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Government-style local government investment pool 

Prime-style local government investment pool 

Enhanced cash local government investment pool 

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COLOTRUST Investment Options

What is COLOTRUST?

COLOTRUST is a statutory trust organized and existing under the laws of the state of Colorado and is intended solely for the use of Colorado local governments; the Trust was created on January 1, 1985, by an Indenture of Trust in accordance with the Pooling Act. COLOTRUST is designed to provide local governments with a convenient method for investing in high-quality, short- to medium-term securities carefully chosen to provide for safety and liquidity while still maximizing interest earnings. 

A twelve member Board of Trustees elected by the fund’s Participants is responsible for overseeing the management of COLOTRUST including establishing operating standards and policies. Public Trust Advisors serves as the investment advisor and administrator. COLOTRUST, the largest local government investment pool in Colorado, serves over 1,600 local governments and has current assets of over $12 billion as of June 30, 2021. 

Who Can Participate?

Any county, city and county, city, town, school district, special district, or other political subdivision of the state, or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, or any political or public corporation of the state (local government) is authorized to pool any moneys in the treasury of such local government which are not required to be disbursed, with the same such moneys in the treasury of any other local government in order to take advantage of short-term investments and maximize net interest earnings.

Common FAQs

COLOTRUST invests solely in securities that are permitted pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes. The current COLOTRUST Investment Policies are available here.

There is no minimum investment amount for any of the COLOTRUST products. 

No. There is no limit to the number of subaccounts a Participant may have; Participants may invest in any or all of the COLOTRUST portfolios.  

New local governments looking to invest in any of the COLOTRUST portfolios will first need to pass a resolution authorizing participation in COLOTRUST; a model resolution is provided for your convenience in the COLOTRUST Registration Packet. Click here for more information. 

COLOTRUST Product Suite

COLOTRUST can provide your local government with a comprehensive, professionally managed approach to investing your funds. COLOTRUST currently offers three investment options:  

PRIME

PLUS+

EDGE

Portfolio Type 
Government-Style
Prime-Style
Enhanced Cash
Purpose 
Short-term liquidity
Short-term liquidity
Intermediate liquidity
Rating 
‘AAAm’ Rated by S&P Global Ratings
‘AAAm’ Rated by S&P Global Ratings 

‘AAAf/S1’ Rated by FitchRatings

Liquidity 
Daily
Daily
Weekly
Minimum Investment 
None
None
None
Online Reporting 
Transaction confirms, monthly & on-demand statements
Transaction confirms, monthly & on-demand statements
Transaction confirms, monthly & on-demand statements
Withdrawals 
Unlimited
Unlimited
As Needed
Accounts 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Dividend Rate 
Apply Daily 

Apply Daily 

Accrue Daily 

WAM 

≤ 60 Days

≤ 60 Days

> 60 Days

Learn More About Each of Our Portfolios

Contact an Investment Professional with Your Questions

VP, Investment Advisory

(303) 481-0474

VP, Investment Advisory

(303) 481-0469

Many factors affect performance including changes in market conditions and interest rates and in response to other economic, political, or financial developments. Investment involves risk including the possible loss of principal. No assurance can be given that the performance objectives of a given strategy will be achieved. COLOTRUST PRIME and PLUS+ are rated ‘AAAm’ by S&P Global Ratings. A ‘AAAm’ rating by S&P Global Ratings is obtained after S&P evaluates a number of factors including credit quality, market price exposure, and management. For a full description on rating methodology, please visit www.spglobal.com

COLOTRUST EDGE is rated ‘AAAf/S1’ by FitchRatings. The ‘AAAf’ rating is Fitch’s opinion on the overall credit profile within a fixed-income fund/portfolio and indicates the highest underlying credit quality of the pool’s investments. The ‘S1’ volatility rating is Fitch’s opinion on the relative sensitivity of a portfolio’s total return and/or net asset value to assumed changes in credit spreads and interest rates. The ‘S1’ volatility rating indicates that the fund possesses a low sensitivity to market risks. For a full description on rating methodology, please visit www.fitchratings.com. Ratings are subject to change and do not remove credit risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Any financial and/or investment decision may incur losses.