Cash & Liquidity Management
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The Future of Cash Investing: A Candid Treasury Perspective

Treasury Think Tank Report

An off-the-record Treasury Think Tank session earlier this year brought together an array of prominent and highly experienced treasurers from around the globe to discuss the current and future short-term investing landscape. Their views are strikingly candid and get right to the heart of what it means to be a treasury investor.

In this report we highlight the key themes driving short-term investment decisions, while calling attention to areas for improvement in the investing process – including shortfalls in existing treasury systems and portals. Vendors and asset managers, take note.

Interwoven throughout this report are statistics from a 2020 Calastone whitepaper, ‘Money market funds in uncertain times: Investors demand digitalisation and resilience’. These are based on results drawn from an independent online survey of 150 decision-makers from corporations and financial institutions (FIs) in major financial hubs — the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong.

TMI and Calastone would like to thank the Think Tank participants for giving up their time to help shape the future of short-term investing and the technology that supports it.