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New Hampshire Regional Meeting

February 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Fidelity Investments
Merrimack, NH

9:30 - 10:00Registration/Breakfast
10:00 -11:00Viewing Liquidity Through a New Lens
11:00 -12:00A View from the Hill
12:00 - 1:00Lunch and Introduction to New England AFP
1:00 - 2:00Trends in Treasury Management: Faster and Smarter

Viewing Liquidity Through a New Lens

presented by Kerry Pope,  Fidelity Investments

Kerry Pope, Institutional Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments, will provide corporate treasurers and cash managers insights on the new reality, and offer rationale and strategies for transitioning to a total rate of return world. New bank rules, money fund regulations and rising interest rates will affect the way institutional investors manage liquidity. During this presentation, Kerry will provide a detailed overview of the Federal Reserve and SEC regulatory changes and market forces driving the flow of liquid investments and the resulting impact on interest rate spreads. Understanding the impact of these changes will be critical in navigating the dynamic market environment.

Kerry will also instruct investors on how to utilize the SEC required disclosures and additional data to make better decisions in the purchase and sale of prime money market funds. Prime money market funds are not all created equally and investors should fully understand the risk and return takeoffs. Armed with new data and an enhanced understanding, investors will never again simply select the high yielding prime money market fund. Kerry will overview how select strategic liquidity alternatives may be effectively utilized in a total rate of return environment to further limit risks while enhancing returns. Utilizing real world examples to visualize the risk and return dynamics associated with new strategic liquidity alternatives will assist in educating investors how best to utilize these new instruments.

A View from the Hill

presented by Gerry O”Shea, Fidelity Investments

Gerry O’Shea is Senior Director, Public Policy for Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest providers of financial services. Gerry will provide attendees an update on the current political climate and the upcoming primaries, an update on key policy priorities, and the impact of the 2016 elections on key financial regulatory/legislative issues that could affect financial services firms and corporations.

Trends in Treasury Management: Faster and Smarter

presented by Seth Blacher and Seth Marlowe, Wells Fargo

Faster and smarter are 2 themes in Treasury Management for 2016. Faster payments. Faster invoice approvals. Smarter receivables. Smarter payments. This session will address faster and smarter in both the receivables and payables arenas.

On the receivables side, there is a critical need for smarter payments. Moving your customers from checks to electronic payments can speed your cash flow but, if you don’t receive the information needed for automated posting along with those payments, cash application can actually take longer than with checks. And remittance information is separated from ACH payments more than 75% of the time.

On the payables side, the need for speed centers on receipt and approval of invoices so payments can be initiated. Many companies don’t pursue early payment discount terms due to outdated paper approval and matching processes. For many best-in-class companies, early payment discounts are taken only 66% of the time. Vendor portals and dynamic discounting lead the way in transforming your payables shop.

In the business-to-person (B2P) space, checks continue to be the predominant payment type. New smarter B2P payment methods can be integrated into your payables process just like ACH and wires but without having to capture your customer’s banking information.

Learn how these trends can help you to improve AR and AP performance and reduce your transaction processing costs and cycle times.

Members: No Charge
Non-Members: $35.

Approved for up to 3.6 CTP/CCM recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals
FPA-Logo_RGB_2Approved for up to 3.6 FP&A recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals

About the Speakers:

Seth Blacher, Wells Fargo
Seth Marlowe, Wells Fargo
Gerry O'Shea, Fidelity Investments
Kerry Pope, Fidelity Investments


February 9, 2016
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Fidelity Investments
900 Salem St.
Smithfield, RI 02917 United States
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