Many thanks to Societe Generale for hosting and sponsoring the NeuGroup for Large-Cap Treasurers H2 meeting in New York last week. We also want to thank our members who joined us in New York and those members who participated virtually in what was a content-rich agenda which resulted in great sharing on insights to the challenges companies have faced in what continues to be a volatile environment.
A special thanks to Krzysztof ‘Chris’ Walenczak, Head of Investment Banking and Coverage, and Donald Sutton, Chairman of Client Coverage Americas for once again assembling such a strong team of colleagues who participated in the meeting and shared insights on a wide variety of topics ranging from the state of the world economy, capital structure in an inflationary environment, sustainability and treasury’s role, relationship management with the rating agencies and fixed-income investors, and what treasurers need to know about the cost of decarbonization. Societe Generale team members included Kokou Agbo-Bloua, Global Head of Economics, Cross-Asset and Quant Research, Jonathan Logan, Head of Strategic & Acquisition Finance Americas, Marie Clara B., ESG Client Advisory, Jacques Ouazana, Head of US Ratings Advisory, and Karl Pettersen, Chief Sustainability Officer.
From the member side, many thanks to the agenda planning committee for their work ahead of the meeting and especially to session presenters which included Ross Goering from Koch Industries, Kirsten Park (Anderson) from Eaton, Chris Samson from Best Buy, and Ulrich “Uli” Kammholz from PACCAR. Having an agenda designed by members always leads to an open exchange of ideas and this meeting was no exception.