Experts and Industry Professionals to Discuss “Munis” on Sept. 29 in New York

September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015


Julia Strapp
Associate Director, Communications
Global Interdependence Center
[email protected]

Experts and Industry Professionals to Discuss “Munis”
on Sept. 29 in New York


What: Munis: Chicago, Detroit, Puerto Rico and More

This morning program will explore the current municipal market through sessions including “Are Munis Rich or Cheap?,” a review of city credit, and an update on Puerto Rico. The event will also feature a book signing by the authors of “Adventures in Muniland: A Guide to Municipal Bond Investing in the Post Crisis Era.”

Where: New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

When: September 29, 2015, from 8:15 a.m. to noon.

Who: This event will feature the following speakers and moderators:

  • Natalie R. Cohen, Managing Director, Municipal Securities Research, Wells Fargo Securities;
  • Michael Comes, Vice President of Research and Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors;
  • Mary Francoeur, Managing Director of Assured Guarantee;
  • Charles Gabriel, President of Capital Alpha Partners;
  • David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member and Master of Ceremony;
  • Mike McKee, Economics Editor, Bloomberg;
  • John Mousseau, Executive Vice President and Director of Fixed Income, Cumberland Advisors;
  • Joe Mysak, Editor of “Municipal Market,” Bloomberg;
  • Eric Gregory Platt, Correspondent, Financial Times;
  • Matthew Reining, Senior Director and Analytical Manager, Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services;
  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist of Strategas and GIC Vice Chair of Programs;
  • Jason Trennert, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist of Strategas Research Partners LLC;
  • Tom Tzitzouris, Director, Fixed Income Strategist, Strategas Research Partners; and
  • Michael Zezas, Chief Municipal Strategist, Morgan Stanley.

Contact: To register for this event or for more information please contact Julia Strapp, associate director of communications for the Global Interdependence Center, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

About the Global Interdependence Center:

The Global Interdependence Center is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate thoughtful, global dialogue on a wide range of issues that affect the international community, including economics, health care and government. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at