Financial Literacy Day: Session I – Municipal Financial Market Development

VIDEO April 7, 2018

Speaker / Author

Natalie Cohen

Managing Director and Head of Municipal Research, Wells Fargo

Natalie Cohen is managing director and head of municipal research, a coverage area that launched in late 2010 as part of the Global Economics and Research group, at Wells Fargo Securities. She was previously president of National Municipal Research, Inc., an independent consulting company focused on state and local fiscal condition. Prior to National Municipal Research, she was managing director at Financial Security Assurance, a bond insurance company. She has also held positions in high yield municipal bond insurance at Enhance Financial Service Group, now Radian, and American Capital Access. In addition to bond insurance, Natalie was a vice president ... Read More

John Mousseau

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Fixed Income, Cumberland Advisors

John Mousseau is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Fixed Income at Cumberland Advisors. In this capacity, John also serves as a portfolio manager and has overall responsibility for portfolio construction, management, analysis, trading, and research for all tax-free and taxable bond accounts. His comments and analyses have appeared in The Bond Buyer, Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Times. He has also been a contributor to the Municipal Finance Journal. In addition, he has appeared on Bloomberg Television and Radio, Reuters, CNBC, and on Sarasota-Manatee’s local media for ... Read More

William J. Hogan

Senior Managing Director, Public Finance, Assured Guaranty

Bill manages the public finance business for the Assured Guaranty family of companies which includes Assured Guaranty Corp. and Assured Guaranty Municipal. Assured Guaranty’s public finance team underwrites financial guaranties for a broad range of municipal bond sectors including general obligation, transportation, utilities, healthcare, and infrastructure transactions. Bill began his career as a senior analyst at Moody’s Investors Service where he covered traditional municipal credits and project finance transactions.  He has held several senior underwriting and managerial positions in the bond insurance industry over that past 20 years. Bill is a graduate of Rutgers University.  He is a member of ... Read More

Hector Negroni

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Credit Opportunities (FCO)

Hector Negroni is the Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Credit Opportunities (FCO). He has been a leader in US public sector investing for the last three decades and his efforts have produced tens of billions of dollars of financing for infrastructure and essential services at the Federal, State and Local levels. He has pioneered innovative solutions for a wide range of governmental needs including: securitizations, structured products, public/private partnerships, tax credits, derivatives and direct lending initiatives. Prior to forming FCO, Mr. Negroni was the head of Municipal Trading at Goldman Sachs, charged with oversight over all ... Read More

James H. Pullen

Corporate Retirement Director, Morgan Stanley

James H. Pullen is a Certified Financial Planner, TM & Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, TM. He is a Financial Planning Specialist and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jim also holds the Morgan Stanley designation of Corporate Retirement Director. Jim and his wife reside in Bradenton, FL. ... Read More