Columbus Center for Public Investment Management Conference Provides Continuing Education for Public Finance Leaders
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh
Mandel’s office hosted the Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM)
Columbus conference today, providing continuing education for nearly 200 public
finance leaders from across Ohio. The conference was hosted at Columbus
State Community College and offered the highest standard of comprehensive education and
instruction in the areas of cash management, investments, public finance,
management, compliance, and reporting.
“Public fund managers have an important duty to protect the
hard earned money of Ohio taxpayers and to keep up-to-date on the best
financial practices,” said Treasurer Mandel. “The courses and training
programs offered by CPIM give public finance officials the tools necessary to
help ensure that Ohio tax dollars are well managed.”
CPIM Academy offers fundamental and advanced courses on
prudent investment strategies and risk management for new and experienced
public funds managers alike. Basic level courses deliver the foundation or
building blocks of investments and cash management, while the advanced courses
address more complex topics. CPIM's goal is to provide finance
officers with investment and risk management strategies so they can manage
Ohio’s public funds wisely.
The Columbus conference offered 14
different courses from basic cash management to understanding the finer details
of debt management. Three of these classes were videotaped to be
added to the next round of CPIM online course offerings which will be released
in late October 2011, improving accessibility and convenience for finance
officials throughout the state.
The lunch session presentation by
Madison County was titled “Invest in your own Community” and the conference saw
the beginning of a new partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation
(ODOT) which gave a presentation on the State Infrastructure Bank.
The last CPIM conference of the
2011 series is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at the University of
Akron. For more information on the conference or its schedule
please visit www.OhioTreasurer.gov.