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  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Credit Risk Management

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/20/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. In an age of automation and digitalization, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is now mainstream in our society. It delivers tangible benefits in risk management: AI and ML are increasingly able improve the accuracy of risk estimation models, automate repetitive processes and accelerate risk-based decision making. However, great technologies are not without risks. It raises a fundamental question for high stakes decisions: If we don’t fully understand the workings of AI, how can we trust it? The trust issue is further highlighted by a range of challenges with AI in the news: from data privacy concerns to how do we explain black box algorithms and decisions to stakeholders. How can firms build trust and confidence in AI and ML with the right models, controls and intrinsic explainability? The talk will highlight cases where AI and ML are delivering value to the risk function, and discuss global industry practices to address bias or fairness and how current model governance frameworks can be extended to safeguard the responsible use of AI and ML.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    In an age of automation and digitalization, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is now mainstream in our society. It delivers tangible benefits in risk management: AI and ML are increasingly able improve the accuracy of risk estimation models, automate repetitive processes and accelerate risk-based decision making.

    However, great technologies are not without risks. It raises a fundamental question for high stakes decisions: If we don’t fully understand the workings of AI, how can we trust it? The trust issue is further highlighted by a range of challenges with AI in the news: from data privacy concerns to how do we explain black box algorithms and decisions to stakeholders.

    How can firms build trust and confidence in AI and ML with the right models, controls and intrinsic explainability? The talk will highlight cases where AI and ML are delivering value to the risk function, and discuss global industry practices to address bias or fairness and how current model governance frameworks can be extended to safeguard the responsible use of AI and ML. 

    About the Speaker

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    Terisa Roberts, Director and Global Solution Lead, SAS

    Terisa Roberts is a director and global solution lead for risk modeling and decisioning at SAS. Terisa has extensive experience in quantitative risk management, regulatory compliance and model governance and validation. She has worked in financial services, telecommunications, government, energy and retail sectors.

    She advises banks and regulators around the world on best practices topics in risk modeling and decisioning and the responsible use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. She regularly speaks at international conferences on the application of innovative models in risk management and holds a Ph.D. in operations research and informatics. Terisa lives in Sydney, Australia with her family.

  • Financial Shenanigans & Case Study

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Financial shenanigans can range from creative interpretation of accounting rules to outright fraud. These change the company's credit risk, often making it look healthier than it is, and the issues can go undetected for many years. Financial shenanigans pose significant analytical challenges to credit professionals and have caused sizeable losses to the credit and investor community. Join Antje Seiffert Murphy, CFA, as she addresses different types of financial shenanigans and ways to detect them. Antje will work through a hypothetical case study to demonstrate how financial shenanigans can significantly alter how financially healthy a company could appear.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Financial shenanigans can range from creative interpretation of accounting rules to outright fraud. These change the company's credit risk, often making it look healthier than it is, and the issues can go undetected for many years. Financial shenanigans pose significant analytical challenges to credit professionals and have caused sizeable losses to the credit and investor community.

    Join Antje Seiffert Murphy, CFA, as she addresses different types of financial shenanigans and ways to detect them. Antje will work through a hypothetical case study to demonstrate how financial shenanigans can significantly alter how financially healthy a company could appear.

    About the Speaker

    Antje Seiffert-Murphy, CFA, Hannover Re US

    Antje Seiffert-Murphy is a CFA® Charterholder. She is presently working for Hannover Re US as market representative covering Trade Credit, Surety and Political Risk. Antje has wide experience in trade credit, political risk and surety underwriting, and has worked across numerous industries and countries. Her knowledge in both primary and reinsurance trade credit underwriting extends from her time as a reinsurance underwriter in Hannover, Germany, and primary risk underwriting capacities in New York.

  • LC Series- Understanding the Letter of Credit Process: What Every Exporter Needs to Know

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/15/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Topics that will be addressed during this webinar: Review The Role Of Letters Of Credit Security, Payment, Financing Major Problems With Letters Of Credit Why These Problems Occur And What Actions To Take The Five-Step Letter Of Credit “Process” Explained Logistics Documentation Correspondent Banking Payment Structure LC Structure Why Exporters Must Negotiate LC Terms And Conditions With Buyers Dangers Of Not Embracing The LC Process And Negotiating From Strength

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Topics that will be addressed during this webinar:

    • Review The Role Of Letters Of Credit
      • Security, Payment, Financing
    • Major Problems With Letters Of Credit
    • Why These Problems Occur And What Actions To Take
    • The Five-Step Letter Of Credit “Process” Explained
      • Logistics
      • Documentation
      • Correspondent Banking
      • Payment Structure
      • LC Structure
    • Why Exporters Must Negotiate LC Terms And Conditions With Buyers
    • Dangers Of Not Embracing The LC Process And Negotiating From Strength

    About the Speaker

    thumbnail DSC 6210 EditRichard “Chip” Thomas, General Manager, American Export Training Institute, West Chester, PA

    During his banking career, Chip Thomas developed a skill in training and was responsible for international product and service training for Mellon Bank’s customers and employees. He left banking in early 1995 to pursue his interest in training by helping to establish the American Export Training Institute (AETI), which provides practical training in export finance to corporations and financial institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Chip is co-author of the Trade Finance Handbook, Thomson, 2005. The book is targeted to small and mid-size companies interested in how to effectively enter the international trade arena.

    Chip’s interest in international affairs and cultures began in high school where he had the opportunity to finish his junior and senior years at a private school in Zimbabwe, Africa. He finished his B.A. from So. Illinois University in 1969, majoring in economics and history, and completed a master’s degree in 1975 from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management. After his undergraduate degree, Chip spent two and a half years working in Colombia, S.A., with the Peace Corps, followed by another two years in Colombia with the U.S. Information Agency (USIA).

    Upon returning to the U.S. and completing his graduate studies, he entered a 22-year career in international banking, specializing in international trade and finance. This work led to extensive international travel, with a two-year assignment working and living in Mexico. Chip speaks fluent Spanish.

  • Collecting your Judgment – Levies, Garnishments and Getting Paid

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/08/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. You won your case, you have your judgment, now how do you get the other side to pay? Most businesses don’t understand that winning the case is only half the battle. Just because you win does not mean the other side will simply write you a check, you still need to collect your money. This presentation will cover the various ways you can collect your money from levying on bank accounts and garnishing wages to selling property. There are lots of ways to collect your judgment and we will cover them in this presentation.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    You won your case, you have your judgment, now how do you get the other side to pay? Most businesses don’t understand that winning the case is only half the battle. Just because you win does not mean the other side will simply write you a check, you still need to collect your money. This presentation will cover the various ways you can collect your money from levying on bank accounts and garnishing wages to selling property. There are lots of ways to collect your judgment and we will cover them in this presentation.

    About the Speaker

    Michael Murray, Esq.

    Michael Murray is a principal attorney with Lanak & Hanna, P.C. licensed in California since 2009 and Arizona since 2011. His practice is primarily in the areas of construction law, commercial law and business litigation with a particular emphasis on mechanic’s liens, stop payment notices payment bonds and surety subrogation. He represents material suppliers, distributors, equipment rental companies, subcontractors, general contractors and sureties throughout California and Arizona.  

    Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and his Juris Doctor from Chapman University. He is also a frequent speaker before many construction industry organizations throughout California and Arizona on the subjects of Mechanic’s Liens, Public and Private Stop Payment Notice and Public and Private Payment Bond Claims.

  • Digital Transformation for Accounts Receivables: Insight, Segmentation and Beyond

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/25/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Please join Dun & Bradstreet for a very special virtual user group. During this session, we will present simple ways to transform your organization's accounts receivables processes with data and technology to help improve efficiencies and cash flow for your business. Our discussion will include: Risk-Based Segmentation Workflow Strategies Treatment Matrices Paperless Transactions Payment Processing About the Speaker Christopher Rios - Vice President, D&B Finance Analytics, Dun & Bradstreet Christopher brings over 20 years of financial operations experience to the product team at Dun & Bradstreet. He has experience across various industries including manufacturing, services, and security with a focus on organizational development and resourcing; strategic planning and technology management to build a global shared services model for finance operations.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Please join Dun & Bradstreet for a very special virtual user group.  During this session, we will present simple ways to transform your organization's accounts receivables processes with data and technology to help improve efficiencies and cash flow for your business.  Our discussion will include:

    • Risk-Based Segmentation
    • Workflow Strategies
    • Treatment Matrices
    • Paperless Transactions
    • Payment Processing

    About the Speaker

    Christopher Rios - Vice President, D&B Finance Analytics, Dun & Bradstreet

    Christopher brings over 20 years of financial operations experience to the product team at Dun & Bradstreet. He has experience across various industries including manufacturing, services, and security with a focus on organizational development and resourcing; strategic planning and technology management to build a global shared services model for finance operations.

  • Best Practices and Insight for Preventing Fraud

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/23/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Learn how to reduce fraud rates and fraudulent chargebacks, and increase approval rates. Join Fiserv’s John Sammaro as he discusses how to mitigate issues associated with fraud. He’ll provide a brief demo of Fiserv’s fraud detect and 3D secure solutions.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. 

    Learn how to reduce fraud rates and fraudulent chargebacks, and increase approval rates. Join Fiserv’s John Sammaro as he discusses how to mitigate issues associated with fraud. He’ll provide a brief demo of Fiserv’s fraud detect and 3D secure solutions.

    About the Speaker

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    John Sammaro, Sales Executive, Fiserv

    John Sammaro is an accomplished security and fraud prevention leader with more than 22 years of experience in sales, engagement management, program and project management, and consulting. John brings a wealth of knowledge to his position and is an integral part of Fiserv’s fraud solutions.

  • Credit and Collection as an Influencer: An Interactive Roadmap

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/17/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. During this webinar, Chris Doxey will help break down the siloes and review how credit and collection functions impact your company. She’ll provide a roles and responsibilities matrix that depicts key interaction points. This matrix will define process gaps and will provide action plans to help the credit and collections organization become a strong influencer and add significant value within your company.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    During this webinar, Chris Doxey will help break down the siloes and review how credit and collection functions impact your company. She’ll provide a roles and responsibilities matrix that depicts key interaction points. This matrix will define process gaps and will provide action plans to help the credit and collections organization become a strong influencer and add significant value within your company.

    About the Speaker

    Craig SimpkinsChris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC, President, Doxey Inc., Paeonian Springs, VA

    Chris Doxey is an author, speaker and management consultant who is passionate about improving financial processes. Chris focuses on internal controls, process transformation and automation. She has extensive experience with trade directories, metrics, analytics and self-audit tools.

    Chris spent more than 25 years at Hewlett Packard and Verizon in senior P2P, logistics, and finance and accounting leadership positions. She held executive positions with global P2P audit firms for eight years. During her eight years of management consulting experience, Chris designed a new fiscal closing process for a large enterprise and implemented a self-audit tool for a global P2P audit firm. She developed the requirements for a trade directory and drove the implementation process for a global financial institution. As an example of her process transformation work, Chris worked with a large university to improve internal controls and implement automated account payable processes. She also develops educational content for several P2P solution providers.

    Chris works with the risk cloud product team at Oracle where she developed the initial set of automated P2P controls and collaborates with the Oracle team on a frequent basis to discuss improvements. She is a long-time speaker at Oracle’s Open World conferences. She leads the risk advisory practice for an Oracle partner and supports the implementation of risk cloud for large enterprise clients. 

    Chris is a certified accounts payable professional (CAPP) and holds a certification in controls self-assessments (CSA). She is a certified professional controller (CPC) and a certified internal controls auditor (CICA). Chris holds a BA, BS, MBA and a graduate certificate in project management. Chris is a member of the Institute for Internal Controls (IIC), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is on the advisory board for the IIC and the Exchange Summit. Chris is the author of The Internal Controls Toolkit and The Fiscal Close Toolkit published by Wiley in 2019. The Controller’s Toolkit and The AP Toolkit will be published this year.

  • Integrating Fraud Prevention in Credit Checking, Billing and Other Order-to-Cash Areas

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/09/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. As a proactive credit professional, you look for process improvements to protect your company and make your credit underwriting meaningful and effective. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers fraud survey cites about half of the polled companies reported being a victim of fraud in the past 24 months, the second-highest reported level in 20 years. Losses totaled roughly $42 billion in the last two years. The survey also estimates 30-40% of incidents go unreported. These losses cross all industry segments, and working remotely has increased the incidence of fraud. The order-to-cash process includes several areas of vulnerability to hackers and fraudulent activity. In this webinar, join credit professional, Bob Karau, as he explores these vulnerabilities and discusses the best ways to protect your company. Get ready for a fresh, fast-paced, 60-minute entertaining and interactive session on ways to integrate fraud detection into your credit underwriting process. An Overview of Topics Fraud Detection and Prevention 101—basic steps to integrate into credit checking processes to prevent customer/client threats. Fraud Controls for Billing and Cash/Payment Processes. Steps to detect and protect sales departments and others against fraud.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    As a proactive credit professional, you look for process improvements to protect your company and make your credit underwriting meaningful and effective. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers fraud survey cites about half of the polled companies reported being a victim of fraud in the past 24 months, the second-highest reported level in 20 years. Losses totaled roughly $42 billion in the last two years. The survey also estimates 30-40% of incidents go unreported. These losses cross all industry segments, and working remotely has increased the incidence of fraud.

    The order-to-cash process includes several areas of vulnerability to hackers and fraudulent activity. In this webinar, join credit professional, Bob Karau, as he explores these vulnerabilities and discusses the best ways to protect your company.

    Get ready for a fresh, fast-paced, 60-minute entertaining and interactive session on ways to integrate fraud detection into your credit underwriting process.

    An Overview of Topics

    • Fraud Detection and Prevention 101—basic steps to integrate into credit checking processes to prevent customer/client threats.
    • Fraud Controls for Billing and Cash/Payment Processes.
    • Steps to detect and protect sales departments and others against fraud.

    About the Speaker

    nathan bruce headshotBob KarauMerchant & Gould PC

    Bob Karau is in credit management at Merchant & Gould P.C. Merchant & Gold, a premier intellectual property law firm. Bob previously served in credit management at the Valspar Corporation, Robins Kaplan and Principal Resources, and also served as a Sarbanes Oxley consultant at Grant Thornton. He is a requested speaker and author in the areas of credit and financial management. Bob also was an editor and contributor to the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws. In 2017, Bob was awarded the national NACM/CFDD Distinguished Member Achievement Award. He is a recipient of NACM North Central’s “Credit Executive of the Year Award” and Valspar’s “Presidents Forum Award.” Bob serves as a director for NACM’s Credit and Financial Developmental Division (CFDD) and is president of his local CFDD chapter.  Bob is also a member of the NACM National Legal Industry Group and co-founder of ALA Secure, a group dedicated to combatting commercial fraud in the legal industry.

  • Customer Contract Management 101

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/04/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Chris Doxey will dive deep into the world of customer contracts and the terminology that credit and collection teams must know. She’ll review process flows for different types of customer contracts that may impact your company and will assess the roles and responsibilities for the contract management process via an organizational matrix. This webinar will include a glossary of key terms for attendees.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Chris Doxey will dive deep into the world of customer contracts and the terminology that credit and collection teams must know.  She’ll review process flows for different types of customer contracts that may impact your company and will assess the roles and responsibilities for the contract management process via an organizational matrix. This webinar will include a glossary of key terms for attendees. 

    About the Speaker

    Craig SimpkinsChris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC, President, Doxey Inc., Paeonian Springs, VA

    Chris Doxey is an author, speaker and management consultant who is passionate about improving financial processes. Chris focuses on internal controls, process transformation and automation. She has extensive experience with trade directories, metrics, analytics and self-audit tools.

    Chris spent more than 25 years at Hewlett Packard and Verizon in senior P2P, logistics, and finance and accounting leadership positions. She held executive positions with global P2P audit firms for eight years. During her eight years of management consulting experience, Chris designed a new fiscal closing process for a large enterprise and implemented a self-audit tool for a global P2P audit firm. She developed the requirements for a trade directory and drove the implementation process for a global financial institution. As an example of her process transformation work, Chris worked with a large university to improve internal controls and implement automated account payable processes. She also develops educational content for several P2P solution providers.

    Chris works with the risk cloud product team at Oracle where she developed the initial set of automated P2P controls and collaborates with the Oracle team on a frequent basis to discuss improvements. She is a long-time speaker at Oracle’s Open World conferences. She leads the risk advisory practice for an Oracle partner and supports the implementation of risk cloud for large enterprise clients. 

    Chris is a certified accounts payable professional (CAPP) and holds a certification in controls self-assessments (CSA). She is a certified professional controller (CPC) and a certified internal controls auditor (CICA). Chris holds a BA, BS, MBA and a graduate certificate in project management. Chris is a member of the Institute for Internal Controls (IIC), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is on the advisory board for the IIC and the Exchange Summit. Chris is the author of The Internal Controls Toolkit and The Fiscal Close Toolkit published by Wiley in 2019. The Controller’s Toolkit and The AP Toolkit will be published this year.

  • Small Business Reorganizations Under Sub Chapter V of the Bankruptcy Code

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/26/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Congress enacted the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA), creating a new Sub Chapter V of the Bankruptcy Code, which took effect Feb. 19, 2020. The SBRA was enacted to expedite and reduce the cost of small business bankruptcy cases. In this program, Lowenstein Sandler’s Bruce Nathan and Michael Papandrea will discuss the SBRA’s changes to existing small business Chapter 11 provisions and how those changes impact both debtors and the trade. They will also discuss SBRA’s and other recent changes to preference law.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Congress enacted the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA), creating a new Sub Chapter V of the Bankruptcy Code, which took effect Feb. 19, 2020. The SBRA was enacted to expedite and reduce the cost of small business bankruptcy cases.

    In this program, Lowenstein Sandler’s Bruce Nathan and Michael Papandrea will discuss the SBRA’s changes to existing small business Chapter 11 provisions and how those changes impact both debtors and the trade. They will also discuss SBRA’s and other recent changes to preference law.

    About the Speakers

    nathan bruce headshotBruce Nathan, Esq.

    With more than 35 years of experience in the bankruptcy and insolvency field, Bruce is a recognized leader nationwide in trade creditor rights and the representation of trade creditors in bankruptcy and other legal matters. He has represented trade and other unsecured creditors, unsecured creditors' committees, secured creditors, and other interested parties in many of the larger Chapter 11 cases that have been filed. Bruce also handles letters of credit, guarantees, security, consignment, bailment, tolling, and other agreements and legal credit issues for the credit departments of institutional clients.

    Among his various legal recognitions, Bruce received the Top Hat Award in 2011, a prestigious annual award honoring extraordinary executives and professionals in the credit industry. He was co-chair of the Avoiding Powers Committee, which worked with the American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, participated in ABI's Great Debates at its 2010 Annual Spring Meeting—arguing against repeal of the special BAPCPA protections for goods providers and commercial lessors—and was a panelist for a session sponsored by ABI. He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences throughout the country, as well as a prolific author regarding bankruptcy and creditors' rights topics in various legal and trade publications. Bruce is a co-author of Trade Creditor Remedies Manual: Trade Creditors' Rights under the UCC and the U.S Bankruptcy Code, published by ABI at the end of 2011. He has also contributed to ABI Journal and is a former member of ABI's Board of Directors and former co-chair of ABI's Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee.

    mpapandrea headshotMichael Papandrea, Esq.

    Michael provides counsel to debtors, creditors’ committees, individual creditors, liquidating trustees, and other interested parties with respect to corporate bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, including bankruptcy-related litigation. Reliable and efficient, Michael is appreciated for his innate ability to effectively apply and communicate his understanding of the law and general business principles with respect to complex issues, both while providing advice to clients and while aggressively advocating on their behalf. Michael works tirelessly to understand clients’ needs and provide practical solutions that are reasonable, balanced, and favorable to the clients he serves. Michael takes pride in his commitment to the community and provides pro bono representation to individuals and a nonprofit organization regarding bankruptcy and foreclosure-related matters.

    Prior to joining the firm, Michael held multiple clerkships in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court; he clerked for the Hon. Jerrold N. Poslusny, Jr. (District of New Jersey), the Hon. Ashely M. Chan (Eastern District of Pennsylvania), and the Hon. Gloria M. Burns (Chief Judge, District of New Jersey). Michael applies valuable insights learned from working closely and directly with these members of the judiciary to his everyday practice.