Investment Pool FAQs
The San Diego County Investment Pool is a local government money fund which ranges in size from $10.2 - $15.9 billion in assets on an annual basis. Originally created in 1853 by the County Board of Supervisors, the pool now invests the assets of the County, 42 K-12 school districts, 5 community colleges and over 160 other public agencies in the region.
Pool assets have nearly tripled during the past 15 years due to rising tax collections, the addition of new participants, and increased bond proceeds.
The three primary objectives of the Investment Pool are to:
- Safeguard the principal of the invested funds
- Meet the liquidity needs of Pool participants
- Achieve an investment return within the parameters of prudent risk management
Q: WHO IS INVESTED IN THE POOL?
Q: WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF INVESTMENTS / SECURITIES IN THE POOL?
Q: WHO OVERSEES THE POOL?
Q: HOW IS THE POOL’S SAFETY MEASURED?
Q: HOW DOES THE POOL MANAGE RISK?
Q: HOW CAN A LOCAL AGENCY JOIN THE POOL?