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  Agenda Item   30.    
City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 09/21/2021  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

Monthly Report of Cash Investments for the City of Brea for Period Ended July 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 July 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 July 31, 2021, the total market value of the managed investment portfolio, including accrued interest, was $94,158,511.01 as compared to $93,846,505.70 at June 30, 2021. The weighted average investment yield for July 31, 2021 was 1.48%, 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 $4,098,082.49 at July 31, 2021. This brings the total value of the City’s investment portfolio as of July 31, 2021 to $98,256,593.50 as compared to $107,442,177.60 at June 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 July 31, 2021, the market value of the PARS account, including short-term cash and accrued interest was $11,037,964.98 compared to $11,003,079.92 from the prior month. All other restricted cash investments (bond reserve accounts), including short-term cash and accrued interest, was $853,677.90 in comparison to $3,400,280.00 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 July, the total value of the City's investment portfolio decreased by $9,185,584.10. The decrease was primarily due to a pre-payment of the annual Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) to CalPERS as well as the anual payment to Cal Domestic Water Company for the purchase of over entitlement water for the prior fiscal year.  The City's PARS account increased by $34,885.06 due to market rate adjustments and the City's bond reserve accounts decreased by $2,546,602.10 due the refunding of the 2010 Lease Revenue Bonds as well as debt service payments for the 2019 and 2020 Water Revenue Bonds.
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by: Alicia Brenner, Senior Fiscal Analyst
Concurrence: Cindy Russell, Administrative Services Director
Attachment A

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