Investment Accounting and Reporting Resource Center

At Clearwater, we are dedicated to staying up to date on the latest accounting guidance and standards updates, particularly as they relate to accounting for your investment portfolio. We continually invest in new resources to help you implement best practices, understand regulatory guidance changes and stay on top of the changing investment landscape.

Our resource center contains helpful material, such as webinars, white papers, and case studies, that help you stay current in a constantly evolving institutional investing landscape. Plus, we’re constantly adding new content, so check back often to discover new investment accounting and reporting guidance.

FEATURED WHITE PAPER

MONEY MARKET FUND REFORM

The Security Exchange Commission’s new rules governing money market mutual funds (MMFs) are beginning to come into effect. This white paper outlines upcoming compliance changes, impacts on investment accounting, and how Clearwater is addressing the change.

FEATURED RESEARCH

The 2014 Corporate Benchmark Survey Report

Over 400 corporate treasury and accounting professionals participated in the survey, with a balance of CFOs, treasurers, controllers, accountants, and other professionals from a broad range of U.S. companies. The report is packed with insightful data about the current investment and regulatory environment, current and planned asset allocation trends, portfolio management techniques—including the use of external asset managers, resources, and staffing levels—and overall data management and operations processes for investment accounting and performance reporting.

Money-Weighted Vs. Time-Weighted Returns Webinar

FEATURED WEBINAR

Determining when your treasury team should use money-weighted returns (also known as dollar-weighted returns or internal rate of return), time-weighted returns, or both, requires an in-depth understanding of your company’s investment portfolio, organizational guidelines and policies, and reporting requirements and capabilities. Join us for this informative webinar that will provide detailed insights into the major factors influencing money-weighted and time-weighted return strategies, and explore best practices for implementing these methodologies.

Richard Chapman, Treasury Analyst at BCBS South Carolina, will discuss his personal lessons learned on determining when money-weighted and time-weighted returns are preferred, and provide insights on industry best practices to get the most out of each method.

Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FEATURED WHITE PAPER

ESTABLISHING INVESTMENT ACCOUNTING
AND REPORTING BEST PRACTICES

This white paper outlines four imperatives that accounting and finance professionals should adopt in order to have a consolidated, transparent view of their investment portfolio, allowing them to react to market moves, senior management questions, accounting rules, and auditor inquiries, and to make intelligent investment decisions.

FEATURED CASE STUDY

STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE WITH CLEARWATER

As a leading manufacturer in scores of markets—from health care and highway safety products to office products and abrasives and adhesives—3M makes life easier and better for people around the world. The company sells products in nearly 200 countries, employs roughly 88,000 people, and has global sales of approximately $31 billion. After the company began to invest in direct securities for their $4 billion investment portfolio, 3M realized they needed a scalable reporting and compliance solution capable of handling increased investment portfolio complexity and diversity.