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Public Funds Investment Act Training

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 2 times


The objective of this training* is education in investment controls, security risks, strategy risks, market risks, diversification of investment portfolio, and compliance with the Public Funds Investment Act. No prerequisite or advance preparation is required. This course is appropriate for both new and experienced investment officers. This training is brought to you by the UNT Center for Public Management.

    Public Funds Investment Act Compliance
  • Understand the history of the Public Funds Investment Act
  • Understand the requirements of the Act
  • Understand the Investment Officer’s responsibilities
  • Identify whether or not their organization is in compliance with the Act
    Safekeeping and Custody
  • Understand the requirements of the Public Funds Collateral Act
  • Understand the roles of a safekeeping agent and a collateral custodian and the documents related to these services
    Diversifying and Protecting Your Portfolio
  • Implement controls in the investment program to protect the portfolio
  • Understand the risks associated with the investment program
  • Understand the basic principles of diversification
    Local Government Investment Pools and Money Market Mutual Funds
  • Understand the Public Funds Investment Act requirements for these investments
  • Know the questions to ask a prospective fund or pool provider
  • Interpret the information received from a pool or fund provider
  • Understand if information is adequate to support investment decision
    Depository Relationships
  • Understand the various laws governing depository relationships and know which law or laws apply to the participant
  • Understand the factors considered in awarding depository contracts
  • Understand the banking services supporting the investment program
    Preventing Loss from Check Fraud
  • Understand internal control elements used to prevent check fraud
  • Understand banking services used to prevent check fraud
    Investment Calculations
  • Understand the concepts of time value of money
  • Calculate the price for a discount security
  • Calculate the price for a coupon security
  • Calculate the effective yield for a discount security
  • Calculate the weighted average maturity of an investment portfolio
    Investment Scenarios
  • This exercise develops portfolio management skills by building portfolios in teams and reporting recommendations. Case studies are used to illustrate the importance of cash flow, risk tolerance, and investment policy parameters in determining portfolio strategy.
    Managing Risk
  • Understand elements of control to minimize risk in an investment program
  • Understand the elements of and preparation for the annual compliance audit
    Authorized Investments and Associated Risks
  • Understand the different types of risk in investing
  • Understand the investments authorized by the Act and the associated risks
    Investment Strategies and Associated Risks
  • Understand the purpose of the investment policy and investment strategy
  • Understand the benefits and risks of the four basic investment strategies
  • Determine which strategy is appropriate for the organization’s funds
    Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Identify the information required to prepare a cash flow forecast
  • Understand the benefits and functions of a cash flow forecast
    Factors Affecting Interest Rates
  • Understand the effect of Federal Reserve Bank actions on interest rates
  • Understand the effect of various economic indicators on interest rates
  • Understand the effect of the business cycle on interest rates
    Effective Investment Reporting
  • Understand the reporting requirements
  • Understand the function of the investment report in monitoring the investment program
  • Learn various methods of investment report preparation and presentation
    A Step Approach to Investing and Cash Management
  • List the steps to implement an effective investment and cash management program
  • Understand the basics of selecting brokers/dealers
  • Recognize various cash management products
  • Understand the investment selection process
Registration for this training opportunity opens on May 1, 2022 and can be completed by visiting this link.


November 9
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Eisenhower Room
1117 Gallagher Drive, Suite 100
Sherman, TX 75090 United States
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(903) 893-2161


Texoma Council of Governments
(903) 893-2161