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Don’t Blow Your VC’s Money

Many businesses don’t have a plan for managing their corporate cash beyond putting their money in the bank and checking the balance once in a while. But all businesses, no matter how much money they have or what stage they are at, could benefit greatly from a solid and well-defined corporate cash management strategy. Effective cash management means greater security, liquidity and returns on your cash, which will help your business succeed. In this post, we’ll break down what cash management is and show you how to develop an effective cash management strategy for your business.

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Setting Up Your Corporate Banking & Treasury Strategy

A question we often hear is “Is my corporate banking & treasury strategy set up correctly, and if not, what do you suggest we change?” In this post, we’ll show you how to answer that question for yourself and go over a few recommended banking and treasury management setups for different types of businesses that you can use as a starting point

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Bonds – A Primer (part 4) - The Corporate Bond Market

In this post we are going to review the Corporate Bond Market, one of the largest and most structurally important markets in our modern financial world. This is where corporations from all over the world go to “Borrow Money” in order to finance their capital needs and operations. As of May 2020, the Corporate Bond market was over $9.5 Trillion having doubled in size in the last 5 years (Sifma.org).

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Bonds – A Primer (part 3) - The Government Bond Market

Since the prestiti in Venice started it all, governments have continued to use bonds more and more aggressively over the years in order to fund all sorts of endeavors. These bonds are typically backed by capital raised by taxing their citizens.

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Bonds – A Primer (part 2) – Fixed Income History and Overview

In this post, we will delve into the history of fixed income and discover how modern day fixed income markets came to be. Then, we will give an overview of the basic mechanics and terminology of bonds and other fixed income instruments

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Bonds - A Primer (Part 1) - Introduction

In this series of posts, we will cover bonds and debt securities from the ground up. We’ll discuss the history, the basic mechanics of bonds, and go into detail on specific types of assets. We hope to leave you with a better understanding of how bonds and fixed income work and how you can leverage...

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Where Has All The Yield Gone?

Everyone’s #1 goal is to keep their corporate cash safe, but in 2020 you get little to no yield on those assets. Your bank is likely showing you a rate hovering around 1%, but is that truly the return you will receive? Corporate asset managers...

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Are Money Market Funds the Safest Port in a Rough Financial Ocean?

Know what you are buying before you commit your capital Financial markets can resemble a turbulent ocean, especially so right now! Having a safe harbor, and knowing when to use it, is critical to maintaining financial health. There are many such tools available to you for managing your short term cash. In this post, we...

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