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May 23, 2011 Posted by
Market discipline has forced heavily-indebted countries to implement credible plans for fiscal austerity in the coming years. If the market loses confidence in these plans, we expect further challenges to the recovery and new challenges to political and social cohesion.
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March 15, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent, and retained its pledge to keep the benchmark rate "exceptionally low" for an "extended period" ...
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February 28, 2011 Posted by
On February 11, 2011, the Obama Administration delivered a report to Congress “Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market,” which marks the beginning of the political process in which the Obama Administration and Congress must agree on the structure and timing of mortgage reform.
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December 14, 2010 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted Tuesday to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent ...
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January 28, 2010 Posted by

 The aim of cash management is to make use of idle funds by choosing the appropriate investments and providing adequate liquidity, while generating income and producing higher yields. These goals align exactly with the advantages of an active portfolio strategy in today’s environment.

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December 08, 2009 Posted by

The U.S. municipal bond market has been impacted by the volatility of tight credit conditions, federal regulation and stimulus as much as, if not more than, other sectors. What makes state and muni markets unique is how much remains unknown relative to corporate markets about their ability to recover

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November 24, 2009 Posted by

In the wake of the harsh spotlight thrown on structured finance’s role in the 2007-2009 financial crisis, much of the securitization landscape has been altered. While many structured investments fell out of favor, particularly private label mortgage-backed securities and collateral debt obligations, credit card-backed securities avoided most of the severe credit and ratings downgrades.

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August 17, 2009
From start-ups to multi-billion dollar revenue generating corporations, the challenges for corporate treasurers in maintaining well diversified investment portfolios is ever growing due to the increased complexity in the fixed income market. Adding to the challenge is the lack of transparency of non-traditional investment classes that have made their way into many investment portfolios. By using a combination of a sound investment policy, transparent reporting tools and a well defined corporate governance policy, the corporate treasurer takes an important step towards constructing a framework that could preserve the corporation’s most prized asset — the working capital.
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July 07, 2009
Short-term yields remain near historic lows, leaving corporate investors overly invested in cash investments earning near zero interest.
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June 09, 2009
Given the current economic environment, we remain highly attuned to the risks of investments that don't have the benefit of an explicit government guarantee
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