Municipal Bonds in 2011: A Bond Market in Turmoil

Presented by

Michelle Bernardi Landis, Sr. Vice President; Justin Formas, Director of Municipal Credit Research

About this talk

Sensational news stories of a looming municipal debt crisis – many warranted, many overblown – rang in the New Year. A few months later, uncertainty still overshadows the municipal bond market. Join our municipal bond experts for a timely, in-depth discussion on the critical topics in 2011, including: •Municipal default fears. The threat of municipal bankruptcy is a powerful, emotional force in today’s market. But what’s the reality? •Independent credit analysis. The three “must ask” questions to analyze any municipal bond investment in a post-insurance world – and why smaller issuers are often healthier credits. •Traditional portfolio structure. Why a traditional portfolio structure is a sensible way to prepare for future bond market turmoil and volatility. How well do you know the bonds in your portfolio?

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