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Speaking Engagements and Events


Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Volcker Alliance and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

On Monday, September 17, MMA’s Matt Fabian will join the Volcker Alliance and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago who will hold a one-day conference to examine ways that state governments may be able to avert future budgetary crises. The event, titled “Preventing the Next State Budget Crisis: Improving Budget Transparency to Bolster Fiscal Sustainability”, will take place in Chicago, and is expected to draw public finance experts, government officials, academia, business leaders, public policy analysts, and the media

Matt Fabian
Partner

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Sep
11
2:00 PM14:00

Conference Call: Discusssing amicus curiae brief filed by the NFMA

On Tuesday, September 11 at 2pm Eastern Time MMA’s Lisa Washburn, co-chair of the NFMA's Industry Practices Committee, will be moderating a call covering the amicus curiae brief filed by the NFMA in support of the appeal in connection with the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority bonds ruling.

Lisa Washburn
Managing Director

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Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

6th Annual Municipal Finance Conference

Discussant for Andrew Kalotay’s paper on Creating a Live Yield Curve in the Illiquid muni market.  Discussed were the challenges and risks associated with emphasizing offering levels rather than actual transactions, as well as the limited amount of data for such daily consistent analysis.  Finally the indigenous flaw of municipal benchmarks and valuations was discussed - inability of municipal cash bond to sold “short.” This single characteristic not only limiting the market’s ability to correct a price that is too high, but also that inhibits the creation of efficient and effective derivative tools.

Thomas Doe
President and Managing Partner

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May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Government Finance Officers Association National Conference

A Look Into the Future: Market Overview and Expectations – A forward looking discussion regarding the current context of the municipal market regarding conditions for raising capital as well as a discussion of new concepts for raising revenue for infrastructure funding including, inclusion of data companies in infrastructure investment, driverless cars (vehicle miles travelled tax) and regulating drone usage over roads in order totoll for air space usage.

Thomas Doe
President and Managing Partner

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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

National Federation of Municipal Analysts National Conference

Up-to-Date Interest Rate Curve & Tax Law Changes – A discussion of post-presidential election volatility, the probability of administration tax reform policies impacting primary and secondary markets, valuations, liquidity and the changing investor base – especially international investment in municipals.   Also a perspective on credit conditions particularly the adversity facing the state of Connecticut.

Thomas Doe
President and Managing Partner

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May
2
9:00 AM09:00

Professional Risk Managers International Association

Changes and impacts of United States Tax Reform and Infrastructure Spending – A discussion of how to fund US infrastructure and review of the potential impact of a corporate tax cut or broader tax reform on the municipal market – particularly the possible shifts in institutional holdings of municipals.

Thomas Doe
President and Managing Partner

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Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Pacific Regional Bond Outing

Trump and Municipals: 1Q17 – A presentation on the first quarter’s activity in the Trump administration and the possible policies in 2017 from the administration and Congress.  In addition, a perspective on the impact of possible changes in bank regulation and how it may revitalize TOB programs and change the fixed-income composition of bank portfolios.

Thomas Doe
President and Managing Partner

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