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Investment and Treasury Risk Management Policy

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Section 1 - Purpose

(1) This Policy defines the investment principles and specific parameters by which Macquarie University invests1 its funds and manages the risks associated with investment, funding, interest rate, foreign exchange, utilities, cash management and credit risk (together, “treasury risks”).

(2) The Policy sets out the investment philosophies and goals of the University. It also serves as a practical and transparent framework for internal management decision-making and stipulates parameters within which any external advisors or funds managers must act.


(3) The Policy applies to Macquarie University and its controlled entities. References in this document to the “University” refer to Macquarie University and its controlled entities.

(4) Anyone who acts for or on behalf of the University engaging in investment-related or treasury-related activities must adhere to this Policy and associated procedures at all times.

(5) For the purposes of this Policy, investments are defined as arrangements that are undertaken or acquired with the expectation of achieving a financial return through interest, income, profit or gain.

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Section 2 - Policy

(6) The Investment and Treasury Risk Management Policy, as approved by the Finance and Facilities Committee on 27 July 2021, is available to staff only (via TRUTH).

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Section 3 - Procedures

(7) Nil.

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Section 4 - Guidelines

(8) Nil.

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Section 5 - Definitions

(9) Commonly defined terms are located in the University Glossary.