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Assured Brings in Buzen to Lead Newly Formed Alternative Investments Group
Assured Guaranty tapped David A. Buzen, former president and chief executive officer of CIFG Holding Inc., to manage its newly formed alternative investments group.  more »
Poised for Growth, San Diego and Chicago-based fund manager Gurtin Fixed Income Management promoted Michael Johnson to co-CEO. more »
Boosted by new grant funding, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, led by new executive director Michael Belsky, wants to raise its voice on municipal finance research and education. more »
Lance Badorf has joined HJ Sims as Vice President of Fixed Income Trading, the company announced on Monday. He is a 15 year industry veteran who specializes in trading taxable and bank qualified municipal bonds. more »
The authority that runs Detroit's main airport is on the hunt for a new leader following chief executive officer Thomas Naughton's decision to retire this fall. more »
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority has tapped Jeff Theobald of Ports America Outer Harbor in California to replace recently departed executive director James T. McDermott, Jr. more »
Butler Snow has hired Stephen E. Weyl to practice law in its public finance, tax incentives, and credit markets groups in Boston. more »
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is hosting a reception Thursday to honor the memory of bond lawyer and public finance banker George Pitt who died in March. more »
Elaine Greenberg, the former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s municipal enforcement unit, has joined Greenberg Traurig’s Washington D.C. office as a shareholder, the firm announced Tuesday. more »
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become chair of the National Governors Association for 2016-17, the group announced this weekend. more »
Pittsburgh-based PNC Capital Markets has hired veteran Ohio-based banker Mark Fisher to lead its efforts there as it eyes further expansion and amplifies it pitch on bank products available to municipal clients. more »
The Bond Buyer will for the first time showcase the brightest young minds in the municipal bond industry with a new program we're calling Rising Stars. Nominate your Rising Star by clicking the link inside. more »
Pension fund veteran Marcie Frost will helm the nation's largest public employee retirement plan, the California Public Employees' Retirement System. more »
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has hired Michael Jackson to expand its public finance practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. more »

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