2019 Press Coverage
Below are news articles from 2019 that feature Breckinridge perspectives and quotes from our experts.
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Funds Bounce Back After Year of Misery
Pensions & Investments, December 23, 2019
Pensions & Investments quotes James Spidle in their recent piece on how endowments are thinking about investment decisions and ESG for the coming year, and beyond. (Requires subscription)
Corporations Pile Into Bond Market as Borrowing Costs Drop
Bloomberg, November, 12 2019
Bloomberg quotes co-head of research, Nick Elfner, on the surge of new issuance in the corporate bond market and what the supply means for the market.
Money Managers Gain Sway Over Muni Market
Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2019
Florida’s Division of Bond Finance director cites Breckinridge’s influence in increasing disclosure about how the state is addressing climate risk in this Wall Street Journal article.
Muni Bonds Face Climate Change. And Investors Are Ignoring the Risks
Barron's, September 20, 2019
Senior analyst, Andrew Teras, talked to Barron’s about potential impacts of climate change on muni bonds. Including the possibility that the same level of federal aid may not always be available.
Oklahoma Pension Fund Cyber Attack Shows Rising Risk for Munis
Bloomberg, September 13, 2019
In the wake of another cyber theft attack, Breckinridge analysts, Andrew Teras and Alriona Costigan, spoke with Bloomberg about how these cybersecurity issues are impacting the market.
Disney Sells $7 Billion as U.S. Enters Peak New Debt Season
Bloomberg, September 3, 2019
Co-head of research, Nick Elfner, is quoted in Bloomberg on Disney’s $7 billion bond issuance this week and how the market will handle the uptick in supply.
Will Climate Change Lead to a 'Fiscal Tsunami'?
Governing, August 7, 2019
Governing Magazine quotes our director of sustainability, Tim Coffin, in their article on rating agencies and looking at how municipalities are dealing with climate change.
Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signaling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks
New York Times, July 24, 2019
Adam Stern, co-head of research, spoke with the New York Times about Moody’s recent purchase of a controlling stake in Four Twenty Seven, a firm that measures the risks of climate change, and the increased demand for this type of information in the market.
Baltimore Not Alone in Vulnerability to Ransomware
The Bond Buyer, May 30, 2019
We are pleased to see another publication pick up our perspective on munis and cybersecurity. Read more about the Baltimore ransomware attack in The Bond Buyer, and how we see it impacting muni bonds.
Add Cyberattacks to the List of Municipal Bond Credit Risks
Bloomberg, May 29, 2019
Bloomberg article features quotes from our recent perspective by analyst, Alriona Costigan, and chief technology officer, Jesse Starks, that discusses cybersecurity risks for municipalities.
Making an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Impact Through Public Fixed-Income
IEN Newsletter, Spring 2019
IEN’s latest newsletter includes Breckinridge in a Q&A of industry experts on how managers and asset owners can incorporate ESG and measure their impact.
Credit where it's due: rating agencies' ESG play
Environmental Finance, April 26, 2019
Breckinridge analysts spoke with Environmental Finance about the increasing role of ESG at credit rating agencies and how these changes could potentially impact the competitive space of ESG ratings companies. (Requires subscription)
The Push for Long-Termism
Mergermarket, April 12, 2019
Director of Sustainability, Tim Coffin, discusses what is influencing long-termism for companies and investors and why this perspective is increasingly important.
Cash-Strapped Illinois, Chicago Set to Seek Billions From Investors
Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2019
Adam Stern spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the upcoming debt issuance by Chicago and Illinois and how the bond market could react to the deals.
How Puerto Rico's Financial Storm is Washing Over the Mainland
Quartz, March 8, 2019
Adam Stern discusses some of the challenges Puerto Rico faces and the potential impacts of their financial distress on the rest of the muni market.