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    Texas Public Funds Investment Conference

    • November 09, 2023 - November 10, 2023
    • 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westin Hotel Houston, Memorial City
      945 Gessner Rd
      Houston, TX 77024
    • Contact Deanna Auert or Amy Lawson at (800) 456‑5974.
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    Hear the latest on the economy and what important events are on the horizon. Dr. William Chittenden, CTP, Associate Professor of Finance, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University
    This session will discuss the impact of rising interest rates on rebate and yield restriction requirements for issuers of tax-exempt bonds. We will cover the general rebate requirements and some of the calculation basics, discuss the difference between arbitrage rebate and yield restriction, cover some of the exceptions to rebate, and review IRS enforcement. Mr. Brian Helming, Managing Director, Head of Arbitrage Rebate, HilltopSecurities Asset Management, LLC
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    Come prepared to use your knowledge of public funds investing with this interactive quiz game. Bring your A-game to compete in multiple-choice questions that are designed to test your knowledge on what was presented during the past day and a half. Questions will also cover investment risks, controls and compliance with the Public Funds Investment Act. In addition to bragging rights, the top three winners will receive cool prizes. Mr. Sam Vaughan, Associate Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
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    In today's digital age, cybersecurity is a top priority for organizations of all sizes, including counties and local governments. The increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks mean that safeguarding your county's digital infrastructure and sensitive data is essential. This session will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the 7 mistakes you could be making in Cybersecurity as a No-Technical Leader. Mr. Justin Stringer, Senior Account Executive, VC3
    In this session we will share internet sources relevant to public funds investors. We will show you how to perform broker/dealer background checks and where to find credit ratings data, and we will share sources for current and historical economic releases and quarterly benchmark data. Participants will learn where to find the knowledge and key information needed to thrive in today's uncertain interest rate environment. Mr. Greg Warner, Managing Director, Co-Head of Municipal Cash Management, HilltopSecurities Asset Management, LLC
    Effectively investing ARPA funds before they are spent can impact county budgets because all interest earned on these funds can be used to support the general operations of county governments. Discover practical strategies and best practices for local governments to maximize the impact of their ARPA funds through smart and strategic investments. Mr. Alex DeRosa, Relationship Specialist, Team Lead, three+one
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    This session will examine recent bank failures and what they mean for your county. Dr. William Chittenden, CTP, Associate Professor of Finance, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University
    Banking continues to change, and how you structure your bank relationship and accounts can definitively affect your service alternatives and materially affect your earnings potential. This session discusses how to put the best flexible bank account structures in place to serve you in multiple rate environments. Ms. Linda Patterson, Director of Consulting, Meeder Investment Management
    Developments out of DC continue to impact markets across a variety of sectors and products. This session will provide an overview of the near-term priorities in DC, the expected market impact, a look at what's next, and early look at the 2024 election. Mr. Alex Anderson, Associate Analyst, Raymond James
    024 Lounge, lobby level Here's a great opportunity to network with fellow attendees over beverages and hors d'oeuvres.
    Yields have increased a tremendous amount in the last few years, and cash is paying more than it has in years. But when interest rates pause, or even decline, what areas should we be prepared to consider, and how should we think about positioning our portfolios once the rate hike cycle comes to a close. Ms. Rachel Few, CIMA, Vice President, Wealth Advisor Consultant, Nuveen

    *Agenda subject to change