About the Treasurer

The Office of the University Treasurer actively stewards and manages the financial resources of the University of Colorado.

Treasury Mission Statement

Mission

To actively steward and manage the financial resources of the University of Colorado on behalf of the Regents, by providing comprehensive treasury services in support of the faculty, staff, and students of the University.

Collectively and individually we hold the following values:

Integrity

We apply the highest level of ethical and professional standards.

Excellence

We expect the best from ourselves. Our work will meet the highest quality standard.

Teamwork

We work collaboratively. We support and respect each other while having fun doing our jobs.

Professional Development

We improve our skills and knowledge to achieve our mission. We share our expertise with colleagues.

Innovation

We actively use all resources to develop and implement more effective systems, processes and procedures to respond to the dynamic business environment.

Treasury Function

The Treasury function has a long history at the University. The Regents of the University of Colorado have had a University Treasury for over a hundred years. The Regents have held and managed their funds since the inception of the University in 1876.

The Treasury function at the University of Colorado has two reporting lines to assure both independence and administrative accountability.

The Treasurer of the University is an officer of the University directly serving the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents elects the Treasurer in accordance with State Legislation. This legislation can be found in C.R.S. 23-20-109. In addition the Regents have established Article 3, regarding Officers and Exempt Professionals Responsibilities and Article 15 regarding Treasury of the University.

Accountability of the financial function of the University to the Board of Regents is provided by regular reporting to, and consultation with, the Budget and Finance Committee, a committee consisting of all members of the Board of Regents.

The Treasurer also serves as an appointed officer of the administration of the University of Colorado. This provides an opportunity for the treasury function and perspective to play a pro-active role in the financial planning and administration of the University.

Frequently Asked Questions

What percentage of the University's Treasury Pool investments are in equities?

During the year, the equity allocation varies between 31% and 39% of the total portfolio.

How does the Treasury Pool achieve market exposure to equities?

We achieve market exposure generally through the use of equity mutual funds. All equities are managed externally.

What percentage of the Treasury Pool is managed inhouse?

Currently less than 1% of the portfolio. These are fixed income securities.

Do you have any investment style preferences?

When investing in domestic large cap equities, we use an index fund. The University uses two managers each for its domestic mid-cap, global and international equity portfolios. For each of these strategies have both a value and a growth manager. The Small-cap manager favors value style.

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