A press release entitled, "ICD, American Honda, California ISO, MGM to Talk Treasury Investments at AFP" tells us that, "ICD, treasury's trusted independent portal provider of money market funds and other short-term investments, will moderate a panel of treasury investment leaders from American Honda, California ISO and MGM in a virtual session during this year's conference of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). #AFP2020 attendees can join the session, "Aligning Investment Strategy with Your Company's Operations," on Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00 pm ET.... Slotted under the AFP 2020's Capital Markets & Investments track, the session will emphasize how misalignment between investment strategies and operational strategies can cause treasury organizations to miss out on yield or risk working cash. Speakers ... include Kim Kelly-Lippert [of] American Honda; Ryan Seghesio [of] California ISO; and Tom Wolfe [of] MGM Resorts; along with moderator Sebastian Ramos [of] ICD." Ramos comments, "Regardless of how companies adjust to challenges, especially as the global pandemic continues to unfold, what we've heard from clients is that treasury needs to be at the ready with the cash and strategic recommendations to help pivot the business." The Association for Financial Professionals virtual event will be held October 19-29, with the money fund segments occurring on Oct. 20, 21, 22 and 28. Other sessions involving money markets and cash investing (that we spotted) include: Opportunities for Downside Protection in Corporate Cash Portfolios During Late Stages of the Economic Cycle with Peter Kaplan of Merganser Capital Management, Nicholas Zaiko of Bridgebay Financial and Ivan Troufanov of Celonis (Tues, Oct. 20 1:30pm-2:30pm); BBB or Not BBB, That is the Question...and Other Investment Policy Predicaments with Zeke Lorettoof of nVidia, Gregory Hamilton of Bechtel Corporation and Garret Sloan of Wells Fargo Securities (Wednesday, Oct. 21 1:30pm-2:30pm); Managing the Hidden Risks in Cash Portfolios with Raymond Facinelli of Capital Advisors Group, Kimberly Kelly-Lippert of American Honda Motor Company, Nicholas Ro of Toyota Financial Services and Leonard Brooks of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Thursday, Oct. 22 12:00pm-1:00pm); Treasury's Critical Role in Achieving Environmental, Social & Governance Commitments with Matthew Allen of Walmart Inc., Morgan Collins of Starbucks and Pratik Mohta of Bunge (Wednesday, Oct. 28 12:00pm-1:00pm); and, Building Confidence in Liquidity Management: Understanding the Fed Toolkit with Laurie Brignac of Invesco Global Liquidity and Alex Roever of J.P. Morgan (Wednesday, Oct. 28 1:30pm-2:30pm). (See also AFP's recent blog post on "Understanding the Fed's Crisis Toolkit.") Finally, register here for our next virtual event, Crane's Money Fund Symposium Online, which will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 1-4pm ET, and for our "European Money Fund Symposium Online," which will be Nov. 19 from 10am-12pmET.

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