An introduction to municipal bonds

Presented by

Jeffrey Burger, Senior Portfolio Manager

About this talk

Municipal bonds are high quality instruments designed to finance US infrastructure. Municipal bonds finance transportation, social infrastructure, public utilities and energy. The default rates for investment grade municipal bonds from 1970 to 2020 is 0.09% compared to 2.17% for investment grade global corporates[1] So, for investors seeking both yield and safety they maybe an appropriate investment. Municipal bonds are designed to fund infrastructure that provides a positive impact for local communities. [1] Source: Moody's cumulative default rates by rating category. 1970-2020

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