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Search Results: Bond Finance
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State of the Market 2021 - Climate Bonds Initiative
This is the first State of the Market Report for North America. This report describes the shape and size of labelled green, social and sustainability (GSS) debt issued by entities domiciled in either the USA or Canada extending to the end of March...
Limits of Disclosure Regulation in the Municipal Bond Market
Using a novel data set on municipal private debt disclosures, the authors of this academic research study the effectiveness and market impact of disclosure regulation in the municipal debt market. By comparing reportable private debt events to the...
COVID-19 Complicates Housing AffordabilityMembers only Login
This research from Fitch Ratings examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated housing affordability. Issues that led to the persistent housing unaffordability preceded COVID-19. The pandemic caused an economic contraction felt among millions...
Legislative Briefing - June 2021
This CDFA Legislative Briefing took place on June 16, 2021. We discussed the status of the infrastructure bill and CDFA's latest efforts on Capitol Hill. We also outlined important action items that you can take to ensure that bond financing...
Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic PlanMembers only Login
The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan provides broad recommendations are coupled with specific, actionable strategies. The implementation of this plan is critical to achieving greater agricultural and natural resource resiliency,...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Social Impact Investing: Credit Ratings for CDFIsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, we explored the trend of CDFIs furthering their social impact investing goals by obtaining credit ratings to issue debt.
CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Financing Food-Centered Redevelopment
During this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we explored how investing in food-centered redevelopment can restore local food systems infrastructure, catalyze additional neighborhood development, and protect healthy,...
IRS Publication 4079 - Tax-Exempt Governmental BondsMembers only Login
This publication provides an overview of the federal tax law rules that apply to municipal financing arrangements commonly known as “governmental bonds.” It is intended to help issuers meet federal tax law requirements to ensure that interest...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Social Justice and the Muni MarketsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we discussed strategies for aligning social justice priorities with bond financing and actions in the muni markets.
Community Serving Infrastructure: A Playbook for a New Infrastructure PartnershipMembers only Login
The New Partnership on Infrastructure seeks to advance national policies driven by local innovation, with cities serving as testbeds for experimentation and transferable solutions. This document champions that idea. It is a summation of local...
2021 Infrastructure Report Card - A Comprehensive Assessment of America's Infrastructure
The 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reveals we’ve made some incremental progress toward restoring our nation’s infrastructure. For the first time in 20 years, our infrastructure is out of the D range. While this report grades 17...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Forecasting the Bond Market Amid the RecoveryMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explored the economic recovery and how it will affect the bond market since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Mitigating Default Risk with Bond Guarantee ProgramsMembers only Login
During the final installment of this year’s CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series, we talked about bond guarantee and credit enhancement programs and how they can be a solution for long-term recovery.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Educational Facilities Funding SolutionsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explore how a myriad of development finance tools are being implemented strategically to support modernization projects and the new construction of educational...
The Municipal Liquidity Facility: How It WorksMembers only Login
The Municipal Liquidity Facility is a Federal Reserve program created in April as a new financing source for state and local governments. This MLF factsheet was produced by the Pew Charitable Trusts in October 2020.
Update on the Federal Reserve's Lending Facilities - November 23, 2020Members only Login
This report provides an update as of November 23, 2020 on all of the Federal Reserve's outstanding lending facilities. These include the Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF), the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), the Municipal Liquidity...
CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: An Advanced Discussion on RatingsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series, we gathered experts from the leading rating agencies for a timely discussion on ratings, long-term outlooks, and how municipal advisors determine the importance of rating deals.
IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-45: 2021 Housing Credit and Housing Bond Volume Caps
IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-45 sets out the 2021 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Bond Volume Caps.
Frequently Asked Questions - Advance Refunding of Municipal Bonds
The Public Finance Network, a coalition of bipartisan organizations, released a new report, the Advance Refunding Myth Buster. The report aims to educate and inform partners on advance refunding municipal bonds, a crucial infrastructure financing...
CDFA Reframe, Build, Plan: Restoring America's Local Food Systems
CDFA released the final publication of the CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series, Advancing Local Food Systems Through Development Finance. This webinar provides an overview of this publication as we review CDFA's framework for expanding traditional...
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Pricing Private Activity Bonds in Complex Capital StacksMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series, project finance experts and issuers discussed the viability of how private activity bond deals can fit into complex capital stacks.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Bond Financing for Disaster ResponseMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we looked at how bonds act as a resilient economic driver by financing the critical facilities and infrastructure that stabilize local economies during and after...
Leveraging Bond Financing to Support Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Goals: Resource Summary for State and Local GovernmentsMembers only Login
This resource summary is for state, local, and K-12 energy professionals and non-finance experts seeking to understand how bonds can be used to pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and initiatives. It outlines market trends in...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Understanding The Municipal Liquidity FacilityMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, finance experts discussed the Municipal Liquidity Facility's requirements, market trends since the MLF's launch, and what can be done to make the MLF an attractive...
Forward-Looking Statements in Municipal Disclosures
Due to recent events related to COVID-19, the SEC released a public statement on May 4, 2020, encouraging municipal issuers and issuers to consider voluntary disclosures of forward-looking information regarding the potential future impacts of...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Investing in Childcare Facilities Members only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will showcase various childcare facilities financing programs from across the country and highlight projects that have successfully utilized these tools.
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Today’s Bond Regulatory EnvironmentMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series, experts analyzed how recent regulatory actions have impacted how banks buy bonds and how deals are priced.
Washington Bond Cap Allocation Program: 2020 Biennial Policy Report and Activity SummaryMembers only Login
The Washington State Department of Commerce authors this biennial report on its Bond Cap Allocation Program for the state's legislature. This is the report for 2020.
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: What Worries Your Municipal AdvisorMembers only Login
What should issuers, underwriters, and advisors know about working with their team of professionals to complete a bond deal during times of crisis? This interview-style discussion featured a round-robin of advisors divulging the capital markets...
Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real EstateMembers only Login
Cultivating Development explores the mutually beneficial relationship between food-based amenities—such as working farms, community gardens, food halls, restaurants, and grocery stores—and real estate. Developers, owners, property managers,...
The Quest for Better Pricing: Human + MachineMembers only Login
PricingDirect, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co, recently joined the list of companies that deploy these innovative techniques, specifically Machine Learning (ML). Leveraging J.P. Morgan’s strengths in the application of ML within...
CDFIs and the Capital Markets - Tapping into Impact InvestorsMembers only Login
A new paradigm is emerging – one in which mainstream investors increasingly want to invest in the social, economic, and environmental well-being of communities. LISC's research paper, CDFIs and the Capital Markets: Tapping into Impact Investors,...
ICMA's Sustainability Standards and Labels for Green Bond Market Participants UpdatedMembers only Login
This document from the International Capital Market Association provides an overview for green bond market participants to consider when they are assessing the relevance, strengths, and weaknesses of various sustainability standards or labels as a...
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Impact of COVID-19 on the Bond MarketsMembers only Login
During the first installment of the CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series, we focused on the market impacts of COVID-19 through the start of June and what can be expected going forward.
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - State of the Bond Issuers
During the May 15, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, three top bond issuers discussed how issuers are faring during the COVID-19 crisis, the state of issuers' portfolios, issuers' concern about default risk, and how issuing...
Municipal Liquidity Facility Term Sheet - May 11, 2020
This is a term sheet for the Federal Reserve Bank's Municipal Liquidity Facility. It was updated on May 11, 2020.
Disrupted Economic Development Part Two: A Webinar for Public Sector Leaders
The second webinar in our disrupted economic development series features Baker Tilly’s municipal advisors in a conversation about how COVID-19 is impacting municipal finance and economic development in the public sector, specifically what...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Latest Movements in the Capital Markets
During the April 17, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, panelists discussed the latest movements in the capital markets. Speakers included Mike Decker with the Bond Dealers of America, Eric Kazatsky with Bloomberg Intelligence, Tom...
Report to Congress on the Federal Reserve's Municipal Liquidity Facility
This report to Congress examines the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve's establishment of the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF) to help facilitate access to credit and liquidity so that state, city, and county governments are better able to...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Strategies for Catalyzing Investment in Communities
During the April 10, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, Bruce Katz from Drexel University, Rachel Reilly from the Economic Innovation Group, and Katie Kramer from CDFA examined relief efforts run by local governments, philanthropic...
Legislative Briefing - April 2020
During this Legislative Briefing, we discussed the latest information about the next stimulus act (Phase 4) from Congress and the urgent actions development finance agencies should take. We examined legislative reactions to the CARES Act, what we...
Disrupted Economic Development: A Webinar for Public Sector Leaders
In Baker Tilly's Disrupted economic development webinar, Baker Tilly’s small business managing partner and others discussed the economic development impacts public sector and private sector organizations are experiencing and expecting in the wake of...
Volatility in the Real Estate & Multifamily Transaction Markets
Volatility has risen significantly in financial markets, driven by COVID-19. How might this affect US multifamily and commercial real estate (CRE) transaction markets? In this paper, Moody's explores these issues, fully acknowledging that learning...
Renewable Energy Finance Brief: Green Bonds
This brief, published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), posits that reallocating global capital into sustainable solutions requires a greater supply of effective and desirable capital market instrument. Green bonds help bridge...
Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2020-10
IRS Notice 2020-10 provides population figures to calculate calendar-year 2020 limits for private activity bonds (PABs) and low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The PAB cap is the greater of the...
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