About Us

The Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund (IMET) is a local government investment pool. IMET offers two investment funds for finance officers, treasurers, and other official custodians of municipal funds, and other public agency monies in the State of Illinois. These funds are the IMET 1-3 Year Series and the IMET Convenience Series. IMET also offers arbitrage rebate calculation services for participants whose bond proceeds are subject to federal arbitrage restrictions and cash flow projection modeling.

Our Story

Created over 20 years ago, in 1996, under the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act and the Illinois Municipal Code, IMET was formed to provide Illinois government agencies with safe, liquid, attractive alternatives for investing. IMET offers participants two separate vehicles to meet their investment needs.

The IMET 1-3 Year Series is designed for public funds that may be invested for longer than one year. The 1-3 Year Funds carries the highest rating available (AAAf/bf) from Moody's for such funds.

The IMET Convenience Series (CVF) is designed to accommodate funds requiring high liquidity, including short term cash management programs and temporary investment of bond proceeds. It is comprised of collateralized and FHLB LoC backed bank deposits, FDIC insured certificates of deposit and US government securities.

IMET Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

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Recent News

July 2019 IMET Monthly Newsletter
July 10, 2019

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Feds Block Tax Breaks for Donating to these Charitable State Funds
June 14, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have issued final rules blocking certain states’ attempts to work around the new $10,000 cap for state and local tax deductions.

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June 2019 IMET Monthly Newsletter
June 14, 2019

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Don't Count on the Fed Cutting Rates When the Economy is this Good
June 12, 2019

"Fade the futures.” That’s market jargon for going against the financial futures market, in this case the contracts on what the federal-funds rate will be in months hence. The market is betting on multiple reductions in the Federal Reserve’s main interest-rate target later this year. The trouble is, the futures market was just as certain late last year that multiple rate increases were ahead.

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