Assured Guaranty, the leading provider of municipal bond insurance, has helped reduce the cost of municipal finance and protected municipal investors for more than a quarter century. It guarantees timely payment of bonds’ principal and interest through three subsidiaries: Assured Guaranty Municipal (AGM), which issues new policies only in public and infrastructure finance; Municipal Assurance Corp. (MAC), which provides insurance only in select sectors of the U.S. municipal bond market; and Assured Guaranty Corp. (AGC), a diversified financial guarantor. Bond Insurance from these companies makes municipal borrowing more cost-efficient because it creates greater security and market liquidity for investors, who prize not only the unconditional and irrevocable promise of payment but also Assured Guaranty’s credit underwriting, negotiated terms, surveillance and, if necessary, remediation of bonds it insures. The group’s holding company, Assured Guaranty Ltd., is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol AGO) and is held to the transparency standards of both the exchange and U.S. securities law. Learn more at AssuredGuaranty.com.
BAM is the first and only mutual bond insurer, and exclusively guarantees municipal bonds from state and local government issuers in the 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Rated AA/Stable by S&P Global Ratings, BAM’s guaranty makes critical infrastructure more affordable and investment safer – and issuers selling bonds for energy efficient buildings or other environmental improvements can qualify for the BAM GreenStar Assessment at no additional cost. For more information, please visit www.buildamerica.com or email email@example.com.
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. Our suite of solutions for the municipal market includes comprehensive workflow tools to support the new issue process, municipal pricing data to assist with pre and post market requirements, liquidity scores, direct access to our team of analysts and the tools to support users with efficient ingestion of our data. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.
IFS is a full-service independent broker-dealer focusing on Investment Banking (Public & Corporate Finance), Institutional Sales, Private Wealth Management and Research. IFS Securities is the Largest National Minority-Owned Investment Bank in the Nation (based on 2018 total headcount). Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, IFS has over 185 industry professionals nationwide and has made a mark in the Public Finance Industry saving Cities from extreme distress and providing the capital to some of the most challenging issuers. IFS Securities has completed over $10 Billion in Municipal Transactions including over $325 million as sole banker on 22 unrated bond issues.
Nixon Peabody LLP is a nationally recognized bond counsel firm with more than 30 years of experience in all areas of public finance. Our Public Finance practice is one of the largest in the nation with more than 40 bond and tax attorneys. The diverse backgrounds of our public finance attorneys and the commitment to teamwork and client service have earned Nixon Peabody recognition as one of the foremost public finance law firms in the country.
In business for over 150 years, S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is a leading provider of credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. With more than 1.1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities, approximately 1,500 credit analysts and a presence in 28 countries, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
Lumesis, Inc. is a municipal market leader in providing regulatory, business and data solutions to firms of all sizes. Lumesis was founded in 2010 and is dedicated to delivering technological solutions to today’s municipal market issues. Today, the company’s DIVER platform helps hundreds of firms with over 45,000 users efficiently meet their regulatory and business needs.
Celebrating over 25 years in business, DPC DATA is the leading provider of municipal disclosure and compliance solutions. Since 1992, DPC DATA proudly services more than 100,000 professionals at leading brokerage, clearing and advisory firms. DPC DATA offerings are a valuable toolset to underwriting, sales, trading and retail organizations around the country. Our comprehensive product suite includes Deal Summaries, Disclosures, News and Best-Ex Pricing Services, all backed by an Analyst team with 160 years of combined experience.
Investortools' suite of products is designed for fixed-income professionals who seek to scale their business, streamline their workflow, and mitigate risk. Thousands of investment professionals use Investortools products for portfolio management, index comparison, performance attribution, credit analysis, trading, compliance and more.
Otaras is a regulatory and financial technology company that develops powerful data management and regulatory compliance solutions for municipal market professionals. We built MuniVisor to help municipal advisors focus on important solutions instead of forms. We collaborated with municipal compliance experts to create an interconnected, seamless, experience that works for the industry.
S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than products based on indices from any other provider in the world. Since Charles Dow invented the first index in 1884, S&P DJI has been innovating and developing indices across the spectrum of asset classes helping to define the way investors measure and trade the markets. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spdji.com.
Since the 1930’s, The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace®, known as the Red Book, remains the most respected source of qualified contact information in the municipal bond industry. The Red Book, now with a new Project Finance section, provides complete coverage of nearly 1,000 qualified municipal-bond firms; more than 2,650 offices located throughout the United States; 1,600+ municipal bond issuers; and 18,000 municipal bond professionals.
Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.