Tim Schaefer

Tim Schaefer, Deputy Treasurer for Public Finance, Office of California Treasurer John Chiang

Tim Schaefer is a Deputy Treasurer for Public Finance for California Treasurer John Chiang. Prior to joining the Treasurer’s Office, he was then-State Controller John Chiang’s Senior Finance Advisor. Before entering State service, Tim was the principal owner of Magis Advisors, a public finance consulting firm in Orange County, California. He has more than forty years of experience in the municipal securities industry.

He managed the Public Finance Division of Bank of America in San Francisco and was the manager of the national municipal trading desk at Chemical Bank in New York City.

Tim served more than twenty years on the Technical Assistance Committee to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (including three terms as its chairman) and three years as a private sector advisor to the Standing Committee on Governmental Debt of the Government Finance Officers Association.

He is a co-author of the California Public Funds Investment Primer, published by CDIAC in 2006. He was part of a four person team engaged in early 2014 to edit and revise the California Debt Issuance Primer, also published by CDIAC. He is a frequent speaker in the field of public finance.

Tim is a member of the Risk Management Association, the International City/County Management Association, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, the Government Finance Officers Association, the Appraisal Institute and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers.