BankingCash InvestmentsTechnology
June 19, 2024

How ServiceNow Boosted Efficiency, Raised Returns, Lowered Fees

An international treasury center/in-house bank improves cash investing, intercompany lending and FX hedging. A presentation by NeuGroup member company ServiceNow on the benefits of setting up an international treasury center (ITC) in Ireland that functions an in-house bank (IHB) took top honors in a pseudo-Shark Tank competition at a recent NeuGroup for Cash Investments meeting sponsored by ICD and MetLife Investment Management. The ITC has improved working capital management, provides better cash visibility and gives treasury enhanced control over cash. It also lowers idle…
Cash InvestmentsNeuGroup News
October 31, 2023

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink Addresses Cash Investment Summit

A big thank you to BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink for addressing our Corporate Cash Investment Summit that BlackRock hosted on October 11th and 12th. “It was my privilege to chat with Larry again in front of NeuGroup members.” – Joseph Neu, NeuGroup Founder and CEO Just back from Asia and amid new geopolitical storms, members appreciated Larry taking the time to address them with so much going on. As much as the insights he shared, Larry made a personal connection with a group of cash investment…
Cash InvestmentsNeuGroup News
May 6, 2023

Cash Investment Members Gather in Oakland, California! 

A big thank you to DWS Group for the partnership and to Michael Nourafshan (Block) for hosting our two day Cash Investment Meeting last week in Oakland, California!  Kicked off by Laker legend Robert Horry, members heard from 7-time NBA Champion on balancing work/life, leadership from both Horry’s own story and from the great he played with.  Other session highlights included: Robert Chen from Applied Materials who shared on portfolio construction in the changing interest rate landscape. Thank you to Jeff Morton from DWS for the many strategies…
BankingCash InvestmentsTalking Shop
April 13, 2023

Talking Shop: Investment Policies and Counterparty Risk on Cash

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected]. Context: The failures of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and Credit Suisse dramatically drove home the critical need of corporations to keep close tabs on the credit worthiness of their banking partners. In response to the crisis of confidence, some companies moved money out of smaller, regional institutions into large, global systemically important…
Capital MarketsCash InvestmentsDiversity & InclusionThe NeuGroup Insights Interview
February 23, 2023

Empowering Diversity in Finance: Views From Two Women Bank Execs

Loop Capital’s Sidney Dillard and Sobani Warner of Siebert Williams Shank discuss their careers, working at Black-owned firms, the role of D&I coordinators and more. Many multinational corporations in recent years have increased their commitment to hiring banks, brokerage firms and asset managers that are owned by members of minority groups—so-called diverse-owned firms. NeuGroup is committed to learning and sharing more about these firms, the people who run them and the value they bring to corporates in capital markets transactions…
Cash InvestmentsTechnology
January 12, 2023

Python Paves the Way for Improved Investment Performance

A NeuGroup member shares his company’s success using data analytics and automation to optimize portfolio returns. Data analytics and automation are increasingly popular tools for corporates looking to optimize the management of their investment portfolios. At a recent meeting of NeuGroup for Cash Investment 1, sponsored by Lord Abbett, two members from a Silicon Valley technology company presented on how they led a four-month project leveraging Python to pull critical data into an Excel spreadsheet on a daily basis to monitor…
Capital MarketsCash Investments
May 5, 2022

Benchmarking Investment Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment

Higher rates mean higher yields, but 70% of respondents to a recent NeuGroup survey conducted with Clearwater Analytics do not intend to extend duration. Surging inflation, a hawkish Fed and talk of a recession are prompting corporate treasuries to reevaluate their cash investment strategies. However, 70% 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 to take advantage of the uptick…
Capital MarketsCash InvestmentsCompliance
December 8, 2021

Pain You Can Manage and Pain You Can’t: Separately Managed Accounts

SMAs mean accepting KYC and legal dept. pain, but clear communication can save plenty of heartache with managers. Members joined forces for a panel discussion on the pain points associated with setting up, maintaining and reporting for separately managed accounts (SMAs) at a recent meeting of NeuGroup for Cash Investment. Not surprisingly, the most painful parts are the know-your-customer (KYC) obligations and the legal agreement tug-of-war needed for account setup. The encouraging, somewhat unexpected takeaway: Effective communication and a strong relationship…
Capital MarketsCash InvestmentsCrypto
September 9, 2021

Hunting for Yield With Crypto-based Lending Amid Regulatory Fog

Corporates seeking better returns on cash by lending crypto weigh falling rates and regulatory uncertainty.News this week that the SEC is investigating Coinbase Global over a lending program and may sue the company could have a chilling effect on corporates that were considering buying and then lending cryptocurrency to pick up yield. But the fact remains that corporate treasuries have been challenged for years to find investments in which to park cash that provide attractive, positive returns.And a small but increasing…