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Using Money Market Funds during Economic Instability

Using Money Market Funds during Economic Instability ATEL/TMI Treasury Forum Sofitel, Luxembourg – 19 June 2008 RP Welcome to this special forum hosted by ATEL in which we are joined by some of the most significant players in corporate treasury today....

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July 2008 15 Min Read

A Methodology for Adding Value to Business Unit Performance Through the Management of Financial Risk Variables

A Methodology for Adding Value to Business Unit Performance Through the Management of Financial Risk Variables by Nigel Grey, Treasury Manager, De Beers Group Companies today face a multiplicity of obstacles in their quest to achieve the returns on capital required by...

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July 2008 8 Min Read

When Leverage Just Becomes Too Much

When Leverage Just Becomes Too Much by Willem Reitsma, Imperial Holdings, and Barry Martin, Debt Capital Markets team, Rand Merchant Bank Following a strategic decision taken by the Imperial Board during 2007, the integrated leasing and capital equipment division,...

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July 2008 6 Min Read

Using Cash Flow Risk Modelling to Add Value: a case study

Using Cash Flow Risk Modelling to Add Value: a case study by Professor Evan Gilbert, Associate Professor (Finance), Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town Using a Monte Carlo cash flow risk model for a bulk chemicals producer in South Africa we identified...

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June 2008 5 Min Read

Boosting Returns with UK Prime Mortgage-Backed-Securities

Boosting Returns with UK Prime Mortgage-Backed-Securities An Interview with Matthew Tatnell, Manager, Aaa-rated Sterling Liquidity Fund and Sterling Liquidity Enhanced Fund, Morley The Institutional Money Market Fund Association (IMMFA) recently announced that money market...

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June 2008 8 Min Read

Multi-fund Portals: Meeting the needs of sophisticated investors in a complex world

Multi-fund Portals: Meeting the needs of sophisticated investors in a complex world Justin Meadows, Head of Business Development, MyTreasury Ltd The last 12 months have seen the European money market fund (MMF) industry mature rapidly as it faced its first real, or to be...

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June 2008 4 Min Read

Why Risk Volatile Returns When You Can Generate Stable Cash Returns

Why worry about market volatility when you can have cash positive returns? by Adrian Grey, Head of Fixed Income, Insight Investment In late 2006, it was probably fair to say that most people had little idea what a sub-prime mortgage was, and even less that any problems with...

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June 2008 4 Min Read

The Growth of Government MMFs

The Growth of Government MMFs by Connie Bugbee, Managing Editor, iMoneyNet Since early August 2007 when investors became aware of problems with subprime mortgages, primarily in the United States, money-market funds both in the US and abroad have been the recipients of huge...

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June 2008 5 Min Read

Constant Net Asset Value MMFs and the Financial Crisis

Constant Net Asset Value MMFs and the Financial Crisis by Kathryn Kerle, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service Since August 2007, the financial markets have been roiled by distress in the U.S. sub-prime mortgage sector, volatility in...

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June 2008 7 Min Read

Negotiating the RAPIDS

The Intrepid Treasurers’ Guide to Enhancing Return on Equity by Helen Sanders, Editor The credit crunch has dominated the financial headlines for what seems like an eternity. Although it must (surely!) end eventually, in the meantime treasurers are having to hold...

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June 2008 5 Min Read

Enhancing Balance Sheet Efficiency

Enhancing Balance Sheet Efficiency by Richard Bartlett, Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets, RBS The growth of private equity (PE) fundraising, which increased every year between 2002 and 2007, and exceeded $100 bn in 2007, has been phenomenal. PE investors led the vast...

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June 2008 5 Min Read

Successful Eurobond Issuance in 2008

Successful Eurobond Issuance in 2008 By Mark Dodd, Managing Director, Co Head of Global Corporate Syndicateand Tim Muehlenbach, Director, Debt Markets Group, European Corporate Origination, RBS One of the most significant outcomes of the credit crisis is, without...

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