Will Liquidity Rules Hurt Corporates’ Ability to Get Loans?
Last week U.S. regulators finalized a new liquidity rule that aims to keep banks from running out of money when a crisis hits. But could these new rules hurt corporate-bank relationships in the long run?
Companies Unleash the Cash as Confidence Returns
Fueled by loads of cash and low borrowing rates, companies are starting to make up for time lost from the 2008 recession and opening their wallets for capital expenditures.
Will New Money Fund Rules Spur Corporate Interest in Repos?
Corporates lending directly in tri-party repurchase agreements remain rare. Now, spurred by new money market fund regulations that likely will make this favorite short-term investment less attractive, corporate treasurers are re-visiting repos.
Case Study: Moving to a Notional Pooling Structure
Using multiple financial institutions around the world is a challenge for any global treasurer. But for John Hanbury, CPA, CMA, treasurer for CHC Helicopter, corporate banking across the globe presented a liquidity management challenge. CHC realized that the only way to solve the issue was to move to a notional pooling structure.
Fed Mulls Controversial Commodity Proposal
Mulling a proposal that would limit banks’ participation in the physical commodities market, the Federal Reserve is attempting a delicate balance—companies seeking to hedge commodity risk and concerns about systemic risk.