Alan Rechtschaffen, portfolio manager at UBS Financial Services, discusses how the Federal Reserve is working to normalize rates amid a shortage of members, and the nominees to fill those empty seats. Gary Siegel hosts.
Bond lawyer Jonathan Ballan chimes in on creative bond deals, tax-law changes, mortgage financing, mass transit and his recent move to Cozen O’Connor. He also makes a heartfelt plea for municipal and political leaders to weigh in and help “stop the carnage” from the opioid crisis. Paul Burton hosts.
Former Atlantic City Mayor Donald Guardian delves into his four years trying to turnaround a struggling gambling hub that nearly defaulted and his clashes with then New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prior to a state takeover taking effect in late 2016. Andrew Coen hosts.
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.