CFTE and ACT collaborate on Generative AI in Corporate Treasury

London, June 20th 2024: As the corporate treasury sector anticipates a $300 billion boost from AI by 2026, with 34% of treasurers already integrating AI into cash management and 70% noting improved regulatory compliance, the need for advanced training is clear. Recognising this critical knowledge gap, the Association of Corporate Treasury (ACT) and the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) have collaborated on a shared mission: to equip the industry with essential skills in AI, crucial for modern treasury management.

The partnership between CFTE and the ACT introduces the launch of Generative AI in Corporate Treasury course, accredited by the ACT and featuring insights from over 10 global industry experts. The programme aims to equip professionals with the skills needed to leverage AI’s full potential in treasury management. 


  • Experts will dive into the transformations of AI in the field of corporate treasury. 
  • The course gathers key insights from ACT’s Annual Conference 2024, with structured knowledge taught by world-class speakers.
  • Participants will learn about foundations of Generative AI, pain points of AI in corporate treasury and leveraging AI in corporate treasury. 

Bridging the Skills Gap: Empowering Treasury Professionals with AI 

According to a report by Deloitte, 85% of treasury functions plan to increase their investment in AI technologies within the next three years. With AI expected to automate up to 40% of manual treasury tasks, the potential for efficiency gains is substantial. The potential of Generative AI in transforming corporate treasury functions is vast. High-performing organisations are already leveraging AI to drive significant value, with some dedicating over 20% of their digital budgets to AI initiatives.


By addressing the critical skills gap through their collaborative course, CFTE and the ACT are positioning treasury professionals to thrive in an AI-driven financial landscape. This programme will provide the necessary tools and knowledge to leverage AI effectively, ensuring that treasury teams can harness the full potential of this transformative technology.


“Keeping up with rapid technological advances, such as the use of Generative AI, is more important than ever for treasurers. The ACT is delighted to collaborate with the CFTE on this exciting new short course that will explore both traditional AI and Generative AI for treasurers and bring it to life with expert case studies and engaging footage and content from the ACT’s 2024 Annual Conference.”

Janet Legge, Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Awarding Body & Learning, the ACT

Integrating corporate treasury evolution through industry insights: 

Generative AI in Corporate Treasury programme offers a comprehensive approach to both the theoretical and practical aspects of the industry. It features 3 key modules

  • Foundations of Generative AI

  • Traditional AI in Corporate Treasury

  • Generative AI in Corporate Treasury

Who you’ll learn from: 

Programme Director: 

  • Huy Nguyen Trieu, Co-founder CFTE 

Senior Lecturers: 

  • Claudia Villasis-Wallraff, Head of Data Driven Treasury, Deutsche Banks
  • Royston Da Costa, Assistant Treasurer, Ferguson

Contributing Experts:

  • Andreas Gefnider – Director Solutions Consulting at TIS
  • Dino Nicolaides – Managing Director, Head of Treasury, UK & Irealnd at RedBridge
  • Daniel Wong – Head of Corporate Treasury at BAT
  • Darryl Claret – COO at Africa Sun Holdings
  • James Kelly – SVP Treasury at Pearson
  • Nagam AlKadhi – Deputy Treasurer at Canary Wharf Group
  • Naresh Aggarwal – Associate Director, Policy & Technical at the ACT
  • Nick Pedersen – Global Head Digital at NatWest

About CFTE 

The Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is a global education platform that aims to equip financial professionals and organisations with the necessary skills to remain competitive in a rapidly changing industry. With offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, CFTE partners with Fortune 500 companies to build their knowledge in Financial Technology, whilst simultaneously supporting their digital transformation process. Our leading training programmes, curated by global industry experts, help talent build skills to join the digital transformation of finance.

About ACT

The Association of Corporate Treasurers is the professional body for treasurers and associated roles in the UK and beyond. Our purpose is to set standards and qualifications in treasury, support and develop treasurers throughout their careers, and ensure the voice of the real economy is heard by regulators, policymakers and employers. We were one of the first professional bodies in the treasury, established in the 1970s, and we are the only treasury association to hold a Royal Charter. 


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