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Investment is the placement of a company's surplus liquidity either in the financial markets or the use of the excess liquidity internally within the company. The main objective of investment is…

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FX Management & Crypto

Can ‘quantamental’ apply in corporate treasury too?

by Bija Knowles

The past year has seen the rising use of a new non-word in investment circles: 'quantamental', a cross between quantitative and fundamental. What does it mean and should corporate treasurers care?

Environment, Social, Governance

Islamic bond issuance is growing despite market jitters

by Kylene Casanova

The issuance of global Islamic financial instruments has more than trebled in the past decade but many challenges remain, including liquidity. Could this market interest corporate treasurers?

Cash Flow Management & Forecasting

4 ways to make sure corporate assets generate revenue

by Kylene Casanova

Managing corporate assets efficiently is a key factor for overall business success, enabling companies to adapt successfully to changing markets and evolving business models

Investing

Problems in parking your cash

by Kylene Casanova

The low-rate environment and regulatory pressures are the main themes that emerged from a survey on liquidity investment by JPMorgan AM

Investing

Can ETFs improve your currency hedging strategy?

by Kylene Casanova

As the exchange-traded fund industry grows, it's gaining interest from corporate treasurers attracted by lower fees, an alternative short-term investment and daily hedging possibilities

Cash & Liquidity Management

US corporates expect to increase cash reserves

by Kylene Casanova

US corporates say they plan to build their cash reserves rather than deploy cash, according to the latest quarterly survey of corporate treasury executives, by the AFP

Investing

Treasurers must become the CFO’s Strategic Superhero

by Tasja Botha , Capital Markets and Corporate Treasury Lead, EMEA, OpenLink

Forward-thinking Treasurers are catapulting their roles to business change enablers, providing critical information to the Board. Moving the mind-set (and investment) beyond compliance, cost, and technology

Investing

How EC will tackle withholding tax relief procedures

by Kylene Casanova

A European Commission report looks at how to tackle national barriers with a view to boosting cross-border investments in the EU – and one of the main problems is withholding tax refunds

Cash Flow Management & Forecasting

Why short-termism could stunt your financial performance

by Kylene Casanova

A study conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute has gathered data showing that companies with a long-term strategy outperform their short-termist peers on several financial metrics

Financing

ETFs: are smaller companies missing out?

by Kylene Casanova

An article in the Financial Times raises the issue of smaller corporates finding it harder to raise capital through exchange traded funds, which have seen huge growth in the past decade

Investing

Investing in capital projects is all about timing

by Kylene Casanova

Companies that spend on capital projects/asset purchases throughout the economic cycle (not just when profits peak) are likely to outperform their peers.

Investing

Safety or yield? The choice facing US MMF investors

by Kylene Casanova

The SEC's rules on floating NAV are set to overhaul the money-market fund industry, which is reportedly worth $2.7 trillion. This is what treasury needs to know about the new rules.