The benefits of taking part of this training course

The trainer has been working in the treasury environment for 40 years. A very seasoned professional, who has worked internationally in different capacities.

• You will gain knowledge of a most overlooked back-end processesIncluding treasury systems into the treasury management training, makes it a more informed subject.
• You will get a hands-on practical approach for the subjects.It is intended to show practical application of the subjects we cover, avoiding a theoretical approach as much as possible.
• The exercises will help to prove your understanding of the subjects. Exercise will help you build confidence and provide a deeper understanding.
• You will learn about the exposures and how to manage them effectively. Exposures are critical and knowing how to manage them, will increase your personal and professional value.
• You will understand how important liquidity is for organizations.You gain thorough understanding of cash management.
• You will learn to understand maturity gaps and practically how to manage them.You will see clearly what should be done, and errors that could be made.
• You will see what foreign currency mismatches mean to a balance sheet. From past experiences, this area can be a major disaster. You will learn to make sure it will not happen to you.
• You learn how to make the best informed decisions. Managing liquidity and exposures means making decisions on a daily basis, and you need to be aware how to make them.
• You will become ready for your next step in your professional life. You have learned and gained knowledge of an very important aspect of all organizations.
• Discover the process and learn to reduce risks
• You will learn a hands-on practical approach of the subjects
• The focus is to highlight practical application of the subjects, avoiding a too theoretical approach
• The assignments will help to solidify your understanding of the subjects.
• Assignments will help you build confidence and provide a deeper understanding.
• You will learn about risk exposures and how to manage them effectively.
• Learning to manage critical exposures, will increase your personal and professional value.
• You will understand how important liquidity is for organizations.
• You gain thorough understanding of institutional and corporate cash management.
• You will learn to understand maturity gaps and practically how to manage them.
• Discover the potential bottlenecks and problems in cash flow management
• You will discover what foreign currency mismatches are on the balance sheet.
• Capturing balance Sheet Management is an art
• You learn how to make the well informed decisions.
• Become liquidity expert
• Become a technical exposure management expert
• Learning technical trading from a Pro adds value to the bottom-line
• You will become ready for your next step in your professional life.
• You have learned and gained knowledge of an very important aspect of all organizations..

why should you attend this training

Treasury management always has carried a high importance, and in today’s environment, the challenges have even become far greater. For that reason, attending this training course, will help you build a thorough understanding of liquidity management, treasury systems, and selection processes, and further identifying how they are implemented. Further, important areas of hedging and hedge accounting will help you to understand what exposures are about, and how to properly mitigate risk, and what to expect with regards to IFRS9 hedge accounting concepts. Asset and liability management forms part of a treasury function, and carries a heavier weight in relation to the balance sheet. We will present it in a practical format, not diving in a theoretical maze, as most would do. We will rather provide business case sample for clarification purposes, and this will make you fully grasp the concept and execution of it.

Know About Your Trainer

International Expert: Mr. Peter Bokma General Manager Money Chats, UK He worked, since 1978 for international banks and institutions, covering international money-, foreign exchange-, and capital markets; as trader, senior trader, Chief dealer, Group Treasurer, and a Senior Consultant. He resided during his career in the following countries; The Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, USA, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Luxembourg, and Qatar, and currently in The Philippines. He managed large portfolios, and has set-up and managed large treasuries. Further, he was involved, hands-on implementations of treasury- and risk management systems, setting up the administrative functions, and the guiding policy documentations for those institutions he worked for. The system selection processes and requirements gathering, provided a deeper understanding of what really matters, and started to form a strong passion for this subject. Some of his articles examples and blogs covering the following subjects, appeared Gulf Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Reuters (USA), LinkedIn, Facebook.

  • Islamic Banking

  • Islamic Treasury

  • International Treasury

  • Funds Transfer pricing

  • IT implementations

  • Business analyses

Clients who has already benefited form Mr. Peter Bokma

  • Commerzbank, Netherlands

  • HSBC, Netherlands

  • Arab Banking Corporation, Singapore

  • Bankgesellshaft, Germany

  • Hambros, Australia

  • ABN Amro, Australia


  • Arab Bank, Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Hollandi Bank (ABN Amro), Saudi Arabia

  • IKB Deutsche Industriebank, Germany

  • Qatar Islamic Bank, Qatar

  • Qatar International Islamic Bank, Qatar

  • ING Bank, Netherlands

  • ING Real Estate, Netherlands

  • ING Investments, Netherlands

  • Commerzbank (affiliate), Luxembourg


  • Fraud

  • The true aspects of day-to-day cash management
    A close look into the various areas within organizations that may be susceptible to fraud. There will be case studies presented.


    • Fraud Risk
    • IT Risk
    • Limitations of regulatory regulations and solving crucial cash flow issues
    • FX Risk
    • GAP Risk
    • Pricing risk
    • Reputational risks
    • Legal risk
    • Customer risk
    • Money laundering
    • Transactional risk
    • Operational risk
    • Case studies

  • Treasury Risk

  • Different aspects are covered with regards to the transaction execution and processes.


    • Limits
    • Transaction handling
    • Derivatives
    • Offered solutions
    • Case studies
  • Risk measures

  • Introduction to the most common used risk measures in financial institutions and corporations.


    • Controlling of limits
    • Value at Risk (VaR)
    • Earnings at Risk
    • Risk Policy and strategy
    • Illustration risk measures
  • Liquidity Management

  • This session will provide insight to cash flow- (liquidity-) management), and a number of topics will be discussed, but taking a practical approach for this subject. Information flows containing errors, may cause disruption in particular ratios. We will identify them and provide possible solutions for these type of issues. Regulatory ratios will touch upon lightly, but necessary for the application of liquidity management. The case studies and exercises will cover some of those uses.

  • Importance of Liquidity

  • The importance, and how we pro-actively manage liquidity, will be demonstrated and how critical it could be for the organization.

  • Usefulness of Liquidity

  • We will cover the usefulness, and how its applied under different situations. A practical approach in managing cash flows.


    • Looking into the general objectives
    • Introduction to Liquidity Ratio (LCR) and Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR)
    • Required information creating an efficient liquidity management process
    • Solving cash flow issues, bearing in mind regulatory limitations
    • Cash flow exposure types
    • Liquidity risk and current ratio
    • Liquidity Management- and Contingency Plan
    • Liquidity Buffer
    • Case studies and exercises
  • Money Markets and Foreign Exchange

  • Introduction to the international money markets, and its products, and the usage of it. Foreign exchange markets are dynamic. The usage and benefits using the various products that are available will be discussed.


    • MM products
    • FX products
    • Case studies
  • Debt Capital Markets (DCM)

  • The choices available to corporations using the DCM, and for financial institutions.


    • The steps to issuance
    • What products/instruments are available
    • How to select the best option.
  • Corporate financing

  • Funding is crucial to any business, and the various options that are available. We will discuss the products and how to determine what selections to make.


    • Structured finance
    • Short- and long term planning
    • Capital financing
    • Project financing
    • Case studies


  • Treasury systems and accounting implications

  • The management of liquidity, can be most effective when using a treasury system, and it contains fully automated accounting. The accounting implications is not always well understood, especially when there is an automated process. We will identify some of those problems that may arise.

  • System selection

  • We will discuss the process of selecting a treasury system for an organization, the best way to approach it, and provide a forward view.

  • System Implementation

  • For any successful implementation, one should consider that a lot of commitment within the organization must form part of an implementation. We will dive into the details of the method that will bring us to the desired end-goal. One will also realize the importance understanding systems, will help to protect against misconceptions.

  • Accounting Implications

  • Every instrument or product within systems, and fully automated processes, will be set-up, and activities on the system by users, when the system is live, will create accounting implications. We will discuss and demonstrate what is needed to set-up properly, and also how we may find out errors and correct them in the system.

  • Topics

  • • Gathering the requirements
    • Selection process of treasury systems
    • General ledger and integration
    • Implementation process
    • Vendor and client responsibilities
    • User Acceptance testing and “go-live”
    • Problem solving of system related accounting issues
    • Case studies and exercises

  • Hedging

  • Hedging is very important for organizations, whether these are cash flow-, foreign exchange-, equities (shares)-, commodity, or funds/investments (real estate) exposures. We will explore hedging and how we make use of it in the practical environment.

  • Hedging usefulness

  • Eliminating risks is important for most organizations, and hedging is an act that assists in removing, or reducing those risks to an acceptable level. We will learn about the usefulness of this tool, and illustrate this through case studies and exercises.

  • Topics

  • • Wrong hedging and how to correct it
    • Building the scenario and hedge strategies
    • Documentation concept and approval cycle
    • Posting of the transaction
    • Case studies and exercises

  • Hedge accounting (high level)

  • Hedge accounting is a method of accounting, where entries for an asset or liability and the opposing hedge are treated as one. IAS 39 has been replaced by IFRS 9, but IAS 39 still can be applied, if selected. We discuss some of the changes in hedge accounting, and what we practically can do with it.

  • When to use hedge accounting

  • Hedge accounting is not mandatory, but will help to manage fluctuations of the profit and loss accounts. We will show when it makes sense using hedge accounting.

  • Topics

  • • Fair value hedge
    • Building the scenario and hedge strategies
    • cash flow hedge
    • hedge of a net investment in a foreign operation as defined in IAS 21
    • Hedge effectiveness
    • Formal designation and documentation
    • Economic relationship
    • Credit risk
    • Case studies and exercises
    Technical Trading
    Introduction to Fibonacci
    Fibonacci concept is universal and can be observed everywhere, and It was discovered and developed by Fibonacci by one of the most talented mathematicians in early ages. Fibonacci concept applies to our everyday life, even when we do not know it.

    Fibonacci concept for trading
    For trading this is a crucial part to use this concept for profitable trading. We will cover the usage of Arcs, Angles and retracements, that is successfully employed in trading currencies, interest rate products, commodities and shares alike. This method is to be used with in conjunction with other technical indicators, supporting the decision making process.

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