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October 2020 3 Min Read

Impact of Potential Amendment to SEC Form 13F to CFOs and Investor Relations of Public Companies

The requirement that American public companies file a quarterly report listing all equity assets under management (AUM) provides position-level disclosure of all US-listed equity securities, including number of shares, issuer name and other details. On 10 July this...

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October 2020 7 Min Read

Cash Management and Investment in a Shifting World

Without a crystal ball, it is difficult to predict which path the economic recovery will take. Many treasurers are therefore wondering how to manage and invest corporate cash in an optimal manner, given the uncertainty ahead. Nevertheless, Yera Hagopian, Managing...

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May 2020 22 Min Read

The Ultimate Short-Term Investment Stress Test: Lessons From Covid-19

Treasurers were finding it hard enough to know where to invest their short-term cash before the pandemic hit. Now, the pressure is even greater. TMI speaks to five industry experts to discover how treasury professionals are responding to the financial impacts of...

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May 2020 3 Min Read

Money Markets and the Human-Technology Connection

As investors seek shelter under the wing of money market funds during the current crisis, Tory Hazard, CEO of Institutional Cash Distributors, discusses the relationship between people and the systems that enable them to overcome the toughest obstacles. Liquidity...

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May 2020 7 Min Read

Searching for a Benchmark for Idle Cash Holdings

Having money sitting in bank accounts is often the expensive result of a company’s inability to forecast its cash flows. It is time for treasurers to think again about this ‘unproductive asset’ and look for ways to measure – and improve – treasury’s...

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January 2020 9 Min Read

Diversity and Inclusion: the Need for Courageous Integrity

Companies across the globe are striving for a more caring and responsible relationship with employees and the communities in which they operate. But are they doing enough to make sure that diverse hires thrive within the organisation? And that employees from...

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November 2019 6 Min Read

Staying Positive in a Negative World: How Does Your Cash Strategy Compare?

With responses gathered from 346 senior cash investors around the world, representing a combined cash balance of approximately USD 1 trillion, the latest J.P. Morgan Global Liquidity Investment PeerView survey provides a unique opportunity for corporate treasurers to...

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October 2019 7 Min Read

Hitting the Sweet Spot: Macro Uncertainty and the Ultra-Short Solution

In the current uncertain macro environment, it is tempting for treasurers to hunker down in their short-term investment comfort zone, namely money market funds (MMFs). Nevertheless, if they are prepared to step out into an ultra-short-duration strategy, investors can...

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September 2019 3 Min Read

Are Banks Safer Now than During the Global Financial Crisis?

The outcome of the global financial crisis of 2008 – 2010 led regulators and central banks the world over to re-look at the way banks are regulated and governed. So what exactly has changed in the South African context? Basel III requirements The Basel Committee...

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September 2019 3 Min Read

Corporate Treasurers’ Investment Strategy: The Collateral Frontier and Search for Yield Pick-Up

The Holy Grail of a corporate treasurer is to unlock yield pick-up, be adequately diversified and make sure that deposits are protected and secure. This quest has been difficult as cash-long corporates have...

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January 2019 7 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Chris McLoughlin, Worldpay

If you ever find yourself being interviewed by Chris McLoughlin, tell him all about the times things went pear-shaped during your working day. He values confidence, resilience and tenacity in his team members and, in return, he offers adaptability, flexibility and...

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September 2018 7 Min Read

Short-term Investments: Making Sense of the Shake-up

As the implementation date for the new European Money Market Fund (MMF) rules approaches, it is time to cut through the noise around the new regulation, says Kerrie Mitchener-Nissen, Head of Product Development, International, Global Liquidity, J.P. Morgan Asset...