2019/2020 Meeting Schedule

Meetings, News, Schedule

All meetings begin with lunch at 11:30.

Holiday Party – December 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: The Range Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
Address: 11865 Hickman Road, Urbandale

January 9, 2020
Venue: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

February 13, 2020
Venue: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

March 12, 2020
Venue: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

April 9, 2020
Venue: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

May 14, 2020
Venue: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

Previous Meetings:

September 12, 2019
Funny Bone Comedy Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Iowa AFP Board of Directors
Topic: “Making the Most of Iowa AFP”: Tools for Treasury Professionals, Upcoming Iowa AFP Announcements, Board of Directors Panel Discussion, Roundtable Discussion with Peers, & New Member Benefits

October 10, 2019
Embassy Club West – West Des Moines
Speaker: Kevin Christensen, Senior Vice President of Market Intelligence & Data Analytics – SHAZAM Network
Topic: Faster Payments, debit card industry, and the 2020/2021 NACHA rule changes

November 14, 2019
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Derek Svoren, Interest Rate Risk Specialist, Commercial Rates and FX Solutions
Topic: Transition from LIBOR to SOFR

2018/2019 Meeting Schedule

Meetings, News, Schedule

All meetings begin with lunch at 11:30.

September 13, 2018
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Adam Gregg, Lt. Governor State of Iowa
Topic: Iowa Economy, Tax Reform, Rural Iowa Initiative

October 11, 2018
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Becky Gibson – Senior Vice President, RVP Middle Market Banking, Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Topic: Cyber Security

November 8, 2018
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Jon Augustine – Chief Investment Officer, BTC Capital Management
Topic: Economic & Market Overview

January 10, 2019
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Megan Vollstedt – Executive Director, Iowa AgriTech Accelerator
Topic: Iowa AgriTech Accelerator

February 14, 2019
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Aaron Pearce, General Counsel for Continental Western Group
Topic: Planning, Strategy and Risk Management in the Vendor Selection Process

March 14, 2019
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Adam Claypool, Managing Principal – BP Growth Partners
Topic: Investing in Innovation – Essential Do’s and Dont’s

April 11, 2019
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Tom Myers, Investment Professional
Topic: Bitcoin

May 9, 2019
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: John Lande, Dickinson Law Firm & Reed McManigal, Holmes Murphy
Topic: Cybersecurity – Threats, Liability, Insurance, & Mitigation

CTP Accreditation

Certifications

Certified Treasury Professional is a certification administered by the national Association for Financial Professionals. For more information on CTP, including how to become credentialed, please go to the AFP website.

All regular meetings are eligible for continuing education credits for CTPs. The secretary will provide a sign-up sheet at the meetings for attendance purposes. It is also a good idea to keep accurate records of your own attendance.

2015-2016 Meeting Schedule

Meetings, Schedule

The 2015/2016 Season has concluded. The first meeting of the 2016/2017 season will be September 8, 2016.

Be sure to check the website for details as the date approaches!

2015/2016 Regular Meetings:

September 10, 2015
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker: Ryan Louvar, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Topic: Positioning Treasury For Growth in the New Liquidity Environment

October 8, 2015
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker: Ned Flynn, Merit Resources
Topic: Legal & Legislative Updates

November 12, 2015
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker: Dave Swenson, Iowa State University
Topic: Iowa Economy, Rural vs. Urban Outlook, Iowa Labor Force Demographics

January 14, 2016
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker: Dan Reichardt, Dwolla
Topic: Dwolla – updates, news, etc.

February 11, 2016
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker: Tammy Bond, The Team Optimizer
Topic: Going From Communication Breakdown to Breakthrough

March 10, 2016
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker: Randy Ripperger, Polk County Assessor
Topic: Polk County Assessor’s Office

April 14, 2016
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker: Magnus Carlsson, Association for Financial Professionals
Topic: AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey

May 12, 2016
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker: Andy Ai, PNC Treasury Management Consulting Group
Topic: Lockbox Automation: Trends and Tools

February 2015 Meeting – Speaker Information

Meetings, News

According to several 2014 surveys most treasury functions lack success measures.

By the end of 2014 many companies held “excess” cash prompting investors to ask hard questions about a company’s future best use of this asset. Since legitimate uses could include cash distributions in the form of dividends or share buybacks, such uses would leave less to meet 2015’s internal needs. 2015 market forecasts show a rise in market rates or rates becoming more volatile. Also, compliance will exert a stronger pull on banks as they conform to various Basel III rules like liquidity coverage requirements. In turn, a bank’s reluctance to lend “enough” may affect a company’s access to external liquidity.

Bottom line: access to capital, market exposure and various costs will become larger issues if there is a significant mis-alignment of uses of funds with sources of funds.

Since what gets measured gets managed, Treasury’s apparent inability to define success to date could suggest difficulty when it comes time to contribute to the company’s 2015 business goals, especially if they involve liquidity and risk. Just because performance under a prior set of market or industry constraints was successful is no guarantee of treasury’s future success, especially if treasury must rely on “duct tape and a can opener’ to get the job done.

During this presentation Bruce C. Lynn, CTP and a Managing Partner at the Financial Executives Consulting Group (FECG) will discuss:
• The year ahead and what to watch for
• Why treasury has been unsuccessful in defining “success” to date
• What a starter set of success measures could look like in 2015
• What company changes will be needed in order to measure success (hint: Treasury cannot go it alone)
• How to build a business case for change

February 12, 2015 – Special Event Registration (4:30-7:00pm)

Meetings, News

Please use this form to RSVP to the special Iowa AFP Happy Hour Event on Thursday February 12, 2015.  It will be held at the Raccoon River Brewery from 4:30 – 7:00 pm.  Contact President Kari Hanson for details.

Annual Dues Notice

Membership, News

It is time to renew annual memberships to the Iowa AFP.  Dues and Assessments are due by January 31st and cover meetings and events for the rest of the calendar year.

Membership registration and payments can now be done online!  Please go to our website www.iowaafp.org, and click on ‘Membership & Guest Payments’ under the ‘Membership’ menu option.

Iowa AFP accepts physical checks, credit cards, or dwolla payments.  If you prefer to do it all the traditional way, there is a link on the page that will take you to the 2015 Annual Dues Notice form which you can print and fill out.

If you encounter issues or have any questions, please email (kyle.rice@polkcountyiowa.gov) or call me (515-286-3042).

September 9th, 2014 Meeting Recap

Conferences, Meetings, News, Newsletters

Items to remember:

Thanks again for everyone’s attendance and we look forward to seeing you all in October.