Arbitrage Consulting

Managing investment income for the common good.

In a rising interest rate environment, managing interest income on tax-exempt debt proceeds becomes a critical responsibility for public financial officials.  Rely on Ehlers’ arbitrage consultants to devise strategies that allow for optimal returns and comply with federal regulations.

Our Process

Arbitrage isn’t easy.  Ehlers leverages extensive knowledge of IRS Tax Code and years of focused experience to break down the complexities of arbitrage and devise tailored strategies that meet your community’s needs.


Analysis & Design

  • Complete tax review for outstanding debt
  • Review draw-down schedules & cash flow requirements
  • Lead planning discussions (pros & cons)
  • Develop policy & plan
  • Assist with investment portfolio structure

Program Implementation

  • Complete Timely Analysis per IRS rules on Elected Date(s)
  • Disseminate & review compliance issues
  • Monitor portfolio for compliance thresholds

Maintenance & Training

  • Conduct support training for client staff
  • Re-calibrate policies & plans for new issuances

Our Services

Ehlers’ comprehensive approach, along with our prudent decision-making capabilities delivers a compelling value-add service to debt issuers by reducing risk, and minimizing or eliminating rebates through development of appropriate debt sizing and investment practices.

  • Arbitrage Commingled Fund Analysis
  • Arbitrage Consulting and Training
  • Arbitrage Rebate Analysis
  • Arbitrage Spend Down Analysis
  • Arbitrage Yield Restriction Analysis
  • IRS Audit Assistance
  • IRS Payments and Overpayment Recoveries
  • Post Issuance Policy and Procedures

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