PIMCO and TIMPG members will shed light on this and more at their meeting in October.
The Treasury Investment Managers’ Peer Group (TIMPG) will be having their 2013 fall meeting on October 22-23. The meeting will be sponsored by PIMCO, a first-time sponsor, so members are eager to hear from the bond experts at this rocky time for fixed income investors. TIMPG members have also put on the meeting agenda a number of other topics that must be seen in the context of anticipated tapering of Fed asset purchases and rising rates. These include:
- Asset allocation and portfolio changes. How are other members positioning their cash portfolios and what does PIMCO recommend as the ideal fixed income allocation in this market environment? Since many member utilize external managers, what flexibility are they being given to invest in what’s right for these times?
- Risk factor allocation. Adding to the asset-allocation discussion, the group will also explore risk factor asset allocation and decide for themselves if this methodology should replace Modern Portfolio Theory.
- Monitoring investment compliance. As if market conditions are not trouble enough, TIMPG members are facing tighter regulations and increasing scrutiny from investment boards and senior management. How should they be monitoring investment compliance, from system use to reporting?
These topics and more are on the minds of TIMPG members and should be on the radar screen for any corporate treasury with excess cash to invest. Other NeuGroup members may want to discuss them in the context of their groups and non-members may want to consider becoming a part of NeuGroup.
The Treasury Investment Managers' Peer Group (TIMPG) was launched in September 2004. This NeuGroup has since become the leading forum for peer knowledge exchange on cash investment practices at corporates with the largest cash portfolios.It is a star in the constellation of over 15 groups in the NeuGroup Network.