The Government Overnight Fund is designed for funds that may be required for immediate expenditure. The objectives of the fund, in order of importance, are:
- An understanding of the suitability of the investment to the financial requirements of the Government Overnight Fund;
- Preservation and safety of principal;
- Marketability of each investment if the need arises to liquidate the investment before maturity;
- Diversification of the investment portfolio;
- And yield.
The Government Overnight Fund seeks to offer daily liquidity and seeks to maintain a net asset value of one dollar. The net asset value of the Government Overnight Fund is determined daily to ensure that the market value of the Government Overnight Fund’s assets is maintained at one dollar. The dollar-weighted average maturity of the Government Overnight Fund is 60 days or fewer. The maximum stated maturity of each security acquired by the Government Overnight Fund is 13 months for fixed rate securities and 24 months for variable rate securities.
Because of their short maturities, high quality, and minimal price fluctuations, securities in which the Government Overnight Fund invests are generally considered to be marketable and very liquid. Though the Government Overnight Fund may hold investments until they mature, it may periodically trade securities to take advantage of perceived disparities between markets for various categories of investments in an effort to increase returns. The Government Overnight Fund may not invest more than one-third of the value of its assets (determined as of the date of investment) in the securities of any single issuer, except for direct obligations of the U.S. Government. For liquidity purposes or to respond to unusual market conditions, the Government Overnight Fund may hold some or all of its total assets in cash as a temporary defensive measure, for purposes of assuring sufficient liquidity, or due to the lack of eligible investment securities.
Though the Pool has the authority to invest in all securities authorized under the Investment Act, it is the Board’s policy that only the following of such authorized investments will be eligible Government Overnight Fund investments:
- Obligations of the United States or its agencies and instrumentalities.
- Other obligations, the principal and interest of which are unconditionally guaranteed or insured by, or backed by the full faith and credit of, the United States or its agencies and instrumentalities.
- Fully collateralized repurchase agreements that meet the following criteria: (1) have a defined termination date; (2) are secured by obligations of the United States or its agencies and instrumentalities; (3) require the securities being purchased by the Government Overnight Fund to be pledged to the Government Overnight Fund, held in the Government Overnight Fund’s name, and deposited at the time the investment is made with the Government Overnight Fund or with a third party selected and approved by the Government Overnight Fund; and (4) are placed through a primary government securities dealer, as defined by the Federal Reserve, or a financial institution doing business in this state. The market value of repurchase agreement collateral is required to initially be 102 percent of the principal amount of such repurchase agreement. Thereafter, the market value of such collateral will be determined (marked-to-market) daily and reset to 102 percent of the principal amount if the market value of the collateral falls below 100 percent.
- The Government Overnight Fund may lend up to 25 percent of its securities pursuant to a reverse repurchase agreement authorized under the Investment Act. Any funds obtained pursuant to a reverse repurchase agreement must be invested in authorized Government Overnight Fund investments and match the term of the reverse repurchase agreement. The term of any reverse repurchase agreement may not exceed 90 days.
- No-load money market mutual funds regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that invest exclusively in authorized Government Overnight Fund investments, provided the Government Overnight Fund shall not invest its funds in any one money market mutual fund in an amount that exceeds (i) 25 percent of the Government Overnight Fund’s total assets or (ii) 10 percent of the total assets of such money market mutual fund.
Lone Star Information Statement
The Lone Star Information Statement should be read carefully before investing. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses associated with this or any security prior to investing. Investment in Lone Star Investment Pool is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency, and although Lone Star seeks to preserve the value of the investment at a fixed share price, it is possible to lose money by investing in Lone Star. For further information or for an Information Statement, contact First Public at 800.558.8875. The return information is net of all current operating expenses. The return represents past performance and is no indication of future results.
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