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By | August 30, 2022

An introduction to money market funds

A money market fund (MMF) can be broadly defined as an investment fund whose objective is to provide investors with security of capital and daily liquidity. It seeks to achieve that objective by investing in a diversified portfolio of...

By | February 2, 2022

Building the foundations for investment management: The governance framework

Definition, institutionalisation and management of a well-grounded governance framework to guide the organisation’s cash management programme, promoting a consistent, proportional, long-term, decision-making discipline across the organisation, to guide through dynamic market conditions.

By | January 25, 2022

The benefits of a coherent and consistent approach: Risk framework and treasury policy

Defining the risk management framework for treasury operations to frame the organisation’s risk appetite and thereby setting a coherent road map to identify, control, manage and report subsequent risk responses.

By | February 23, 2022

Fundamentals of investment management: Design of the investment policy

The investment policy provides the strategic guidance for treasurers to navigate the dynamics of cash and the investment ecosystem. Only by ensuring that all the stakeholders are working to the same objectives and guidelines can the company successfully manage...

By | January 25, 2022

Getting ahead of the curve: Cash management

Cash management processes have seen rapid changes and innovations to improve accuracy and satisfy the growing requirements of stakeholders Only by means of effective cash optimisation and subsequent visibility into short-, medium- and long-term cash requirements can treasurers identify...

By | January 26, 2022

Effective cash positioning: Cash management tools and techniques

Cash management requirements have heightened to enable continuous and accurate cash position reporting, responsive forecasting and efficient handling of payments, as well as managing and evaluating financial risks with greater precision. This section reviews the efficient cash management structure,...

By | January 26, 2022

Bedrock of treasury: Cash-flow forecasting

A good forecast is an essential tool in managing a company’s liquidity, not just for short-term, day-to-day cash management, but also for medium-term investment and borrowing. Forecasting is instrumental in managing risks, enhancing returns and maintaining financial controls, as...

By | February 4, 2022

Cash Optimisation: Cash segmentation

Only by acting as cash-flow stewards for their organisations and thus, looking strategically at their cash, can treasurers gain the ability to increase incremental returns, without materially increasing the risk profile. Key to that process is the careful segmentation...

By | February 2, 2022

Treading the fine line between risk and return: Investment strategy

Treasurers need to find the right balance between the company’s requirements, liquidity and yield. Historic low prospective returns, coupled with elevated risk and the pandemic, has led to the reassessment of objectives and revisions of investment portfolios. Is the...