Amundi is a major player in treasury management in Europe and across the world. Liquidity management has become very challenging for institutional and corporate clients. We provide well-adapted and clear solutions to investors seeking products combining liquidity and performance1 in an increasingly restrictive and low return environment.
Our philosophy is based on a conservative approach. Our key priorities are aligned with what our clients require most from a liquidity solutions fund: security, liquidity and search of performance consistency2.
Risk management at the forefront
Based on a longstanding expertise of more than 30 years, we have built a strong culture of liquidity and risk management. Risks management is based on rigorous procedures, strict guidelines and sophisticated tools.
The investment and risk teams are highly experienced. Providing products that clients can trust has placed us in a position of strength in weathering last years’ financial crises.
September / October 2019
Primary Market View
in Money Market Management in Europe5
€ 233 Bn
> 30 years
of Liquidity fund management experience
Stratifying excess cash
Segmenting the time horizon of the cash needs should enable investors to manage their risk and optimise their returns and choose the most appropriate investment solution for each segment of cash.
Four areas of expertise answering specific investors' needs
01 I Money Market: investors looking for daily liquidity and security
An attractive and diversified alternative to traditional cash deposit. Investing in money market funds offer easy access to your investment, daily liquidity with same day settlement while diversifying risks. They invest in high quality instruments and provide strong diversification. As required by investors, money market funds are managed within strict and predefined guidelines to offer preservation of capital, liquidity, transparency and performance consistency3.
02 I Ultra Short Term Bonds: investors looking for liquidity, yet higher returns than money market funds
Step Out of Cash: optimise your cash allocation under longer time horizon. Given the short rates6 negative context, investors may enlarge their investment universe by considering ultra short term bond funds which:
- Invest mainly in bonds with maturities up to five years
- Offer active management with a conservative frame-work
- Monitor duration to exploit the interest rate premium
03 I Short Term Absolute Return (STAR) Bonds: investors looking for flexibility and low volatility
Unconstrained approach, well-adapted to uncertain markets: aim to achieve positive absolute returns over market cycle while keeping a low level of volatility.
- Broad investment universe and large diversification
- Opportunistic security selection and tactical arbitrage
- Limited volatility (<=SRRI 3*)
* The synthetic risk and reward indicator (SRRI) is based on the volatility of the fund over a scale from 1 to 7, according to its increasing level of volatility.
04 I Securitised Assets: investors looking for diversification within the fixed income universe
Investors are also looking for a way to diversify their investments. This goal may be achieved by investing in European securitizations which usually provide:
- An access to a specific asset class, with a low level of correlation against the rest of the fixed income universe
- Higher returns than other credit bonds with the same ratings6
- Credit quality, via a rigorous analysis and a very selective picking approach of securities
(1) Past performance is not indicative of future returns.
(2) Amundi’s treasury management funds/sub-funds do not offer a guarantee of capital or performance.
(3) Source: Amundi figures as of September 30, 2019.
(4) Source: UN PRI, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment 2018. Asset classes/expertise are defined from Lipper FMI’s Fund Sector and Fund Feature database.
(5) Source: Broadridge Funfile - End of June 2018 - Open-ended Funds domiciled in Europe and in related offshore territories.
(6) Past market behaviours are not reliable indicators for future behaviours.
This information is exclusively intended for “Professional” investors within the meaning of the MiFID Directive 2004/39/EC of 21 April 2004, and articles 314-4 and following of the General Regulations of the AMF. It is not intended for the general public or for non-professional individual investors within the meaning of all local regulations, or for “US Persons”, as defined in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “Regulation S” under the 1933 U.S. Securities Act.
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Investing involves risks. The performance of the strategies is not guaranteed. In addition, past performance is not in any way a guarantee or a reliable indicator of current or future performance. Investors may lose all or part of the capital originally invested.
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