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Liquidity Solutions: AMX offers all clients new access to a range of GSAM Money Market Funds
AMX’s open-architecture investment platform has built a reputation with institutional investors for streamlining investment processes and delivering operational efficiencies. As well as seeking to improve transparency and strengthen governance, we are committed to helping investors control costs and enhance returns. Now we are in a position to offer clients liquidity solutions, at competitive rates, through an innovative partnership with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). Cash balances are often an overlooked element of efficient portfolio management. For instance, as the recent FCA governance review concluded, insurers don’t think broadly enough about value and that includes failing to maximise the value of their cash balances. The default for many institutional investors is to leave cash with their custodians rather than seeking an alternative.
That may be a mistake because, in a low interest rate environment, some custodians are now charging a fee for balances over a set limit or in certain currencies. Yet negotiating and managing a new relationship to use a money market fund (MMF) can still seem like too much work for no real gain. It may even complicate reporting by adding another source of data to existing treasury management software.
At AMX, we are determined to change that perception and offer clients a real alternative. One that delivers market rates of return by investing in a diversified portfolio of high quality, short-term assets. To do that, we have entered an innovative partnership with GSAM to offer a range of their Money Market Funds to our clients at pre-negotiated rates through the AMX platform. GSAM is one of largest providers of liquidity solutions in the world, with more than $532bn in money market and short duration assets, including $134bn in EU MMFs1. AMX has worked with them since 2017, when they became one of the first MMF providers for our hedge fund clients. We are now pleased to have made a range of GSAM MMFs available for all our clients at pre-negotiated rates. The attraction for AMX of using the GSAM solution is not solely their global scale and ability to handle large cash flows in volatile markets. They also offer market leading credit analysis capabilities at a corporate level that aims to reduce counter-party risks. At the same time, their purchasing power helps to diversify portfolios across assets, regions and currencies. GSAM’s liquidity solutions, like AMX’s platform, are technology-driven to offer increased speed and efficiency of execution while avoiding manual errors. By using their MMFs with our automated cash-sweeping service, AMX clients can optimise the return on their cash balances. At the same time, they can maintain sufficient liquidity to comply with regulations (such as Solvency II), meet margin calls on a sameday basis and maximise trading opportunities.
An added benefit to using GSAM, in our view, is that they have applied ESG enhancements to their EUR, USD and GBP denominated LVNAV funds. The ESG enhancements are a combination of exclusionary screens, an engagement process for corporate issuers which is focused on board diversity, and integration of ESG factors within the investment process, including the incorporation of GSAM’s proprietary ESG scores as an element of portfolio construction. We believe this supports our aim of helping clients tasked with improving their own ESG credentials to meet their targets.
Here are five benefits for AMX clients who use our new range of GSAM MMFs through our platform:
For more information please get in touch. 1 Firmwide AUM includes assets managed by GSAM and its investment advisory affiliates. Source: GSAM, 31 Dec 2020.
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Public Debt CNAV funds:
Money Market Funds: The Funds are short-term public debt CNAV money market funds and investors should note (a) that a money market fund is not a guaranteed investment; (b) that an investment in a money market fund is different from an investment in deposits, including in particular because of the risk that the principal invested in a money market fund is capable of fluctuation; (c) that a money market fund does not rely on external support for guaranteeing liquidity or stabilising the Net Asset Value per Share; and (d) that the risk of loss of the principal is borne by the investor.
Money Market Funds: The Funds are short-term LVNAV money market funds and investors should note (a) that a money market fund is not a guaranteed investment; (b) that an investment in a money market fund is different from an investment in deposits, including in particular because of the risk that the principal invested in a money market fund is capable of fluctuation; (c) that a money market fund does not rely on external support for guaranteeing liquidity or stabilising the Net Asset Value per Share; and (d) that the risk of loss of the principal is borne by the investor.
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Money Market Funds: The Funds are standard VNAV money market funds and investors should note (a) that a money market fund is not a guaranteed investment; (b) that an investment in a money market fund is different from an investment in deposits, including in particular because of the risk that the principal invested in a money market fund is capable of fluctuation; (c) that a money market fund does not rely on external support for guaranteeing liquidity or stabilising the Net Asset Value per Share; and (d) that the risk of loss of the principal is borne by the investor.
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