May 5, 2022

A Strategic Approach to Managing Cash in a Rising Rate Environment

Seventy percent of respondents to a NeuGroup survey conducted in partnership with Clearwater Analytics, Going Out the Yield Curve: Benchmarking Investment Strategies, report they do not intend to extend duration. Key Findings. The accompanying white paper highlights our findings as well as practitioner input from three, follow-up focus groups. Here are the three main takeaways: Investible cash. Corporate investors expect their significant, strategic cash balances to remain steady or grow this year as they monitor current events and evolving market conditions.Extending duration. The most…
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January 13, 2022

Ripples Into Waves: Progress with ESG, D&I and Impact Investing

NeuGroup members using corporate balance sheets to help companies do good continue to up the ante. HP treasurer Zac Nesper has a trending post on LinkedIn promoting an interview he did with Global Finance about HP’s award-winning sustainability bond framework. In the post and the interview, Zac is kind enough to cite a discussion he led in November at a NeuGroup for Tech Treasurers (aka Tech20) meeting with Joachim Wettermark, treasurer of Salesforce, the first software company to issue a…
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December 15, 2021

Celebrating Colleagues Who Embody the Spirit of Collaboration and Innovation

NeuGroup team members gathered this week at Nexus Club New York and via Zoom for a hybrid meeting where the agenda included voicing deep appreciation and gratitude to assistant peer group leader Jacob Bromsey and marketing director Vanesha Jaiswal-Azad. Their stellar contributions this year earned them high praise from colleagues who nominated Jake and Vanesha for this honor. Our new chief operating officer Amy Kemmerer put together the word clouds you see above that consist of phrases used by colleagues…
Capital MarketsUncategorized
March 2, 2020

Hard to Let Go: Markets Slow to Move from Libor to New Benchmark

October 09, 2019 By Ted Howard Banks are still using the London Interbank Offered Rate but SOFR is slowly gaining traction. The members of NeuGroup’s Bank Treasurers’ Peer Group (BTPG) recently heard Chatham Financial discuss the switch from Libor to SOFR on their Q3 interim conference call. The big takeaway is that Libor remains firmly embedded in a lot of transactions, and even though banks understand that the tainted benchmark will disappear in the near future, the transition is inching…
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January 31, 2020

NeuGroup Launching Retail Treasurers’ Group with Starbucks

NeuGroup is pleased to be piloting a retail treasurers’ group with Starbucks, who will be hosting the launch meeting on June 8-9. There is a lot going on in the retail space impacting treasury and finance matters, including digital transformation and the integration of online, in-home, in-office, on-the-go and in-store channels; rapid transformation of payments and merchant services in response; as well as the mixing of digital workers with humans to ensure a customer experience that is memorable and convenient.…
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January 24, 2020

Happy Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year celebrations unfortunately are being overshadowed this year by virus fears, but let’s not let fear get in the way of embracing the start of the Year of the Rat on January 25 and what it stands for. The rat is the first of the 12 animal cycles, so it represents renewal and new beginnings. This seems very appropriate for the start of a new decade. 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat so it is a…
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January 21, 2020

AI Meets Cash Forecasting at AT&T Stadium

On February 4th, we are facilitating a knowledge exchange meeting for a small group of treasurers at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX. We will be meeting in the post-game interview room. If those walls could talk. This is a unique opportunity to get invaluable feedback from peers on what you’re working on to both spur innovation and validate best practice. Since every NeuGroup meeting starts with a projects and priorities discussion, you can learn what peers are working on and…
Treasury ManagementUncategorized
December 19, 2019

Among Execs, CFOs Most Worried About 2020 Risks

CFOs are more worried about 2020 risks than others in the C-Suite: study. Corporate finance executives are leading the pack in terms of company executives most worried about the magnitude and severity of risks to their organizations in 2020, according to a study by the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative (ERMI) at North Carolina State University and Protiviti. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being most concerned, chief financial officers’ impression of risk faced by their companies in the year…