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This course covers key steps for the execution of a sound corporate cash investment strategy – a crucial part of your overall cash management process. The course is designed to help finance professionals who face the task of managing corporate cash investments, as well as corporate executives who oversee the process. Investment professionals who manage cash for their clients may also be interested in the curriculum. 

The course reviews the purpose and goals of your investment policy. Learn how to design a policy that will protect you from unwise decisions, and allow you to generate an appropriate return from your assets. Glean insights into maturity and credit rating limits, which types of securities to allow and which ones to be careful about.

An essential part of the investment process is the external money managers you work with. We discuss how to decide how many to engage and how to select them. We also present suggestions on how to maximize the value of these relationships.

Further, we share recommendations on some of the steps you can take to monitor your portfolio and how to build important compliance controls – actions that ensure you get timely alerts in case adjustments to your strategy are needed. Regular reporting secures the confidence of your executive managers and auditors. Finally, we talk about reporting.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the purpose and goals of the corporate investment policy and how to build one
  • Articulate how to decide on your external partners, how to benefit most from the relationship, and how to make it easier for them to be successful with your corporate cash investments
  • Get recommendations on how to create compliance controls around the cash management process
  • Assess how to report the activities and the results of the cash investment process and who would be interested in this reporting
Last updated/reviewed: March 29, 2018

19 Reviews (73 ratings)Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
Good overview course. The presenter has solid examples and some alternatives choices in creating your company's cash investment policy. She provides helpful pointers on selecting investment managers. I would definitely recommend this course.
4
Anonymous Author
Good review of the overall process, and guidelines for what an investment policy should include, for various sizes of businesses. Tips on compliance and investment managers and company duties covered well.
5
Member's Profile
Good overview of sample investment types, policy examples, compliance guidelines, investment manager selection advice, and reporting parameters. Presenter is very good at providing examples in graphs.
5
Very well rounded and comprehensive for both the small and large business. Great info re: selecting investment manager(s). Slides were very informative.
4
Anonymous Author
Good summary of the cash investment process and strategy. I liked how the presentation covered compliance reminders as well as general responsibilities.
4
Member's Profile
The purposes of the investment policy and the engagement of the investment manager is very articulated. Very well summarized
5
Member's Profile
Great information for someone looking to help their company develop an investment policy and manage the investment process.
4
Anonymous Author
This was a simple matter of fact discussion on the responsibilities of the Corporate Treasury Cash investment arm.
4
Member's Profile
Good overview of the investment policy process and key points to consider. Worth taking.
4
Member's Profile
Good presentation. However, detailed case examples would have been more helpful.
4
Anonymous Author
Very good overview of considerations for a corporate investment policy.
4
Anonymous Author
Good presentation but would have liked to see more examples.
5
Member's Profile
This would be a good course for financial managers.
4
Anonymous Author
Good overview of the investment/treasury process.
5
Anonymous Author
Great overview of the corporate investment process
3
Anonymous Author
Was okay. Most information was not new.
5
Member's Profile
Easy to follow
5
Member's Profile
Interesting.
4
Member's Profile
good stuff

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to corporate finance

 

Advanced Preparation: None

 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
Introduction and Overview
Corporate Investments Framework
  7:34Investment Policy
  8:26Investment Policy Rules and Limitations
  10:49Other Rules of Investment Policy
  9:46Compliance and The Investment Manager
  7:56How to Select Investment Managers
REPORTING
  16:52Investment Reporting
Continuous Play
  1:09:07Corporate Cash Investment Strategies
Supporting Materials
  PDFSlides: Cash Investments
  PDFCash Investments Glossary/Index
Review & Test
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM