Handbook of Municipal Bonds

ISBN-10: 0470108754
ISBN-13: 9780470108758
Edition: 2008
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Description: A comprehensive guide to today's municipal bond industry In The Handbook of Municipal Bonds, editors Sylvan Feldstein and Frank Fabozzi provide traders, bankers, and advisors-among other industry participants-with a well-rounded look at the  More...

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Book details

List price: $180.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1376
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

A comprehensive guide to today's municipal bond industry In The Handbook of Municipal Bonds, editors Sylvan Feldstein and Frank Fabozzi provide traders, bankers, and advisors-among other industry participants-with a well-rounded look at the fast-changing field of municipal bonds. In addition to covering credit research, portfolio management, and critical legal and tax issues, readers are introduced to a variety of new innovations in financial structures. These include credit default swaps, derivatives, tender option bonds, and much more. Readers also discover how to effectively use these instruments in their everyday financial endeavors as well as learn why both buyers and issuers must pay close attention to the risks found within this evolving market. Sylvan G. Feldstein, PhD (New York, NY) is a Director in the Investment Department of the Guardian Life Insurance Company specializing in tax-exempt, taxable, and non-U.S. municipal bonds. Frank J. Fabozzi, PhD, CFA (New Hope, PA) is Professor in the Practice of Finance at Yale University's School of Management and the Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management.

Douglas J. Lucas is Executive Director and Head of CDO Research at UBS. He is also Chairman of The Bond Market Association's CDO Research Committee and ranked top three in CDO research in the Institutional Investor's fixed income analyst survey. Lucas has been involved in the CDO market for nearly two decades, having developed Moody's rating methodology for CDOs in 1989.LAURIE S. GOODMAN, PhD, is Managing Director and co-Head of Global Fixed Income Research at UBS. She manages U.S. Securitized Products and Treasury/Agency/Derivatives Research. Goodman has worked on Wall Street for over twenty years and is well regarded by the investor community, having won more #1 slots on the Institutional Investor All-American Fixed Income Team than any other analyst.FRANK J. FABOZZI, PhD, CFA, CPA, is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Becton Fellow at Yale University's School of Management and a Fellow of the International Center for Finance. Fabozzi is the Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management.

Foreword
Preface
About The Editors
Contributing Authors
The Sell Side: The Originators of Deals
The Central Place of States and Local Governments in American Federalism
An Overview of Investment Banking
Chapter 3. Role of the Financial Advisor
Method of Sale in the Municipal Bond Market
The Role of Bond Counsel in Public Agency Financing
The Role of Counsel to the Underwriters
Summary of Federal Tax Requirements for Tax-Exempt Bonds
The Role of the Municipal Bond Trustee
The Last Resort for Financially Distressed Municipalities
Subnational Infrastructure Finance in the Emerging Markets: A Financial Guaranty Perspective
The Role of the Rating Agencies
Municipal Bond Refundings
Public-Private Partnerships
The Sell Side: Distribution and Market-Making Roles
The Role of Underwriter
The Roles of Traders and Brokers
Municipal Arbitrage and Tender Option Bonds
Interest Rate Swaps and Their Application to Tax-Exempt Financing
The Regional Firm: Its Customers, Traders, and Institutional Salespeople
Changing Roles of Buyers and Sellers of Municipal Bonds: One Participant's View
The Depository Trust Company and Real-Time Price Transparency
i-Deal/Ipreo: the Transaction Platform
Compliance Issues
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
The Role of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Sarbanes-Oxley and the Securities and Exchange Commission
Using Auditing Techniques to Develop Investment Adviser Compliance Procedures
Rule 2a-7: Legal and Research Issues for Tax-Exempt Money Market Funds 9
Fixed Income Analysis of Municipal Products
Evaluation of Municipal Bonds
Valuation of Municipal bonds with Embedded Options
Analyzing and Evaluating Tax-Exempt Indexed Floaters: Investor and Issuer Perspectives
Municipal Inverse Floating Rate Securities
Analyzing Portfolios Daily
Discovering Relative Value Using Custom Indices
Municipal Bond Swaps
The Tax Treatment of Municipal Bonds
The Buy Side: Institutional Investors
Managing a National Municipal Bond Fund
Managing a High-Yield Municipal Fund
Managing Municipal bonds for Property and Casualty Insurance Companies for Total Return

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