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NFMA Advanced Webinar Series

The NFMA Education Committee is pleased to announce a series of Advanced Webinars, to be held on Thursdays at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, beginning January 28 through February 18. Topics include:

  • January 28 - Lessons: What Did We Learn in 2020?  Sponsored by Munite
  • February 4 - Healthcare:  A New Administration, a Raging Pandemic and Hope for A Successful Vaccine Rollout
  • February 11 - Federal Preview: What Can Muni Analysts Expect?
  • February 18 - Hot Credit Topic:  State of Illinois

Registration the Advanced Webinars is complimentary for NFMA members as a benefit of membership. Non-members may register at a cost of $100/webinar.  Go to the NFMA Calendar to register for these events. These programs are not open to the press.

NFMA 2021 Officers and Board Announced

The NFMA is pleased to announce that Anne Ross, Principal Consultant, Muni Credit & Compliance Advisors, LLC, has been elected NFMA Chair for 2021. She succeeds Nicole Byrd, Senior Investment Professional at Nationwide Mutual Insurance, who served as 2020 NFMA Chair. Rachel Barkley,  Senior Vice President at Loop Capital Markets, has been elected Vice Chair, and will also chair the Industry Practices Committee. Mark Capell, Managing Vice President and senior underwriter at BAM, will continue his role of Secretary and Education Chair. Elected Treasurer for 2021 - 2022 was Ron Mintz, Principal and Senior Municipal Investment Analyst in Vanguard’s Investment Management Group. Together with Neene Jenkins Executive Director at JPM Chase Asset Management, Mr. Mintz will chair the NFMA's 2021 Annual Conference.   To view the full list of 2021 NFMA Board members, go to About Us/Governance. Information on the 2021 Annual Conference will be released in coming weeks.

Educational Programs

Due to COVID-19, the NFMA has had to cancel in-person events through the end of 2020, and extending into 2021. In place of in-person events, the NFMA offers virtual events in the form of webinars.  Please watch the NFMA Event Calendar for news of upcoming webinars, and the return of in-person events.

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