Bond Buyer Names First Lebenthal Champion Winner
Alan Anders, who has spearheaded New York City's bond financing programs for nearly a quarter century, will be honored with The Bond Buyer's inaugural "Jim Lebenthal Infrastructure Champion" award next month.
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For the week ended Dec. 18, the weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, was lower four basis points from the previous week at 4.28%.  more »
The Securities and Exchange Commission has named former Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board general counsel Gary Goldsholle as a deputy director in its Division of Trading and Markets.  more »
Bond Buyer Markets Reporter Chip Barnett
The municipal bond market was rather quiet on Monday with only a big competitive note sale from the Centennial State to break the silence. Few deals are scheduled for this holiday-shortened week as total long-term issuance is forecast to plunge to about $28 million from $5 billion last week.  more »

As it steps up its efforts to police the municipal securities market, the regulator is turning to potentially career ending sanctions for municipal officials.

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