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Observation Deck
February 01, 2011 Posted by
From the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary comes a reasonably good definition for elephant in the room: "An obvious problem that nobody wants to discuss". It seems a near-perfect description of the situation facing money fund providers, and their investors ...
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CIO Vantage Point
January 25, 2011 Posted by
Unfortunately, whistling past the graveyard has become "situation normal" for many government agencies, but the Fed is not likely to be considered one of them.
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FX Outlook; Asia
January 25, 2011 Posted by
China is eager to successfully "internationalize" its currency, as it looks to further promote international trade and associated trade settlement. But as always, it will proceed on its own terms despite global demand for change.
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FX Outlook
January 18, 2011 Posted by

The financial markets have been inundated with rumors that Brussels is about to make the euro zone's main bailout fund more effective.

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CIO Vantage Point
January 18, 2011 Posted by
This nearly $3 trillion industry has provided daily liquidity and money market returns like clockwork for nearly 40 years. Then, in 2008, a fund manager loaded up on Lehman paper garnering some extra yield in hopes the Fed would provide a rescue.
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CIO Vantage Point
January 11, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) which oversees Fannie and Freddie, extended portfolio caps for the twins going forward last month. Specifically, they initially capped ownership of mortgages at $900 billion each in December 2009...
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FX Outlook
January 10, 2011 Posted by
A certain amount of reflection is normal and even necessary after a tumultuous period. Last year we witnessed large price movements in all the financial markets (fixed income, equity, commodity, and currency), which one might say were tumultuous, or if not tumultuous, then certainly difficult to predict and definitely not for the faint-hearted.
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Treasury Management
January 10, 2011 Posted by
In today’s dynamic business environment, fast-moving companies want cash management tools that allow them to streamline operations, improve internal controls, and better manage liquidity.
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