief Executive, Americas and UK Region at SWIFT. Appointed in 2015, he is responsible for key client relationships and leading growth and business development across North America, the UK, Ireland and Nordics, as well as management of SWIFT’s rapidly growing business in Latin America.

Previously he served as Chief Marketing Officer, following his appointment to SWIFT’s Executive Committee by CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt in 2012. He led product management, market management, and strategy, including the successful development of the SWIFT2020 company strategy, launched in 2015. Earlier in his career, Mr Pérez-Tasso held several senior leadership positions in SWIFT’s sales divisions, including serving as Head of Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he led business development in SWIFT’s Paris and Madrid offices. He also served as Head of Products and Services within the Marketing division. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, an MBA from Solvay Business School, a Master’s in Finance from Instituto de Empresa and the Executive TGM from Insead.

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Chaired by (3)

Jeremy Grant

Jeremy Grant

Managing Editor
FT Confidential Research

Jeremy Grant is Managing Editor of the Financial Times' emerging markets research service, FT Confidential Research. Prior to this he was the Financial Times’ Singapore & Malaysia Correspondent, based in Singapore, since 2012. In this role he covered Singapore, Malaysia, and financial and business news and analysis from across Southeast Asia. He also regularly contributed to the FT’s Inside Asia column. Previously, Mr Grant was based in London, editing and writing for FT Trading Room, which he launched in 2009. FT Trading Room is a section of FT.com providing a single source of intelligence for trading, exchanges, clearing, settlement, financial markets regulation and trading technology.
In 2008 Mr Grant covered British business news and trends as Senior Corporate Reporter for the FT. Prior to this he spent three years in Washington, DC covering financial regulation, principally the SEC and CFTC. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Chicago & Midwest Correspondent, where he also held the posts of US Automotive Correspondent and US Consumer Industries Correspondent. He also reported from the FT’s Frankfurt and Zurich bureaus. Before that he was European companies page editor for three years and a reporter in the London-based Capital Markets team. Mr Grant started at the FT as the paper’s first Vietnam Correspondent based in Hanoi (1994-98). He graduated with a BA (Joint Honours) in German and Politics from Bristol University.

Cardiff Garcia

Cardiff Garcia

US Editor
FT Alphaville

Cardiff is FT Alphaville's resident American-with-an-oddly-Welsh-name, and every team needs one of those. He joined Alphaville in November 2010 and writes primarily about the US economy. In prior lifetimes he was a Tampa native, Georgetown student, JPMorgan analyst, backpacking vagabond, and freelance hack.

Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar

Global Business Columnist
Financial Times

Rana Foroohar was recently named Global Business Columnist for the Financial Times, as well as Associate Editor. She will take up her post on 1 March, 2017. She is also CNN’s Global Economic Analyst. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Ms Foroohar was for six years the assistant managing editor in charge of business and economics at Time, as well as the magazine’s Economic Columnist. She also spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions including the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East–West Center at the University of Hawaii. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In addition, she is an economic and political contributor at New York City’s public radio station WNYC and appears frequently on NPR, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and the BBC. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, which she attended after leaving her hometown of Frankfort, Indiana, in the heart of the rural Midwest. 

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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) brings together Deutsche Bank’s commercial banking, corporate finance, and transaction banking expertise under one common leadership. It is formed of the Bank’s Corporate Finance and Global Transaction Banking businesses.

Global Transaction Banking (GTB) provides commercial banking products and services for both corporate clients and financial institutions worldwide, including domestic and cross-border payments, risk management and financing of international trade as well as trust, agency, depositary, custody and related services. GTB comprises Cash Management, Trade Finance and Securities Services.

Our Trade Finance and Cash Management teams provide a combination of commercial banking products and services for corporates and financial institutions, dealing with the management and processing of domestic and cross-border payments, risk mitigation for international trade and asset and liability management. Our customers are supported in their domestic, regional and global trade finance and cash management programs through Deutsche Bank’s extensive global network of offices.

Agenda - 5th Apr

  • 1:00pm
    Welcome Lunch Reception
  • 2:30pm
    Opening Remarks from the FT

    Jeremy Grant, Managing Editor, FT Confidential Research, Financial Times

  • 2:35pm
    Welcome from Deutsche Bank

    Michael Spiegel,Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Cash Management; GTB Germany Head, Deutsche Bank

  • 2:40pm
    Opening Keynote: Adapting to the New Economy

    What is the latest economic outlook for the US economy and what does this mean for the corporate world? 

    Followed by Q&A, moderated by the FT

    Jason Furman, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers (2013-2017) 

    Followed by Q&A, moderated by: Cardiff Garcia, US Editor, FT Alphaville, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Panel: The Treasurer Today

    The treasurer’s importance within organizations is finally being fully recognized, bringing greater visibility than ever before. This creates opportunity but it comes hand in hand with added pressure and scrutiny. Treasurers from leading companies in the US discuss the extent to which their role has evolved, the ever-changing risks they need to manage, and how the treasurer’s place within organizations is likely to change in future.

    Followed by interactive group discussions from 3.50pm

    Operations vs Strategy. How can treasurers find a balance between managing functional day-to-day responsibilities with their greater involvement in strategic decisions? What is expected of treasurers by senior management? And in the face of the pressures of the role, what is keeping treasurers up at night? One person on each table will act as a moderator, and will report findings back to the wider group at the end of this session. We will also invite our panel of group treasurers back on stage to review the findings from audience group discussions.

    Karen Matusinec, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, McDonald's Corporation
    Doug Tropp, Corporate Treasurer, The Priceline Group
    John Tus, Treasurer, Honeywell 

    Moderated by: Jeremy Grant, Managing Editor, FT Confidential Research, Financial Times

  • 4:35pm
    Coffee Break
  • 4:50pm
    Panel: The Future of Global Financial Regulation

    Regulatory controls have made the financial system safer overall, but have the full implications for business and the real economy been accounted for? How are companies managing current regulations (Basel III, CT1, CSD, AML, EMIR and FATCA) and specifically, to what extent has this affected corporate treasury, for example in access to cheap capital, and the effects of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) implementation? In this session we will discuss the impact of regulation to date, including the challenges presented by differing regulatory controls in non-US markets. How could proposed corporate tax reform in the US impact financing structure and treasury functions at multinationals?

    Norm Champ, Partner, Investment Funds Group, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Hal Scott, Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS), Harvard Law School; Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation
    Eric Toder, Institute Fellow and Co-Director, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute

    Moderated by: Cardiff Garcia, US Editor, FT Alphaville, Financial Times

  • 5:30pm
    Closing Comments from the FT

    Jeremy Grant, Managing Editor, FT Confidential Research, Financial Times

  • 5:35pm
    Break
  • 6:30pm
    Pre-Dinner Networking Drinks
  • 7:30pm
    Welcome Remarks from the FT

    Jeremy Grant, Managing Editor, FT Confidential Research, Financial Times

  • 7:35pm
    Welcome from Deutsche Bank

    John Gibbons, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank

  • 7:40pm
    Dinner
  • 8:40pm
    Guest Speaker followed by Q&A

    Ari Wallach, Founder and CEO, Synthesis Corp

  • 9:00pm
    Dessert and Coffee
  • 9:30pm
    Evening Concludes

Agenda - 6th Apr

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Networking
  • 8:50am
    Opening Remarks from the FT
  • 9:00am
    Live Video Keynote: A Changing World

    An overview of the current global geopolitical outlook and the risks that companies need to be aware of: a vastly changing Chinese economy, the commodities slump, great uncertainty in Europe following Brexit and other tensions threatening to break up the EU, a new US government, rising security risks worldwide and strains between east and west. What does it all mean and how can we expect it to change in the coming year and beyond?

    Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times

    Followed by Q&A, moderated by: Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist, Financial Times

  • 9:25am
    Expert Insight: The Cyber Threat: How to Prepare

    Ever-growing threats in cyberspace are causing major concern for companies, left vulnerable in the face of security breaches, whether through fraud, identity theft, service disruption or other means. How can organizations keep up with the instigators of cyber attacks when the next threat is so difficult to predict? How can treasurers increase their resilience in the face of security risks and learn to identify them in time?

    Javier Perez-Tasso, Chief Executive Americas and UK Region, SWIFT  
    James Trainor, SVP, Cyber Solutions Group, Aon 

  • 9:50am
    Break
  • 10:00am
    Panel: Embracing Digitalization

    Rapid technological change has had an unprecedented impact on how businesses operate, but which technologies are really worth the investment for treasury and how can you decide what is right for your company? How are rising quantities of data being managed? How will application programming interfaces (APIs) and related technologies affect treasury? And how can the corporate treasurer best be prepared in the event of cyber security threats?

    Introductory talk (10.00 - 10.20)
    John Sheldon, Senior Vice President, Innovation Portfolios, MasterCard Labs
    Panel Discussion (10.20 - 10.55)
    Joe Brown, Director of Financial Services, GTNexus
    Nilesh Dusane, Global Head of Sales, Ripple
    Shahrokh Moinian, Managing Director, Global Head of Cash Products, Corporate Cash Management, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank 

    John Sheldon, Senior Vice President, Innovation Portfolios, MasterCard Labs
    Moderated by: Jeremy Grant, Managing Editor, FT Confidential Research, Financial Times
    Followed by interactive group discussions (10.55 - 11.15)
    How has digital change affected treasurers? How are operating models changing as a result of innovation, for example regarding the provision of financial services, access to data analytics and corporate business engagement? One person on each table will act as a moderator, and will
    report findings back to the wider group at the end of this session.

  • 11:15am
    Coffee Break
  • 11:35am
    The Future of the Financial System

    Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist, Financial Times

  • 11:50am
    Panel: Evolving Bank Partnerships

    As banks continue to undergo significant change, this will continue to shape the relationship treasurers and finance directors have with their banking partners. How can treasurers effectively manage multiple banking partnerships and keep track of bank performance? Looking ahead, what will the role of banks be in the future as they continue to evolve and what will the banking system become? If the traditional functions of banks as clearing houses and deposit takers is under threat, will their financial activity decrease, for example as we have seen in China? If banks start to charge treasurers for holding cash, how will this affect bank funding?

    Shantanu Mishra, Assistant Treasurer, Capital Markets and Liquidity, Lincoln Financial Group
    Carlos Perrone, Treasurer, United Nations Secretariat
    Monika Sandberg, SVP and Treasurer, Skanska
    Fred Schacknies, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Hilton Worldwide

    Moderated by: Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist, Financial Times

  • 12:25pm
    Presentation: The Treasurer as Leader, Communicator and Manager

    As treasurers step up, ‘soft skills’ are more important than ever before: empathy, creative strategic thinking and people management. How far should the treasurer’s influence extend – where does their input in strategy and growth decisions matter most and at what point should the treasurer step back? How can treasurers take a holistic view of their company to ensure that the business is aligned with what they are thinking and doing?

    Susan Stehlik, Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communication, NYU Stern

    Followed by Q&A, moderated by the FT

  • 12:55pm
    Final Thoughts from Deutsche Bank

    James Volkwein, Managing Director, Head of Trade Finance and Corporate Cash Management, Americas, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank

  • 1:00pm
    Closing Remarks from FT Chair

    Jeremy Grant, Managing Editor, FT Confidential Research, Financial Times

  • 1:05pm
    Networking Lunch

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Renaissance Westchester Hotel
80 West Red Oak Lane
West Harrison
New York 10604

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