Professional Development

CMTA Annual Conference

Unfortunately, the CMTA Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CMTA Annual Meeting. The health and well-being of our attendees and other participants was key. Please stay tuned for further details on our next conference and potential alternative training.

The annual conference is generally held in April, at which we have motivational speakers, timely educational breakout sessions, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities. There are also pre-conference sessions providing in-depth training on various treasury and debt topics.

Joint Workshops

CMTA offers educational content through one-day seminars and pre-conference workshops. CMTA partners with CDIAC, the CFA Institute and Fixed Income Academy to offer relevant training thoughout the year.

Every January CMTA & CDIAC team up to conduct a two-day seminar centered around the topc of "Advanced Public Funds Investing". Our last event was designed to provide an advanced discussion of portfolio management, including the more complex concepts underlying sound public portfolio analysis and decision-making. The seminar covered investment concepts, risk, and the permissible securities under California Government Code 53601. It also included an investment portfolio case-study simulation to allow seminar participants to place concepts into practice.

CMTA Conversations

This is our version of a “lunch and learn” aimed at engaging members with educational content and meaningful conversations with peers and commercial vendors. Events are held throughout California on a regular basis.

Previous CMTA topics included:

  • Fixed Income Topics for 2020
  • When and How to Use Money Market Funds and Other Short Term Investments
  • The Economy, Markets and a Brief Look at How Narratives Influence Events
  • Lies, Damned Lies and Economic Forecasts

Resource Library

Investment Policies

Interested in becoming an Investment Policy Evaluator? Please contact Shaun Farrell.

Sample Resolutions

A collection of sample resolutions from various cities for your reference. See what your colleague are doing!


Examples of broker/dealer questionnaires for qualified bidders for investment transactions.

Additional Links

Links to outside professional organizations, government agencies, regulatory sites and references.

CDIAC Local Agency Guidelines

The Local Agency Investment Guidelines is intended to aid local officials in their efforts to implement existing laws pertaining to the investment of public funds.

CDIAC Newsletter

A legislatively-mandated monthly newsletter providing a calendar listing of all proposed and sold debt issues reported to CDIAC.

Annual Gold Sponsors
  • CalTRUST
  • Chandler Asset Management
  • Clearwater Analytics
  • FHN Financial & FHN Financial Main Street Advisors
  • Incapital
  • Manufacturers Bank
  • PFM Asset Management LLC

Conference Silver Sponsors

California Municipal Treasurers Association
700 R Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA. 95811
P: 916-231-2144
F: 916-231-2141