Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM Investment Meeting in Honolulu Oct. 1-9

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): September 26, 1997 - FSM Vice President Leo A. Falcam, on September 17, 1997, informed the FSM State Governors that the FSM Department of Finance is arranging a meeting in Honolulu with its Money Managers, and Merrill Lynch from October 1st to the 9th, 1997.

The purpose of the meeting is to meet with FSM Investment Consultant Merrill Lynch and its Money Managers to review and develop strategies that will optimize the returns on its investment portfolios in the fiscal year 1998, in view of the sustained bullish market over the past few months.

Also interviews will be conducted and a new fixed income Money Manager chosen to replace Anhalt/O'Connell who are being terminated due to their "under performance". Falcam stated that Consultant for FSM Martha Brown from Merrill Lynch has been invited to attend the meeting.

The Directors of Finance of the State Governments have attended past meetings. Thus, the State Governors have been advised that nominations of state participants must be relayed to Administrator Rose Nakanaga, Division of Investment, Department of Finance, at telephone number (691) 320-2639 or fax number (691) 320-2380.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356