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In this issue - highlights of the EACT 2018 summit:
1. Video: how should companies be preparing for Brexit?
2. Encouraging diversity and inclusion in the world of corporate treasury
3. Video: challenges of sustainable finance for corporate treasurers

4. Money Market Funds - cash equivalent?
5. Future of payments: open banking, innovation and competition
On 15 and 16 March, 170 attendees gathered for the second edition of the EACT Summit. This high-level summit organised by treasurers for treasurers is aimed at benchmarking best practice, exchanging with peers and shaping the future of treasury. This year the summit's theme was Adapting to a Changing World, with many topics such as Brexit, sustainable finance, fintechs, leadership and people management on the agenda. In this newsletter you will find a taste of the content covered in the summit; a comprehensive report will be available later this spring. 
Video: How should companies be preparing for Brexit?
In this video Hugh Mercer QC from from Essex Court Chambers, who joined the summit for a session on Brexit, discusses how companies should be getting ready for Brexit. 
Encouraging diversity and inclusion in the world of corporate treasury

The closing session of the summit focused on diversity in the world of corporate treasurers, with a presentation by Helena Mattingley, Head of the Diversity and Inclusion team at King's College London.

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Video: opportunities of sustainable finance for corporate treasurers
In this video Jane Pilcher, Group Treasurer of Anglian Water Group, discusses the opportunities for treasurers in the development of sustainable finance
Money Market Funds - cash equivalent?

For many years the “humble” money market fund has been the screwdriver in the Treasurer’s toolbox for managing and investing excess cash balances. Favoured for providing the Treasurer with easy access to diverse portfolio options as well as allowing for pinpoint liquidity management by way of easy subscriptions and redemptions.

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Future of payments: open banking, innovation and competition

With a multitude of changes currently ongoing in the payments landscape, what are the most relevant changes for treasurers and what can they expect in the years to come?  A workshop at the EACT summit discussed the ongoing and expected changes in this area including the entry into force of the revised Payments Services Directive (PSD2), fintech, blockchain and SWIFT GPI.
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