web
analytics

Municipal

Filtered topics, articles and news for Smith's Research & Gradings

ESG is Here to Stay (Part Two)

We're seeing a continued growth of ESG investment globally and more specifically, the growth of ESG portfolios within the Muni Bond Market. Incorporating environmental performance and governance standards should be used as risk reduction tools in the investment decision process and in monitoring bond performance.

Read full articlefree membership required to read articleSubscription required to read articleSubscription required to read article

A Farewell to Froehlich

Smith's Cadre of Affordable Housing Finance is sad to announce the passing of Richard Froehlich, First Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York City Housing Development Corporation.

Read full articlefree membership required to read articleSubscription required to read articleSubscription required to read article

Robust Demand for Taxable and Tax Exempt Municipals Bonds Will Fuel Issuance in 2021

We have reached the point where interest rates have become sufficiently low that the viability of issuing taxable municipal bonds to refund higher coupon tax-exempt bonds in an issuer’s capital structure has become an active strategy.

Read full articlefree membership required to read articleSubscription required to read articleSubscription required to read article

S&P Outlook 2021

S&P Global Public Finance launched the 2021 Credit Calendar with its Outlook for State and Local Governments. From a credit standpoint, state and local governments have navigated and led through significant challenges over time, and S&P expects this to continue.

Read full articlefree membership required to read articleSubscription required to read articleSubscription required to read article

Fitch on Transportation

2020 was a year unlike any other due to the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, with no infrastructure asset being hit harder than demand-based transportation, according to Fitch on their 2021 US Transportation Outlook webinar.

Read full articlefree membership required to read articleSubscription required to read articleSubscription required to read article

One Team

Congratulations to the analysts elected to receive the great and important honor of belonging to Smith's All-Star Analysts Team in 2020. Even if awards and accolades are presented by presidents and kings, none will be more important than the 2020 All-Star Municipal Analyst Award.

Read full articlefree membership required to read articleSubscription required to read articleSubscription required to read article

Treasury Secretary to Close COVID-19 Lending Facilities

On Thursday, November 19, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin sent a letter to Fed Chair Powell indicating that he would be allowing most of the Fed's 13(3) emergency lending facilities to expire at year-end, and requesting that the Fed "return unused funds to the Treasury" in order for Congress to "re-appropriate $455 billion, consisting of $429 billion in excess Treasury funds for the Federal Reserve facilities and $26 billion in unused Treasury direct loan funds."

Read full articlefree membership required to read articleSubscription required to read articleSubscription required to read article

Newsmaker Profile: Robin Prunty

In a survey of readers, Smith's Research & Gradings asked about people who have done a great job during this Coronavirus crisis. Robin Prunty, Managing Director, Head of Analytics and Research at S&P Global Ratings came up a number of times, prompting our conversation with her.

Read full articlefree membership required to read articleSubscription required to read articleSubscription required to read article
Get the whitepaper now!

Don't miss our Latest publication insights!

Smith's Research & Gradings focuses on the people, sectors and news that matter the most to you. Smith's analysis is an indispensable part of Wall Street and the world's capital markets. Our approach was inspired by the need for a consistent analytical approach across all asset classes. Smith's Gradings are a time-tested, performance proven, and principles-based approach to risk. We go beyond the numbers to connect the dots for the world's decision makers. We can enhance the performance of investments in assets around the globe, while helping to ensure the safety of portfolios here at home.

Subscribe To Download