California Municipal Treasurers Association

PTI: Fundamentals of Public Investing Workshop

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Public Treasury Institute, LLC

301.229.6566 phone 301.229.6375 fax

To: Investment Officers & Staff; Treasurers & Finance Directors

Earn CPE and CCMT Credit

Join us on Feb. 6th from 9am-2pm for the Public Treasury Institute's brand new interactive investment workshop, hosted by Pall Gudgeirsson,Treasurer & Asst City Manager, City of San Clemente, CA

Objectives:  To learn the key steps and your role in developing a viable investment program; how to identify and manage risk; utilizing an effective cash flow process that avoids delays and gets you started now; and write (or revise) an investment policy that protects you.

To participate in this hands-on, interactive workshop ( limited to 40 participants):

1. Email for your confirmation number
2. Complete the attached form, including your confirmation number, and fax to 301.229.6375 or scan and email to


The registration fee of $95 includes: the brand new book, Fundamentals of Public Investing (regularly $60), four hours of interactive classroom instruction, CPE credit, certificate of completion and morning refreshments. Email for your confirmation number and then complete the attached form.


Linda Patterson, CTP, President, Patterson and Associates and author of the book, Fundamentals of Public Investing as well as former City Treasurer, Fort Worth, TX, and  Former Deputy State Treasurer of Investments, State of Texas; and Pall Gudgeirsson, Asst City Manager and City Treasurer, City of San Clemente, CA

Workshop Agenda

What is Public Investing?
Overview of CA State Statutes     
Responsibilities of the investor
Hurdles to overcome in public investing
Who is involved in the public investing process?
Who added this opportunity cost?

The Universal Investment Process
What aspects of investing equal risk management
Identifying the standard of care
Recognizing the Oink factor
Learning how to actually attain your objectives not just set them

Managing Risks

Learning to recognize risks in the market
Learning how to manage those risks

Simplifying Cash Flow Analysis
Learning a Let’s Go approach for easy cash flow analysis
Using cash flow information effectively
Defining your policy by your cash flow findings

Developing an Investment Policy
Why an investment policy is so important
The key elements of an investment policy

Questions? Public Treasury Institute | 301.229.6566 |