Investments

Investments

Capitalizing on Disruption in Today’s Liquidity Environment
5/22/2018 • 4:40 PM-5:30 PM • Room 203 • Audience: Intermediate

Please join Baxter, Eli Lilly and GSAM Liquidity Solutions for a discussion on the disruptive nature and impact of markets affecting liquidity management today.The panel will focus on balance sheet impacts and cash deployment strategies following disruptions from regulatory and legislative changes including corporate tax reform and EU Money Market Reform.The panel will share experiences on how corporations have reformulated their approach to make decisions about risk management, cash segmentation and product solutions.

Regime Change, Investing in a Less Liquid World
5/23/2018 • 8:30 AM-9:20 AM • Room 203 • Audience: Intermediate

Despite lackluster fundamentals in the post-2008 world, markets have enjoyed strong, persistent gains. This dichotomy has been created by central banks, as global QE has created excess liquidity, pushing investors into ever riskier assets. Now, however, this environment is ending. During the remainder of 2018 global central banks will be removing, not adding liquidity. This will have significant implications for all investors. We will discuss what this change in regime will mean across asset markets.

Navigating the New Treasury Investing Environment
5/23/2018 • 9:30 AM-10:20 AM • Room 203 • Audience: Intermediate

After years of negative ramifications from the liquidity crisis, the economy and yield environment are finally recovering. Treasury investors have endured historically low yields, new money fund regulations and the implementation of Basel III. This session will touch on those subjects and offer practical strategies for investors to consider in this market and a case study presented by a large corporate treasury practitioner highlighting the evolution of her company’s investment practices.

Money Market Investments and Alternatives for the Treasury Professional
5/23/2018 • 2:10 PM-3:00 PM • Room 203 • Audience: Intermediate

Opportunities on the rise: Making the most of growing rates and spreads After years of sporadic Federal Reserve rate hikes amid a sluggish economic recovery, the financial world finally felt confident enough to call 2017 a rising-rate environment. While the rate path still has occasional unexpected turns—with the ongoing tapering of the Fed’s mammoth balance sheet another variable—at least it is rising on a more regular basis. Yet as any financial professional in cash management knows, making the most of opportunities is anything but regular.

How Exchange Traded Funds Work and Why Treasurers Should Care
5/23/2018 • 4:00 PM-4:50 PM• Room 203 • Audience: Intermediate

ETFs have been active for 30 years, yet a broad understanding of ETFs is still somewhat limited. They are recognized as an attractive way to comingle monies, provide strategic returns and liquidity in a low-cost structure. Currently they are categorized as an equity security. We will discuss why corporate treasurers should understand these structures and utilize them to employ cash management objectives.

Investing in Asia – Have You Missed the Rally?
5/24/2018 • 8:30 AM-9:20 AM • Room 203 • Audience: Beginner

Asia is the fastest growing region worldwide—but many investors approach Asia only in the context of broad emerging-markets or EAFE, and not taking advantage of all of the opportunities to invest in thriving companies in Asia. With Asia representing one-third of global GDP and more than half of the world’s annual growth, investors should consider making a dedicated allocation to the world’s fastest growing region. This session will explore the why and the how.

Revisiting the Building Blocks of a Sound Portfolio
5/24/2018 • 9:30 AM-10:20 AM • Room 204 • Audience: Intermediate

Corporate balance sheet cash is at all-time highs. While much fanfare has focused on large technology company investing, investment portfolio growth is happening at many smaller companies as well. Money market fund reform and the outright level of interest rates have created an environment where incremental returns when investing in market-based instruments can outperform bank-related products. With each turn of the monetary policy screw, this dynamic intensifies.

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Fixed Income Conundrum – Yield Enhancement strategies for Operating Funds
5/24/2018 • 10:30 AM-11:20 AM • Room 203 • Audience: Intermediate

With stubbornly low interest rates that have persisted since the 2008-2009 economic downturn, there are ways to enhance yield without taking on an abundant amount of additional risk. This session will provide assistance to operating funds and other short-term investors in understanding products available in the marketplace, the costs, and risks associated with each.