SMU-Deloitte Corporate Financial Risk Management Masterclass

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045006 (Funding Validity Period: 23 Nov 2017 - 30 Sep 2020)


Debt Management

Globalisation and digitisation are driving the transformation of finance and treasury functions. Senior finance professionals need to move beyond their traditional roles as stewards to become strategists and catalysts for change in their organisations.

Recognising the challenges arising from market volatility and technology disruption, Deloitte and Singapore Management University are collaborating to offer a series of Corporate Financial Risk Management Masterclasses at the SMU Academy.

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 third masterclass focusing on debt management, specifically the dynamics of debt markets and decision-making framework for corporate bond issuance.

Delivered through a combination of lectures and case discussions, participants will gain practical knowledge and insights to help them optimise capital structure, manage interest rate and funding risk.

Next Course Starts On11 May 2019 (Sat) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD2140.00* (as low as SGD242.00* after maximum funding) Learn more

2 days


Singapore Management University

Programme Partner


Learning Objectives
  • Understand strategic treasury imperatives
  • Gain insight from corporate case studies
  • Manage funding risk with confidence
  • Learn from functional experts 
  • Interact with fellow industry practitioners


Day 1

Transformation of corporate treasury

  • Treasury trends
    - Evolving roles of treasurers
    - Funding, liquidity and foreign exchange management
  • Future-proofing treasury
    - Technology
    - Data management
    - Human capital strategy

Capital structure and funding strategies

  • Lifecycle and financing options
  • Capital structure and cost of capital
  • Overview of global/regional bond markets
  • Dynamics of bond markets
  • Conventional vs non-conventional bonds

Guest Speaker Session 

  • to be advised

Bond Basics

  • Terminologies and conventions
  • Interest rates and the yield curves
  • Credit rating and credit spreads
  • Pricing corporate bonds in the primary markets
  • Valuation of bonds in the secondary markets 

Decision-making framework for bond issuance

  • Matching of assets-liabilities exposures (currrency, market)
  • Meeting future obligations (principal, coupon payment)
  • Costs of issuance
  • Bond covenant
  • Structures


Day 2

Debt issuance and management

  • Case discussion
  • Group Discussion

Panel discussion

  • to be advised

Treasury in a digital world

  • Using Treasury Management System to identify and manage funding risks
  • Cash forecasting – an art or a science?  A look at the challenges and the use of technology enablers
  • Re-constructing the data for decision making through dashboards and reports
  • The Digital Treasury strategic roadmap – Is technology ripe for the taking (and how do we navigate this) or should we wait further?

Taking Stock

  • Wrap Up
  • Q&A

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


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

Fees and Funding

Full Fee: S$2,140 per pax (incl GST)

Nett Fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

  • S$642 (incl GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$242 (incl GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
  • S$242 (incl GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents on Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)
  • S$142 (incl GST) for Singaporeans on Workfare Training Support (WTS)


• All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to select the programme.

• Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee

• Workfare Training Support (WTS) - Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for persons With disabilities) and earn not more than S$2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the programme fee.

• Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. For more information, visit

• Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect at for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME or 95% of hourly basic salary for WTS. For more information, visit


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

11 & 18 May 2019 (Sats)

Program is held from 9am - 5pm


Speaker/Trainer Bio

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.

Francois-Dominique Doll
Director, Global Treasury Advisory Services
Deloitte SIngapore 

Francois has over 15 years of global treasury experience with a specific focus on technology. Throughout his career, Francois has advised large MNCs and local Asia corporates on using technology and systems ti improve their treasury functions

Dr. Ang Ser Keng
Senior Lecturer of Finance
Singapore Management University

Ser Keng has been active as a facilitator and program director for the MBA, executive and professional programmes. Prior to joining SMU, Ser Keng was in investment banking with Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO and Flemings, where he was involved in M&A and capital market deals.



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