Mesirow Sends Anderson East to Aid Institutional Clients
Mesirow Financial has appointed Blake Anderson to a newly-created position leading client portfolio strategy in its institutional sales and trading group.
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Locke Lord LLP is pushing into Ohio with the opening of an office in Cincinnati as part of an expansion of its public finance practice in the Midwest. more »
Five new members, including two appointed by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, have joined the New York MTA board. more »
Bond industry veteran Tony Miscimarra is the new managing director of business development at BondWave LLC, as the financial technology company and registered investment advisor prepares to launch a suite of new technology products. more »
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner chose Francis Quinn as the state's first debt manager, and Tim Nguyen as the state pension system's interim chief investment officer. more »
No single individual played a more critical role in defending the authority of cities, counties, and states to issue state and municipal debt. more »
Wilmington Trust opened a new office in Birmingham, Ala., as part of an expansion of its corporate trust services in the Southeast; six new employees will offer trust and escrow services. more »
Former Bridgeport, Conn. Mayor Bill Finch has been tapped to lead the New York State Thruway Authority. more »
Attorney Robert W. Cook has been tapped by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s board of governors to become chief executive officer of FINRA during the second half of the year. more »
Former Illinois capital markets director John Sinsheimer has launched a financial consulting business geared toward helping organizations align their financial resources with their strategic plans. more »
Patrick Marr will become chief of staff at Rhode Island Treasury, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced. more »
Michael Mulhern will resign as executive director of the embattled $1.6 billion MBTA Retirement Fund, which is under fire for its secretive management, more »
Former California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has been hired to help Industry, Calif. come up with a plan to deal with accounting irregularities. more »
Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that 18 members of Sidley Austin's public finance practice will be transferring to the firm as part of a change that includes opening a new San Francisco office. more »

Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton, markets reporter Aaron Weitzman and Northeast regional reporter Andrew Coen examine the hot-button problem of public pension liability, including the lingering Illinois shadow, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling, union pushback and Pennsylvania's bill to switch new employees to 401(k)-style plans.

As we await the final shoe to drop with regard to the SEC's MCDC initiative, the municipal market may be at a turning point in terms of disclosure.

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