The Office of the Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, custody, depository, investment, and recording of funds for the County, school districts, and voluntary pool participants such as special districts. The primary goal of the office is the safety of public funds closely followed by liquidity ensuring that funds are available when needed. Responsibilities also include issuance of short-term debt on behalf of the County and school districts. Finally, the office acts as trustee in connection with unclaimed property and attempts to get funds back to their rightful owners and is responsible for the issuance, billing, collection, redemption, and foreclosure of improvement bonds.
Treasurer's Monthly Investment Report
The Treasurer's Monthly Investment Report for the County of Orange is produced and distributed the 15th of each month, for the previous month. The information provided included that information required by State law or local resolutions. In addition, other information provided such as charts and graphs are for informational purposes to assist readers in understanding the County’s Investment portfolio. The two County Money Market Funds are rated AAA and the Standard & Poor's (S&P)Fund Profiles can be accessed on the links below. For more information on this report & to review current and past reports, please click on the link below:
The Treasurer’s foremost objective in investing public funds is to ensure that public funds are invested in a manner that provides for maximum security of principal and preservation of capital, while conforming to all Federal, State and local laws, statutes and resolutions government investment of public funds. The second objective is to maintain sufficient liquidity to enable participants to meet their operating cash flow needs. Liquidity is essential to the safety of principal. The third and least important objective is to obtain a market rate of return throughout budgetary and economic cycles within the investment policy risk parameters and cash flow needs.
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Treasury Oversight Committee (TOC)
The Treasury Oversight Committee (TOC) was established by the County of Orange Board of Supervisors on December 19, 1995 by Resolution No. 95-946. The committee reviews and monitors the annual investment policy prepared by the Treasurer in accordance with Section 27133. For more information regarding TOC, including bylaws, minutes & meeting schedules, please click on the link below:
Voluntary Participants are local government agencies in Orange County (i.e., Special Districts and Cities,) who choose to invest in the County’s investment portfolio. The Treasurer maintains this $6 billion investment portfolio containing a wide range of approved securities for the purpose of benefiting from economies of scale through pooled investment activities. The primary investment objectives of the Treasurer are to safeguard principal and to maintain the liquidity needs of the County and other depositors. Government Code Section 27000.1 clarified the status of local government voluntary investment pool participants should a County file for bankruptcy. It states that participant funds are not the funds or assets of the County, and the relationship is not one of creditor-debtor. All funds are recorded individually in separate accounts. If you are interested in becoming a Voluntary Participant, please review the Orange County Investment Pool Fact Sheet below and contact Treasurer Shari Freidenrich via e-mail at Shari.Freidenrich@ttc.ocgov.com for more information. Links to the required voluntary participant forms are listed below.