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2010-04-14 08:22:00

FORT LEE, N.J., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DPC DATA, a leading provider of municipal bond disclosure data, research and data services, today announced that Peter M. Newman has joined the firm as vice president of sales. A well-respected figure in the municipal bond industry, Newman brings more than 12 years of experience in the regulatory compliance and investment banking sectors. "We welcome Pete as an outstanding addition to our team of industry experts," said Michael Ruvo, president of...

2009-10-21 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to meet the growing demand of municipal bond investors, Standard & Poor's -- the world's leading index provider -- announced today the launch of the S&P AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index Series. The new index series is the first ever suite of total return indices designed to measure defined maturity segments of the investment grade, tax-exempt municipal bond market. "The interesting feature of the S&P AMT-Free Municipal Bond...

2009-07-30 07:00:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Newbridge Securities Corporation ("Newbridge"), a full-service securities broker-dealer and investment bank, is pleased to announce the release of its Newbridge Bond Center platform to its public website, www.newbridgesecurities.com. The Newbridge Bond Center is a fully integrated trading platform that allows the public to visit the company website to search a wide range of taxable and tax exempt bonds. Newbridge clients can then contact their...

2009-06-10 09:09:00

FORT LEE, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- DPC DATA, a leading provider of municipal bond disclosure data, today introduced MuniGUARD(TM), a new suite of surveillance services for investors, advisors and brokers concerned about significant increases in the credit risk of their municipal bond holdings. MuniGUARD tracks and provides automated notification about various events that impact credit quality. Several levels of the service are available to address subscribers' specific needs for custom...

2009-06-01 10:33:00

Documents Are Available on the MSRB's EMMA Website ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today implemented an all-electronic standard for free public access to primary market disclosure documents and transaction price information for the municipal securities market. All official statements and advance refunding documents associated with new bond offerings will be filed electronically and posted on the MSRB's Electronic Municipal Market...

2009-04-15 11:21:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) supports increased accessibility to all credit ratings for municipal bonds. The MSRB recognizes that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing credit rating agency regulation as it relates to transparency and conflicts of interest for bond ratings. The MSRB has previously articulated its support of the SEC's goal to improve transparency in the credit rating process. The MSRB believes...

2009-02-26 15:35:00

Reports of construction delays are unfounded MARLTON, N.J., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Virtua Health received approval from the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority (NJHCFFA) to sell tax-exempt bonds for the financing of its replacement hospital in Voorhees. "We appreciate the Financing Authority's unanimous vote for Virtua to issue tax exempt bonds," said Bob Segin, Virtua's Chief Financial Officer. Virtua has financed the construction project to date with...

2009-02-25 17:06:00

Current construction of Voorhees facility already ahead of schedule MARLTON, N.J., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virtua Health will seek approval to sell tax exempt bonds from the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority (NJHCFFA) on Thursday, February 26, 2009. The bonds will be used to continue the financing of its replacement hospital in Voorhees. "We have our plan for finance in place and have met the Finance Authority's requirements to receive approval for the...

2009-01-29 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Securities Litigation and Consulting Group, Inc. ("SLCG") has issued a new study on leveraged municipal bond hedge funds -- including Citigroup's MAT 3, MAT V and Falcon Strategies. Substantial losses suffered by these hedge funds have brought attention to the risks involved in the leveraged municipal arbitrage strategy. The study reports that more than 35 similar hedge funds, including Stone & Youngberg Municipal Advantage Fund, 1861 Capital...

2008-11-14 12:00:22

In conjunction with the Rating Outlook revision and downgrade of Regions Bank short-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR), Fitch Ratings has downgraded municipal bonds with letters of credit provided by Regions Bank. Fitch revised Regions Bank's Outlook to Negative and downgraded its short-term IDR to 'F1' from 'F1+' on March 28, 2008. The Outlooks on the following bonds are revised to Negative, and the short-term ratings are downgraded to 'F1' from 'F1+': --Tippecanoe County (IN)...