The Fed plans to raise rates in December and three times next year. Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income trading at D.A. Davidson & Co., warns this could invert the yield curve, which often signals recession.
The U.S. higher education sector is facing some challenges as 2018 dawns, S&P Global Ratings senior director Jessica Matsumori tells The Bond Buyer. Tax reform, affordability and tuition discounting are just a few of the tests higher ed may see in the coming year. John Hallacy hosts a lively discussion of the sector, which currently has an overall stable outlook.
With ever-changing rules and regulations making an advisor's job harder, 280 CapMarkets launched with the goal of not only saving an advisor's time but making the job easier. 280's Gurinder Ahluwalia and Jason Ware sit down to discuss how technology allows both institutions and issuers to bring different types of value to the table that wasn't necessarily there before. Hosted by Aaron Weitzman.
Financing for affordable housing projects would face new barriers if Congress approves a House GOP tax bill that eliminates the tax exemption on private activity bonds. Todd A. Lee, CEO and executive director of the D.C. Housing Finance Agency discusses the importance of the exemption to advance affordable housing projects and how the sector is fighting to preserve this tool. Hosted by Andrew Coen.
The impact of tax reform is on the minds of all participants in the municipal bond market. The Bond Buyer’s Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Hume joins Contributing Editor John Hallacy in breaking down what the House and Senate plans will mean for state and local governments as well as the effect it will have on underwriters and dealers, bond counsel and financial advisors. Hosted by Chip Barnett.
Daryl Clements, Portfolio Manager of Alliance Bernstein, discusses strategies for sound performance in tobacco, healthcare, senior living, and stressed entity bonds. He focuses on the importance of spreads to relative value. In the wrap up, he focuses on the benefits of active versus passive management. Hosted by John Hallacy.
John Di Stasio, president of the Large Public Power Council, discusses some of the major issues impacting publicly run electrical utilities including renewable energy, protecting grids against security threats and challenges financing infrastructure improvements. Hosted by Andrew Coen.
Michel Faulkner, the Republican candidate for New York City comptroller, discusses how he would manage the city's debt, and work toward spending controls and Housing Authority overhaul. Hosted by Paul Burton.