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  Agenda Item   33.    
City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 07/20/2021  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

Monthly Report of Cash Investments for the City of Brea for Period Ending May 31, 2021
Receive and file.
The Monthly Report of Cash and Investments is in accordance with Government Code Sections (GCS) 41004 and 53607 and contains information on the cash and investment activities for the month of May 2021. Cash for day-to-day activities is deposited in the demand and interest-bearing checking accounts. The Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) is used for short term investment and functions like a savings account. The City’s managed investment portfolio is for longer-term investments which are managed through Chandler Asset Management (Chandler). Together, the short and long-term investment accounts represent the City’s investment portfolio.

Attachment A includes a Cash and Investment Information Summary and Monthly Account Statement prepared by Chandler for invested funds. The book value is the cost plus or minus amortization/accretion. As of May 31, 2021, the total market value of the managed investment portfolio, including accrued interest, was $94,041,781.82 as compared to $93,836,127.12 at April 30, 2021. The weighted average investment yield for May 31, 2021 was 1.56%, which was slightly less than the prior month. The City’s Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) had a total market value, including accrued interest of $17,092,114.52 at May 31, 2021. This brings the total value of the City’s investment portfolio as of May 31, 2021 to $111,133,896.34 as compared to $108,424,301.33 at April 30, 2021.

The City has restricted cash and investments held in the post-employment benefits trust account administered by PARS (PARS account), which are managed by HighMark Capital (HighMark) and the City's various bond reserve accounts which are managed by Chandler. Attachment A includes a monthly statement from US Bank for the PARS account as well as a portfolio report from Chandler for each bond reserve account that is invested. As of May 31, 2021, the market value of the PARS account, including short-term cash and accrued interest was $10,888,174.09 compared to $10,806,319.01 from the prior month. All other restricted cash investments (bond reserve accounts), including short-term cash and accrued interest, was $1,134,368.65 in comparison to $1,133,108.55 from the prior month.

Pursuant to the City's investment policy, all City investments, with the exception of LAIF, direct time certificates of deposits and money market mutual funds are held by third-party custodians, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (BNY) for accounts managed by Chandler and US Bank for the PARS account managed by HighMark which act as agents of the City.  These financial institutions are not a counter party to the investment transaction and all securities are held in the name of the City of Brea. The custodial accounts have been reconciled to the par value of the applicable portfolio report for the month. The City of Brea has sufficient cash flow to meet its expected expenditures for the next six months.
During the month of May, the total value of the City's investment portfolio increased by $2,709,595.01. The increase was primarily due to property taxes received during the month.  The City's PARS account increased by $81,855.08 and the City's bond reserve accounts increased by $1,260.10; both due to market rate adjustments.
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by: Alicia Brenner, Senior Fiscal Analyst
Concurrence: Cindy Russell, Administrative Services Director
Attachment A

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