Data Entry: Cash Reserve Goal
Adding Cash Reserve Goals
Cash Reserve Goals are only used if you are using the "Use cash reserve goal to manage cash levels" setting for Cash management.
A Cash Reserve Goal allows you to indicate an amount that can be held in a separate cash reserve account, using the return assumptions associated with the Cash asset class. You can add one or more Cash Reserve Goals on the Profile / Goals screen.
The ' Target amount' reflects the maximum value that you wish to hold in the Cash Reserve account. You can set the 'Goal starts' and 'Goal ends' values based on year, client age, or retirement / end of plan years. Annual increase percentage will inflate the cash reserve goal as it's projected into the future cash flows.
In any year where there is a Cash Reserve goal, if the total 'Taxable' investment is greater than or equal to the Cash Reserve goal, we will assign the amount of the Cash Reserve goal to the 'Cash Reserve' account, which will use the investment assumptions associated with the Cash asset class. Any amount in excess of the Cash Reserve goal will be assigned to the 'Taxable Investment' account, which will use the investment assumptions associated with the Asset Allocation for that plan. If the total Taxable investment is less than the Cash Reserve goal, we will assign the entire amount to the Cash Reserve account.
Viewing Cash Reserve in Cash Flows
On the Retirement / Cash Flows page, on the 'Account' tab, you can see the breakdown between the Cash Reserve value and the Taxable Investment value by clicking on the 'Taxable' column header.
The total taxable amount is split between Cash Reserve (growing at cash rate) and Taxable Investment (growing at asset allocation rate)
Additions / Withdrawals from Cash Reserve
If you add a future Cash Reserve goal, we will move money from the Taxable Investment account to the Cash Reserve to fund the Cash Reserve.
If a Cash Reserve goal ends, we will move the amount of the Cash Reserve goal from the Cash Reserve account to the Taxable Investment account.
Each Cash Reserve goal is a static amount that does not automatically increase with inflation. If the Cash Reserve goal is fully funded, any growth will automatically be moved into the Taxable Investment account.
Negative cash flows will be automatically funded first from the Taxable category. Money will be withdrawn from the Taxable Investment account first; if the Taxable Investment account is fully depleted, money will be withdrawn from the Cash Reserve account. If you wish to have negative cash flows come from other investment categories prior to the Taxable Investment and/or Cash Reserve accounts, you can add Distribution cards on the Profile / Income screen.
You can see total additions / withdrawals / net cash flows from the Cash Reserve and Taxable Investment accounts by using the left-hand drop-down box.
Proposing Changes to Cash Reserves
You can illustrate changes to the Cash Reserve goal on the Retirement / Analysis screen under the Action Items section.
First, add the current Cash Reserve goal on the Profile / Goals screen.
Second, go to the Retirement / Analysis section, open the 'Action Items' panel, and click the 'Edit' button.
Third, find the Cash Reserve goal, check the box, and click 'Save'
Lastly, update the Cash Reserve goal value and click 'Refresh' to illustrate changes. If you increase the value of the Cash Reserve goal, if available we will move money from Taxable Investment to Cash Reserve. If you decrease the value of the Cash Reserve goal, we will move money from Cash Reserve to Taxable Investment: