David Hitchcock, managing director at S&P Global Ratings, talks about codifying financial practices in bond covenants and the changes in approach to ratings in priority-lien tax revenue debt. He also looks at the latest state trends. John Hallacy hosts.
New York City Planning Commission Chair Marisa Lago talks about the work her department is doing to keep the city’s economy vibrant and growing, detailing the success of the East Midtown Rezoning Plan, the Jerome Avenue revitalization and the 2020 census plans. Chip Barnett hosts.
Just a few months after the implementation of new tax legislation, the municipal market has a different look and feel to it. Sean Carney, managing director and head of municipal strategy at BlackRock, discusses what impact the new tax laws have already had on munis, and what other ripple effects the market could see down the road. Hosted by Aaron Weitzman.
Kurt Forsgren, managing director of S&P, discusses climate change, ESG, infrastructure approaches — especially tolling — and trade policy and what each means for a municipality’s rating. John Hallacy hosts.
Joe Salvo, New York City’s chief demographer, talks about the 2020 census and how the city is preparing to count millions of people and housing units, including up to 1 million immigrants who may be intimidated by the new citizenship question. He also speaks about the new website tool the City Planning Department unveiled last week. Chip Barnett and Paul Burton host.
The dynamics of the market are ever changing, but municipals are relatively rich versus other asset classes. Pat Luby, senior municipal strategist at CreditSights, discusses inflows, lower trading levels, and the richness of munis. John Hallacy hosts.
Gary Pzegeo, head of fixed income at CIBC Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, discusses the changes at the Fed, including two new nominees, and what this means for monetary policy and the possibility of dynamic inflation targeting. Gary Siegel hosts.
While there have been many attempts to contain healthcare costs, bond specialist Randy Miller and Dr. Philip Romero of the University of Oregon discuss their “Health Insurance Revenue Bond” and how this new approach in prerefunding liability can contain costs. John Hallacy hosts.
German Ramirez of HJ Sims talks from Puerto Rico about the situation on the island, and discusses PREPA, the Commonwealth’s fiscal plan, the future of public-private alliances and what it all means for bondholders. Chip Barnett hosts.