April 22, 2020 - Recent ESG newsletter article by Mike Bonnano, was included in Barron's Earth Day content round up. Read more about long-term climate risks and municipalities.
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Robots Bought Munis During Record Sell-Off’s ‘Baptism of Fire’
Bloomberg, April 20, 2020
Head of municipal trading, Ben Pease, is quoted on the trading activity in the muni market during March.
Here’s What ESG Investors Want to See From Companies During a Crisis
Barron's, April 10, 2020
Rob Fernandez is quoted in Barron's on what ESG factors investors may look at more carefully after this crisis.
Muni bond issuers and investors call for rapid relief from the Fed
Financial Times, April 8, 2020
Matt Buscone is quoted in the Financial Times on how using muni debt as collateral for loans may help ease strain in the short-term, but the market is needing more direct intervention from the Fed. (Subscription required)
US mortgage industry clamors for more aid for servicers
International Financing Review (IFR), April 8, 2020
Securitized trader, John Bastoni, comments on the elevated risk we could see in U.S. mortgage bonds due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Requires subscription)
Investors hunt for bargains in $4tn US muni bond market
Financial Times, March 25, 2020
Matt Buscone, co-head of portfolio management, talked to Financial Times about the impacts of the current environment on the muni bond market.
Wall Street closes lower in spite of Fed ‘bazookas’
Financial Times, March 23, 2020
Our CIO, Laura Lake quoted in Financial Times on what the Fed’s government and corporate bond buying will do for the corporate debt market.
Fed-induced rally has seven IG issuers hit market with almost US$20bn
IFR, March 23, 2020
Our co-head of research, Nick Elfner, commented on the investment grade issuers that came to market this week saying “that the market can still price this many deals for this many companies shows the breadth and diversity of the IG buyer.
10-year Treasury yield hits three-week high as investors rush to raise cash
MarketWatch, March 18, 2020
Breckinridge CIO, Laura Lake, commented on the recent market volatility and what that means for market participants in an interview with MarketWatch.
'Thanks Larry!' Green accounting project says BlackRock plug gave it a boost
Reuters, March 11, 2020
Larry Fink’s letter to CEOs has generated more interest in SASB’s reporting standards, an effort that Breckinridge supports. Director of ESG Research, Rob Fernandez spoke with Reuter’s about the benefits of having uniform reporting standards for sustainability.
After oil price rout, some bond defaults possible
Reuters, March 10, 2020
The energy sector has taken a hit this week with all the market volatility. Nick Elfner comments on how energy companies can manage this type of environment.
Starbucks navigates virus setbacks to land low coupon rates
IFR, March 10, 2020
Co-head of research, Nick Elfner, spoke with IFR about the potential impacts of coronavirus and an economic slowdown on new corporate bond deals. (Subscription required)
Breckinridge Capital Advisors Backs Girls Who Invest
Pensions & Investments, March 9, 2020
P&I highlights our new partnership with Girls Who Invest and quotes our CIO, Laura Lake, on how it aligns with our belief in thoughtfully integrating sustainability into our investment approach and how we govern our own business.
Kraft Bonds Tumble After Downgrades to Junk Rating
Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2020
Corporate analyst, Abi Ingalls, is quoted in The Wall Street Journal on why Kraft Heinz has struggled to manage changing consumer trends. She highlighted her concerns on the credit in our April 2019 ESG newsletter.
Satellites Are Helping the Municipal-Bond Market Assess Climate Risk
Bloomberg, February 6, 2020
Adam Stern spoke with Bloomberg about spatial financing, the use of satellites to help the muni market better asses climate-related risks. Breckinridge already considers geographical factors for some issuers but a lot still remains unanswered about climate risks.
Former SSGA Inst'l Marketing Head Named CMO at $40B Fixed Income Shop
FundFire, January 24, 2020
FundFire spoke with our new CMO, Dominica Ribeiro and president, Peter Coffin, on the plans for this newly created role and Breckinridge's strategic marketing efforts. (Subscription required)
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