Municipal Finance

Life Without Advance Refunding

Municipal Finance Journal, Vol Volume 39 Number 03, Fall 2018

The elimination of advance refunding following the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 will have significant effects on the municipal market. In recent years, most municipal bonds aimed at institutional investors carried an above-market 5% coupon and had a 10-year call. The 5% NC-10 structure had wide appeal for a variety of reasons, a primary one being the bonds' eligibility for advance refunding. In the absence of advance refunding, the 5% NC-10 structure will lose much of its appeal.

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A case study for an electric utility tender for which AKA served as advisor

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