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January 24, 2020

Happy Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year celebrations unfortunately are being overshadowed this year by virus fears, but let’s not let fear get in the way of embracing the start of the Year of the Rat on January 25 and what it stands for. The rat is the first of the 12 animal cycles, so it represents renewal and new beginnings. This seems very appropriate for the start of a new decade. 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat so it is a…
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January 21, 2020

AI Meets Cash Forecasting at AT&T Stadium

On February 4th, we are facilitating a knowledge exchange meeting for a small group of treasurers at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX. We will be meeting in the post-game interview room. If those walls could talk. This is a unique opportunity to get invaluable feedback from peers on what you’re working on to both spur innovation and validate best practice. Since every NeuGroup meeting starts with a projects and priorities discussion, you can learn what peers are working on and…
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January 7, 2020

Reimagining the Finance Future in 2020

Founder’s Edition, by Joseph Neu Five items for finance leaders to focus on in 2020 and beyond. 2020 is upon us and the year itself has vision and foresight in its name. Accordingly, it affords us all an opportunity to seek clarity on not just what the year will bring but also a view of what’s in store for the new decade. For finance practice leaders, I see five issues to focus on starting this year and for the coming…
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December 17, 2019

Taking a Leap: Learning to Become an Exponential Organization

Founder’s Edition, by Joseph Neu Like so many companies, NeuGroup is rising to the challenge of becoming exponential. The recent FinConnect event we helped facilitate for SoftBank’s Vision Fund I CFOs helped me to see NeuGroup’s own path to higher growth, thanks to the insights of the keynote speaker we enlisted (hat tip to Peter Marshall at EY). The speaker was the futurist Salim Ismail, author of Exponential Organizations. Mr. Ismail advises companies on how to achieve exponential growth and thrive rather…
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November 22, 2019

FinConnect 2019

Expanding our reach further, we were recently able to bring the NeuGroup Process and facilitation experience to the CFOs of the SoftBank Vision Fund I. We believe it’s a one-of-a-kind peer group and my thanks to Navneet Govil for having the vision to bring NeuGroup to help facilitate its first Finance summit, FinConnect 2019. It was great to personally moderate sessions on Aligning Finance with Global Expansion Strategy and Digital Transformation in Finance, but even better to allow the CFOs…
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November 13, 2019

We’ve Moved!

Today marks the official relocation of NeuGroup HQ back to NYC from Katonah. It’s been 17 years since we’ve operated from Manhattan and it is great to be back! A big city is called for to realize the full potential of our vision to connect every financial professional who wants to share and learn and build upwards with new additions to our team. We are now just a few blocks from all the major banks in midtown, so if you’re in our…
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October 13, 2019

Targeting Corporate FX Programs

Anne Friberg really ups the ante on activities with #neugroupfxmpg2. No axe to grind, but to toss. Content-wise it’s a tech transformation with advanced eFX platforms, policy and process, plus remaining pain points to overcome. Thanks to Bloomberg LP for your insight and support of knowledge exchange encouraging our members’ success. Mark Lewis, Alison Fletcher, Demetri Papacostas and team we appreciate your efforts. Robert Swartwood and team, Caroline Litchfield and all of Merck Treasury, our connection with you and your…
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August 14, 2019

Practicing Giving to Get

Responding to member feedback on committee service. My post last week on agenda planning and survey committees (APSCs) prompted a useful response from a member that I want to address. The post—in case you missed it—was about asking members to participate in committees comprised of a rotating subset of members for each meeting, with the goal of getting better input on what the group wants from peer group meetings. The member who responded, who might well be expressing what others…
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August 1, 2019

New Name, Same Mission

By Ted Howard iTreasurer Is Now NeuGroup Insights With this issue, NeuGroup is bringing all of our content under a new banner— NeuGroup Insights. This better reflects all the distilled knowledge from all our groups, all our members, every exchange and the relevant solutions we learn about across our entire network. Today, NeuGroup facilitates more than 40 intensive, interactive peer group meetings annually, each dedicated to professional knowledge exchange, and a global network of 500 leading practitioners, now including CFOs,…
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March 5, 2019

ITreasurer Turns 25

This week we celebrate a silver anniversary and look back at what’s changed. The first issue of International Treasurer was published on March 7, 1994. A quarter-century later, I wanted to take stock of how our flagship publication has changed. A new name. While treasurers of multinational corporations and those who assist them are still the main audience, we renamed International Treasurer as iTreasurer in 2014 to acknowledge our cohorts at US regional banks and other more domestic-focused companies. In…