(A)   The following investments and investment practices are prohibited.
      (1)   Investments in derivatives or in no-load money market mutual funds that invest in derivatives. DERIVATIVE is defined by R.C. § 135.01(0) as any financial instrument that is separate from the financial instrument itself. Any security that is based upon an issue of the United States Treasury or an obligation of the federal agency is a derivative. However, a security issued by the United States Treasury, other federal agency or instrumentality, the State of Ohio, or any political subdivision of the state is not considered to be a derivative even though it has a variable interest rate based upon a single interest payment or single index consisting of other securities issued or guaranteed by the United States, provided that such variable interest rate investment has a maximum maturity of two years.
      (2)   Investments in stripped principal or interest obligations.
      (3)   Investments in a fund established by another county, subdivision, treasurer, or governing board for the purpose of investing the public funds of other subdivisions, other than STAR Ohio and funds established to acquire, construct, lease or operate a municipal utility.
      (4)   Repurchase agreements whereby the Fiscal Officer agrees to repurchase securities (reverse repos).
      (5)   Sale of taxable notes for the purpose of arbitrage.
      (6)   Use of current investment assets as collateral to purchase other assets.
      (7)   Contracting to sell securities that have not yet been acquired on speculation that bond prices will decline.
   (B)   To the extent possible, the village will attempt to match the term to maturity of its investments with anticipated cash flow requirements. The village will not directly invest in securities maturing more than five years from the date of settlement. A security trading on a “When Issued” basis may be purchased or sold if all aspects of the security and the trade meet the requirements of this policy and the settlement date is no longer than 30 days after the trade date.
(Ord. 98-6-7, passed - -98)