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Industry Insights

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Bank Fee Analysis, Ripe With Opportunity

The results are in and reveal an important area of opportunity neglected by corporations. On average, the 135 respondents to our Bank Fee Analysis (BFA) Flash Survey spend in excess of $250,000 per year on bank services and maintain millions of dollars of deposits.

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Insurance Companies’ Earnings Credit Rates Lag Market

Second quarter results are in, and NDepth Bank Fee Analysis revealed that Insurance companies are earning well below market rate on their cash balances.

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Regulatory Insights

H.R. 2319/S. 1117 – The Importance of Restoring State and Local Government Access to Money Market Funds

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 is resulting in higher borrowing costs for municipalities as the pool of available capital decreases.

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Healthcare Firms’ Earnings Credit Rates Lag Market

Treasury Strategies, a division of Novantas, Inc. released its 2nd quarter Earnings Credit Rate benchmarks to our NDepth Bank Fee Analysis clients. Earnings Credit Rates are the balance-based allowances banks give their corporate customers to offset fees on treasury management services. The results showed some unusual patterns overall as well as striking findings for Healthcare… Read more »

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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… 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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