SFOF Frequently Asked Questions
Research—We will advance research to understand the facts surrounding key issues.
Partnerships—We will seek to form partnerships between state financial officers, academia, and private sector.
Education—We will advance the education of state financial officers, their staff, and the public through communication methods including the internet, social media, television, radio and direct marketing.
Custodial bank operations
State Pension Plans
Improving efficiency with technology
Improving efficiency with a shrinking budget
Educating the public on role of state treasurer
Bonding state debt
Liquidity and Basel III
College savings 529 plans
Student loan debt
SFOF’s mission is to promote fiscally responsible public policy and educate the public, media and policy makers about the role of finance in a free market economy.
The SFOF is operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit entity. The SFOF is not a political committee and not involved in issue advocacy on behalf of elected officials.
Since the financial services industry is much more complex and highly regulated since the financial crisis, the SFOF allows the exchange of best practices and solutions between states.
The SFOF gives the private and public sectors an understanding of state financial officers’ duties and operations.
State financial officers are uniquely situated to move on to higher elected or appointed offices.