Liquidity management takes one of two forms based on the definition of liquidity.
One type of liquidity refers to the ability to trade an asset, such as a stock or bond, at its current price.
The other definition of liquidity applies to large organisations, such as financial institutions.
Banks are often evaluated on their liquidity, or their ability to meet cash and collateral obligations without incurring substantial losses.
In either case, liquidity management describes the effort of investors or managers to reduce liquidity risk exposure.