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Christine Albano

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Northern Trustís McGregor Exploits Market Inefficiency
May 4, 2015 Tim McGregor, director of municipal fixed income management at Northern Trust, says volatility is creating opportunities.

Bargain Hunting Managers Buying Lower-Rated, Intermediate Revenue Bonds
April 22, 2015 Muni managers are earning attractive yields from lower quality bonds and minimizing their exposure to the long end of the...

PFM Celebrates 40-Year Milestone as Advisor
April 16, 2015 The firm, which opened its doors in Philadelphia on April 11, 1975, is now one of the nation's leading providers of...

Hedge Funds Crowding Out Mom and Pop in Puerto Rico
April 9, 2015 The more than $3.5 billion coming to market from Puerto Rico in coming months will be geared to non-traditional buyers,...

Munis `Compelling' as Volume Soars, Rate Hike Looms
April 2, 2015 Municipals offer higher quality than corporate bonds, tax advantages, diversity, as well as higher yield and less duration...

Texas Tollway Deal Tops Calendar as Issuance Slips
April 2, 2015 As the municipal market was winding down on Thursday ahead of the Good Friday observance, traders and underwriter were...

Munis Keep Top Pick Status at Merrill
March 26, 2015 The firmís positive view of municipal bonds stems from their tax benefits, overall improvements in fiscal issues, such as...

Market Cools to High-Yield Munis
March 23, 2015 Municipal analysts blame the lull in municipal high-yield investment on a range of factors, from uncertainty over interest...

Regions Stays Defensive Ahead of Rate Hike
March 12, 2015 Dorothy Thomas at Regions Investment Management is keeping duration short, with low exposure to the long end of the curve, a...

BlackRock's iShares Family Expands with Short Term Fund
March 5, 2015 BlackRock, Inc. is expanding its iShares Exchange Traded Fund business with a municipal bond fund.


This week, we discuss a new measure of pension funding, examine the impact of oil prices on labor markets in oil dependent States and discuss changing levels of food stamp participation.

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