Title: Municipal Strategist
Firm: Bloomberg Intelligence
Eric Kazatsky has 13 years successful experience involving municipal bonds, mainly as an analyst but also working for government.
Since March he has attracted an appreciative audience for his work as a municipal strategist for Bloomberg’s terminals. “Readership has been steadily increasing and client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Bloomberg Intelligence global director of fixed income research Joel Levington. Eric is Bloomberg Intelligence’s first municipal credit analyst.
Prior to work at Bloomberg he did credit analysis at Janney Montgomery Scott and SEI. At Janney he distributed weekly research notes specifying relative value opportunities for both Janney inventory and secondary market customer sales. He also created memos for the company’s institutional sales force. At SEI he was intimately involved in the lifecycle of laddered bond accounts. He closely monitored trends in municipal markets that may affect the clients’ portfolios.
Earlier in Eric’s career, he was an investment banking analyst with GMS Group, LLC and a senior municipal investment baking associate with PNC Capital Markets.
From October 2009 to February 2011 he was director of treasury operations at the School District of Philadelphia, learning about government operations from the inside.
Eric has a B.A. in finance and economics from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.B.A. in finance from St. Joseph’s University, and a M.S. in investment management from Temple University.
In his spare time, Eric does activities and sports with his two children, ages 2 and 5. He also enjoys running and spending time on the beach.
“Eric built out credit and research capabilities at SEI, which managed $3 billion of munis, and now Bloomberg, where they are branching into sector research. He is well respected and well liked throughout the industry. He is known as someone who always tries to help other muni professionals.” Eric Finkelman, vice president, Tellus LLC vice president