Gary Hall, senior managing director and head of investment banking at Siebert Cisneros Shank, talks infrastructure financing and funding in this climate of uncertainty, the performance and competitiveness of small firms in the market, the re-entrance of UBS as a market player, and what makes the municipal bond market attractive as a career choice for young people. Hosted by Chip Barnett.
Dentons partner Jonathan Ballan takes us through three creative bond transactions: LaGuardia Airport, Scranton parking and Glen Cove, N.Y., economic development. He also discusses infrastructure financing and his years of service on the New York MTA board. Hosted by Paul Burton.
Columbia, S.C. Mayor Steve Benjamin talks about why municipal bonds play a key role in helping to finance the nation's massive infrastructure needs. The mayor is second vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is very involved in infrastructure policy, and chair of Municipal Bonds for America, an advocacy group for tax-exempt bonds. Hosted by Lynn Hume.
Michael Decker, co-head of the municipal securities division for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, talks about the recommendations a SIFMA task force has made to administration officials and members of Congress on how to fund the nation’s massive infrastructure needs. Hosted by Lynn Hume.
Hardy Manges, head of municipal dealer sales’ at MarketAxess, discusses the impact of technology on the muni market. He also looks at trends in e-trading muni bonds and gives an update on MarketAxess' platform, which is about a year into its venture in the muni space. Hosted by markets reporter Aaron Weitzman.
The House has passed legislation that proposes to profoundly change the tenets of the ACA. To probe and discuss the changes, George Huang, Director and Senior Municipal Research Analyst for the Not-For-Profit Healthcare sector at Wells Fargo, is our guest speaker. John Hallacy is our host.
Green bonds offer the socially and environmentally conscious investor the opportunity to assist the greater good by improving the biosphere in addition to returns. Muni green bond issuance has accelerated but there has been no marked advantage in their pricing and trading. Henry Shilling, Senior VP of Moody’s, highlights the trends and the reasons behind them. Hosted by John Hallacy.
Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor touts the state's initiative to revive its manufacturing industry, and the "hit parade" of Ocean State business activity. Hosted by Northeast regional editor Paul Burton.
Are the markets are too focused on legislation being proposed by President Donald Trump and not enough on the strengthening U.S. Economy? Ronald Temple from Lazard Asset Management makes the case, as well as discusses the situation in China and Europe, and the coming cycle of rising inflation and interest rates. Hosted by Chip Barnett.