HJ Sims Hires 4 for its Puerto Rico Advisory Team
HJ Sims has announced it has expanded its Puerto Rico advisory team in Guaynabo by adding four new experts in its office in Guaynabo: Roberto Feria Cestero, Carlos Alvarado, Maria "Magie" Mena, and Adrian Fernandez.  more »
HJ Sims has hired Roberto Feria Cestero, Carlos Alvarado, Maria "Magie" Mena and Adrian Fernandez to work in its office in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Some analysts see an opportunity in hospital bonds, as the spreads in that sector have continued to widen even as the push to repeal the Affordable Care Act loses steam.  more »
Assured Guaranty Ltd. reported gains in operating earnings and shareholders’ equity last year as it again led the municipal bond insurance industry in both par amount and number of deals.  more »
Chicago-based Pugh Jones & Johnson PC has hired veteran municipal attorney Brendan Cournane to round out its public finance team, a move the firm believes will further boost its evolution from a firm in the second seat to a player among lead bond counsel firms.  more »
Top-quality municipal bonds were weaker on Wednesday, according to traders, as large competitive offerings from Maryland and Nevada issuers hit the market.  more »

How are the nation's suburban municipalities shaping up politically and financially? Larry Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University discusses how the 2016 presidential election played out in the suburbs and whether the changing landscape in Washington D.C. will impact borrowing for infrastructure projects. Hosted by Andrew Coen.

As we await details of the new administration’s infrastructure plans, we must continue to demonstrate the strengths of the tax-exempt municipal market that we have today.

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