Bonds

Municipals were firmer Thursday as municipal bond mutual fund outflows returned, while U.S. Treasuries were steady and equities ended mixed. The three-year muni-UST ratio was at 55%, the five-year at 57%, the 10-year at 63% and the 30-year at 88%, according to Refinitiv MMD’s 3 p.m. ET read. ICE Data Services had the three at
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Last year continued the exciting trend of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) discussions in the municipal marketplace. These discussions were more organized compared to prior years due to both the request for information that was released by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and updated best practices of the Government Finance Officers Association. 2022 was a
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board wrapped up its quarterly meeting last week discussing several important topics, but ended without taking or announcing any concrete actions. The meeting was the first of calendar year 2023, but the second of the MSRB’s fiscal year, which began Oct. 1 2022. The agenda for the meeting, which ended Thursday,
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The city of Miami and the county of Miami-Dade continue to rebound from the pandemic with unprecedented economic growth coupled with record low unemployment rates. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava unveiled plans to create an authority to fund innovation while Miami City Mayor Francis Suarez focused on the environment and housing affordability. “Companies will
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Republicans have finalized their roster of subcommittee chairs for the powerful House Ways and Means committee, one of the municipal market’s key panels. Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Mike Kelly will lead the newly-renamed tax subcommittee, formerly known as the Select Revenue Measures subcommittee, which writes tax policy and oversees tax collections. The position puts him in
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After five years of growth that followed a relaunch of its municipal business, UBS Financial Services cut from its banking ranks this week in the aftermath of a down year for issuance and headwinds for 2023. The firm slashed 20% of its overall municipal team — which includes banking, sales, trading and underwriting — with
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Municipals were steady Thursday in the secondary market while an $830 million deal from the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority took focus in the primary. U.S. Treasuries yields rose after the fourth-quarter gross domestic product report was better than expected and equities ended up. The three-year muni-UST ratio was at 54%, the five-year at 57%,
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The top bond counsel firms combined for a total of $359.123 billion in 7,878 transactions during 2022, down from the $456.136 billion in 11,819 deals in 2021. Only four firms remained in the same spot as in the prior last year: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Kutak Rock, Norton Rose Fulbright and Chapman and Cutler. Bryant
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Ramirez & Co. is expanding its public finance business across the country with the addition of three senior investment bankers in New York and Texas. Gabriella Briceno, Carlos Montoya, and Chapman Grumbles join the investment banking, brokerage, and advisory firm as senior investment bankers, sharing nearly 60 years of combined experience in the industry. The
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Roger Millar, AASHTO’s new president and chief of Washington’s Department of Transportation, joins Caitlin Devitt to talk about the rollout of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, how a tight labor market and inflation are impacting capital plans, what a divided Congress means for transportation and an update on the Pacific Northwest’s high speed rail project. (24
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