Leveraging Private Sector Know-How For Successful Public Projects
The private sector might be willing to carry risk the public sector doesn’t want, or provide capital sooner than the public sector capacity allows, but these benefits come at a cost, and sometimes that cost is hard to measure.  more »
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A large drop in foreclosures through the first half of this year means lower loan losses for state housing finance agencies’ bond programs, according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service.  more »
Assured Guaranty and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP held onto their No. 1 rankings as competition among municipal bond insurers and counsel heated up through the first three quarters of 2016.  more »
Gary Hall, national head of investment banking at Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., has become the firm’s newest equity partner, the company announced on Monday. Hall, who becomes the firm’s sixth equity partner, is based out of the firm’s West Coast headquarters in Oakland.  more »
Top quality municipal bonds finished unchanged on Tuesday, according to traders, as the first of the week's big new offerings started to hit the market, led by a negotiated deal in Georgia and a Colorado competitive sale.  more »

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Nicole Gelinas discusses the many challenges facing New York regional transportation with The Bond Buyer's Paul Burton and Andrew Coen. Topics include capital funding, Port Authority and MTA megaprojects and alternative funding to counter the L subway line shutdown.

The SEC's MCDC initiative is causing many municipal issuers and underwriters to change the way they do things.

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