Articles tagged with:
investment management

  • Repurchase agreements

    This month’s question

    “How popular have repurchase (repo) agreements been over the last 12 months amongst corporates? Also, are there any legal challenges that corporates looking to trade repurchase agreements should know about?”

  • Magnifying glass reflecting the light

    FDs losing sight of counterparty risk

    Credit policy review is taking a backseat as Financial Directors (FDs) focus on short-term investment strategy says a new study from Capita Asset Services.

  • Barry Harbison, HSBC Asset Management

    Money market funds: making more of a changing world

    In a constantly changing short-term investment environment we examine how money market funds can provide treasurers with a valuable source of independent credit analysis, portfolio diversification and liquidity.

  • 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.