Bankrupt Jefferson County, Ala., reached a settlement with Depfa Bank to reduce the interest rate on $162.5 million of variable-rate school warrants. The concession doesn't bode well for other secured creditors, says MMA's Matt Fabian.
JeffCo and Depfa Reach Deal on Defaulted School Warrants
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.
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