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CNBC FA Summit June 2022: What’s Next for Muni Bonds?

BAM's Michael Stanton moderated a discussion with Nuveen's Patrick Maher and New York City's David Womack about the outlook for municipal bond investing in the second half of 2022, after a first half in which the market posted its worst performance in more than 40 years.

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How Pinal County, Ariz., Is Helping Jump-Start EV Production

Pinal County, Arizona, is selling $115 million of municipal #GreenBonds that will be used to purchase land that will be leased to Lucid Motors to expand its state of the are electric vehicle plant. Learn more about the transaction from the bond investor's viewpoint in our new #BAMCreditInsights video.

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Asset TV: Investing in Municipal Utility Districts

Understanding key credit factors that influence MUD investments

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COVID-19 and Pensions: Understanding the Long-Term Implications

BAM Pension Actuary Les Richmond discusses his new white paper, which focuses on the policy choices local governments face following the COVID pandemic and how they can drive long-term changes in the governments' pension risk profile.

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2021 Green Bond Outlook: Municipals

Three recent BAM GreenStar bond sales -- from Vallejo and Orange County, Calif., and Northglenn, Colo., highlight emerging trends in the market for U.S. municipal green bonds.

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Munis Q4 2020: Investor Outlook

Build America Mutual CEO Sean McCarthy and Bloomberg Radio’s Carol Massar discuss how municipal bond investors are responding to the risks posed by the COVID pandemic, as well as how the surge in taxable muni issuance is impacting the mix of buyers.

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How COVID Is Impacting Municipal Issuer Finances

Build America Mutual CEO Sean McCarthy spoke with Bloomberg Radio’s Carol Massar about the strength shown during the COVID pandemic by issuers of bonds for essential services like schools and water utilities.

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“Infrastructure Happens at the State and Local Level”

States and local governments pay for 70% of the infrastructure built in the US every year, and most of that funding comes from the sale of municipal bonds. Build America Mutual CEO Seán McCarthy spoke with Bloomberg Radio’s Carol Massar on November 4, 2020, about the implications of the election…

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The 2020 Election & What’s Ahead for US Infrastructure: Bloomberg Radio Interview: BAM CEO Seán McCarthy

BAM CEO Seán McCarthy discussed the outlook for U.S. infrastructure finance and the implications for municipal bond investors in an interview with Bloomberg Radio host Carol Massar on November 4, 2020.

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“Re-Training” a River to Protect a Texas Community

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…

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Muni Yields Continue to Rally: July 31 Weekly Update

Lower interest rates globally and continuing strong technicals in the tax-exempt market drove municipal yields lower this week, setting the stage for more issuers to save money with tax-exempt and taxable refinancings. BAM insured $140 million this week, and is on tap for more than $300 million of sales in…

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BAM Sponsors New “Muni Money” Segment on CNBC

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…