Understanding the investment needs of Illinois public funds, the creators of IMET established a platform for competitive fund concepts to meet Illinois governments unique investing needs. IMET seeks to provide attractive options for investment of core cash, liquid funds, bond proceeds, capital funds and one-to-three year dollars. In addition, IMET seeks to provide tools and resources to help Illinois public entities with investing.
Arbitrage Calculation Sevices
IMET offers arbitrage compliance services through BNY Mellon, one of the premier firms dedicated to arbitrage compliance services for tax exempt debt instruments. IMET participants benefit from special pool pricing exclusive to IMET for ARCS. Under certain conditions, participants can take advantage of these services at NO charge.
Cash Flow Model
Participants have exclusive access to a MuniCast simplified cash flow forecast model that projects revenues, expenditures and associated balances into the future. This tool helps identify liquid and core segments of portfolios, enhance investment earnings and better manage market and liquidity risks.
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.Read more
"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.Read more