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NAMA Webinar Series - Muni Market Hot Topics
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

On Thursday, December 10 from 2-4ET, NAMA will be holding a webinar on Muni Market Hot Topics.

Register for the event through this link -

Attendees must register for each webinar in order to receive the attendee link.  Access to the recording of the event will also be provided.

NAMA members will be invoiced following the event - $50 for individual webinars, and $200 for the entire series.


Where We are and Where the Market is Going – Considerations for 2021

Chris Mier – President and CEO, Rosebud Strategy

Chris will provide NAMA members with a broad overview of market and macroeconomic dynamics as we close out the tumultuous year of 2020 and prepare for 2021.

The Transition Out of LIBOR: What Issuers May Ask of Their MA

Pat McCoy – Director of Finance, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Pat will discuss the broad initiatives related to the transition out of LIBOR and how issuers may rely on the MAs to review and reestablish various financial contracts to reflect these changes.

Credit Overview – The Muni Market and COVID

Geoff Buswick – Managing Director and Sector Leader, S&P Global Ratings – U.S. Public Finance Sector

The muni market has thus far weathered the COVID crisis without significant credit disruptions.    However, as the crisis continues, the market may see shifts in the year ahead.  Geoff will discuss this dynamic as well as other general credit factors that MAs should be thinking about related to muni credits.

What’s Driving the Increase in Use of Bond Insurance and Highlighting Green Bonds

Juliet Stiehl – Director of the East Region Public Finance Group, BAM

Alex Vaisman – Director of the West Region Public Finance Group, BAM

Juliet and Alex will give an overview of how and why muni transactions are increasing the use of bond insurance and an outlook on the growth of the green bond market.

MAs and Underwriters - Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Michael Decker – Senior Vice President, Federal Policy and Research - Bond Dealers of America

Susan Gaffney – Executive Director, NAMA

Michael and Susan will discuss some of the key policy and market dynamics between underwriters and municipal advisors, and how both in policy matters and in transactions these parties can better understand their roles and responsibilities.