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1. The standard of prudence to be used by investment officials shall be the "prudent person" standard and shall be applied in the context of managing an overall portfolio. Investment officers acting in accordance with written procedures and this investment policy and exercising due diligence shall be relieved of personal responsibility for an individual security's credit risk or market price changes, provided deviations from expectations are reported in a timely fashion, and the liquidity and the sale of securities are carried out in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2. Investments shall be made with judgment and care, under circumstances then prevailing, which persons of prudence, discretion and intelligence exercise in the management of their own affairs, not for speculation, but for investment, considering the probable safety of their capital as well as the probable income to be derived.
B. Ethics And Conflicts Of Interest:
1. Officers and employees involved in the investment process shall refrain from personal business activity that could conflict with the proper execution and management of the investment program, or that could impair their ability to make impartial decisions. Employees and investment officials shall disclose any material interests in financial institutions with which they conduct business.
2. They shall further disclose any personal financial/investment positions that could be related to the performance of the investment portfolio. Employees and officers shall refrain from undertaking personal investment transactions with the same individual with whom business is conducted on behalf of the village.
C. Delegation Of Authority:
1. Authority to manage the investment program is granted to the treasurer pursuant to the provisions of title 1, chapter 6, article B of this code. Responsibility for the operation of the investment program is hereby delegated to the treasurer, who shall act in accordance with established written procedures and internal controls for the operation of the investment program consistent with this investment policy. Procedures should include references to: safekeeping, delivery versus payment, investment accounting, repurchase agreements, wire transfer agreements, and collateral/depository agreements. No person may engage in an investment transaction except as provided under the terms of this policy and the procedures established by the treasurer. The treasurer shall be responsible for all transactions undertaken and shall establish a system of controls to regulate the activities of subordinate officials. The internal controls shall be reviewed by an independent certified public accountant in conjunction with the annual examination of the financial statements of the village. The controls shall be designed to prevent losses of public funds arising from fraud, employee error, misrepresentation by third parties, unanticipated changes in financial markets, or impudent actions by employees and officers of the village.
2. One of the required elements of the system of internal controls shall be the timely reconciliation of all village bank accounts. Bank reconciliations shall be performed on a monthly basis and shall be completed no later than thirty (30) days after the end of the monthly cycle. (Ord. 1166, 3-15-1999)