Articles tagged with:
investment management

  • Jonathan Curry and Nick Jones, HSBC

    Coping with low rates and changes in the money markets

    The low yield environment in recent years has presented many challenges for corporate treasurers – and unfortunately this situation looks likely to continue. Jonathan Curry, Global Chief Investment Officer – Liquidity, and Nick Jones, Head of Sales, Liquidity, EMEA at HSBC, explore changes in the money markets and how new regulation is impacting corporate treasury.

  • Short-term investments

    Investors and leading fund managers discuss the challenge of investing cash in the short-term markets. They discuss the regulatory threats to the money fund industry and the possible solutions, as well as the various alternatives they are considering.

  • United Nations headquarters in New York

    UNifying cash management in conflict zones

    Operating in war-torn countries on a daily basis would be a challenge for any company, but what if it is your raison d’etre? Pedro Guazo Alonso, Director of Finance at the United Nations (UN), gave some insight as to the UN treasury’s specific cash management challenges at EuroFinance Miami 2013.

  • Photo of stones stacked on top of each other to represent team work balance

    Striking a balance

    The financial crisis means businesses should take a more holistic view of their balance sheets – and must do so in a timely manner. What does this mean and how is it best achieved?

  • Duncan Perry, Morgan Stanley

    Fine tailoring: getting the right fit for your cash investments

    At a time when yields remain at historic lows, corporates are looking outside their comfort zone to meet their cash investment needs. This could mean diversifying beyond traditional instruments such as bank deposits and money funds. In this Bank Profile, we speak to Duncan Perry, Executive Director within Morgan Stanley’s Global Liquidity Solutions division, about the areas his team are focusing on to help corporates in this regard.

  • Are female treasurers safer at the helm?

    Is it true that female treasurers are more risk averse with a stronger desire for financial discipline than their male counterparts? A recent study by Barclays and Ledbury Research suggests so. According to the report, there exists a “unique distinction in how men and women’s emotions drive views on financial decision making” across the business world.

  • Stressed businessman with problems on laptop holding face in his hand

    How not to fire someone. Aviva’s blunder goes viral

    According to its website, Aviva Investors prides itself in offering excellent global asset management services. But when it comes to staff management, the investment branch of the world’s sixth largest insurer takes a slightly different approach.

  • Investing cash across the liquidity spectrum

    Whether you are looking for a traditional short-term money market fund or a fully customised solution, finding products that match your liquidity needs is crucial to any successful cash investment strategy. In this Product Profile, we look at a range of available liquidity products, how they differ in terms of risk, return and duration and how they tie in with cash segmentation. We also discuss the ways in which yield can be maximised for a given level of risk.

  • Investors see banks in new light

    Morale in the financial sector may well be boosted by the latest findings from ratings agency Fitch. But can improved investor sentiment towards banks be relied upon in what may be a tough year for refinancing?

  • Problem Solved: 
    A global software and services company

    We discover how a corporate treasury team worked with its MMF portal partner – State Street Fund ConnectSM – to achieve a consolidated view of all money fund trades, balances and accruals in real time. The implementation involved full integration with both a treasury workstation and the company’s analytics system.