Municipal All-Star Program
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December 7, 2016
India House
New York, NY


Providing recognition for the nation's best and brightest since 1992.

SMITH's Research & Gradings has been providing recognition for the achievements and fine work of municipal professionals since 1992. SMITH's Municipal All-Star Program is the only program that consistently and prominently provides recognition in the municipal space.

SMITH’s Municipal All-Star Program starts with the formation of SMITH's Blue Ribbon Ballot Committee of Portfolio Managers in January and February. Members of SMITH’s Blue Ribbon Ballot Committee are asked to nominate the nation’s leading municipal analysts to the ballot. Completed ballot nomination forms are sent back in early summer.

Once the ballot nominations are compiled and verified, the final ballot is sent out to 1,000 institutional investors for voting. Only Institutional Investors can vote. Each ballot is identified with a unique voter I.D. Investors have the option of completing the paper ballot or registering to vote online in the electronic voting booth .

SMITH’s Municipal All-Star Program includes rating agencies, sellside and buyside firms as well as independent research analysts.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Investment Officers

  • Directors of Taxable & Tax-Exempt Fixed-Income

  • Portfolio Managers

  • Credit Analysts at Investment Firms

  • Wall Street Analysts

  • Rating Agency

  • Financial Advisors

  • Bond Counsel

  • Accounting Firms

  • Bond Insurance

SMITH’s Research & Gradings

SMITH’s Research and Gradings was founded by Terence Smith in 1992 to provide independent research and third-party analysis for institutional investors. SMITH’s reports have become bellwether publications, often predicting significant trends and spotlighting controversial subjects sometimes months before they come to light elsewhere. Increasingly acknowledged as an effective, objective industry watchdog, SMITH’s analysis provide a critical look at the creditworthiness of bond issues and the actions of rating agencies.


Schedule of Events

11:30 AM Cocktail Reception

12:15 PM Luncheon

1:15 PM Award Presentations

2:30 PM Conclusion


Gold Sponsors

BofA Merrill Lynch Investortools Merritt Research
S&P Global  McDonnell Investments  BlackRock
Wells Fargo Moody's  
Silver Sponsors

Registration Information

Registration Fees

$550 per person General.
$175 State & Local Governments.
$225 Investors
Registration fee includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks during the conference.

Payment by credit card, company check or personal check is required prior to the conference.

Cancellations are subject to a $100 service fee. Cancellations will be accepted up to 30 days prior to the Conference in order to receive a refund.

Cancellations after the 30 day cut-off will receive a registration credit toward a future SMITH’s conference program. Credits will be issued at the original registration rate and will be valid for 12 months. Registration credit requests must be received by the last day of the conference.
Substitutions from your company will be accepted any time prior to the conference.

Dress Code
Business Attire.


Smith's All-Star Awards Luncheon


India House

One Hanover Square

New York, New York 10004





Contact Information

Phone: (571) 299-4954
Fax: (571) 299-3261


Mail: TMS Holdings, Inc.,
P.O. Box 1195, Great Falls, VA 22066