The New Mexico Finance Authority "over-emphasized and under-prioritized the importance of bond credit ratings," in a "culture of complacency" that led to a fraudulent audit, according to an investigative report from the New Mexico Securities Agency.
Report: Rating Pressures Motivated NMFA Audit Fraud
Before the financial crisis of 2008-09, it would have been significant news if yields on municipal bonds had exceeded those on Treasury securities at any maturity, and that occurrence likely would have attracted a variety of investors seeking to take advantage of the relative-value opportunity.
the bond buyer conferences
September 25-27, 2013JW Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles, CA
October 27-29, 2013Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York, NY