Senior finance professionals are now expected to move beyond their traditional roles as operators and stewards to become strategists and catalysts for change in their organisations.


Recognising that increasing market volatility and technology disruption are reshaping finance roles across organisations, Deloitte and Singapore Management University are collaborating to offer a series of Corporate Financial Risk Management Masterclasses to be offered at the SMU Academy. The masterclasses are specially designed to help Chief Financial Officers, treasurers and finance professionals strengthen their skillsets to ride the winds of change.


The SMU-Deloitte Corporate Financial Risk Management Masterclass is a series of two-day workshops that provide a holistic approach to effective financial risk management, with the first masterclass focusing on Foreign Exchange (FX) management.


Boards and CFOs need to be comfortable that currency risks are identified, understood and managed effectively in their organisations. Delivered through a combination of lectures, case discussions and presentation, participants will gain practical knowledge and valuable insights to help them better manage FX risks.


Programme Code


Programme Objectives

  • Understand strategic treasury imperatives

  • Gain insight from corporate case studies

  • Manage FX risks with confidence

  • Learn from functional experts

  • Interact with fellow industry practitioners

Who Should Attend

  • Chief financial officers

  • Corporate treasurers

  • Financial controllers

  • Accounting and risk management professionals

  • Mid-career professionals who want to explore a creer in corporate treasury


Day 1

Transformation of Corporate Treasury

  • Global trends in financial risk management

  • Shifting agenda from transactional to strategic treasury

  • Leading treasury processes and systems

  • Future-proofing treasury 


Financial Risk Management Framework

  • Understanding FX markets and drivers

  • Financial intruments and their applications


Hedging & Managing FX Exposures

  • Recurring payables and receivables

  • Foreign currency assets or liabilities

  • Balance sheet hedging


Day 2

Hedging & Managing FX Exposures

  • Acquisition-related foreign currency exposure

  • Contingent FX exposure management


Case Study & Group Presentation

Leveraging on Technology

  • Electronic dealing

  • Streamlining and automating FX hedging process

  • Data analytics and FX dashboard

Taking Stock

  • What it takes to be a successful treasurer?

  • Journey to a treasurer

Level of Proficiency



Upon meeting the minimum attendance requirement and passing the assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Type of Course





Full Fee: S$2,140 per pax (incl. GST)


SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

  • S$642 (incl. GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$242 (incl. GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


SkillsFuture Series
Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excl. GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via


Tertiary qualifications, working in/supporting corporate treasury functions 

Course Dates

12 & 19 May 2018
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Contact Us

For enquiries, please contact Jaclyn Mah at 6828 0254, Diane Sew at  6808 5117, or email

Programme Policies

Please click here for the programme policies, terms and conditions. 

Trainer's Biography

Trainer’s Biography

Benny Koh
Financial and Regulatory Risk Leader
Deloitte Singapore

Benny has over 20 years of global treasury experience. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2015 as the partner to lead Deloitte’s Southeast Asia Treasury advisory practice, Benny spent about 15 years in corporate treasury with Temasek and General Electric Company. 


Kelvin Loo
Affiliated Faculty, SMU Academy
Singapore Management University

Kelvin has over 13 years’ banking experience in advisory of corporate treasury management. He joined a listed REIT in 2009. As CFO, he oversees all aspect of financing & treasury function. Kelvin has been actively engaged in financial trainings for about 15 years, including professional certification programs in financial markets.