Modern public policy requires sophisticated spreadsheet models, financial pro formas, cost-benefit analyses and rate of return analyses. Columbia Capital has the tools, experience and staff expertise to build powerful and flexible financial models.
The best models are those that tell the story of the potential consequences of a public policy decision.
While it is impossible to predict the future, well-built financial models allow governing body members, staff and the public to evaluate the range of outcomes of a particular decision. Great models are dynamic, allowing the user to instantaneously see the impacts of changes in modeling inputs and variables. Great models are also user-friendly and instinctive.
Columbia Capital's team regularly builds financial models to allow its clients to make smart decisions. Whether the purpose is intended to be internal to finance staff or posted to a website for use by the public, our models blend a keen understanding of the policy decision in question with the technical skills required to build models that are robust, flexible and thoughtful. Our clients regularly rely upon our models in their debt management programs, their economic development programs and for ad hoc consulting needs.
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Columbia Capital served as financial and structuring advisor to the Sales Tax Securitization Corporation (STSC), a special purpose entity developed by the City of Chicago to securitize its sales tax distributions from the State of Illinois.
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.