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  • Podcast Everything is bigger in Texas, including bond sales

    Texas Water Development Board Chairman Bech Bruun discusses the board’s upcoming $1 billion bond sale - the largest deal it has ever done. Bech also talks first-hand about the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Houston and what state leaders are planning to do to minimize the effects of flood and wind damage in any future events. Hosted by Aaron Weitzman.
  • Podcast Technology’s tipping point

    Muni market veteran Barnet Sherman chats about how munis are nearing a technological tipping point and all the ways in which technology and e-trading can be beneficial to market participants. Hosted by Chip Barnett and Aaron Weitzman.
  • Podcast Improving financials allows California to pay down liabilities

    California has put a lot of effort into burnishing its finances and it shows, according to John Ceffalio, Vice President of Municipal Credit Research at AllianceBernstein. He discusses the ways the state has been paying down debt and how it has enacted a clever approach to prepaying pensions. Hosted by John Hallacy.
  • Podcast After the storms

    Bill Glasgall of the Volcker Alliance explores post-hurricane financing components including bonding, municipal credit and all-important reserves. Hosted by Paul Burton.
  • Podcast Kroll’s different view of Chicago’s pensions

    William Cox of Kroll discusses their latest report on Chicago’s pension funding, which goes beyond the static ratio analysis that is done for pensions across the industry. Kroll poses the question just how affordable is the pension liability. Hosted by John Hallacy.
  • Podcast 'Responsible and progressive'

    Dean Fuleihan, director of the New York City Office of Management and Budget, discusses how the city's $85 billion 2018 spending plan mirrors principles in place throughout Mayor Biill de Blasio's entire first term. Hosted by Chip Barnett and Paul Burton.
  • Podcast Hurricane Harvey ‘off the charts’

    “Hurricane czar” Alan Rubin of Blank Rome explores the possible effect of the Texas megastorm on the financial markets and municipal credit, the federal response, the challenge of rebuilding the region’s infrastructure and lessons learned from the Houston-area tragedy. Hosted by Paul Burton.
  • Podcast Deep dig on NYC finances

    Maria Doulis of the Citizens Budget Commission and Howard Cure of Evercore Wealth Management discuss New York City's finances, transportation issues and its relationship with NY State. Hosted by Paul Burton.
  • Podcast Market tone, rates & credit quality in focus

    Lord Abbett’s Dan Solender and Eric Friedland join the Bond Buyer’s John Hallacy to discuss the market tone, rates, sectors, and credit quality. The colleagues give a frank assessment of the landscape, including federal policy, state financial trends, relative strengths of revenue bonds and the shape of the yield curve and the outlook for rates.
  • Podcast Producing top-tier results

    How can muni managers produce consistent returns while managing risk efficiently? Invesco’s Mark Paris, CIO & Head of Municipals, and Stephanie Larosilliere, Vice President & Senior Client Portfolio Manager, talk about their high-yield municipal fund, which tends to focus on seven to 10 sectors, with Tobacco, CCRC, IDB and Charter schools among the most active. John Hallacy is our host.
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