The Public Trust team has extensive experience in analyzing cash flow requirements for hundreds of public entities. Our senior investment advisory team has developed and tailored cash flow analysis models for hundreds of public entities including municipalities, counties, school districts, higher education, hospitals, and special districts. We recognize that every entity has unique cash flows, and the timing of revenues and expenditures impact the structure of the overall investment program.
Our team believes the cash flow analysis is an imperative step in determining the most effective investment strategy based on timing of revenues and expenditures. Once this step is accomplished, additional factors such as permitted investments and market conditions can be considered when constructing the overall investment program.
Our expertise results in a cash flow analysis that identifies cash and investment balances down to the fund level. This level of detail creates an opportunity to develop and implement an investment program that places investment assets along the yield curve while maintaining necessary liquidity to meet short term needs.
The investment policy statement serves as the single most important compliance document for an investment program and should not be developed with a one-size-fits-all approach.
Each client has unique characteristics including risk tolerance, liquidity needs, timing of revenues and expenditures and maturity and asset allocation limits. In addition, investment objectives should be clearly defined within the policy, with safety receiving the highest priority. With this in mind, we believe a successful investment policy should be comprehensive, specific and tailored to each client.
Our professionals work closely with our clients to create a living document that establishes specific guidelines, while providing flexibility to allow for strategy changes given the dynamics of the markets. Public Trust professionals are industry experts in the review, development and implementation of investment policy statements nationwide.
The Public Trust team has extensive experience in working closely with clients to develop and assist in the review of the banking services relationship. Given the changes in the banking industry in recent years, new regulations, and continued advances in technology, many public entities are evaluating current banking relationships and respective service levels.
Our team of professionals can assist with a review of the current engagement and identify areas that may benefit from new technologies, provide more advantageous deposit agreements and possible price advantages resulting from re-negotiating current banking service agreements or as a result of a formal request for proposal process.
The Public Trust team has extensive experience in working closely with clients to develop and assist in the review of custody services, including support while developing a request for proposal. This is an important function that requires a competent service provider that will accurately report on a daily basis, the security and cash holdings within the portfolio, and most importantly, that all assets are held in the client’s name.
Our team of professionals can assist with a review of the current engagement to ensure a true custody arrangement is in place versus a safekeeping or brokerage type of account. We currently work with many institutional trust and custody providers and will work with our clients to establish and implement these relationships.