Justin Brimfield, ICD, and Anthony Carfang, The Carfang Group, explain how ICD and the Carfang Group's new quantitative model works and outline how it can be used to health check short-term investment portfolios and sense check investment policies.
A rising rate environment can be challenging to even the most sophisticated fixed income investors. In this unpredictable environment, an actively managed ultra-short-duration strategy could be the optimal liquidity solution for treasurers.
Up until recently, Money Market Fund reform was a prospect that many treasurers were reluctant to embrace. However, in this new regulatory era it is in the investor's interest to take advantage of the products that are emerging from reregulation, such as the fixed-term fund.
As the implementation date for the new European Money Market Fund (MMF) rules approaches, it is time to dispel some of the common misconceptions about the new rules and explain what treasurers really need to consider when it comes to short-term investment options.