Investment Pool Returns
As of July 31, 2020
The average annual balance of funds invested in the Clark County Investment Pool (CCIP) ranges between $1 billion and $1.3 billion in fund balances. The balance is dependent upon participants’ bond issues and tax receipt cycles.
The pool’s primary investment objectives are safety, liquidity, and return on investment. The pool is only allowed to invest in certain types of highly rated securities, such as U.S. treasury obligations, federal agency obligations, top-rated municipal and corporate debt issuances, U.S. based supranational bonds, commercial paper, and certificates of deposit.
Governing Authority and Oversight
The Clark County Treasurer is authorized by RCW 36.29.020 to determine the investable balances in each fund.
The Clark County Investment Policy is established by the Clark County Finance Committee. The Treasurer shall recommend policy changes as appropriate to the County Finance Committee. The County Finance Committee meets quarterly and its members are:
- Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper, Chair;
- Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, Secretary;
- Clark County Chair Karen Dill Bowerman.
Clark County also retains a third party investment advisor to ensure compliance with all policy objectives.
Clark County Pool Participants
As of March 12, 2021
On average, county departments hold 35 percent of the pool and outside districts hold 65 percent. Large school bond issuances for construction greatly impact these percentages.