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Regulatory Watch: Post-Rule Change, Prime Funds in the Balance

Signals point to prime fund inflows but nothing yet and extent unknown. October 14 has come and gone and there are a couple money market fund trends that may bode well for prime money market funds. One is that spreads between institutional prime and government MMFs have widened since the October 14 implementation of new


Novantas Acquires Treasury Strategies

Exciting news! Today, Treasury Strategies is merging with Novantas, Inc. to create a 200-person consulting powerhouse to support senior executives in financial services and corporate financial management. Novantas is the leading bank analytics solutions and advisory company, serving 75% of the largest banks around the world. As we’ve said many times, CFOs need increasingly sophisticated


Money Funds Raking in Money

Last year, for example, investors only put in a total $4 billion into money-market funds between May and August. This year, money-fund assets grew by $85 billion between May and mid-August. Mr. Crane said that banks, beset by new capital rules, have recently been encouraging companies and investment funds to keep less money in their


Short-term Investors at Crossroads

Corporate treasuries continue to stow the majority of their short-term cash in bank deposits, according to a recent survey, and put the largest chunk of the remaining money into money-market funds, a traditional short-term investment option. But those patterns could change in the next year or so as U.S. interest rates rise and new regulations


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


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