Full CAFTA program (Corporate Module)

Certificate Course
By Ernst & Young
5 (100)

~26 hours


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CAFTA (Certificate in Applied Finance, Treasury and Analytics) is a certification program exclusively designed by EY professionals having varied industry experience in banking, consulting, corporates, NBFC, insurance, etc.

The course has been structurally designed for participants who want to learn and apply concepts of treasury and finance in solving business problems and get practitioners’ insights. The course also provides opportunities to the participants to witness real-life scenarios that the changing industry faces due to the technology trends.

Treasury Analytics

Data analytics and introduction to advanced technologies

  • Understanding the fundamental concepts of data and analytics
  • Define common terminologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc.

Role of advanced technologies in Treasury

  • Learn about the trends driving the Treasury technology landscape
  • Identify the different technology components that make up the technical infrastructure layer for a
    Treasury technology solution
  • Learn how advanced technology can be applied in various treasury functions

Technical nuances of adopting a Treasury solution

  • Recognise common tools are solutions available in the market for Treasury
  • Understand the basic principles of vendor selection and technology implementation
  • Explore various case studies of how Data & Analytics is enhancing and transforming traditional
    Finance and Accounting functions

Role and importance of Data Visualisation

  • Recognise how data visualisation helps in analytics
  • Learn how to tell a story using visual analytics through the use of powerful dashboards and filters

Introduction to Power BI

  • Learn how to navigate through Power Bi as a visualisation tool
  • Exercise: Create good looking charts and graphs through simple drag and drop of variables

Supply Chain and Trade Finance

Trade business transactions and terms of trade

  • Overview of the process
  • Discussion on the domain and key terminologies
  • Understand how industries view and manage risk in international trade
  • Discussion on the participants, methods of payment and payment risk
  • Understanding trade credit insurance, role of SWIFT

Buyer led sources of financing

  • Understand cash conversion cycle
  • Introduction to the buyer led- financing products available in the market like letter of credit,
    reverse factoring, bank guarantee, buyers credit & suppliers credit
  • Understand ISBP requirements and common pitfalls
  • Familiarisation with INCO terms , UCP 600 etc.

Supplier led sources of financing

  • Introduction to supplier led- financing products available in the market like pre-shipment and
    post-shipment financing, factoring, forfaiting etc.

Cash and Liquidity Management

Overview of the role of cash and liquidity

  • Evolution and trends in cash and liquidity management
  • Key pillars of liquidity management and introduction to cash forecast, payments, role of banks
  • Benefits and importance of cash and liquidity management

Cash forecasting

  • Key drivers of the process and objective of forecasting
  • Types of forecast: direct, indirect and simulation of a forecast for a company
  • Discussion around monitoring and reporting requirements of the company
  • Use case: AI in forecasting

Global banking and payments

  • Centralised and decentralised payment structures
  • Evolution of payment systems covering connectivity, payment channels, formats, settlement
  • Technology: Cross border payments and role of distributed ledger technology
  • KPIs under payment

Liquidity management structures

  • Introduction to cash pooling and netting
  • Understanding payment factories
  • Introduction to in house banks
  • Tax and regulatory aspects
  • Key considerations when implementing such solutions

Corporate Finance

Capital structure

  • Introduction to capital structure and factors involved in mix of sources
  • Nuances of decision making on capital structure requirement for NBFC, real estate company  and impact areas

Capital structure and financing through Debt

  •  Discussion on fund based borrowing products based on market, tenor, security
  • Overview of debt market highlighting corporate bond market size and key participants, recent
    measures, recent issuances etc.
  • Discussion on NBFC’s, liquidity challenges etc.
  • Overview of blockchain based transactions and associated benefits across trade cycle
  • LIBOR transition: Background, need for replacement, challenges and what will change

Credit assessment by banks

  • Objective of credit management and bank’s internal credit model
  • Understand risk based pricing using RAROC and aspects related to banks profitability

Investment Management

Types of risk in investment management

  • Concepts and overview of types of risk

Investment products in treasury

  • Products in India: Money market, G-sec, Corporate & FI Debt, Equities, Equities
    ETF, AIF, MF
  • Products in Global market: Market linked notes, Dual Currency, Enhanced Yield
    note , REITs

Investment function in various industries

  • Investment management objective and philosophy
  • Key criteria for investment management policy
  • Investment functions in corporates, insurance companies, banks, AMC and MF,
    pension funds

Investment management life cycle

  • Pre-deal analysis
  • Dealing nuances of various investment products
  • Benchmarking investment portfolios
  • Use case: Discussion on common industry problem statements
  • Use case: Using analytics to monitor the portfolio of a company

Industry trends

  • Domino impact of ILFS on different industries
  • Understanding recent regulatory changes and its impact
  • Use of analytics and quant models in investments

Financial Risk Management

Overview of financial market

  • Global financial markets overview: Bonds, Commodity, FX & IR, Exchange traded derivatives
  • Understanding global financial markets

Financial risks and its impact

  • Understanding FX risk in Corporates - Accounting and cashflow risk, Hede fund / FII
  • Understanding commodity risk in corporates
  • Understanding interest rate risk in banks

Transaction life cycle: FX risk management

  • Understanding different stakeholders and process flow for FX risk mitigation
  • Understanding process of exposure recognition and communication
  • Industry insight: Use case for implementation of forex risk management framework
  • Discussion on benchmark rates, risk mitigation instruments and their execution
  • Overview of deal value chain
  • Industry insight: Basel norms and capital charge by banks
  • Regulatory framework governing FX markets

Risk management policy

  • Key aspects of policy
  • Setting the FX hedge ratio
  • Understanding interest rate risk policy
  • Industry insight: Managing FX and IR risk: All-in cost of borrowing

Commodity risk management

  • Understanding commodity market value chain and commodity price risk
  • Benchmark prices in different commodities
  • Trends in Commodities – Singapore Jet Fuel, Copper
  • Use Case: Drafting a risk management policy and use of analytics in commodity

Interest risk management

  • Understanding interest rate risk in NBFC
  • ALM mismatch in Insurance and NBFC

Masterclass session

  • Use of analytics in FX risk management
  • Statistical methods for analysing currency movement
  • Rise of electronic platform and algo trading in financial markets


Other Info

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  • Duration : ~26 hours
  • ₹ 21830
  • ₹ 30000

    International ₹ 21830

    ₹ 30000

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