Opalesque Industry Update - Between March and June 2012, Autumn Capital Partners, a consultancy house based in London, conducted a survey of more than
70 CTA managers, investors and service providers in relation to cash management
practices and processes across the industry. This paper provides a summary of the
results of that survey, offering an insight into the ways that managers invest their
cash, market views on the appropriate balance of risk and return and the differences
between investor expectations and manager delivery...|
Perhaps the key takeaway form this survey is that the overwhelming majority of CTA investors surveyed believe that cash management is a business critical issue and, perhaps more importantly, they are not impressed with the way that managers currently conduct this part of their business. Unsurprisingly, given the economic backdrop, risk and capital preservation are the key concerns but satisfying those concerns is not easy in an environment where risk free assets are exceptionally difficult, or arguably impossible, to identify...
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