2019 - March Lunch Meeting - AFP of Western New York
Just as Corporate Treasury teams started to account for net interest income as a line item, the FED caught the markets off guard by pivoting from their rate hiking scheme at their January 30th meeting. After 225 basis points in hikes, the Fed announced they were taking a pause for an undetermined period. In a flat / rising rate environment, downside protection becomes paramount and a portfolio that produces smooth and steady cash flows can help stabilize portfolio performance. This session will provide an economic market update, touch on current topics that are impacting the markets and strategies to maximize yields on excess cash.