Understanding Innovation in Cash: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Monday, April 3rd
Lone Star A
9:45am – 10:45am
Intermediate

Will Goldthwait, VP, Portfolio Strategist, State Street Global Advisors

Session Description

This session will highlight some of the key innovations that have been introduced to the cash management ecosystem over the last year. These innovations, spanning product, technology, and treasurers’ management actions have been driven mainly by reform and the low interest rate environment. But not all innovation is created equal. We will examine and debate a variety of these innovations and their relative benefit, or lack thereof, as corporate treasurers and cash managers continue to sort through the post reform world.

Attendees will learn about “the good, the bad and the ugly” innovations in:

  • Investment products — such as low volatility, ultra-ultra short-term conservative bond funds and private funds, and hear debate on the relative value of each
  • Technology — such as multiple intra-day NAVs/pricing, portal enhancements, website disclosures such as liquidity, shareholder activity and duration, and treasury workstation enhancements
  • Actions taken by practitioners — to reposition their cash strategies and portfolios in light of new and changing dynamics in the marketplace such as changes to forecasting models and IPSs

Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with the panel and other attendees via the conference mobile app to weigh-in on what they think the most innovative developments in the cash market have been and vote for their own “Good, Bad and Ugly” candidates.