Strategic Treasury

The Changing Face of Short-Term Investment in the 21st Century

The author of this article identifies disintermediation and regulation as two of the most important developments affecting treasury today. The solutions to the two sets of issues are the same, he says – that short-term cash should be removed from the banks’ balance sheet and invested into off-balance sheet cash products. Money market funds are becoming some of the most suitable vehicles for this and he continues by describing the benefits of liquidity funds as alternatives to bank deposits for short-term cash, and the reasons they are attractive to both corporates and banks.

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