What exactly is a "cash-like" security?
Major Money Manager Braces for Bond-Market Collapse
TCW Group Inc. is taking the possibility of a bond-market selloff seriously. So seriously that the Los Angeles-based money manager, which oversees almost $140 billion of U.S. debt, has been accumulating more and more cash in its credit funds, with the proportion rising to the highest since the 2008 crisis. “We never realize what the tipping point is until after it happens,” said Jerry Cudzil, TCW Group’s head of U.S. credit trading. “We’re as defensive as we’ve been since pre-crisis.” TCW isn’t alone: Bond funds are holding about 8 percent of their assets as cash-like securities, the highest ... (full story)