New York's task force on minority- and women-owned underwriting and financial services firms is looking at strategic partnerships as one way to increase those firms' participation, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York executive director Paul WilliamsJr. said yesterday.

"Historically in New York there's been a bias against partnering," Williams said. "Partnering in any context has been historically limited in [requests for proposals] ... We're going to take a look and examine it and determine whether or not that makes sense in the present day and age."

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.