Looking forward to 2012, the municipal securities industry faces new and continuing challenges: headline risk influencing investor confidence; substantially reduced new issuance volume; Federal legislative proposals affecting tax exemption; and increased regulatory scrutiny and enforcement. These challenges also present new opportunities. Industry leaders and regulators will present their views on these issues in a forum where audience participation is encouraged.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Industry leaders and regulators will present their views on these issues in a forum which audience participation is encouraged. The target audience for this event includes broker-dealers, regional dealers, issuers, municipal advisors, letter of credit banks, portfolio managers, institutional investors, rating agencies, credit analysts, and internal and outside counsel.
PROGRAM TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Primary Markets Dynamics - Back to Basics or Time for Innovation?
- Developments in the Secondary Markets – Where is the Liquidity?
- Challenges in the Retail Market
- What is "Advice"?
- Short-Term and Variable Rate Financing Solutions