Corporate Treasury Best Practices were developed by corporate treasurers, money market fund veterans and risk management specialists to provide institutional cash traders benchmark treasury practices.
DACOA: These processes are technological advances designed to adhere to the traditional treasury principles guiding preservation of capital, liquidity and yield.
MONEY MARKET FUNDS ARE INHERENTLY DIVERSIFIED
Assists treasury practitioners in building safer, better performing liquidity investment portfolios through a selection of funds that employs a wider distribution of counterparties and asset classes.
Treasury Strategies (TSI), a leading treasury management consulting firm, developed money market fund-specific, analytics-based compliance guideline ranges. These best practice recommendations are based on research that incorporated TSI’s professional expertise, proprietary database, extensive corporate interviews, and market research.
ON-DEMAND PORTFOLIO & COUNTRY EXPOSURE ANALYTICS
Access to investment intelligence with deeply integrated risk management tools, including exposure analytics, counterparty and country exposures, leading indicator metrics, Fund Reports, Repo Reports and more.
Important portfolio metrics such as WAM, WAL, average seven-day-yield, fund size, fund sponsor, CDS spreads, equity pricing, credit ratings and financial summaries are expressly available to treasury clients. These analytic applications can expedite the due diligence process providing on-demand visibility into counterparty and country exposure across investment portfolios.
COMPLIANCE IS AT THE CENTER OF SOUND TREASURY PRACTICE
Enables corporations to manage and monitor additional parameters for investment guidelines including maximum investment in a counterparty, country, fund, fund family and more.
Compliance is an important component after each step in the money market fund investment cycle. Compliance guidelines should be re-evaluated on a regular basis.
ANALYTICS ENABLES TREASURERS TO OBTAIN A HIGHER YIELD
Corporations can optimize yield through various compliant, risk tolerant investments that match the company’s appetite for risk.
By using exposure analytics applications to run “what-if” scenarios, corporate treasury can identify optimal money market fund portfolios based on their corporate investment objectives and risk tolerance.
These and other optimization opportunities can be pursued once portfolios are properly diversified, positions are analyzed and compliance is achieved.
RISK ARCHIVE SYSTEM – MONTHLY SUMMARY, COMPLIANCE, DECISION SUPPORT, REFERENCE TOOL
Regularly scheduled risk management reports for distribution to stakeholders providing a level of actionable intelligence from a broadly integrated and interconnected analytics system.
Treasury departments require documentation systems for archiving month-end exposure report positions and verifying portfolio compliance. A risk archive system is one that provides critical MMF summary documentation, decision support reference and is a valuable internal presentation tool.