In this episode of the Expert Perspectives podcast, sponsored by FIS and hosted on Treasury and Risk, we’ll hear highlights from the May 14th presentation titled, Global Pandemic: A Force for Change in Treasury.
A global pandemic like COVID-19 is uncharted territory for everyone and has already had a significant impact on treasury, working capital, and risk management. As market volatility and economic uncertainty increase, treasurers should rethink everything they do, from basic liquidity management to complex foreign exchange and interest rate risk management.
Brian Williamson, Corporate Treasury Workflow Specialist at Bloomberg; Steve Wiley, Vice President, Treasury Solutions at FIS; and Ari Morris, Managing Director, Global Treasury Services at Ernst & Young discuss how the pandemic is a force for change in treasury and how treasurers can navigate through with a strategic focus on process, technology and policy improvements.
The full on-demand webcast can be found here: https://www.treasuryandrisk.com/2020/04/22/global-pandemic-a-force-for-change-in-treasury/
Brian Williamson | Corporate Treasury Workflow Specialist | Bloomberg
Brian Williamson has been at Bloomberg since 2010 and working with our corporate clients since 2012. He helps oversee Bloomberg’s Corporate Enterprise Sales in the Americas working with our Relationship and Product Managers to grow our business and steer product development in ways that address our client’s evolving needs for comprehensive treasury solutions.
Brian works with CFOs and Treasurers across industries to leverage Bloomberg’s suite of products in ways that seamlessly integrate them within their technology stack. Among the areas of focus, Brian is leading the Bloomberg partnership in North America with FIS, to integrate Bloomberg’s “MARS” risk management system into Integrity, and specializes in our unique Hedge Accounting solutions.
Mr. Williamson has a MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College. When he’s not working, you can find Brian outdoors with his wife and two young daughters.
Steve Wiley | Vice President, Treasury Solutions | FIS
Steve Wiley is Vice President of Treasury Solutions for FIS. Prior to joining FIS, Steve worked as a principal consultant at Treasury Strategies, where he provided consulting services to large corporations and financial institutions in the areas of treasury operations, treasury technology, payments, liquidity management, capital markets, and risk management. He started his career working in corporate treasury as a practitioner at Reyes Holdings and Wheels Inc. He has been published in industry leading journals such as The Treasurer and GT News, and is also a frequent speaker at regional treasury conferences. Steve is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).
Ari Morris | Managing Director, Global Treasury Services | Ernst & Young LLP
Ari Morris is an Executive Director within the Global Treasury Services at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), and leads the treasury technology practice. Prior to joining EY, Ari was the Founding Partner of Global Treasury Partners, a treasury consulting firm based in Vancouver, Canada.Throughout his career in consulting and previously in the treasury management services vendor industry, Ari has worked with many leading organizations, helping them apply forward-looking technology solutions to support and foster valuable transformational change.
He is a frequent speaker at treasury industry events and holds an MBA from Cornell University.