Welcome to Citi’s Online Academy

Our Online Academy offers you the "anytime, anywhere" convenience of the Internet to access and participate in an array of educational webinars. These programs will help keep you up-to-date with both today's quickly-changing environment and our latest solutions and offerings. Online Academy sessions are led by Citi "professors" and industry experts and conducted in an intuitive, interactive format that encourages the exchange of information and ideas among participants.

Recent Programs

New and Upcoming Programs

Treasure Trove: The Rising Role of Treasury in AP Webinar

Business continues to change at an accelerating speed, as enterprises and their suppliers adjust to globalization, intensified competition, and a marketplace that continually resets its expectations. Within the enterprise, business processes and functions must converge around value and shared interests just as business partners must increasingly do along supply chain lines. With cash management more important than ever, Treasurers must harness the collective strength and ability of the entire organization — including the Accounts Payable (A/P) function — to help drive internal process efficiencies and optimize working capital.
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Speakers:

Andrew Bartolini – Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners

Chris Chazin – North America Market Manager, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

RMB – The New Rising Global Currency—July 21, 2015

The continued liberalization of the Renminbi (RMB) has helped to fuel China's growing global influence. The rapid evolution of the RMB and the reform of the regulatory landscape presents enormous opportunities for corporates to further integrate China into global treasury structures. Hear from Citi experts about the evolving deregulation, what is on the horizon, and what multinationals should take into consideration.
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Speakers:

Sandip Patil –Regional Head, Liquidity Management Services, Asia Pacific, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Cline Zhang –China Cash and Liquidity Product Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Insurance and Healthcare Cyber Security Webinar—June 14, 2015

Healthcare data breaches have risen noticeably as mal-intentioned actors target insurance companies for the Personal Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) they find increasingly valuable. Treasury plays an important role in enabling inbound and outbound flows from a healthcare insurance company. Given the massive volumes of these flows, and the apparent focus of attacks on insurers, it is now increasingly important to take adequate protective measures. In this session, former FBI as well as Treasury Solutions experts will focus on what makes healthcare such a prime target and discuss Treasury best practices to protect your data.
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Speakers:

Justin Deck –Vice President, Strategic Intelligence Analysis Group, Information Protection, Citi

Rajesh Shenoy –Director, Global Head of Digital Security, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Ambrish Bansal –Director, North America Market Manager, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Digital Security – Insights and Practical Advice on Cyber Security and Fraud Prevention – June 2015

As online business interactions continue to expand, cyber threats have been growing at equal pace. These attacks are becoming more sophisticated and dangerous, and are now a real threat to businesses, their banks and the economy. This client training will deconstruct some of the threats and provide insight on safe and secure Treasury Management. Attend this session to ensure you are doing all you can to protect your assets and information.
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Speakers:

Elizabeth Petrie –Director, Strategic Intelligence, Office of the Chief of Information Security, Citi

Rajesh Shenoy –Director, Global Product Manager Digital Security, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Managing Global Corporate Liquidity in a Dynamic Macro–Economic Environment

The global macro-economic and regulatory environment is presenting new challenges for short term corporate liquidity managers. Strong dollar, volatile foreign exchange rates and divergent interest rates in US and Euro Zone are leading treasurers to rethink their cash and risk management strategies. Regulations driven changes to deposit treatment by banks is further adding to the complexity of cash management decision making. This webinar will help practitioners understand the drivers of change and clarify the path forward by discussing possible treasury strategies to consider.
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Speakers:

Michael Berkowitz
North America Head of Liquidity Management Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Amit Agarwal
EMEA Head of Liquidity Management Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Ron Chakravarti
Global Solutions Head, Treasury Advisory and Liquidity Solutions, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Dynamics of Today’s Supply Chain Finance Programs

The unsettled macro-economic and financial environment have highlighted the importance of working capital while changes to bank regulation – most notably Basel III – have increased the cost, and reduced the supply, of working capital finance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to support their supply chains, and potentially lower costs, many multinational corporates have turned to SCF.

The success of SCF programs has encouraged multinationals to become more ambitious in terms of the benefit and scope of these solutions. Some now include suppliers in multiple regions or those working with more than one of their subsidiaries. As a result, the benefits and complexity of SCF programs has significantly increased.
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Speakers:

John Ahearn
Global Head of Trade, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Digital Security – Cyber Security and Fraud Prevention 2015

As online business interactions continue to expand, especially at this time of year, cyber threats have been growing at equal pace. These attacks are becoming more sophisticated and dangerous, and are now a real threat to businesses, their banks and the economy. This client training will deconstruct some of the threats and provide insight on enabling safe and secure online interactions in the banking sector. Attend this session to ensure you are doing all you can to protect your assets and information.
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Speakers:

Rajesh Shenoy – Global Head of Digital Security, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Justin Deck – Strategic Intelligence Analysis, Citi

Ambrish Bansal – North America Market Management, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Demystifying Africa – Capitalizing on Disruptive Technology

Not even 15 years ago, multinational corporations looking to enter Africa treaded cautiously, fearful of the known corruption and fraud in traditionally cash-based markets and difficulty working in a region whose banking and infrastructure was not nearly as sophisticated as the West's. But as significant urbanization, digitization and innovative leap-frogging continues, the requirements, strategies and expectations of regional corporate cash and treasury management are forced to evolve as well.

Now sitting at the core of many Corporations Emerging Market strategy, maximizing the Africa growth story has become a key priority for those looking to enter, expand or re-strategize across the continent. The Digital Revolution is nowhere more relevant today than in Africa and this session will highlight that there are probably more working capital solutions and best-practice tools being used today across Africa than you realize.
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Featuring:

Peter Crawley – Treasury and Trade Solutions Head, Sub-Saharan Africa

Isaac Kamuta – Cash Management Head, Sub-Saharan Africa

Geoffrey Gursel – Treasury and Trade Solutions Sales Head, Sub-Saharan Africa

Top Treasury Priorities for 2015

Many of Citi's clients have expressed interest in gaining perspective on 'best in class' treasury operations given the challenging economic, geopolitical and regulatory landscape.

Based on the client engagement of Citi's Treasury Advisory Group and insights from our Treasury Diagnostics benchmarking research, Citi presents the drivers most impacting corporate treasury along with resulting strategies for managing growth, limiting risk, optimizing working capital, and leveraging technology.
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Featuring:

Ron Chakravarti – Global Solutions Head, Treasury Advisory and Liquidity Solutions, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Digital Security

As online business interactions continue to expand, especially at this time of year, cyber threats have been growing at equal pace. These attacks are becoming more sophisticated and dangerous, and are now a real threat to businesses, their banks and the economy. This client training will deconstruct some of the threats and provide insight on enabling safe and secure online interactions in the banking sector. Attend this session to ensure you are doing all you can to protect your assets and information.
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Featuring:

Elizabeth Petrie – Director, Strategic Intelligence, Office of the Chief of Information Security, Citi

Rajesh Shenoy – Director, Global Product Manager Digital Security, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

The Cloud, and the future of banking

Session focused on thought leadership on cloud solutions. Where and how can cloud technology help transform integration with banks? What should be considered and what lessons have been learned from using this emerging technology. And what is Citi doing with cloud technologies?
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Featuring:

Ashish Chaughule – Global Product Manager for CitiConnect for SWIFT, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Rene Schuurman – Director, Global Market Manager for Channel Services, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Integration 2.0

Connecting and integrating with financial service providers has always been a major area of focus for both corporate practitioners and banks. Many initiatives, standards and technology solutions have come and gone with varying degrees of success. Come join the experts at Citi and learn about the latest industry trends and initiatives, as well as best practices, that have helped transform the Bank-2-Corporate space; Integration 2.0.
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Featuring:

Stephen Szczesniak – Global Product Manager for CitiConnect for Files, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Rene Schuurman – Director, Global Market Manager for Channel Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Mobile Treasury and the connected bank

Session focused on exploring the trends and needs from the Treasury function around the theme ‘mobility’. And how the Treasury function demands different solutions and capabilities change around the clock, and the industry leading innovations Citi has created.
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Featuring:

Kevin S. Brown – Director of Global Mobile Products & Digital Innovation, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Emily Lang – Assistant Vice President, Global Mobile Products & Digital Innovation, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

U.S Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") Update II

U.S Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") Update II We have received a number of inquiries following our May 6 webinar where we covered the impact of FATCA on your business. As we near July 1, the initial effective date for FATCA, we wanted to continue to provide you updates on the regulation as well as allow for more time for questions directly from you, our clients.
This session builds on the May 6 webinar. A replay is available here. For June 26 we'll further examine the complexities of this new regulation and look to reinforce the FATCA discussions we've had across our client base.
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Featuring:

Cindy Gerhard – Managing Director and Head of Product Management for Liquidity Management Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Nicole Tanguy – Director and Corporate Tax Counsel, Citi

Deep Dive Into India – The Companies Act 2013 and Its Business Implications

With a rapidly growing population of 1.2 billion, India is forecasted to be the world’s largest nation by 2030. However this wealth of opportunity is tempered by the complex regulatory, political and risk environments that characterize India’s economy. This reality is especially pertinent to treasury management, where frequent regulatory changes make it imperative for corporates to remain updated and adaptable. With this new web series, Citi offers a unique opportunity to hear from India’s foremost thought-leaders on recent changes to the Companies Act and its implications for treasury management in India, starting April 1st, 2014.

Please contact your Citi representative for the replay.

Featuring:

Sai Venkateshwaran – Partner & Head Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG

Nirav Patel – Director Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") and Impact on you, our TTS clients

Please join us on May 6 for our upcoming Citi Online Academy webinar on the U.S Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”).

As Citi prepares for FATCA to go into effect on July 1, 2014, it’s critical that you have considered the impact of the regulation to your business. While the legislation is focused on financial institutions, FATCA can impact organizations that do not consider themselves traditional FIs.

This session examines the complexities of this new regulation, the impact to our clients and the consequences of non-compliance and the due diligence Citi is required to complete to ensure our compliance with the regulation.

 

Speakers:

Nicole Tanguy – Director and Corporate Tax Counsel, Citi

Cindy Gerhard – Global Head of Product  Management, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

How to Achieve Effective Treasury and Trade Management in Africa

Africa is at a moment of change. After decades of economic stagnation and political instability, a new wave of optimism and opportunity is sweeping this vast continent of 54 countries driven by widespread reforms, infrastructure development, booming trade flows, a growing middle class and innovative uses of technology. Nowhere in Africa is this growth story more true than in Nigeria.

Yet while opportunities abound, challenges remain. In this webinar Citi experts based in the continent will provide you with practical advice and insights on how to harness the opportunities and meet the challenges of doing business in Africa with a focus on Nigeria. With unprecedented change and modernization, Africa is a growth story you can’t ignore. Attend this webinar to help you achieve effective treasury and trade management for your company’s business in this exciting market.

 

Speakers:

Yusuf Khan – Head of Trade Sub-Sahara Africa, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Foluso Ayo-Olaiya – Head of Client Sales Management Nigeria, Citi

What Next? - Practical Steps to Realizing the Benefits of SEPA

Now that your SEPA migration projects are finishing, the time is right to consider the benefits SEPA can bring to your organization. SEPA introduces new opportunities for centralization and bank rationalization, for saving costs and improving cash concentration and for transforming your receivables management. In this webinar, Citi SEPA specialists will review the market status and recent EC announcements before assessing the opportunities, offering a fresh perspective on the benefits and providing practical guidance on what to do next. As a leading SEPA bank, Citi is committed to progress and helping you unlock the opportunities.

Please contact your Citi representative for the replay.

Speakers:

John Murray – EMEA Corporate and Public Sector Cash Sales Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Jonathan Jordan – EMEA Market Manager, Payments & Receivables, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

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