Former Public Finance Banker's Book Offers Insider's View
Longtime public finance banker Mark Melio shares his story in a recent memoir recalling his years in the industry.  more »
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on Tuesday announced it will hire Simon Wu, a director with Berkeley Research Group here, to be its chief economist starting on Feb. 6. more »
Economist Larry Kudlow has joined the Bond Buyer's National Outlook Conference speaking faculty. more »
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s former director of enforcement Andrew Ceresney will rejoin Debevoise & Plimpton in early March after stepping down from his federal role at the beginning of the year, the firm announced in a statement. more »
Stephen Reed, Harrisburg, Pa., mayor from 1982 to 2009, pleaded guilty to stealing city-purchased artifacts. more »
New Jersey's Department of Community Affairs hired Atlantic City business administrator Jason Holt to assist in its state takeover of the distressed city. more »
Build America Mutual has appointed John White, chairman of the PFM Group, to join the bond insurer’s board of directors. more »
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has promoted three public finance attorneys on the West Coast to partner. more »
Women-owned Stern Brothers & Co. has added California investment banker Lauro Garcia to grow its Golden State business. more »
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio picked Maria Torres-Springer to be the city's new Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development, replacing the departing Vicki Been. Separately, he named James Patchett President and CEO of the NYC Economic Development Corp. more »
Los Angeles mayor’s legal counsel to work as interim in city’s lead budget position until a permanent replacement can be found for outgoing City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana. more »
The Delaware River and Bay Authority has tapped a former Delaware finance chief to lead the bi-state transportation agency. more »
Ben Watkins, director of Florida’s Division of Bond Finance, will receive the third annual Jim Lebenthal Infrastructure Champion award at The Bond Buyer's National Outlook Conference in New York Jan. 31. more »
Financial advisor Montague DeRose & Associates has merged with Annette Yee & Company. more »

Alan Anders, deputy director for finance at New York City's Office of Management and Budget, chats with The Bond Buyer's Paul Burton and John Hallacy about New York City's budgeting process, its bond financing program and where the city stands with investors and rating agencies.

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