Eastern Municipal Water District
California

Treasurer Report
3698
Received and Filed
May 15, 2019 9:00 AM

Treasurer's Report for March 2019

Information

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Background

Attached is the Portfolio recap for March 2019.  Some of the highlights are:

 

1.              The overall portfolio average interest rate was 2.31 percent in March 2019, an increase of 0.03 percent from February 2019.

2.              The market value of the portfolio, including District holdings and debt proceeds, for March 2019 was $527.7 million versus a book value of $528.3 million.  February 2019 market value was at $533.0 million versus a book value of $534.9 million.

 

As shown in the comparison below, the interest rates for three-year treasury bills ended the month of March 2019 at 2.66 percent, or one basis point lower than the rate in February 2019.  The yield curve continued to flatten, meaning that the yield on short term maturities is nearly the same as those of medium-term maturities.  The market had been expecting further interest rate hikes in 2019 but the Fed has recently signaled that it will likely not raise rates this year.  The Districts investment strategy remained conservative for February 2019, with 39 percent of the Portfolio invested in securities which mature within 60 days to ensure liquidity and protect principal.  The Districts investment strategy during Fiscal Year 2018-19 emphasizes greater diversification and relatively short duration risk with purchases of Federal Agencies (target of 32 percent of portfolio), highly rated corporate notes (target of 13 percent of portfolio) and municipal bonds (target of 17 percent of portfolio).  Investment targets are one to two-year maturities to reduce the impact of interest rate escalation while providing reasonable returns to meet the Districts objectives.

 

March 2019

February 2019

LAIF =

2.44%

LAIF =

2.39%

3 year Treasury =

2.21%

3 year Treasury =

2.50%

3-yr Treasury (Rolling 12-mo Avg.) =

2.66%

3-yr Treasury (Rolling 12-mo Avg.) =

2.67%

5 year Treasury =

2.23%

5 year Treasury =

2.52%

 

District Average Portfolio =

 

2.31%

 

District Average Portfolio =

 

2.28%

District Portfolio Days to Maturity =

198   

District Portfolio Days to Maturity =

192 

 

The entire Treasurers report will be available upon request at the May 15, 2019 Board meeting.

Financial/Strat Plan/Enviro

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

None

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING GOAL/OBJECTIVE:

 

Financial Stability: Enhance and maintain the District’s strong financial position and credit quality by identifying and implementing specific opportunities to improve underlying financial metrics.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:

 

None

Recommendation

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Meeting History

May 2, 2019 4:00 PM  Board Administrative Committee Regular Meeting
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RESULT:REVIEWED AT COMMITTEE
May 15, 2019 9:00 AM  Board of Directors Regular Meeting
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RESULT:RECEIVED AND FILED