Connecticut Joins Green Bond Parade
Connecticut will become the latest state to issue green bonds, state Treasurer Denise Nappier announced Wednesday.
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Inflows for all municipal bond funds declined by 90.8% as investors pulled money out of long term and high yield funds. more »
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP maintained their positions atop bond counsel rankings as muni volume sank in the first nine months of the year, while former No. 3 Squire Patton Boggs, fell out of the top 10. more »
Chicago's general obligation bond ratings will remain pressured until the city fully fixes its pension mess, top city finance officials told alderman, while warning City Council not to expect to use reserves to ease the pain of a coming $550 million pension spike. more »
A refunding deal assembled by the County of Los Angeles Redevelopment Refunding Authority triggered some positive rating actions for debt issued by the former Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. more »
Lumesis and Municipal Bond Information Service have entered into a strategic partnership to increase the transparency around pre-trade indicative price information, and post-trade operational practices. more »
This week's new-issue activity will be led by a billion-dollar transportation bond sale from California and a trio of large deals in the Northeast region. more »
Moody's Investors Service released a report saying transparency in the municipal market has been diminished by the growth of bank loans and private placements. more »
Inflows into municipal market funds dropped this week by 41.7%. more »
The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, dropped nine basis points the week ending October 16 to 4.28% more »
Triet Nguyen and Chris Foster discuss their quantitative approach to munis, how they are getting cross-over investors interested in municipal bonds, and why they are looking at the military housing sector. more »
More than $6 billion of long-term new issuance is expected to arrive in the primary market this week, led by a $1.1 billion New York State Dormitory Authority financing that should be highly sought-after by supply hungry investors, municipal traders said on Friday. more »
Other Post Employment Benefit liabilities, particularly retiree healthcare, could overtake pension liabilities as an issue for municipalities and investors, more »
The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, dropped three basis points in the week ending Oct. 9 to 4.37%. more »

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