Quad Cities Finance Lunch Crunch - 5 Key Components of a Sound Investment Program

Presented by the Downstate chapter

Downstate chapter

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:45 AM–1:30 PM


Johnnys Italian Steakhouse
1300 River Drive

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  • Members $ 25.00 Before Sep 28, 2016 Members $ 25.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 25.00 Before Sep 28, 2016 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 25.00
  • Non-members $ 30.00 Before Sep 28, 2016 Non-members $ 30.00

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5 Key Components of a Sound Investment Program

This session will cover five components that are fundamental for a prudent investment program of public funds.  First it will give a high level overview of an investment policy, and how having a meaningful policy can help guide the government’s entire investment program.  The session will highlight the importance of having a cash flow forecast to help structure the investment portfolio into liquidity and core, or longer-term, segments.  Third, because banks, broker dealers and other financial vendors provide both insight and access, making sure you work with the right providers is of utmost importance.  The session will touch on using competitive procurement to help ensure you work with the most appropriate providers for your situation.  Competitive procurement is a must for the purchase of investments as well.  Finally, having appropriate internal control helps a finance officer meet her fiduciary duty.  The session will review three areas of internal control:  an investment procedures manual, use of third-party safekeeping, and collateralization.

Guest Speaker: Sofia Anastopoulos, CFA, Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer, IMET

Learning Objectives -  - Participants completing this seminar should be able to:

  1. Understand and be able to create a meaningful investment policy
  2. Be able to use your government’s investment policy to guide your entire investment program
  3. Learn how to create a simple cash flow forecast
  4. Understand how your cash flow can be used to enhance your program’s return by segmenting your portfolio into a liquidity and core component
  5. Understand the value of having the right partners and how to go about this
  6. Be able to use competitive procurement to find the right partners and also appropriate investments for your portfolio.
  7. Know how to implement three internal controls
    1. Investment procedures manual
    2. Third party custody of investment assets
    3. Collateralization

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery method:
Program Level: 
No prerequisites required 
Advanced Preparation: 
No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: 
Earn about 1.0 CPE credit

CPE hours: 1.00

For more information

Megan Petersen, City of East Moline
(309) 752-1542

Registration and cancellation policy

Please register by September 23, 2016

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. 

IGFOA Members are those individuals from the Public Sector, Partner, and Individual Firm specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Directory. IGFOA Government staff member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year. If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or info@igfoa.org as soon as possible.  A $10 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to September 23, 2016. Cancellations after September 23, 2016 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA Downstate Chapter reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. Should IGFOA Downstate Chapter cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event. 

By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

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