Much to celebrate, much to discuss

If cash is king – and we certainly think so – it held court last month in Pittsburgh. The annual Crane Data Money Fund Symposium took place in the conference centre attached to our global headquarters, and what a court it was. More than 600 portfolio managers, salespeople and clients came to celebrate the industry’s […]

FedSpeak – Liquidity webcast

This webcast has been produced by Federated Hermes Inc. and originally aired on June 13th, 2024. Learn more about our liquidity solutions. Share:

Adapting to a shifting liquidity backdrop

UK inflation fell to 2.3% in April, its lowest level in almost three years and just shy of the Bank of England’s (BoE) target of 2%. The news may have helped spur Prime Minister Rishi Sunak into calling a surprise July election but the higher-than-expected figure – many economists forecast 2.1% – has dampened hopes […]

Filling the pool again

Summer doesn’t officially start until 21 June, but Memorial Day in the US marks the opening of public pools. That means municipalities were filling them in May with the clear, shimmering water that beckons children from coast to coast. Liquidity vehicles experienced their own flows in May (you probably knew I was headed in this […]

Extra innings

Opportunities at the longer end of the commercial paper curve?

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Short Term Investments Committee

Short duration credit: ride the wave

Fast reading Bond yields have risen to such a level that the carry an investor receives in short duration debt should provide more than adequate compensation for any changes in bond prices. A global approach, trading in multiple currencies, can allow an element of arbitrage to capitalise on opportunities that may arise – between one […]

Making the most of your cash: demystifying the money markets

There is far more to the money markets than is suggested by their reputation as a holding station for cash. The asset class can offer flexibility, diversification, shelter from market volatility and, in an environment of elevated interest rates, they can deliver compelling yield. In this article, we outline what the money markets are, how […]

Investing in the now

It is hard to live in the present in general, but that is particularly true in business and finance as so much is predicated on what comes next. Whether it is the big ‘E’ in the equation for determining future value or the lower-case ‘e’ of the word itself, expectations rule. But in the case […]

Where are the best opportunities at the short end of the curve?

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Short Term Investments Committee