Neighborly, Court Street Group launch commentary service

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PHOENIX - Neighborly and Court Street Group have formed a joint commentary service focusing on public infrastructure, socially positive investments and municipal bonds.

The San Francisco-headquartered broker-dealer and the Brooklyn-based consulting group announced the new product, Neighborly Insights, Monday after quietly debuting it earlier this month. The new information platform, featuring commentary from the professionals of both companies, is available for free through Neighborly’s website. The goal of the new venture is to provide to retail investors the kind of analysis that is traditionally mainly available through subscription services.

“Our mission at Neighborly is to provide a better way for individuals to invest directly in the civic projects they care about,” said Jase Wilson, Neighborly's chief executive officer. “Through our new Insights platform, potential investors are now able to easily find valuable information about the municipal bond market, which will lead to a better understanding of the space, as well as better investments and borrowing decisions.”

Neighborly Insights will feature weekly market commentary and news on federal legislation and policy, a focus on some specific credits, and news tailored for bond issuers.

“I am excited to distribute our industry-leading commentary on the municipal market, policy out of Washington, D.C. and the technological change that awaits the industry," said Court Street managing partner George Friedlander. “In all of my more than 40 years of experience as a leading strategist in the municipal space, it’s refreshing to have the independence and broad reach through Neighborly to give insightful commentary to market participants, small to large. We hope that you find our reports valuable to your business and know that we are ever-evolving to explore new topics that will affect issuers, investors and policymakers alike.”

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