Advisories, Observation Deck

 

Observation Deck
September 01, 2009
President Obama's reappointment of Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve was widely viewed as a positive for the financial markets
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Advisories
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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Observation Deck
August 03, 2009
As hopes have risen that the U.S. economy is nearing a recovery, investors' appetite for higher-yielding securities has returned.
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Advisories
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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Observation Deck
July 01, 2009
Late last year, the Federal Open Market Committee cut the target Federal Funds rate to a range of between 0 - 0.25 percent, in an effort to stimulate the economy.
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Advisories
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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Observation Deck
June 01, 2009
On May 7, 2009, the Federal Reserve released the results of its "stress test" on the 19 largest U.S. banks.
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Observation Deck
May 01, 2009
Believe it or not, the yield curve is looking like its old normal self again; that is if you can overlook the near-zero-yielding portion of the curve.
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Observation Deck
April 01, 2009
In light of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and Stanford Financial Group fraud case, it is a good time for corporations to evaluate or reassess the safeguards for their investments.
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Advisories
March 10, 2009 Posted by
Amidst all the chatter over the pros and cons of the various government sponsored programs to cure the financial markets, it is worth noting that some of the targeted programs have produced positive results by any standard.
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