Munis Session 1: Broad Municipal Market Review – Are Munis Rich or Cheap?

VIDEO October 9, 2015

Speaker / Author

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

Mary Francoeur

Managing Director at Assured Guaranty

Mary Francoeur is Assured Guaranty’s managing director responsible for business development and underwriting for Northeast US public finance and project finance and utilities in the Americas.  Mary joined Assured in February 2008, and has successfully closed new construction transportation, energy and stadium transactions. Previously, Mary worked at FGIC and Moody’s Investors Service; she started her career in financial management roles with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the City of Jersey City. Mary has a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University where she also earned her B.A. in newspaper journalism and political ... Read More

Sean Carney

Director, Head of Municipal Strategy, BlackRock

Sean Carney, Director, is the Head of Municipal Strategy at BlackRock, one of the largest managers of U.S. municipal bond assets. He is also a member of the firm's Investment Strategy Team, a nine-member committee led by Peter Hayes and tasked with setting the strategic direction of BlackRock's tax-exempt product suite. Mr. Carney has 13 years' experience in the industry, having joined BlackRock in 2007 as a municipal bond trader on the Private Investor platform and previously working as a municipal bond broker at Chapdelaine & Co. in New York City. In his current role as Head Municipal Strategist, Mr. Carney monitors ... Read More

Kathleen McNamara

Senior Municipal Bond Strategist, Wealth Management Research, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Kathleen is a Strategist for Wealth Management Research (WMR), and member of the Fixed Income Team, focusing on the municipal bond market. She joined WMR in 2006 as a supervisory analyst and member of the Research Review Committee. Prior to joining WMR, Kathleen headed the portfolio analytics group within Investment Solutions and was the Municipal Bond Strategist for private clients in the Municipal Securities Group. With over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, Kathleen has also worked at Lehman Brothers and Smith Barney developing municipal bond portfolio strategies for high net worth individuals, small corporations, and private clients. Kathleen ... Read More

Joe Mysak

Editor of "Municipal Market"

Joe Mysak, Jr., has been covering the municipal market since January of 1981, when he was hired at The Daily Bond Buyer. He served as copy editor, reporter, assistant managing editor, managing editor, editor, and editor and publisher. In 1994 he joined the Interest Rate Publishing Co. to put out the fortnightly Grant's Municipal Bond Observer. In 1999, he joined Bloomberg News. He is currently the editor of the daily Bloomberg Brief, ``Municipal Market.'' He is the author of, among other titles, the ``Handbook for Muni-Bond Issuers'' (1998) and ``The Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds'' (2012). ... Read More