What are money market instruments?

Money market instruments are Fixed Income instruments with very short terms until maturity, usually three months. They tend to be very liquid and traded by big organisations, like banks, who borrow and lend such assets over the short term. 

Why consider money market funds?

As a result of their high liquidity and short maturities, these instruments are generally considered lower risk and generally offer slightly higher rates of return than bank deposits.

Our approach to money markets

With rigorous liquidity management as a key priority, we focus on ensuring diversification in terms of issuers, sectors, countries and maturities. As such, we draw our investments from a wide range of alpha pools.

Our alpha sources visual

We have run cash portfolios for more than 25 years and manage money from capital preservation to yield and return generation, following the same risk-monitored investment approach.


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