Tweeting the Bloomberg State & Municipal Finance Conference

October 4, 2012

Yesterday I attended the always great municipal finance conference held by Bloomberg:

The Bloomberg State & Municipal Finance conference will convene public sector policy makers, labor leaders, pension fund managers, institutional investors and issuers for a full-day program covering current issues central to state and municipal finance and evaluate opportunities for investors and participants in the municipal bond market.

If you are not familiar with Twitter, this might give you a better idea of how it works. This micro-blogging format fit the form of the conference, which had 3-4 speakers on each of its fifteen panels. I tweeted from several of them:

The emcee, William Glasgall, Managing Editor of States and Municipalities for Bloomberg News opens the conference:

Michael Belsky of New Vernon Wealth Management and former mayor of Highland Park, IL on the “Illinois Treading Water” panel:

Ted Hampton of Moody’s Investors Service on Illinois:

Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability on Illinois:

Kathleen Evers, Managing Director and Head of Municipal Credit Analytics at BMO Capital Markets on the Muni Market Year in Review panel:

Bloomberg’s Bill Glasgall, again on the California Running on Empty panel:

Lawrence Larose, Partner and Chair of Municipal and Insurance Restructuring Team for Winston & Strawn on the The Bankruptcy Decision – How Stockton Changes Everything panel:

Mark S. Kaufman, Partner and Co-chair of the Municipal Recovery and Restructuring Practice, McKenna Long & Aldridge on the The Bankruptcy Decision: How Stockton Changes Everything panel:

Winston & Strawn’s LaRose again:

Gary Pollack, Managing Director and Head of Fixed-Income Trading and Research for Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management on the Relative Value – Municipal Bonds and Other Fixed Income Asset Classes panel:

Laurence L. Gottlieb, Chairman and CEO of Fundamental Advisors on the Fields of Dreams – Stadium Bonds panel:

And John V. Miller, Co-Head of Fixed Income for Nuveen Asset Management on the Market for Revenue Bonds vs General Obligation Bonds panel:



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