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J.P. Morgan 2019 Global Liquidity PeerView(SM) Survey Reveals Demand for Money Market Funds Remains Strong in Late-Cycle, as Focus on ESG Increases

October 30, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- J.P. Morgan Asset Management released the 2019 Global Liquidity PeerView Survey, revealing that even as the market outlook continues to evolve, demand for money market funds is still strong, adoption of treasury management systems continues to rise, and more investors are incorporating ESG criteria to screen investments. The 2019 Global Liquidity PeerView Survey features responses from 346 CIOs, treasurers and other senior cash investors around the world, representing an approximate combined cash balance of USD $1 trillion.

“The changing global economic environment presents investors with many new challenges, from slowing growth, rising trade tensions, and falling interest rates,” said Paula Stibbe, Global Head of Liquidity Sales, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. “This year’s PeerView results suggest that in this environment, demand for money market funds remains strong, and investors with short-term fixed income portfolios are increasingly looking at areas such as ESG screening and treasury management systems when evaluating their cash investment strategy.”

Four key themes were identified in the PeerView survey:

The survey also highlighted several key themes across Europe and Asia-Pacific:

J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s PeerViewSM is a program that provides a unique opportunity for firms to compare their cash investment practices to those of their peers globally, allowing clients to evaluate variances and opportunities in cash investment policies and practices. Each respondent receives a customized report that compares their responses to those of their peer groups by region, cash balance and industry.

Please view the full J.P. Morgan Global Liquidity Investment PeerViewSM 2019 findings here.

About J.P. Morgan Global Liquidity
J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Liquidity is the largest global provider of institutional short-term fixed income solutions, with $667.5 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2019. The dedicated global team of liquidity professionals, with over 30 years of money market experience through all market cycles, works with clients to build effective short-term fixed income solutions using rigorous credit and risk management combined with access to J.P. Morgan Global Liquidity’s global resources and expertise. www.jpmgloballiquidity.com

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