Water, Transit, Airport, Port, Convention Centers and Power Districts
Dedicated districts and governmental agencies benefit from GPA’s ability to dissect investment portfolios through a strategic fund analysis. We review historical and budgeted balances, helping us frame the portfolio components of liquidity and investments. Then we collaborate with clients to select the appropriate market benchmark for each portfolio. Moving forward, we use a reporting system that allows us to deliver comprehensive performance and compliance documentation on monthly, quarterly and annual periods.
For GPA’s principal advisors, special district investing has been the foundation of their careers. We have more than 30 years of expertise working with special districts, and we understand the complexity of multiple dedicated funds and the need to create a strategic framework to manage these portfolios with clear strategy and accountability. Special districts typically require that funds are managed separately. This involves having multiple strategies and liquidity/core disciplines for these portfolios.
GPA onboarded a district that was using FDIC insured CDs, County Pool and Bank Deposits. GPA completed a thorough analysis of the cash flows, including larger annual disbursements and inflows. We laid out specific cash matched maturities for one year and shorter disbursements. Then, we layered five year and shorter maturities to balance the maturity structure and add earnings.
Prior to hiring GPA, the CFO shared that he wanted to improve his investment program through dedicated strategic fund analysis. He felt it was better for him to internally make the risk decisions versus leaving it up to the pool fund managers regarding maturity and credit—and he wanted to do this through hiring an advisor like GPA. Our customized advisory service was the perfect solution. It kept all the key decision making and strategic controls in his hands while giving him the ability to receive market expertise from GPA’s advisors. He also valued our competitive pricing platform for trade execution and documentation for compliance purposes.