Munis Session 3: Puerto Rico Update

VIDEO October 9, 2015

Speaker / Author

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner and Chief Economist of Strategas

Mr. Rissmiller is a founding Partner of Strategas and has directed the Firm's macroeconomic research efforts since 2006. He oversees Strategas' thematic research as well as high-frequency econometric forecasting.

Prior to co-founding Strategas in 2006, Mr. Rissmiller was an Economist and Managing Director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. Before joining ISI, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, focusing on the analysis of U.S. macroeconomic data and price/wage forecasting models. He is frequently quoted in the financial press. ... Read More

Michael Comes

Vice President of Research & Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors

Michael Comes, CFA serves Cumberland Advisors as Vice President of Research and Portfolio Manager. He joined Cumberland Advisors in 2008 after graduating with a B.A. in economics from Dickinson College. Michael earned the CFA Charter in 2012. His responsibilities include research of current and prospective bond holdings, both tax-exempts and BABs, as well as trading of tax-exempts and BABs on Cumberland’s fixed income desk. In addition, Mr. Comes works with Cumberland’s IT department and assists Cumberland’s Vice Chairman and Chief Monetary Economist, Robert Eisenbeis, in developing Cumberland’s proprietary rating and forecasting models. Mr. Comes was born in Paris, France and grew up ... Read More

Charles Gabriel

President, Capital Alpha

Charles Gabriel is a 32 year veteran of political forecasting for institutional investors and president of Capital Alpha. In addition to election risk and overall policy-related investment strategy, he specializes in trends and developments impacting the mortgage, specialty finance and education sectors. From 1995 to 2007, Gabriel worked for Prudential Financial, ultimately serving as senior vice president and head of Prudential Equity Group (PEG) Washington Research. He joined Prudential in February 1995, 12 years after entering the field as a partner in The Washington Forum, a division of the former Drexel Burnham Lambert. He was cited on the Institutional Investor All-American Team every ... Read More

Michael McKee

International Economics and Politics Correspondent, Bloomberg Radio/TV

Michael McKee is the International Economics and Policy Correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Radio, covering market and political developments, economic trends and central banks in the United States and around the globe. He was formerly co-host of Bloomberg Radio's daily "Surveillance" program, and the weekly political program "Bloomberg View."  McKee covered Congress, the White House, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department for Bloomberg News, and has written for Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg Businessweek, and  He's been a regular at many international economic gatherings, including meetings of the G-7, the World Bank and IMF, APEC, and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Prior ... Read More