Cash and Investment Management Division
The Finance Department, through the Cash and Investment Management Division, manages the receipt, deposit, and investment of the majority of the City’s cash. Outside managers are utilized for the Retirement and Relief Fund, the Endowment Fund, and a portion of the Debt Service Fund. A computerized Cash and Investment Management System (CIMS) has been in use since 1985. CIMS is based upon a consolidated bank account concept which takes full advantage of investing all idle cash.
The issuance and administration of debt is a major activity of the City. The ratio of net bonded debt assessed valuation and the amount of bonded debt per capita are useful indicators of the City’s debt position to management, citizens, and investors. Although Birmingham’s general obligation debt is payable from general revenues backed by the full faith and credit of the City which secures this indebtedness, it has been a long standing debt management policy to set aside proceeds from a 9.2 mill ad valorem tax for this purpose. These funds are maintained in a "Sinking Fund" where, along with interest earnings, they are used for the payment of principal and interest on the City’s outstanding general obligation debt.
The City has a AA bond rating with three rating agencies; Fitch, Moody’s and Standard and Poors.
2008 Fund Investor Report
December 2008 Fund Investor Report
2009 March Birmingham Fund
September 2009 Birmingham Fund
December 2009 Birmingham Fund
1st Quarter 2010 Birmingham Fund Report
1st Quarter 2013 Birmingham Fund Report
2nd Quarter 2013 Birmingham Fund Report
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