Christine Albano

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California GOs Lead $8.94 Billion New Issue Slate
February 27, 2015 Strong overall demand for municipals and opportunities for relatively attractive yields in the new-issue market should propel...

Portfolio Managers Vary Benchmark Strategies
February 24, 2015 Some portfolio managers have moved beyond merely matching benchmarks as they strive to match clients’ goals.

Austerity Among State and Local Governments Curtailed Note Volume
February 23, 2015 Note volume was 17% lower than it was last year as state and local governments continued a period of austerity, supported by a...

Stifel May Add Sterne Agee to Long List of Purchases
February 20, 2015 Stifel Financial Corp. reportedly is in talks to buy Sterne Agee Group Inc., continuing an acquisition spree that's vaulted...

Credit, Curve Selection Proves Valuable: Strategists
February 9, 2015 Two municipal strategists are taking different roads to minimize risk while adding value in a market fraught with uncertainty...

Thin Muni Credit Spreads Raise Red Flag, Wells Says
February 4, 2015 Yield-hungry investors should be wary of indulging in triple-B bonds in the current municipal market when looking for extra...

Eric Vandercar Mourned as `Pillar in Our Industry'
February 4, 2015 Eric Vandercar, an award-winning member of the municipal bond industry, was one of six people who died in Tuesday night's...

Pennsylvania GO to Lead New-Issue Slate of $8.8 Billion
January 30, 2015 Issuance is expected to approach $9 billion in the coming week as February brings a $1 billion Pennsylvania competitive...

Hennion & Walsh Celebrates Municipal Milestone
January 22, 2015 In the shadow of the biggest Wall Street empires, Hennion & Walsh has managed to thrive for a quarter of a century.

Coming up 'Short' Provides Value: Analysts
January 16, 2015 Short term municipal bonds, after posting negative returns in December, may still have value as an alternative to staying in...

Doubts as to the quality or effectiveness of Indiana's intercept program are misplaced.

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