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Industry Insights

Articles

New Legislation Would Turn Back the Clock on MMF Regulation

A host of political and procedural hurdles may have slowed the momentum for across-the-board rollbacks in Obama-era nancial regulations that were promised early in the Trump administration. Nonetheless, some money-market-fund industry observers hope the momentum will be regained at least enough to help push through bipartisan legislation introduced recently both in the U.S. Senate and… Read more »

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White Paper

Treasury: The First 100 Days

How corporate treasurers succeed. We wanted to find out what factors led to corporate treasury success so we asked our clients directly. They told us what they did, wish they had done, regret having done and recommend you do to succeed in any new treasury position. We’ve published our findings in “Corporate Treasury, the First… Read more »

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Regulatory Insights

Money Market Fund Regulation Winners, Losers and Long-Term Consequences

New Money Market Fund regulations which went into effect October 14, 2016 were intended to prevent future bailouts and enhance market stability. Instead, they have disrupted financial markets, hurt business and municipal borrowers, and increased U.S. taxpayer bailout exposure in future market stress events. While there are winners and losers with any regulatory change, the magnitude of the shifts in… Read more »

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Articles

Optimize Your Forecasting: Improving the Crystal Ball

The U.S. economy has just emerged from a long zero-rate era, and is now in what will undoubtedly be several years of gradual rate increases. This intensifies the importance of a good cash position forecast.

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State of the Treasury

2017 Corporate Treasury Priorities – A New Starting Line

Each year, Treasury Strategies assesses the state of the treasury profession and key issues on the horizon. We supplement our rich experiences from consulting to corporate Treasurers with a robust survey of treasury priorities. This year, over 450 organizations participated in the survey. When we consider what our clients and the survey participants are telling… Read more »

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industry insight

Global Treasury Benchmarking Survey – 2nd Edition 2016

The “Global Treasury Benchmarking Survey,” captures the voice of nearly 1,000 finance professionals surveyed fourth quarter 2016. This report summarizes the most critical factors that respondents say are adding complexity to the treasury function. It also shows what treasury teams are doing in response to these factors as they move forward towards more digital treasury… Read more »

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Regulatory Insights

U.S. House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises – Questions For The Record

In this letter, Tony Carfang addresses a specific question from Representative Rothfus regarding the recently implemented Money Market Fund (MMF) regulations and also fills in some blanks from the original hearing.

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Regulatory Insights

U.S. House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises

Testimony of Anthony J. Carfang, Managing Director, Treasury Strategies, a division of Novantas, Inc. December 8, 2016 Click here for the press release. Click here to view video of Mr. Carfang’s testimony.

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Regulatory Insights

Primary Bank Role Pays Huge Credit, Deposit and Services Dividends for Commercial Banks

Today, Novantas released the Treasury Strategies 2016 Corporate Treasury Survey revealing the primary bank position yields disproportionately large benefits in deposits and fees. The survey was conducted to study cash management and liquidity buying habits of middle market and large corporations, revenues between $50 million – $10 billion+, to better understand how corporates are responding… Read more »

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Regulatory Insights

Treasury Strategies update on IRS Rule 385 – the “final and temporary” rules

Treasury Strategies has been a high profile advocate on behalf of corporate and banking clients dealing with the regulatory fallout from the financial crisis. On Rule 385, we argued strongly on behalf of our corporate clients that the proposed changes threaten to disrupt routine daily cash management practices of most medium-size and large corporations and… Read more »

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