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Facing the Elephants in the Room

2011 State of the Treasury profession, euro, risk, elephants, technology, roadmap, treasury 3.0, treasury nerve center Cathy Gregg, Mike Gallanis, Ray Benson/Treasury Strategies FacingTheElephants.pdf

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Corporate Cash Increases As Economic Uncertainty Continues

The Federal Reserve today reported corporate cash balances spiked to $1.93 trillion – a 38% increase since the first quarter of 2009 – representing $530 billion. This significant increase indicates companies are still accumulating cash rather than redeploying it, according to Treasury Strategies, a treasury consulting firm. Hoarding, tax deal, corporate cash, mergers, m&A, stock… Read more »

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New FDIC Assessment Method Will Penalize the Largest Banks According to Treasury Strategies

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced this week its plans for a new formula to assess deposit insurance premiums. Designed to restore safety to the deposit insurance fund, the new system will disproportionately burden the largest banks and could disrupt both profitability and market share for banks industry-wide. The impact would trigger a massive… Read more »

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Report From Financial Regulators Extends Uncertainty for Money Market Funds According To Treasury Strategies

Money funds, regulation, financial regulation, MMF, president’s working group, NAV, floating NAV, two-tiered, The President’s Working Group on Financial Reform issued an unusually inconclusive report on Money Market Mutual Funds last week according to Treasury Strategies. Published 13 months after originally expected, the report merely encourages the newly formed Financial Services Oversight Committee to take… Read more »

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Low Yields Are Just One of Money Markets’ Woes

With interest rates so low, investors can do nearly as well keeping the money under their mattresses. The immediate future doesn’t look a whole lot more promising. “Pricing power will come back after consolidation, when costs come down. It will take a year or two of sorting out,” says Anthony Carfang, a partner at Treasury… Read more »