Registration is now open for the Basics of County Investments Course, scheduled Feb. 28-March 3, 2017, at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel and Conference Center.
The course meets the education requirements of the Texas Public Funds Investment Act and includes basic laws and regulations governing investment operations. Presentations will cover products and services in the public funds markets and updates on the latest laws and strategies.
The course offers 14.75 hours of classroom instruction appropriate for all levels interested in the essentials of investing public funds, with an additional 7.75 hours of in-depth, hands-on learning for those actively investing funds. At the completion of the course, a final assessment will be given. Texas State University is TAC’s education partner for this event.
Attendees will learn to make sense of financial jargon and concepts that may be unfamiliar. They will also learn how to avoid mistakes that could jeopardize a county’s financial standing.
Training Open to All: This introductory course is open to any county official or staff member, especially auditors, commissioners court members, county investment officers and treasurers who oversee public investment portfolios. Continuing education credits are available.
Commissioners court members who are involved in their county’s investment committee are especially encouraged to attend. TAC recommends that mid-size to large counties, or those with considerable assets, have at least one person on staff who has completed the Basics course.
Register Online: This training is required for membership in the TAC County Investment Academy. The Academy provides investment education through a variety of conferences and workshops. Through the training, attendees have access to accurate, in-depth information and a network of experienced county investors from across the state.
Visit the TAC website at www.county.org/basics to register.