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Treasurers Start Hunting for Higher Yields

“A lot of treasurers are now thinking that at some point we’re going to see an increase in these rates, and that point is getting closer and closer,” said Anthony Carfang, partner at Treasury Strategies Inc., which advises corporate treasurers. For treasurers that hold long-dated assets, “they don’t want to get caught holding a ten-year note with a 2%… Read more »

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SSBs: A Changing Marketplace

Laurie McCulley, a partner at the Treasury Strategies’ consultancy, corporate technology practice unit, believes that the new SIP requirements are a positive but bold step, which will definitely lead to change in the marketplace: “The certification will be good for the SSBs that are able to comply,” she says. “SWIFT is being very aggressive here… Read more »

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Borderless Payments Seen as the Prize at EBAday 2013

A session entitled ‘Treasury payments – the journey towards centralisation’ saw Monie Lindsay, managing director of consultancy group Treasury Strategies Inc (TSI), suggest that from a corporate perspective treasury payments are steadily becoming blended with other payments. “Centralisation has being occurring for a while and both the 2008 financial crisis and SEPA have merely accelerated… 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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$2.4 Trillion Looks for Exits

A 2012 study for the trade group by consulting firm Treasury Strategies Inc. found that businesses invest an average of 33% of their short-term cash in money-market funds. Among the 136 executives surveyed who invest in money funds, 79% said they would reduce their use of the funds if the SEC mandated a floating share… Read more »

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All Eyes on Cash

The push to improve cash-flow forecasts as companies gain visibility and push out their time frames. Companies that want to fine-tune their forecasts can turn to technology for help, and there are signs that they’re increasingly willing to do so. While businesses have been reluctant to untie the purse strings for such projects in recent… 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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Money Market Inflows Posed to Rebound

An early 2012 ICI-sponsored survey conducted by Treasury Strategies Inc. of 203 financial executives representing corporate, government and institutional investors found a significantly negative reaction to the three proposals. Kevin Olsen / Pensions & Investments

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Lots of Cash, Few Alternatives

“We didn’t see a rush of money out of bank deposits, which kind of says that the marketplace believes either the U.S. banks are very healthy or the federal government stands to support all the [big] U.S. banks,” said Tony Carfang, a partner at Treasury Strategies, which works with corporate treasurers. Emily Chasan / CFO… Read more »

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Webinar on Healthcare Treasury: Strategies That Add to the Bottom Line

Through our work with leading healthcare systems, Treasury Strategies developed an effective plan to help treasury departments achieve significant savings by properly aligning processes, practices and technology to achieve peak performance. This webinar session establishes a framework through which hospital treasury systems can gain $1 million of savings on an annual basis. Mike Gallanis, Paul… Read more »

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