The Treasurer July-August 2001

Major projects

July is a mixed month for the Association’s editorial team. With the double issue of The Treasurer, we don’t have the excitement of our usual tight deadlines, late copy to chase, author proofs to decipher and missing mugshots to conjure up. However, it does leave us time to plan and complete various projects.

First off the blocks is the ACT JPMorgan Cash Management Survey which is being run online again, following its success last year. The survey started running in mid-June and will be online, secure and confidential on the Association’s website, until 17 August. The results will then be made available in mid-September at EuroFinance’s Cash and Treasury Management conference in Madrid. I would encourage all members to participate in what is a very useful method of benchmarking your cash management practices against those of your peers in the UK and abroad – members can log on at www.treasurers.org/cashsurvey.
September brings the re-launch of The Treasurer with some new features and a redesign. As ever, we look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.

Our ‘Deals of Year’ feature starts in October with a (non-exclusive) shortlist of treasurers’ most praiseworthy deals. Voting will take place, via The Treasurer’s October edition, and the results will be announced at the Association’s Annual Dinner on 14 November, with in-depth analysis of the winning deals in the December issue.

Looking to next year, we are preparing the for The Treasurer’s Handbook 2002. The 2001 edition was well received and the content for 2002 will continue to be revised and improved. One criticism is that the index of Treasurer articles was excluded – it will be revived next year. Although the index is now online, it goes to show that many people prefer to have a hard copy at their fingertips as well.

Finally the review of the ACT’s governance structure and a three year strategic plan for the Association is taking place. Oceanus addresses some of the issues in his piece this month, and members are encouraged to let David Creed know their thoughts.
Enjoy the summer!

MIKE HENIGAN

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