What Clicked with Our Listeners in 2016
Assured Guaranty's president and CEO Dominic Frederico and senior managing director of public finance Bill Hogan join Bond Buyer markets reporter Aaron Weitzman for a wide-ranging conversation on the evolving landscape of bond insurance and challenges facing the industry today, including a lively, critical take on the handling of the Puerto Rican debt crisis and its potential implications for the municipal market.
Sean Carney, director and head of municipal strategy at BlackRock, looks at possible ripple effects from market participants who have not worked during a rising rate environment, the recent popularity of taxable bonds and the supply/demand dynamics that are taking place in the municipal marketplace in a chat with Bond Buyer reporter Aaron Weitzman.
Manhattan Institute senior fellows James Copland and Steven Malanga skewer states and municipalities for mismanaging public pensions in a no-holds-barred roundtable with Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton.
The impact on state transportation funding from the new $305 billion Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act is explored by Matt Click from the infrastructure solutions firm HNTB with Northeast regional reporter Andrew Coen. Click has nearly 20 years' experience advising states on tolling, transportation finance, congestion pricing and priced managed lanes.
Jonathan Ballan, a public finance leader at law firm Denton's, chats with Bond Buyer senior Northeast reporter Paul Burton about alternative approaches to major bond deals, including the Yankee Stadium deal. Ballan, a New York MTA board member and the last chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corp., also discusses transportation issues and MAC's role in helping the city emerge from the 1970s crisis.
Ronnie Lowenstein, director of the watchdog Independent Budget Office, and Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton take a good, hard look at New York City's economy and variables that could affect municipal budgets.
Wells Fargo Securities senior analyst Randy Gerardes examines sports stadium financing, against the convoluted backdrop of NFL franchise relocation, with Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton.
Mayer Brown partner David Narefsky chats with Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton about public-private partnership variables, including the FAST Act, where presidential candidates stand, red flags to watch and what's significant in the P3 pipeline.
Gerrard Bushell, the new CEO and president for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, outlines his goals for one of the nation's leading municipal bond issuers with northeast regional reporter Andrew Coen.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer discusses improving the city's pension system with Bond Buyer senior Northeast reporter Paul Burton. Stringer also examines the effect of the proposed state budget on the city and reminisces about his cousin, the late Congresswoman Bella Abzug.
The Bond Buyer's 2016 Rising Stars share their stories on why they chose a career in municipal finance at our recent California Public Finance Conference.