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Stay Informed: Help Your Government Prepare for the Next Recession

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Although states' economies have improved overall in 2018, just 20 have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of another economic recession, according to a recent report by S&P Global Ratings.

Although it's impractical for governments to ever be 100 percent prepared with sufficient reserves to completely shoulder a downturn, budget officials can arm themselves with the necessary tools and strategies to stay afloat. CSLF's upcoming class in treasury and investment management can help public finance leaders think through their options.

The class explores treasury operations by introducing strategies to balance cash availability while maximizing asset returns. Participants will focus on improving cash management, developing investment policies, evaluating brokers' security offers and more.

Guests include Keith Lee, director of financial services for the city of Lawrenceville, Laura Glenn, portfolio officer, with the Georgia state treasurer’s office, and John Ewing, a vice president in treasury management with J.P. Morgan.

Stay prepared for the next economic downturn, and register for the November class today. The deadline to sign up is Oct. 24.