Texas Municipal Retirement System Highlights: March Board Meeting Casey Srader, TMRS Advisory Board Representative As previously reported, for calendar year 2018, the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) total fund performance ended at -2.43%, net of fees. Dismal investment returns in the last quarter of 2018, especially in December, negatively impacted the overall calendar year investments. […]
GFOAT Members and Sponsors, On behalf of the GFOAT Board, we would like to congratulate the following Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) candidates for obtaining their certification on February 20, 2019 in the City of North Richland Hills. Michael Spanos, CGFO, Treasury Accountant, City of Richardson Thank you for your dedication to continuing your education. […]
TMRS investment staff continue to pursue new investment opportunities in the areas of private equity, real return, and real estate for portfolio diversification as outlined in the TMRS Investment Policy. TMRS staff discussed and reviewed current cash flows and cash levels. TMRS cash needs to continue to evolve as the portfolio has been invested/diversified over […]
The TMRS Board met on December 6-7 in Austin. Casey Srader, GFOAT’s representative on the TMRS Advisory Board and the City of Plano’s budget manager, attended the meeting. To view the meeting summary, click here.
GFOAT Members and Sponsors, On behalf of the GFOAT Board, we would like to congratulate the following Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) candidates for obtaining their certification on December 10, 2018 in Tomball. Jonathan Locke, CGFO, Executive Director of Finance, City of Killeen Cassandra Smith, CGFO, Accounting Manager, City of Conroe Brandi Stigler, CGFO, Senior […]
GFOAT Members, As your GFOAT representative on the TML Board of Directors, I want you to be aware of TML’s Our Home, Our Decisions campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the State of Texas eroding the ability of Texans to have a voice in developing local solutions to local problems […]
PURPOSE OF MEETING: The TMRS Board of Trustees (Board) directed the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Benefit Design to call a meeting of the Committee to provide an overview of the recent Board decisions pertaining to the 86th Legislative Session. The purpose of the meeting was two-fold: To provide an overview of the benefit […]
Wow; what a great conference! We unveiled our new logo and website, and had national speakers representing GFOA, GASB, and AICPA. We received a great and fairly optimistic overview of both the Texas and national economy, and of course, we heard in detail about the upcoming legislative session in Austin. I also received very positive […]