Articles tagged with:
liquidity management

  • Dawn on the coast of Cape Town, Africa

    Centralising treasury in Africa – some considerations

    Corporates doing more business in Africa are increasingly looking to centralise treasury operations. Here we look at the various locations where it’s best to do this and how liquidity can be managed across this vast continent.

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    A matter of policy

    If a treasury investment policy has not changed to reflect the ‘new normal’ of regulatory reform, market volatility and struggling interest rates, then something is very wrong. Taking lessons from Europe and the US, Treasury Today Asia looks at the processes involved in establishing an investment policy that is fit for purpose.

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    Japan joins less than zero club

    Corporates in Japan may need to rethink their approach to liquidity management following the recent decision to begin charging lenders for holding money at the central bank. But can any lessons be drawn from the experiences of their treasury peers in Europe?

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    Risk and low yield top treasurers’ investment concerns

    Money market reform comes into effect in the US later this year, and Europe may not be too far behind. But a new survey reveals that it is no longer the changing regulatory environment that most worries the corporate cash investor.

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    A matter of policy

    If a treasury investment policy has not changed to reflect the ‘new normal’ of regulatory reform, market volatility and struggling interest rates, then something is very wrong. Treasury Today looks at the processes involved in establishing an investment policy that is fit for purpose.

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    Are you ready for BEPS?

    Of all the tax and regulatory changes treasurers are grappling with at present, few have the potential to impact such a broad spectrum of treasury activities as the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) Action Plan. Here, an expert from Deloitte explains why the initiative is as much a treasury issue as a tax issue, and that addressing it is likely to necessitate much greater cross-functional collaboration.

  • Bea Rodriguez, BlackRock

    Industry View: 
    Bea Rodriguez, BlackRock

    With negative rates, increasingly scarce liquidity in the money markets and regulatory upheaval in both Europe and the US, these are very challenging times for the corporate investor. In this article, Bea Rodriguez, Managing Director, Co-Head of International Cash Management and Chief Investment Officer for the Sterling and Euro Cash team at BlackRock describes how the liquidity management environment for corporates is changing, and outlines some of the alternative investment opportunities now being explored as a consequence.

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    Mapping the new liquidity landscape

    Across the globe, the cash and liquidity landscape is changing. Once the dust settles from the extensive regulatory and market changes currently being witnessed, what will the new short-term investment world look like for the corporate treasurer?

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    New realities call for new policies

    Central bank measures are causing your bank deposits to yield in the negative, but your investment policies prohibit you from investing in products that don’t produce positive returns. Regulatory changes mean that your money market fund is switching to floating net asset value (VNAV), but your investment policies prohibit you from investing in all but CNAV funds. Is it time to update your investment policies?

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    Basel III: counting the cost

    Basel III has already pushed up the cost of banking services for a number of corporates. The question is, do treasurers feel that the changes have ultimately been for the greater good?