An assay is an investigative procedure for qualitatively assessing or quantitatively measuring the presence, amount, or functional activity of the target being studied. Much like scientists using assays to search for molecules, Columbia Capital gives issuers and borrowers access to powerful tools to understand, analyze and report on their debt portfolios.
Assay™ Debt Intelligence is a significant improvement to the typical systems governments use to manage debt, particularly spreadsheets that do not allow for automated aggregation or reporting, that delete debt history for bonds that have been refunded or retired, that are inconsistent in formatting, that do not tie out to the official record of debt outstanding, and that are incomplete.
Assay™ uses sophisticated analytics to identify errors or omissions in an issuer's or borrower's debt database versus records of the MSRB or CUSIP bureau. This allows Columbia to provide high-quality, error-free debt reporting to our clients. We work with staff and other professionals to understand our client's full debt profile, financial policies, strategic plan, and capital plan.
Assay™ is a suite of custom-built tools that allow us to use our client's debt database as a tool to:
Issuers and borrowers large and small, from coast to coast, have relied upon Columbia Capital as a strategic advisor for 25 years.
Columbia Capital combines 150 years of public finance expertise among its team of highly experienced, proven professionals.
Columbia Capital is unaffiliated with commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and others in the financial services industry.
Columbia Capital Management, LLC is a registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) as a municipal advisor. The firm is also registered with the SEC as a registered investment adviser. Columbia Capital has a statutory duty to serve its governmental clients as a fiduciary.