CFOs, treasurers, analysts, and other financial managementdecision-makers have made in-roads in mitigating risk by increasingrestrictions on which banks can hold their uninsured deposits andupdating their investment policies frequently. But despite progressin both understanding and managing counterparty risk, manyorganizations still do not appear to have formal counterparty riskexposure policies or frameworks in place, nor do they appear to beable to adequately aggregate, analyze, and monitor theircounterparty exposures.

These were two of the major findings revealed in the fourthannual Liquidity Risk Survey, a study of short-term investment,debt, and forecasting practices conducted by Capital AdvisorsGroup, Inc. and Strategic Treasurer LLC. The 2014 survey, theresults of which were released in May, elicited responses from 112treasury and finance professionals, including CFOs, treasurers,assistant treasurers, vice presidents of finance/treasury, managersor directors of cash investments, treasury/cash managers, andtreasury/cash analysts. Respondents spanned companies ranging insize from over $10 billion in annual revenue (21 percent) to thosewith less than $500 million (29 percent).

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