Increase In Global Treasury Operations Expected by 2005
The number of treasuries that are managed globally will increase from 30 per cent to 43 per cent by 2005, according to JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management’s fifth annual International Cash Management Survey, carried out in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT.) More than 40 per cent of respondents said that they are likely to choose global cash management solutions by 2005, while the majority of treasurers (72 per cent) still favour bank deposits as their main investment instrument. Security is a key factor for treasurers when choosing a money market fund provider, with most citing a ‘AAA’ credit rating as a primary investment requirement. Second to security in terms of importance was the provider’s relationship with the client, while the possession of an independent credit department was also ranked highly.