Debtwire Municipal Credit Forum

October 11, 2017 | JW Marriott, Chicago

Welcome to Debtwire's inaugural Municipal Credit Forum!

Municipal credit analysis has evolved since the collapse of the bond insurers almost a decade ago following the financial crises. Please join the Debtwire team and esteemed panelists at this October's inaugural Muni Credit Forum for insightful conversations around the risks and rewards of muni investing.

    • 08:00

      Registration and Breakfast

    • 08:25

      Welcome Remarks

      Paul Greaves
      Paul Greaves
      Managing Editor, Debtwire Municipals
    • 08:30

      Evaluating Distressed Municipalities

      What warning signs should muni investors heed and what indicates an issuer is determined to turnaround its finances?

      Panelists will cover financial, debt and demographic issues that investors should focus on, including but not limited to:

      • Red flags for investors in places like Hartford and Chicago
      • Applicable lessons from restructurings like Stockton, Detroit and other bankruptcies?
      Craig  Walker
      Craig Walker
      Vice President, IFS Securities
      Mark  Whitaker
      Mark Whitaker
      Vice President, Mesirow Financial
      Mark A.  Angelov
      Mark A. Angelov
      Partner, Arent Fox LLP
      Seth  Brumby
      Seth Brumby
      Deputy Editor, Debtwire Municipals (moderator)
    • 09:30

      Coffee Networking Break

    • 09:45

      Death by a 1,000 Paper Cuts – Incremental Credit Decline in Municipal Borrowers

      Over the last 10 years, many municipalities and states have struggled to recover from the financial crises, forcing a reckoning with the debt market and pension obligations.

      Panelists will explore the challenges and trends in front of financially afflicted states and municipalities that will include, but not be limited to:

      • New dynamic for struggling states like Illinois and Connecticut
      • Managing long-term liabilities in places like Dallas and Houston
      Richard A.  Ciccarone
      Richard A. Ciccarone
      President & CEO, Merritt Research Services, LLC
      Philip J. Fischer
      Philip J. Fischer
      Head of Municipal Bond Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
      Gregory A. Clark
      Gregory A. Clark
      Head of Municipal Research, Debtwire Municipals (moderator)
    • 10:45

      Closing Remarks

      Paul Greaves
      Paul Greaves
      Managing Editor, Debtwire Municipals
    • 11:00

      Conclusion of Event

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JW Marriott Chicago
151 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
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