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New rules, low rates push European companies into risky investments

European firms squeezed by low interest rates are having to consider new, riskier ways to manage trillions in corporate cash as they are snubbed by banks awash in new regulation that may also spell the demise of their go-to investment funds. In order to protect and grow their companies’ money and ensure it is easily… Read more »

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The New Normal

With transaction banks in a state of global change, what is the impact for corporates? The transaction banking market is in an ongoing state of flux, as new entrants join the market, some traditional players depart and the biggest global transaction banks completely restructure their operations. Driven by global banking market change-from continuous growth and… Read more »

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Opinion: The Devil of Main Street Is in the Volcker Rule

The following is an op-ed written by Tom Quaadman, vice president of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This week, five federal regulators met Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s directive to finish the Volcker Rule (named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker) by the end of the year.  Lew… Read more »

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Few Large U.S. Firms have Cyprus Units

Nonetheless, corporate cash should be well protected from harm, even for companies that have operations in the country, according to Tony Carfang, a partner with Treasury Strategies. The largest multinationals typically have what’s known as a pan-European pooling structure, by which they move euros on a daily basis into one large European bank, or perhaps… Read more »

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Cash Keeps Building at U.S. Companies

However, U.S. companies are not alone in holding sizable amounts of cash, since the trend is also clear among European companies, according to Anthony Carfang, a partner and director at consultancy Treasury Strategies. “It’s not as if a couple of corporate treasurers have said, ‘Hey, let’s hoard cash,” Carfang said during a briefing earlier this… Read more »

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What Happened To All That Corporate Cash?

What Happened To All That Corporate Cash?, z1, flow of funds, the Fed, federal reserve, SEC, Securities and Exchange commission, mmf, mmfs Treasury Strategies TSI_WhereIsAllThatCash_0.pdf

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Risk Management in the Next Generation Treasury

The treasury industry is changing. The scope and influence of a treasury organisation within the company are growing dramatically, and risk management is one of the primary areas of growth for treasury. As significant financial and economic risks emerge around the globe, these new risk management activities must be executed effectively. Treasury Strategies has found that the most effective… Read more »