BAM is partnering with CNBC to raise awareness about the municipal bond market through a new regular “Muni Money” segment. For the first report, Tom Kozlik from Hilltop securities was interviewed by host Kelly Evans about the recent trend of strong inflows to municipal bond mutual funds, despite the ongoing concerns about whether the Federal … Continue reading "Home"
The Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District #7 is selling approximately $60 million of levee improvement revenue bonds to help restore and stabilize the badly eroded bank of the Brazos River bordering the District. BAM’s latest Credit Insights Video discusses the credit securing the bonds and how BAM verified that they align with the ICMA’s … Continue reading "Home"
Build America Mutual Pension Actuary Les Richmond explains how investment losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to impact public pension funding ratios and why individual states and cities may see significantly different outcomes — forcing municipal bond investors to carefully consider the implications for their specific holdings.
Federal, state, and local government reactions to the spread of the novel coronavirus and a surge in COVID-19 cases are leading to a wave of questions about the fundamental credit quality of U.S. municipal bond issuers, given the potential for extended disruptions to economic activity. To help investors understand BAM's…
NEW YORK, June 30, 2020 - S&P Global Ratings announced that it has affirmed Build America Mutual's AA rating and stable outlook, the strongest rating S&P assigns to any active bond insurer.