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The Bond Buyer Podcast
28 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Neeraj Arora of Morgan Lewis explores trends and risks in energy storage and its continued growth during the pandemic. Paul Burton hosts.
8 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Why cities get into crypto
Geoffrey Buswick and Todd Kanaster of S&P Global Ratings, talk with Chip Barnett about all things cryptocurrency. They look at why municipalities are getting into blockchain technology and crypto. What are the risks and rewards?
24 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Tailoring ESG to fit a vast muni market
Challenges abound in meeting the needs of both investors and issuers in incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into the municipal market. Jasper Cox, Fixed Income Analyst at the PRI, Principles for Responsible Investment, gives insights into how the market can adapt.
22 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Return of the BABs: What's good and bad for the tax-exempt market
Chris Johns and JT Thompson, portfolio managers at the Aquila Group of Funds talk about the possible return of a BABs-like program and if it’s good or bad news for the tax-exempt bond market. They also discuss infrastructure, tax-exempt advance refundings and monetary policy.
16 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
A call for transparency
Rachael Fauss of watchdog organization Reinvent Albany has a wish list for New York's new governor, Kathy Hochul, that includes a culture shift in budgeting. "We don't want to see business conducted in the dead of night." Paul Burton hosts. (15 minutes).
17 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Deadly legacy: Exposure to 9/11 toxic dust affects financial district workers
With the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks still fresh in our minds, Michael Barasch, managing partner at Barasch & McGarry, says less than 8% of the civilians who were in Lower Manhattan that day and the months after have registered for free federal programs offering health care protections and benefits. Municipal bond industry workers who worked or lived downtown in the several months that followed 9/11 can benefit from these programs too. Chip Barnett hosts. (15 minutes)
27 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Howard Cure of Evercore Wealth Management and Andrew Rein of the Citizens Budget Commission share memories of that day, how New York managed the crisis and prospects today as the city looks to recover from the pandemic. Paul Burton hosts. (26 minutes)
14 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
What’s in store for munis?
Cooper Howard, director of fixed income strategy at the Schwab Center for Financial Research, talks with Chip Barnett about what municipal bond investors can expect in the second half of the year – low yields and strong fundamentals. He looks at continuing bond fund inflows, rising taxable issuance and compressed spreads. (14 minutes/Taped Aug. 3).
18 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
In a return to normal, cities face risks
John Ceffalio, Senior Municipal Research Analyst at CreditSights, talks with Chip Barnett about what to expect in the second half of the year. He discusses municipal bond market fundamentals, credit and climate disclosure. And he looks at the pandemic’s long-term risks for U.S. cities as the work-from-home culture becomes stronger and how higher education will cope with a new reality. (18 minutes)
14 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Kentucky Gov. Beshear: Our state’s economy is on fire right now
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear talks with Chip Barnett about economic progress the Commonwealth has made this year and how the state-local government partnership strengthened during the pandemic. He describes the heartbreaking human cost of the virus, the deadly toll it took on residents and why the Delta variant is a continuing cause of concern. (14 minutes)
15 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
How New York manages debt
Deputy budget director David Womack explains what generates investor confidence in the city. Paul Burton and Chip Barnett host. (14 minutes)
28 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Will Fed taper be delayed?
Joe Kalish, chief global macro strategist at Ned Davis Research, discusses his thoughts on when the Federal Reserve will announce it will cut back on its asset purchases, the possibility of Chair Jerome Powell’s renomination and what to expect from the Jackson Hole summit. Gary Siegel hosts (27 minutes)
24 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
New York City budget director Jacques Jiha says proactive moves such as building reserves helped the city weather COVID-19 fiscal challenges. Paul Burton and Chip Barnett host. (23 minutes)
32 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Why the Fed needs to be patient
Ed Moya, senior market analyst for the Americas at OANDA, talks with Bond Buyer Managing Editor Gary Siegel about the upcoming FOMC meeting, inflation, the possibility of tapering and the future make-up of the Fed in a wide-ranging discussion on the economy and monetary policy. (31 minutes)
17 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Against cyber threats, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
S&P’s Tiffany Tribbitt and Geoffrey Buswick talk with Chip Barnett about what municipalities can do to counter the growing threat of cyber attacks and what steps cities and states can take after an incident happens. (15 minutes)
35 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Joseph Krist, publisher of Muni Credit News, explores state budgets, federal aid, climate change and cybersecurity. Paul Burton hosts. (34 minutes)
20 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
State Treasurer Shawn Wooden discusses the state's across-the-board bond rating upgrades, its immediate challenges and initiatives such as "CT Baby Bonds." Paul Burton hosts. (19 minutes)
17 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
The lingering effects of COVID-19
John Hallacy, founder of John Hallacy Consulting LLC, talks with Chip Barnett about the pandemic’s lingering credit impacts on state finances in a wide-ranging discussion of the many issues affecting the municipal market today. (17 minutes)
16 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Follow the money
Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of transparency organization OpenTheBooks.com, pinpoints examples of wasteful government spending and "filthy rich" communities and institutions getting federal bailout money. Paul Burton hosts (15 minutes).
12 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Special edition: High-stakes election, Part 2
In Part 2 of this special series, Northeast Regional Editor Paul Burton and guests Anthony Figliola, Andrew Rein and Nicole Gelinas discuss what the next New York mayor will inherit and what's needed to win back businesses and tourists. (11 minutes)
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