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File #: 2021-085    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2021 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 3/24/2021 Final action: 3/24/2021
Title: Amendments to the Great Lakes Water Authority Investment Policy
Sponsors: Nicolette Bateson
Indexes: Finance
Attachments: 1. GLWA_Investment Policy PFM Review Memo and redline 2-18-2021
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Amendments to the Great Lakes Water Authority Investment Policy
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Agenda of: March 24, 2021
Item No.: 2021-085
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: March 10, 2021


RE: Amendments to the Great Lakes Water Authority Investment Policy


MOTION

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

BACKGROUND
The current Investment Policy was approved by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Board of Directors on August 22, 2018. 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.


JUSTIFICATION
The following amendments to the investment policy add language related to the pooling of assets, add a specific due diligence process for investment advisors, and add clarity to other areas in the policy:
1. Section 7C - Updated section number reference.
2. Section 8 (New) - POOLING OF CASH AND INVESTMENTS was added as a new section allowing GLWA to pool assets for investment purposes.
3. Section 9 - MAXIMUM MATURITIES has been renumbered from Section 8 to Section 9 and language was clarified to better define maximum maturities.
4. Section 10 - AUTHORIZED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND BROKER/DEALERS has been renumbered from Section 9 to Section 10 and language was added to require specific due diligence for investment advisors.
5. Section 11 - AUTHORIZED INVESTMENTS has been renumbered from Section 10 to Section 11. Also, language was added to define standard rating services, mutual fund language from Sectio...

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