Munis Session 2: City Credit Review

VIDEO October 9, 2015

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

Tom Tzitzouris

Vice President, Strategas Research Partners

Mr. Tzitzouris is a vice president at Strategas, directing the Firm's fixed income research efforts. His work touches on all aspects of broad market fixed income strategy, as well as clients' asset/liability management needs. His focus includes interest rate and credit term structure strategies, callable bond analysis, sector relative value research and valuation analysis for Treasury, agency and high grade corporates. Prior to joining Strategas, Mr. Tzitzouris worked as a senior analyst at Fannie Mae, leading Fannie's independent debt valuation team, and had previously spent time as a debt and derivatives analyst at Freddie Mac. Mr. Tzitzouris began his career ... Read More

Matthew T. Reining

Analytical Manager for U.S. Public Finance State and Local Government, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Matthew T. Reining is the analytical manager for U.S. Public Finance State and Local Government group’s Western region credits at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. Based in the San Francisco office, he leads a team of 15 analysts working on local government credit analysis. Matt has analytical expertise in assessing the credit quality of general obligation, appropriation, tax increment, special tax, school district, water-sewer and special district bonds. His analytical work focuses on California, Arizona and Colorado credits. Matt is a key member of the special district and land-backed sector and is also an internal short-term debt sector leader. Matt has ... Read More

Eric Platt

Correspondent, Financial Times

Eric Platt is US capital markets correspondent for the Financial Times, covering corporate and municipal bonds. He is based in New York.
Previously, he was a founding correspondent of the Financial Times’ breaking news service, fastFT, which provides market-moving news and views, 24-hours a day. ... Read More