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Exploring Demographic & Organizational Trends in a Post-COVID World

Keynote Speaker: Sergio Rebelo, MUFG Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 

Moderator:  Nicole Byrd, Senior Investment Professional, Nationwide Insurance

This webinar will open the NFMA's Winter Advanced Webinar Series, with the theme, "Assessing the New Normal in a Post-Covid World". Professor Rebelo will discuss the impact that large, ongoing structural transformations in the U.S. economy will have on U.S. cities. These transformations include the polarization of consumer demand into value and luxury, the emergence of remote work as an important part of the work landscape, the digital transformation of the service sector, and climate change.

To register, click here. This event is a benefit of NFMA membership, and non-members may attend for a registration fee of $100. As with all Advanced Webinars and Seminars, no press permitted.

NFMA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

The DEI Committee began work in 2021 on initiatives to promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the NFMA. The first priority was to propose a new mission statement to be incorporated into the NFMA constitution. Effective December 27, 2021, the NFMA's constitution was amended with the new mission statement. To read the current NFMA constitution, click here.

For a better understanding of the goals of the DEI Committee, watch this short report by Anne Ross, 2021 NFMA Chair, Neene Jenkins and Nicole Byrd, Co-Chairs of the DEI Committee. For more information about the NFMA's DEI initiatives click here.

December 2021 Municipal Analysts Bulletin

Volume 31, No. 3 of the NFMA newsletter is available by clicking here

Coming up in 2022

The NFMA Education Committee is planning a series of Advanced Webinars to begin in late January. Check the calendar for dates, topics and registration links. We are currently planning the  2022 Annual Conference as an in-person event. The program will be released later in January. 

Educational Programs

Traditionally, the NFMA has held an Annual Conference each spring. The conference provides members with the opportunity to hear presentations, to meet with members of other Constituent Societies of the NFMA, and to contribute their efforts to the overall advancement of the NFMA. At the conference, the NFMA presents awards to individuals and organizations for extraordinary contributions to municipal analysis. For a list of past award recipients, click here.

The NFMA has also presented its Introduction to Municipal Bond Credit Analysis each fall, covering a wide range of topics/sectors geared to the needs of new analysts.  Advanced Seminars each fall and winter cover in-depth current topics of importance to the industry for seasoned analysts.

Constituent Societies hold educational events for members. Many of these events are open to members of other societies within the NFMA, and are posted on the NFMA's Event Calendar.

 

Want to Learn More About the NFMA?

Individuals wishing to consider membership in the NFMA are invited to listen to NFMA 101. Click here to view the Webinar.

Market Advocacy

The NFMA has been a strong advocate of improved disclosure in the municipal market since its inception. Throughout its history, the NFMA has issued recommended best practices, white papers, comment letters and position statements on relevant topics in the municipal market. To view NFMA papers, go to Resources.

Job Bank

The NFMA maintains a job bank for its members. Employers may submit job postings via this link: Job Bank Submissions