State Treasurer Hosts Final 2012 CPIM Conference in Columbus
COLUMBUS - State Treasurer of Ohio Josh Mandel hosted the Ohio Treasury’s last 2012 Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) conference today in Columbus, Ohio, with 196 registrants. CPIM conferences allow public funds managers to obtain continuing education credits, required annually by Ohio law.
“The Treasurer’s office has had a very successful CPIM conference series in 2012, helping Ohio public funds managers stay up-to-date on the latest news and best practices in the world of public finance,” said Treasurer Mandel. “This year over 870 individuals registered for our conference series. To date, an additional 76 public funds managers were able to take advantage of our online CPIM course library.”
The CPIM Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars. Participants can select from a variety of course offerings, taught by leading professionals in their fields of expertise.
The Columbus CPIM Conference offered 12 different courses from basic cash management to understanding the finer details of debt management. The courses are structured to meet the various levels of education and experience of Ohio’s public funds managers. Modeled after the traditional collegiate structure, the course numbering series is designed to address fundamentals (100-level classes), as well as more advanced topic areas (200 to 400-level classes).
As part of the Ohio Treasury’s continuing effort to leverage technology, online courses are also now offered. Seven online course options are provided by the Ohio Treasurer’s office for public funds managers with more than four years of experience.
The goal of CPIM, as stated in Ohio Revised Code, is to enhance participants’ background and working knowledge in finance, investments, cash management (including debt issuance and debt management), and ethics.
For more information on the Ohio Treasurer’s office or CPIM, please visit www.OhioTreasurer.gov/cpimhome or call (800) 228-1102, option #2.