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National Institute of Public Finance

Bringing Together the World's Most-Respected Public Finance Leaders for an Intense Financial Curriculum

The National Institute of Public Finance (NIPF) In partnership with the NAST Foundation and the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University is devoted to improving the understanding of public finance with special emphasis placed on assisting state, county, and municipal governments In executing sound fiscal management.

The NIPF offers an Intensive public finance curriculum, providing crucial insight into current public finance issues; developing the skills required for the future, free from commercial influence; and sharing Ideas, best practices, and cutting-edge strategies.

Certificate in Public Treasury Management (CPTM)

The nation's first and only certificate program of its kind, held in partnership with the NAST Foundation and the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University

The Certificate in Public Treasury Management (CPTM) is the only certificate program designed exclusively for public treasury and investment management professionals who engage the public sector.

Participants learn the core technical skills required of public treasuries in a way that is relevant and transferable between functions and subnational governments nationwide. Specialized expertise is gained by choosing one of three distinct tracks offered. Learn more about the CPTM at NIPF.org.

Next National Institute of Public Finance: TBD 2021

The NIPF is held every two years at the Graziadio campus at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  Each cycle, leading state treasurers, CIOs, public treasury professionals, academicians, and private-sector thought leaders convene for an intense four-day curriculum. Over the past three cycles, keynotes have been provided by:
  • 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow (2019)
  • 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury Robert E. Rubin (2017)
  • 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (2015)
For more information, including faculty and speakers and a sample curriculum, view the 2019 NIPF program or visit NIPF.org.