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What Must Corporate Treasury Do To Prosper in 2010?

Corporate treasury must aggressively prepare for global recovery in 2010 by building capacity to support growth, optimizing business processes, and using the latest treasury technology. Take time now to assess capacity, processes and technology to prepare for 2010 growth, but keep a keen eye on interest rates, FX volatility, and regulatory activity. Treasury Strategies StateProfession2010.pdf

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Debt Strategy Dilemma

““We have one client with a revolver that matures in 2011, and they’re already thinking about how they want to handle it,” reports Stephen Kantor, senior consultant at Treasury Strategies in Chicago. A big issue is finding out what non-credit business will be expected by credit banks, he says. “Treasury staffs have to think about… Read more »

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Rising Stars in Rocky Times, 40 Hot Execs Under 40

St-Onge’s in-depth understanding of treasury processes coupled with her experience working for a treasury technology provider enables her to understand how technology is applied to solve business problems. An expert in the increasingly important area of SWIFT reporting and payment formats, St-Onge provides clients with advice on domestic and international cash management and treasury technology… Read more »

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Corporate Investment: A Real Flight to Safety

“Goddard’s comments are supported by the data. Chrystal Pozin, a principal at consultancy Treasury Strategies Inc., reports that since 2007, institutional management funds have surged 45% to $9.1 trillion, with much of that growth in money market funds, which have doubled to $420 billion. It has, she reports, been the biggest corporate swing to safety… Read more »

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Discounts on Offer Leave Disappointed Investors Hanging On

There is no resolution in sight in many cases, said Michael Gallanis, partner at Treasury Strategies, which is working with many companies which parked their cash in auction rate securities and are now left with illiquid assets. Discounts on Offer Leave Disappointed Investors hanging on, Michael Mackenzie and Aline van Duyn, Financial Times, June 4,… Read more »

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Auction-rate Securities: Out of Luck

A lot of people are coming to the realization that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel for these. – Cathryn Gregg Auction-rate Securities: Out of Luck, Aaron Pressman, BusinessWeek, May 27, 2008. Aaron Pressman / Business Week

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Wells-Bank of America Venture a New Model for ACH

These platforms require s lot of care and feeding, he said. “But it doesn’t help you complete. It doesn’t help you serve your customers better.” Wells-Bank of America Venture a New Model for ACH, American Banker, May 16, 2008. American Banker Wells-BOAVenture.pdf

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It’s a Long, Cold, Cashless Siege

Long-term change is that corporations are moving from handling cash in-house to hiring outside managers, says Anthony Carfang, a partner at Chicago consultancy Treasury Strategies. Noting the attitude has favored not only money-market funds but bank sweep accounts, which move money in and out of corporate checking accounts in order to keep as much as… Read more »