The extremely low interest rate environment and uncertainty around future interest rate cuts are posing a growing challenge for treasurers sitting on relatively large cash piles. However, if treasurers are prepared to consider an ultra-short-duration strategy, investors can potentially garner returns above those offered by MMFs, while remaining in a low-risk solution.
A rising rate environment can be challenging to even the most sophisticated fixed income investors. In this unpredictable environment, an actively managed ultra-short-duration strategy could be the optimal liquidity solution for treasurers.
Up until recently, Money Market Fund reform was a prospect that many treasurers were reluctant to embrace. However, in this new regulatory era it is in the investor's interest to take advantage of the products that are emerging from reregulation, such as the fixed-term fund.
Treasurers were finding it hard enough to know where to invest their short-term cash before the pandemic hit. Now, the pressure is even greater. TMI speaks to five industry experts to discover how treasury professionals are responding to the financial impacts of Covid-19.