2021 Virtual Conference Sessions: Treasury and Investment Management

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Sessions for Monday, July 12

No treasury and investment management sessions for July 12

Sessions for Tuesday, July 13

No treasury and investment management sessions for July 13

Sessions for Wednesday, July 14

14 Jul
11:00 AM-11:50 AM ET

Cutting Your Last Check: Creative Alternatives to Traditional Payment Methods

Governments are continuing to shift away from traditional payable methods, especially checks. As organizations continue to search for ways to minimize internal paperwork and utilize modern payment methods, governments should be aware of options to facilitate streamlining payables functions in the Treasury office. This session will explore digital alternatives to traditional payables options available for the public sector, the policies and procedures necessary to implement them, and what other creative payment alternatives are on the horizon for state and local governments.

1 CPE credit

Sessions for Thursday, July 15

No treasury and investment management sessions for July 15

Sessions for Friday, July 16

No treasury and investment management sessions for July 16

Sessions for Monday, July 19

19 Jul
11:00 AM-12:15 PM ET

Where to Find Your LIBOR and What to do About It

When LIBOR ceases to exist, state and local governments need to be sure that their exposure to the reference rate is also gone. Where can you find your exposure? And when you find it, what should you do about it? This panel will discuss considerations for issuers as you seek to eliminate LIBOR in your financial contracts and other places that LIBOR may currently be used.

1.5 CPE credit
19 Jul
11:00 AM-12:40 PM ET

Leveraging Technology to Help with Essential Treasury Functions

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many governments to address their technology needs and look for alternatives to existing in-person or paper-based approaches for managing the treasury function. Citizens, vendors, and the government itself can benefit from online technology resources for making and receiving payments. Governments can also utilize broader technology infrastructure systems like enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to better manage and track various treasury functions. This session will discuss ERP implementation for the treasury function, GFOA best practices related to embracing technology solutions for all treasury operations, and lessons learned from practitioners who have implemented new technologies in the Treasury Department.

Sessions for Tuesday, July 20

20 Jul
11:00 AM-12:15 PM ET

Should We Just Put the Money Under the Mattress? Investment Strategies for Today and Tomorrow

While the low interest rate environment is a tremendous help to many participants in the macro economy, government investment programs have suffered with very low returns on their public funds. While the return on investment is not the leading principle for government investment, it is important for governments to utilize relevant investment strategies for this continuing low rate environment. In this session, market experts will provide an outlook for government investing and discuss strategies that may suit a government’s varying investment goals now and into the future.

1.5 CPE credit

Sessions for Wednesday, July 21

No treasury and investment management sessions for July 21

Sessions for Thursday, July 22

No treasury and investment management sessions for July 22

Sessions for Friday, July 23

23 Jul
2:00 PM-3:15 PM ET

Who’s Who in Public Investing: Understanding The Role of External Advisors

Governments use a variety of external advisors and providers to help manage aspects of their investment program. In this session, speakers will discuss how to determine whether a government may need an investment adviser to assist with planning and portfolio management, how to use broker/dealers to buy and sell investments, and work with banks and other parties to purchase investment products. In this session, governments will gain insights on the roles of these professionals and how, alongside finance officers, an entity’s investment program can be well managed.