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Continued Strong Cash Flow from Operations and Economic Uncertainty Drive Increase in Corporate Cash Levels

The Federal Reserve today reported corporate cash balances climbed to $1.91 trillion – a 36% increase since the first quarter of 2009 – representing $510 billion. This significant increase indicates that businesses continue to generate cash from operations, while corporate treasurers remain concerned about the future economic outlook. Z1, Q2, hoarding Treasury Strategies TSI_CashGrowsFromOpsAndUncertainty_vFinal.pdf

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Rating Methodology For Money Market Funds Must Not Rely on Sponsor Support

Comptroller of the Currency Says Moody’s Proposed Rating Methodology For Money Market Funds Must Not Rely on Sponsor Support Criticism is mounting for a proposal from Moody’s Investor Services that would rate money market funds based on a fund sponsor’s ability and willingness to support a distressed fund. Acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh… Read more »

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Corporate Cash Increases As Business Outlook Improves

corporate cash, z1, first quarter 2011, Q1 2011, hoarding, The Federal Reserve today reported corporate cash balances climbed to $1.88 trillion – a 35% increase since the first quarter of 2009 – representing $489 billion. This significant increase indicates companies are accumulating cash because the business environment is improving, according to Treasury Strategies, a treasury… Read more »

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European Treasurers Demand Mobile Banking Services, If Banks Can Find a Way

Mobile banking has a strong adoption rate among European treasurers and there is a clear demand for wider access according to Treasury Strategies, Inc.  In a report issued this week, the treasury consulting firm indicated there is a clear vision for the capabilities and functionality demanded by European treasurers, however, mobile services are not widely… Read more »

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Global Trade and GDP Growth Drive Transaction Banking Index to Record Level

Treasury Strategies announced today the release of its new Transaction Banking Index (TBI), which is designed to track the size and stability of the transaction banking market, driven by Treasury Management, Global Trade Services and Securities Processing revenues.  It is the most comprehensive database of transaction banking revenues in the world, accounting for over 20%… Read more »