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Report ID: 21-219   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 4/28/2021 Final action: 4/28/2021
Recommended Action: Consider Receiving the Monthly Report on Investments for February 2021.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1. Monthly Report On Investments February '21, 3. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Monthly Report on Investments

BRIEFING ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider Receiving the Monthly Report on Investments for February 2021.
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Financial Stability and Resiliency
Initiative - Financial Efficiency and Revenue Maximization

This Monthly Investment Report is provided to the Board of directors to demonstrate, 1) the District's compliance with investment Policy guidelines, and 2) the District's ability to meet its liquidity needs in the near term.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There are no budgetary or fiscal impacts associated with this report.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

As of February 2021, the District had the following investments:

Public Inst. Bank Deposit Account (Collateralized 110%
$25.79 Million
Money Market Accounts (7 small banks-FDIC Insured)
$ 1.73 Million
Treasury Bills
$57.98 Million

In compliance with Section 15.0 of Board Policy 349, Investment Policy, the Monthly Report on Investments for February 2021 is forwarded to the Board of Directors for review.

The portfolio contained in the report is in compliance with Board Policy 349, and the District is able to meet its expenditure requirements for the next six months.

Return on the District's investments has been in line with the federal funds rate, as the funds are invested mainly in Treasury bills and Money Market funds. Since February 2021, as part of the federal government's relief measures against the economic impact of the COVID-19, the federal reserve lowered the federal funds rate to near zero and has maintained it near zero. As a result, return on the Districts investments in the near term is expected to remain low.

ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES:

This report does not recommend a course of action with notable advantages or disadvantages.

ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS:

The report is being provided ...

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