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.
The extremely low interest rate environment and uncertainty around future interest rate cuts are posing a growing challenge for treasurers sitting on relatively large cash piles. However, if treasurers are prepared to consider an ultra-short-duration strategy, investors can potentially garner returns above those offered by MMFs, while remaining in a low-risk solution.
The J.P. Morgan Global Liquidity Investment PeerView survey allows treasurers to compare cash investment practices with their global counterparts, offering insight into current short-term investment trends both regionally and worldwide.
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.