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  Consent-General Government   #   13.    
Board of Supervisors Financial Services  
Meeting Date: 08/01/2017  
Brief Title:    Treasurers Investment Report for Quarter Ended June 30, 2017
From: Howard Newens, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Financial Sevices
Staff Contact: Chad Rinde, Accounting Manager, Department of Financial Services, x8050

Receive and file the County Treasurer's Investment Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. (No general fund impact) (Newens)
Recommended Action
Receive and file the Yolo County Treasurer's Report on Investments for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Operational Excellence
Reason for Recommended Action/Background


The County treasury investment portfolio is summarized in Att. A. Investment Summary and includes the Treasurer's Investment Pool and the investment accounts managed by the Treasury that are not pooled together for investment returns. The Pooled Portfolio includes County funds and deposits from special districts and school districts totaling $451.3 million as of June 30, 2017. The portfolio consisted of 7.2% ($32.5 million) in cash at bank (the relatively high cash balance at 6/30/17 was due to a $12.7 million receipt from the State on which did not get invested until the next business day); 32.2% ($145.4 million) in short term investments in government investment pools such as the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) and the California Asset Management Program (CAMP); 60.6% ($273.3 million) in an investment pool that is actively managed by a professional investment advisor, PFM Asset Management, LLP (PFM). These investments consist mostly of fixed income securities as authorized by government code, such as U.S. Treasuries; securities issued by federal agencies such as FNMA (Fannie Mae), FHLMC (Freddie Mac) and Federal Home Loan Bank; corporate notes; commercial papers; and certificates of deposit. The detail of investments in the Pooled Portfolio is shown in Att. B. PFM Performance Report and the Nonpooled investment holdings are shown in Att. C. Nonpooled Holdings.

In their quarterly investment review for the 2nd quarter of calendar year 2017 (Att. B. PFM Investment Performance Report ), PFM noted that yields rose higher as a result of the Federal Reserve bank action adopting the 2nd rate hike at their meeting in May setting the federal funds target to 1.00% to 1.25%. PFM also projects that the market is projecting the possibility of one additional rate hike occurring during calendar 2017. Also, the Federal Reserve has been announcing plans to begin to reduce their balance sheet by not re-investing maturing securities which is expected to start later this calendar year and have impacts on the fixed income markets. Rising interest rates will ultimately result in higher earnings potential for the portfolio but would negatively affect the market value of current holdings in the near term. The County is continuing with the approved strategy of maintaining a 30% short-term and 70% long term target. PFM reported that the portfolio complies with government code and County investment policy and is well diversified.


The chart (Att. D. Cash Balances) depicts the cash balances of the three major operation funds of the County, and their combined balance. On June 30, 2017, this unaudited balance was $34.8 million; up $18.1 million from the prior quarter due to normal operating revenues and expenditures. The June quarter is when there is a large cash inflow due to receiving the second property tax apportionment to the General Fund and other funds in May.

The Yolo County investment pool is in compliance with the Yolo County Investment Policy. Our analysis indicates that the investment holdings in the Yolo County Investment Pool are of proper amount and duration to meet the estimated cash flow requirements of the County an all pool participants for the next six months, barring substantial cash payment deferrals from the State government or other unforeseen cash needs.

Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Other agencies having deposits in the pool include: school districts, special districts, and cities. A copy of the report is posted and available on the Department of Financial Services' website. The Board of Supervisors Investment Committee reviews the investment activity and strategy monthly; the Financial Oversight Committee reviews investment performance quarterly. All reports from the County's investment advisor PFM Asset Management LLC are available in the County Treasurer's office.

Fiscal Information
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action $0
Amount budgeted for expenditure
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
On-going commitment (annual cost)
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
Att. A. Investment Summary
Att. B. PFM Perfomance Report
Att. C. Non-pooled Investment Holdings
Att. D. Cash Balances

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
County Counsel Hope Welton 07/21/2017 05:10 PM
Form Started By: Chad Rinde Started On: 06/15/2017 07:22 AM
Final Approval Date: 07/21/2017
Level double AA conformance,
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