Kutak Rock Boost Chicago-based Legal Team
Kutak Rock LLP has added veteran public finance attorney Debbie Boye to its Chicago team.
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New issuance of more than $7 billion is expected to arrive in the primary this week, as Illinois tests the market's appetite for a second time this month with its general obligation credit — this time a $750 million sale that will be joined by large financings from issuers in Texas and New Jersey.  more »
Capital projects scheduled by infrastructure-related issuers like transportation and utility entities will keep the sector busy despite expected low issuance this year, investors and issuers said at a JP Morgan conference.  more »
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John Matsikoudis, former senior underwriter at Loop Capital Markets, has been hired by CastleOak Securities to continue the growth of its municipal sales and trading business.  more »
Bond Buyer Markets Reporters Maria Bonello & Hillary Flynn
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority's repricing wire for its $599.8 million two-part issuance shows the yield for the $539.8 million of school facilities construction refunding bonds maturing in five years was raised from Wednesday morning, when the deal was originally priced.  more »



A recent phenomenon is the emergence of bonds with shorter call protection as funding alternatives for municipalities. However, the shorter call protection also dampens the potential upside for investors, which in turn reduces the price they are willing to pay.

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