Between political uncertainty and potential trade wars, the geopolitical environment may become more difficult and the global economy could be heading towards increased uncertainty and volatility. For treasurers, this uncertainty impacts on our role in many ways. In volatile times the stewardship role of treasurers comes to the fore as well as increasing the uncertainties in raising finance through the debt capital markets and elsewhere. Brexit and trade wars may impact on the supply chain and the financing thereof. All this and more will be explored at next week’s annual IACT conference.