We are hearing so much these days about socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, impact investing, and investing based on ESG criteria meaning environment, social and governance. But what does it all mean? This workshop will help learners understand how the history of SRI has led to current practices and principles, with an emphasis on concepts and strategies related to fixed income investing.
The Federal Housing Administration said it will begin insuring mortgages on certain properties that include PACE assessments if the obligation is treated like a property tax and it does not have priority status over the FHA mortgage lien.
The Internal Revenue Service has closed audits and left the tax-exempt status unchanged for $311.28 million of community development district bonds in Florida that started the whole debate about political subdivisions and led the tax agency to propose controversial rules for such districts earlier this year.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is battling with Miami and former budget director Michael Boudreaux over whether they can defend themselves against securities fraud charges by saying they relied on advice from auditors.
VENICE -- Venice voters will be asked on the Nov. 8 ballot to approve a $16 million bond to build a new police station and training center, but City Council members may still pare the project down by almost $1 million if they eliminate a consolidated city data center in the structure.
The small south Florida city of Opa-locka, recently designated by the state to be in a financial emergency, is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the Miami Herald.
In a first-of-its-kind case, a federal judge hears arguments June 30 on motions to dismiss a challenge by two Florida counties of $1.75 billion in private activity bonds for the All Aboard Florida passenger train.
A Florida court has denied Indian River County’s quest to block a state-created conduit issuer from selling $1.75 billion of tax exempt bonds for All Aboard Florida’s planned private passenger rail project.
Natalie Cohen, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities, talks with The Bond Buyers Chip Barnett about the global attractiveness of U.S. municipal bonds in a negative interest rate environment in Europe and Asia. She discusses market volatility after the U.K. Brexit vote, looking at both the market side and the effect on state and local governments and public pensions.