Market Commentary

20 Feb 2020
Melissa Buck

U.S. Economic Growth Continues

The U.S. economy continues to grow, in part due to strong consumer sentiment, low unemployment, and very low interest rates. However, signs of a recession continue to linger.
6 Feb 2020
Jonathan Schatz

Global Events Push “Safe Haven” Flows

Global markets have been shaken up by global events. The spread of coronavirus, Brexit, and the impeachment trial have sent investors to the bond market to shed risk on potentially slower growth. Municipal yields reached all-time lows last week and have only slowly rallied this week on positive economic data.
24 Jan 2020
Brian Reilly, CFA, CIPMA

Interest Rates in the New Year

The municipal market continues to remain strong for issuers. While the general trend of interest rates over the last month has been lower yields, municipal rates have declined even further. Investor demand remains robust and dealers are active in the primary market.
8 Jan 2020
Greg Johnson, CIPMA

2019 Review

Pent up demand for municipal bonds and declines in yields are a favorable combination for issuers entering 2020, coming off a year where municipal bond volume exceeded $400 billion for the fourth time in ten years.

Press Releases

13 Feb 2020

Ehlers Surpasses
$1 Billion in AUM

Late last week, Ehlers’ Investment Advisory service line surpassed $1 billion in assets under management (AUM), a major milestone for the company’s 13-year old business unit.
4 Oct 2019

Wilkie named to
Women in Public Finance
Board

Senior Disclosure Coordinator Emily Wilkie was named to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of Women in Public Finance.
3 Jun 2019

Ehlers Welcomes
Jerry Dudzik

Ehlers announced today that Senior Municipal Advisor Jerry Dudzik joined the firm’s Education Finance Team.  Jerry brings more than 20 years’ experience as a Wisconsin school business official to his role with Ehlers.

In the News

Monticello Times

Big Lake School Board Approves $7 Million Maintenance Bond

The Big Lake School Board awarded the sale of $7.35 million in general obligation facilities maintenance bonds at its Thursday, Jan. 23 meeting. Senior Municipal Advisor Shelby McQuay of school district financial advisor Ehlers, Inc., enthusiastically presented the low bid, a savings of $760,000 in interest over the 15 years compared to the pre-bond estimate of 2.7 percent.
Aitkin Age

Matthew Hammer and Greg Crowe Discuss Aitkin Public Schools Renovation Plans

As the renovation project at Aitkin High School comes close to entering its final phase, one piece of the puzzle has yet to be sorted – the location of the school offices.
Minnesota Cities Magazine

Brian Reilly, CFA, CIMPA Offers Tips For Financial Management Planning

Financial management planning is a smart, comprehensive way for your city to set a sustainable course for fiscal stability over a five- to 10-year horizon.

Client Alerts

13 Sep 2019

Fraudulent E-Mail Alert

Many Ehlers' clients and contacts may have received an email from firm Principal and Senior Municipal Advisor James Mann with the subject line "EHLERS-INC". The email is fraudulent. Please delete the message immediately.

Events

April 3, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis - University

Ehlers’ School Finance Seminar

Calling all Minnesota School Districts: It’s time to focus in on building outstanding learning communities across our great state. From referendum planning to business management best practices and financing capital projects, our Municipal Advisors and guest speakers will give you the tools you need to develop a clear vision for your district.
February 20-21, 2020
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

WI Public Finance Seminar

Join public finance and community development professionals from across the state as we explore the fundamentals and nuances of Tax Increment Financing, Bond Issuance and Debt Management, and Economic Development & Redevelopment.