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Webcast : Addressing the liquidity management conundrum, 18th Oct, 230pm GMT

Addressing the liquidity management conundrum:
Practical steps to manage and understand your liquidity requirements

Tuesday 18th October 2016, 2:30pm GMT

Presented by:

– Mark Austin, Head of Relationship Management, Self-managed Asset Owners and Insurance at Northern Trust

– Steve Irwin, Head of Asset Servicing Liquidity Solutions, Product Management at Northern Trust

– Brendan Maton, IPE

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Addressing the liquidity management conundrum:
Practical steps to manage and understand your liquidity requirements

Liquidity is starting to become a significant issue for institutional investors.  The impact of a difficult mix of market trends, a sustained low interest rate environment and the unintended consequences of certain regulations are all helping make cash an increasingly problematic asset class to deal with.

Whether seeking to obtain a return on your un-invested cash or liquidity to support investments, the environment is only likely to get more challenging.

The webcast will:

  • Share examples of the different techniques which a range of institutional investors are employing to address this liquidity conundrum
  • Shed light on emerging techniques such as portfolio stress-testing and liquidity budgeting
  • Provide practical insights into how you can ensure a balance of security, liquidity, yield and operating efficiency
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Mark Austin

Head of Relationship Management, Self-managed Asset Owners and Insurance, Northern Trust

In his role Mark spends a significant amount of time working with clients across Europe, Middle East and Africa to manage and understand their liquidity requirements.

His background is firmly rooted in the management and administration of retirement assets, having worked at an asset manager with significant pension market share and two asset servicing institutions predominately servicing the European defined benefit and defined contribution markets. Other areas of experience include helping a wide variety of Northern Trust clients with their use of asset pooling structures, as well as the complex aspects of pension de-risking and use of other deficit reduction structures.

Mark is a director of Northern Trust’s Luxembourg management company and a director of its Irish management company, Northern Trust Fund Services Ireland Ltd. as well as a trustee of the Northern Trust Pension Scheme.

Steve Irwin

Head of Asset Servicing Liquidity Solutions, Product Management, Northern Trust

Since joining Northern Trust’s Asset Servicing Product Solutions team in September 2015 as Head of Liquidity Solutions Product Management, Steve’s main focus has been to refine the bank’s liquidity solutions product strategy in line with clients’ evolving liquidity needs. 

In close consultation with a wide variety of Northern Trust clients, Steve is working on the development of an integrated liquidity solution which meets clients’ short-term and long-term requirements, helping them to optimise security, liquidity, yield and operational efficiency.

Steve has over 27 years of banking experience in the cash and liquidity management arena, having previously worked with J.P. Morgan.

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