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Industry Insights

White Paper

2018 Corporate Treasury Priorities: Back to the Future

Each year, Treasury Strategies assesses the state of the treasury profession and key issues on the horizon. We supplement our rich experiences from corporate treasury consulting with a robust survey of treasury priorities, in which over 400 organizations participated this year. When we consider what our clients and survey participants are saying, we are reminded of the environment… Read more »

Regulatory Insights

H.R. 2319/S. 1117 – Restoring Money Market Mutual Funds for Disaster Recovery

As our states and communities seek to recover from some of the costliest natural disasters in our nation’s history, they need more than government disaster assistance to repair and rebuild homes, schools, hospitals, utilities, businesses, bridges, roads and other critical infrastructure. They need low-cost private sector financing, and money market funds are among the most… Read more »

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Regulatory Insights

Maintaining Public Sector Funding Access: The Importance of Preserving Money Market Mutual Funds (MMFs)

New MMF regulations that were implemented in October 2016 are having major negative consequences for issuers and borrowers of debt held by money market funds. Specifically, Tax-Exempt MMFs (TE MMFs) are closing and assets are leaving. This is drying up a very important municipal financing conduit. Additionally, the flight of assets out of Prime MMFs… Read more »

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Regulatory Insights

Negative Impacts of New US Money Market Fund Regulations on Businesses and Municipalities

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 municipal and business borrowers, improved short term borrowing conditions for the U.S. government and agencies at the expense of investors and the private sector, and increased… Read more »

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Regulatory Insights

The Cost of Implementing the 2016 MMF Regulations

In 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new regulations for Money Market Funds (MMFs) which were implemented in Oct. 2016. The dust has now settled and we now know these regulations decimated both Prime and Tax Exempt, removing $1.2 trillion in capital from the private sector and raising the cost of borrowing for… Read more »

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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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