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The city's primary investment objectives, in order of priority, are the following:
(A) Safety. Safety of principal is the foremost objective of the city's investment program. Investments shall be undertaken in a manner that seeks to ensure the preservation of capital in the overall portfolio. To attain this objective, diversification is required in order that potential losses on individual securities do not exceed the income generated from the remainder of the portfolio.
(B) Liquidity. The city's investment portfolio shall remain sufficiently liquid to enable the city to meet all operating requirements which might be reasonably anticipated.
(C) Return on investment. The city's investment portfolio shall be designed with the objective of attaining a market rate of return throughout the budgetary and economic cycles, taking into account the city's investment risk constraints and the cash flow characteristics of the portfolio.
(Ord. 12-94-1, passed 12-19-94)