SEC Charges 71 Municipal Issuers with MCDC Violations
The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged 71 municipal issuers and other obligated persons for violations with municipal bond offerings, related to the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC).
Requirements by the SEC and MSRB By Jim Harrington, Senior Municipal Advisor
A negotiated sale occurs when you select an underwriter to buy your Bonds. These disclosures are significant and should be heeded. They may have already been provided to you, and if not, they will be provided prior to the sale of your bonds.
Five Tips for Crafting an RFP for Professional Services
How to Maximize the Quality of Responses By Matthew Dempsey, Municipal Advisor
Throughout all our markets, Ehlers replies to dozens of Requests for Proposals ("RFPs") each year. We have seen how a good RFP can generate interest and provide key information our clients need to select a consultant that best suits their needs. Below are five key points that an RFP should include to maximize the number and quality of responses.
How Should Issuers Respond to Market Volatility? By Deb Hinsvark, Municipal Advisor
Since the presidential election, municipal bond yields are up across the yield curve. The Bond Buyer "20 Bond index" shows average yields on a group of municipal bonds that mature in 20 years and have an average rating equivalent to Moody's Aa2 and S&P's AA.