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File #: 2018-867    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2018 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 8/22/2018 Final action: 8/22/2018
Title: Amendments to the Great Lakes Water Authority Investment Policy
Sponsors: Nicolette Bateson
Indexes: Finance
Attachments: 1. Investment Policy with highlighted changes for Board Approval Aug 2018, 2. GLWA_Investment Policy PFM Review Memo for Board
Amendments to the Great Lakes Water Authority Investment Policy
Agenda of: August 22, 2018
Item No.: 2018-867
Amount: N/A

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Sue F. McCormick
Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: July 27, 2018

RE: Amendments to the Great Lakes Water Authority Investment Policy


Upon recommendation of Nicolette Bateson, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer, The Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), approves the proposed amendments to the Investment Policy as presented; and authorizes the CEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.

The current Investment Policy was adopted on October 22, 2015 and amended on September 14, 2016 by the GLWA Board. A periodic review of the policy is required to ensure the policies governing the management of the portfolio continue to be relevant and are implemented and monitored as stated.
The PFM Asset Management (PFM) team was asked to review the GLWA Investment policy. In general, the goal of the amendments is to enhance the policy language related to management of funds and the safety and security of investment types. Based on PFM's review and subsequent internal discussions, the following changes are recommended:
1. Section 3 has been amended to specifically state that GLWA may use a qualified investment advisor as a money manager.

2. Section 7(C) has been amended to add language defining the parameters under which GLWA can sell a security.

3. Section 10(E) has been amended to further define restrictions related to the purchase of bankers' acceptances.

4. Section 10(J) was added to minimize concentration risk by placing limits and restrictions on different types of investment securities.

Attached is a memo from PFM along with a mark-up copy of the investment policy reflecting the proposed change...

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