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Triet Nguyen Jumps To NewOak
Triet Nguyen is starting as a managing director at NewOak on Monday.
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John Provenzano, former government relations director for Delta Air Lines in Washington D.C., was announced on Tuesday as new executive director for The National Association of State Treasurers. more »
Former District of Columbia Treasurer Lasana Mack was reported missing earlier this month, and a body found in a Maryland park is believed to be his, police said. more »
Reports are coming out of Puerto Rico that the commonwealth government's finance team is likely to see major changes in the near future. more »
Detroit officials could announce the future of emergency manager Kevyn Orr's role in the bankrupt city after his term ends Sept. 27. Some city council members reportedly favor a limited role to oversee the final weeks of the bankruptcy. more »
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia president and chief executive officer Charles I. Plosser announced Monday he will retire effective March 1, 2015. more »
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla appointed Victor Suárez Melendez as his new chief of staff Sept. 19. more »
Chicago-based Mesirow Financial has hired veteran bond underwriter Stephen "Jay" Murphy to bolster its municipal desk. more »
National Association of Bond Lawyers members elected the groups' officers for 2014-2015 on Wednesday during NABL's annual meeting. more »
Mizuho Bank hired John Castanon as a director in its public finance investment banking group. more »
William Beatty, Washington State's director of securities, became president of the North American Securities Administrators Association on Tuesday. more »
Former Metro-North Railroad president Howard Permut is joining Regional Plan Association as a senior fellow. more »
The National Association of Bond Lawyers has many ongoing projects, including completing an analysis of the long-term implications of a self-reporting disclosure enforcement program, commenting on the SEC's 2012 municipal market report, and providing regulators with its views on tax issues, said its incoming president Antonio "Tony" Martini. more »
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC promoted 17-year industry veteran Kevin Reed to head its wealth management division, part of an effort to expand and enhance the firm's products and services. more »

Issuance of municipal MSA tobacco bonds by states was the subject of a highly critical article published by ProPublica. The article attempts to make a case that states erred in deciding to issue tobacco bonds. The article was widely circulated across social media. As we frequently observe, the national media focus on the muni market is appreciated, but the facts got muddied in the pursuit of a good story.

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