New York, NY, October 23, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: Municipal Bonds: Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Risks in 2015 & Beyond. This two-hour event is scheduled on November 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.
Recent defaults, bankruptcies and fiscal challenges have raised concerns regarding the security and credit worthiness of municipal bonds. The City of Detroit’s financial collapse in 2013 directly affected the municipal bond market in this manner.
Historically, the risks associated with municipal bonds have been largely controlled by tax policies and interest rates and generally have been relatively low. Overall, municipal bonds have tended to be perceived as more secure investments than corporate bonds and other types of securities. Although municipal bonds have generally provided lower interest rates (yields), their favorable taxation treatment has made them highly-attractive investments.
However, recent developments and trends have called into question this traditional view of the municipal bond market, raising issues concerning the risks of these investments. There has been an increase in litigation, including enforcement proceedings and actions, as a result of the heightened scrutiny of the market by the SEC and other regulators. Understanding and assessing the risks is critical in order to minimize exposure and maximize the benefits associated with municipal bonds.
In this two-hour, live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will review the historical trends in the municipal bond market; discuss current developments, key issues and challenges facing the market; discuss current risks, and increased litigation and regulatory scrutiny and enforcement; and explain how market participants can take steps to maximize opportunities and minimize risks. The panel of speakers will provide insight into the market trends and regulatory and litigation issues for bond issuers, broker-dealers, advisors, and legal counsel.
Topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Historical Trends in the Municipal Bond Market
- Current Developments and Updates
- Key Issues and Challenges Facing the Market
- Current Risks and Opportunities
- Litigation, Regulatory Scrutiny and Enforcement
- Best Practices to Mitigate Risk
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Elaine C. Greenberg
CEO and Co-Founder
Howell Linkous & Nettles, LLC
Alan B. Linkous
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