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Corporate Impact From Greece Looks Tame, So Far

As money flows into high-quality assets such as U.S. Treasurys, money funds invested in those securities could see more inflows. Anthony Carfang, a partner at Treasury Strategies Inc., said that new banking regulatory rules could aid the funds. He explained that international bank rules are forcing banks to hold more in U.S. Treasurys, which could


Zafin and Treasury Strategies Collaborate on Pricing Excellence Series

Zafin, the leader in relationship banking for the financial services industry, is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with Treasury Strategies, the leading treasury consulting firm, on a series of seminars and a white paper to highlight the value proposition for banks to significantly overhaul their pricing strategies and operations.  In the face of


Parking Corporate Cash Is Sure to Get More Complicated

If corporations stop parking their cash in prime funds, then companies like FMC might find less demand in the marketplace for their short-term commercial paper. As those funds’ pool of assets shrinks, so would demand for commercial-paper offerings. Some market watchers think worries about the rule changes are largely overblown. They include Tony Carfang, a


U.S. Companies Bring More Foreign Profit Home

The impetus for the latest uptick isn’t so clear. “It’s still a mystery,” said Anthony Carfang, a partner at Treasury Strategies Inc., a Chicago-based consulting firm. “There may be ways to use the money in the U.S. that’s going to get companies a higher rate of return.” Even so, U.S. companies are still sitting on


Treasury is now about value creation, not profit

Strategy and organisational functions are now as important to corporate treasuries as process and technology. Corporations expect their treasuries to focus on value creation, not to simply act as cost or profit centres, says a new report by Treasury Strategies. Based on a survey of 200 corporate treasuries and 33 treasury functions, the report concluded


State of Canadian Transaction Banking 2015

Click here to download the presentation. Click here to access the recording. Drawing upon our work with Canadian corporates and financial institutions, we assess the landscape and outline where we see the Treasury profession heading for the coming year. This informative webinar includes discussions on: • Basel III strategy implications • Global and regional bank forays into


The Morning Ledger: Corporate Cash Looks for New Home as Banks Hike Fees

Banks including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. are telling their largest customers, including large companies and hedge funds, that they will begin charging fees on accounts that have been free in the past, the WSJ reports. The moves are a result of new regulations that make it onerous


New rules, low rates push European companies into risky investments

European firms squeezed by low interest rates are having to consider new, riskier ways to manage trillions in corporate cash as they are snubbed by banks awash in new regulation that may also spell the demise of their go-to investment funds. In order to protect and grow their companies’ money and ensure it is easily


The New Normal

With transaction banks in a state of global change, what is the impact for corporates? The transaction banking market is in an ongoing state of flux, as new entrants join the market, some traditional players depart and the biggest global transaction banks completely restructure their operations. Driven by global banking market change-from continuous growth and


SEC Approves Tighter Money-Fund Rules

U.S. regulators approved rules intended to prevent a repeat of an investor exodus out of money-market mutual funds during the financial crisis, addressing one of the biggest unresolved issues from the 2008 meltdown. Cathy Gregg, a partner at Chicago-based Treasury Strategies, a consultant to institutional clients that use money funds, said she expects an initial