Insurance & Risk Management

Insurance & Risk Management

Channel the Change: Get Ready for the New Hedge Rules!
5/22/2018 • 4:40 PM-5:30 PM • Room 206 • Audience: Intermediate

Dan Walz, Client Service Specialist from Hedge Trackers, will present an overview of the latest updates on hedge accounting ASU 2017-12 published by the FASB in August 2017. Key takeaways include a review of the final hedge accounting rules under ASC 815 regarding commodities, a general understanding on how the new rules may impact a company’s hedge accounting treatment, and how other corporates are thinking about the changes to ASC 815.

Know and Control Your Risk with Retirement Plans
5/22/2018 • 4:40 PM-5:30 PM • Room 323 • Audience: Advanced

Employees expect their employer to provide a solid retirement plan. However, litigation and audit trends are undeniable: these plans are under close scrutiny. The DOL, IRS, and participants are examining how retirement plans operate and may fail to comply with legal standards. This presentation examines retirement plan fiduciary risks, discusses legal standards both at an executive and HR level, and provides methods for employers to delegate their fiduciary obligations to others.

Foreign Exchange Exposure Management Requires the Right Analytics
5/23/2018 • 8:30 AM-9:20 AM • Room 206 • Audience: Intermediate

When lean treasury teams get involved in cash flow and balance sheet exposure management, things get complicated quickly. Join us for a discussion on how to apply the right analytics and operational processes to get the most benefit from your hedging program.

Advanced Currency Hedging: Focus on Balance Sheet Strategies
5/23/2018 • 11:20 AM-12:10 PM• Room 206 • Audience: Intermediate

Companies begin hedging programs by focusing on near term cash flows denominated in foreign currencies. A more sophisticated and strategic approach involves looking at the balance sheet as driver of currency risk impacting financial statements, and designing strategies that help accomplish long-term goals for improved financial performance and reduced risk. This session will examine optimal market conditions for executing such strategies, and highlight transactions such as cross-currency swaps that successfully help accomplish these strategic goals.

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Insurance Market Conditions – Forecasting Premiums and Budgeting Tips
5/23/2018 • 11:20 AM-12:10 PM • Room 323 • Audience: Beginner

2018 will be a volatile year for commercial insurance. Come learn about the drivers behind the insurance market volatility- loss ratios, M&A, catastrophes, investment climate, interest rates and regulatory changes/ Brexit. We’ll review the expected rate trends for property and liability insurance lines, hot topics and alternative program structures you should consider. We will offer recommendations on how to better plan, budget and forecast for insurance renewals. Our goal is to optimize your spending on insurance.

The New FX Risk Management Mindset
5/23/2018 • 2:10 PM-3:00 PM • Room 206 • Audience: Intermediate

Corporate Treasurers have never been so well equipped to make prudent FX Risk Management decisions. Thanks to technology, even the smallest treasuries can conduct similar analysis once reserved for consultants and only the largest corporations. This session will examine these tools and take a look at current best practice when deciding firstly, which exposures to hedge and secondly, how to hedge them.

Reducing the Risk of Increased Longevity for Organizations and Employees
5/23/2018 • 2:10 PM-3:00 PM • Room 323 • Audience: Intermediate

As people are living longer, it is more important than ever for organizations to help their participants secure a retirement income they cannot outlive. This allows an orderly transition of the workforce from active employee into retirement. We will discuss how organizations are taking advantage of the new retirement risk transfer solutions to better manage the organizational risk of providing these benefits and providing opportunities for DC participants to secure their own guaranteed lifetime income.

Treasury’s Role in Achieving Competitive Advantage through Superior Risk Management
5/23/2018 • 4:00 PM-4:50 PM• Room 323 • Audience: Advanced

Most corporations today have developed formal business strategies for marketing, human resources, information technology, and other business areas and can gain a competitive advantage by leveraging these resource. But what about risk management? How can companies use a superior approach to risk management to gain a competitive advantage? This session will explore some of the key attributes of a successful enterprise risk management program and the role of treasury in that process.

Earnings-at-Risk Approach to FX Hedging
5/24/2018 • 8:30 AM-9:20 AM • Room 206 • Audience: Intermediate

Developing a hedging program starts with understanding a company’s exposures and determining risk management goals. If minimizing earnings volatility is a priority and multiple currencies impact earnings, Earnings-at-Risk is considered best practice. However, many companies do not use this approach due to its perceived complexity. In this session, attendees will learn the fundamental elements necessary to create a successful hedging program and see its application in a case study demonstrating accessibility and feasibility of Earnings-at-Risk.

Maximizing Risk Transfer in Commercial Agreements and Insurance Policies
5/24/2018 • 8:30 AM-9:20 AM • Room 323 • Audience: Beginner

Every company should consider whether and how to transfer risks when entering into commercial arrangements. Failing to properly document risk transfer arrangements in commercial agreements and insurance policies often results companies incurring unintended losses. This presentation will describe how to: (1) effectively transfer risk through commercial agreements and insurance policies to avoid potential pitfalls and (2) establish effective loss control and claims submission strategies to mitigate risk and respond in the event of a claim.