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Money Fund Rollback Gains Traction in Congress

Bipartisan support is growing for a bill that would roll back money-market fund reform. Eight representatives signed on as co-sponsors of the Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act last week, according to the Library of Congress’ website, Congress.gov. Although similarly named, the bill is different from the Financial Choice Act, which aims to… Read more »

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2017 National Treasurers Conference

A New Starting Line For Corporate Treasury How a shifting global regulatory and economic framework will cause a reset for treasurers in 2017. Topics covered will include a discussion of the new geopolitical order considering: Bilateral vs. Multilateral Approaches The Shifting Regulatory Framework Implications for Corporate Treasury Cathy Gregg, Managing Director, and Tony Carfang, Managing… Read more »

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Treasury Strategies Testifies on “The Impact of Regulations on Short-Term Financing” to the U.S. Congress

Anthony Carfang, Managing Director of Treasury Strategies, a division of Novantas, Inc. testified today at the U.S. House of Representatives on “The Impact of Regulations on Short-Term Financing.” Treasury Strategies supports well-thought-out efforts to improve economic efficiency and to reduce the likelihood of another systemic failure. Citing experiences of Treasury Strategies’ corporate clients, Carfang raised… Read more »

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Treasury Makes Room for Pooling

The U.S. Treasury Department’s final version of rules aimed at curbing corporate inversions eliminates the threat to cash management tools used by corporate treasuries, such as cash pooling, that was posed by the former version of the rules. “In response to thoughtful feedback, Treasury is providing a broad exemption for cash pools and other loans… Read more »

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Regulatory Watch: Post-Rule Change, Prime Funds in the Balance

Signals point to prime fund inflows but nothing yet and extent unknown. October 14 has come and gone and there are a couple money market fund trends that may bode well for prime money market funds. One is that spreads between institutional prime and government MMFs have widened since the October 14 implementation of new… Read more »

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Multinationals Scramble To Contain Risks Linked to Brexit

Multinationals are moving to protect against foreign exchange risk and other repercussions of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, said Anthony Carfang, managing director of consulting firm Novantas Inc.’s Treasury Strategies Inc. division. Specifically, finance chiefs and treasurers are increasing their currency hedges, raising cash holdings and more closely scrutinizing the credit quality of… Read more »

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Novantas Acquires Treasury Strategies

Exciting news! Today, Treasury Strategies is merging with Novantas, Inc. to create a 200-person consulting powerhouse to support senior executives in financial services and corporate financial management. Novantas is the leading bank analytics solutions and advisory company, serving 75% of the largest banks around the world. As we’ve said many times, CFOs need increasingly sophisticated… Read more »

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5 Things to Know About Negative Rates

The Fed isn’t likely to push U.S. rates below zero, but treasurers of multinationals still have to cope with negative rates overseas. While treasurers have been dealing with low interest rates for years, they’re now facing negative rates on bank deposits in some parts of the world. The prospect of paying a bank to hold… Read more »

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