JPMorgan Asset Management Global Cash Management Survey 2007
The 2007 survey attracted corporate treasurers from around the world who provided constructive feedback. With such a wide and varied range of respondents, the survey, which has again been compiled in conjunction with The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), continues to provide valuable insights into the current dynamics that drive the cash management industry.
As in previous years we are very pleased to have received the support of the European Associations of Corporate Treasurers (EACT), which has helped to boost the number of responses from across Continental Europe.
Despite the increased number of surveys now being conducted in the sector, this year’s Global Cash Management Survey has been successful in attracting a record number of respondents from across the world. In total, 339 qualifying responses were received, fifty percent more than last year. The majority of these, 290, were received electronically, with the remainder completing an identical, hard-copy version of the questionnaire.
The responses this year are particularly interesting because the Survey took place over the summer, at the start of the credit market difficulties. Where possible we have tried to separate the online responses (which can be accurately dated) into those received before September, and those that were returned during or after September, to see if we can see any noticeable changes in responses.
In addition, we conducted interviews with a number of survey respondents in November, to clarify certain points and gauge any changes of opinion that may be driven by the ongoing crisis in credit markets. We have incorporated any changes in sentiment, where appropriate.
1 The respondents
Number of responses
The number of responses this year (339) was the largest ever, with over 50% more respondents than last year (206), and above the previous record set in 2005 (310).
Respondents clearly preferred to provide their responses online (290), representing a similar preference to last year. The survey once again attracted wide participation from both a geographic and corporate perspective, with responses received from treasurers acting for different sized companies in a range of industries and from across the globe.
Country where surplus cash is managed/location of respondent
This year the Survey was more globally inclusive than ever, with an impressive global spread of respondents covering a wide range of regions and markets. Geographically, the largest proportion of responses once more came from the UK with 23%, but this is down from 49% in 2006. Meanwhile the USA, Germany and Czech Republic were in second, third and fourth place with 18%, 14% and 7% respectively.