|How We Operate
We combine a focus on financial analysis with quantitative rigor and implement projects with an eye for efficiency.
An extension of your team
Government Financial Strategies provides comprehensive financial advisory services, beginning with financial planning through to project implementation and on-going administration. It is our practice to serve as adjunct staff, utilizing each member of the financing team as effectively as possible. To create a successful working environment, we emphasize inclusion and teamwork to build consensus. A process in which consensus has been achieved is not only effective, it is fun.
The work begins with planning
Government Financial Strategies operates from the perspective that our clients' goals are what drives our work, not the other way around. In response to our clients' needs, we strive to design the best possible financial plan rather than to simply execute the easiest one. We begin by formulating a preliminary work-plan, which we update and circulate as details emerge.
When there is a need for financing
Government Financial Strategies provides comprehensive financial advisory services, beginning with financial planning prior to the issuance of debt, which includes considering whether debt should be issued at all, through to the implementation, sale and closing of each debt issue. We seek the lowest possible borrowing costs for our clients, from interest rates to costs of issuance. To that end, we rely on the latest academic research, most current technology and respond rapidly to market conditions.
After the financing is complete
Government Financial Strategies assists its clients with the ongoing responsibilities associated with debt issuance, including:
• annual continuing disclosure reports
• development of an arbitrage and rebate regulation
• responses to general questions from the public
• coordination regarding investment of proceeds
• long-term budgeting
• credit oversight
• analysis of refinancing opportunities
All government agencies need more than just a facilities planner or an investment banker to achieve adequate facilities and financial health. Public agencies require a comprehensive financial approach, ensuring the fulfillment of both operational and capital needs. Government Financial Strategies is well known among California government agencies in providing an integrated approach to financing.