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Treasury Management Systems

08 August 2018

At it’s core a system is a collection of rules and parameters that constrain operations, a robust framework that seeks to ensure acceptable results from a selection of potential inputs. A good example might be a roundabout, drivers are aware of the rules of operation, select the...

A change to the GDP model

02 August 2018

As I’m sure you already know, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) releases quarterly publications of GDP data that estimate the economic activity in the UK. What you may not appreciate is the underlying publication model the ONS has been using for quite some time. How this...

Passive Aggressive

14 June 2018

The growth of passive investing shows no signs of stopping.  In 2017 alone, growth in Exchange Traded Funds took global Assets Under Management (AUM) to $4,569 billion according to consultancy firm ETFGI. Often framed as an argument of one versus the other, but the active...

Peaks and troughs

30 May 2018

The lower for longer interest rate outlook that has been a key feature of treasury management strategies will soon have been in play for a decade. Whilst there have been repeated attempts by the authorities to prepare us for increases in interest rates this has, in the UK at...

Are You Capital Rich but Revenue Poor?

01 May 2018

Did you know that as a local authority you can capitalise interest costs for assets that are being made ready for use? As with all capitalisation this enables you to spread costs over a number of future years and lowers the immediate revenue impact: with only a little bit of...

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Minimum Revenue Provision – Revised Guidance

News headlines have recently been dominated with Brexit as well as diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation. It’s therefore possible that some people may have missed the announcement that the comedian Jim Bowen had died.  For fourteen...

Tuesday 27 March 2018 Read More

iDealTrade - February 2018 Review

Thank you to all those who have used iDealTrade his month. We are pleased to see a continuous stream of deals arranged via the platform and are still actively onboarding new users.  This yield curve shows the duration and rates of the...

Wednesday 07 March 2018 Read More

Rate Hikes, Job Cuts?

A great strength of the UK economy since the financial crisis has been the ability to generate new employment, dampening the impact of some challenging economic conditions on household spending. In fact, the unemployment rate of 4.3% reported for...

Monday 05 March 2018 Read More

External Insight - Deutsche Asset Management

EU Money Market Reform - LVNAVs: Cash or cash-equivalent?

Tuesday 27 February 2018 Read More

Local Authority Credit Risk

Introduction Arlingclose is often asked whether a certain local authority, or local authorities in general, are a safe counterparty for investing cash. The unease about the impact of continued budget cuts on local authority finances has prompted...

Wednesday 21 February 2018 Read More

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