Treasury Resources

Global Investment, cash and risk management best practices, innovations and strategies

The Global Guide to Investing Cash

This guide intends to help corporate treasurers to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing an investment policy, the factors that impact investment decision-making, and explains the different investment instruments available in various countries around the world.

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 high-quality, low-duration money market instruments. The return on a MMF tends to follow short-term interest rates with a low level of volatility.

Pressing the case for ESG in financial markets

The impetus for more sustainable cash investment solutions, such as ESG money market funds, continues to grow as treasury’s role in supporting a firm’s sustainability objectives becomes clearer. At a roundtable hosted by the Association of Corporate Treasurers and HSBC, treasurers discussed the practicalities and looked ahead at this developing market.

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 and effectively manage their investments.

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, centralise payments and concentrate cash to generate additional liquidity and optimise interest.

Global Cash Management in 2022

We have wrapped up the key articles published on the Hub from 2022 in one handy downloadable guide.