US Public Finance In Focus

Stay up to date with Moody's views from across US Public Finance with our series of webinars.

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As the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn unfold, Moody's US Public Finance in Focus is the place to get your regular updates on municipal credit risks and trends. Tune in for key trends to watch and deep dive into effects within and across municipal sectors.

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Jun
4
Moody’s Investors Service
US Public Finance In Focus
Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era

As colleges develop plans for reopening campuses for fall of 2020, we will explore the outlook for enrollment, state funding, and other revenue streams as well as actions universities are taking in response to a dynamic environment.

  • Financial expectations for fiscal 2020
  • Enrollment and revenue prospects for fiscal 2021
  • Inherent sector strengths and challenges, which subsectors will face the greatest credit difficulties
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12:00 PDT | 15:00 EDT
60 mins
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Channel On Demand
May
28
Moody’s Investors Service
US Public Finance In Focus
Special Tax Bonds

A panel discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on the credit quality of bonds secured by tax revenue that depend on retail sales, tourism and consumption.

  • Implicationss of COVID-19 on special tax credit quality
  • Moody's stress scenarios for broad and narrow special tax pledges
  • Sources of liquidity beyond current revenues
  • Summary of rating actions to date
  • Review of case studies
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58 mins
May
21
Moody’s Investors Service
US Public Finance In Focus
Durability of Municipal Credit

Given the unprecedented credit environment that we’ve entered into, Moody's has taken relatively few negative rating actions. This session will explore Moody's view that most municipal credits will survive the downturn with their ratings intact.

  • Why are municipal ratings so much higher on average than corporate ratings?
  • How have municipal credits performed during past downturns, and will this time be different?
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60 mins
May
14
Moody’s Investors Service
US Public Finance In Focus
Rising Pension Liabilities to Inflict Municipal Credit Damage

Investment volatility threatens to compound already-elevated state and local government pension liabilities, concurrent with revenue drops stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

How will new pension pressure impact budgets? How does this latest spike in pension risk differ from prior pension loss episodes?

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60 mins
May
7
Moody’s Investors Service
US Public Finance In Focus
Impact of COVID-19 on US States and Territories

State revenue has fallen quickly and deeply amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic consequences of social distancing. How will they manage their finances? Is federal aid enough? What about Puerto Rico and other territories?

  • State  revenue outlook
  • State  budget outlook
  • Federal  aid outlook
  • Borrowing  for state operations
  • Outlook  for US territories
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44 mins
Apr
30
Moody’s Investors Service
US Public Finance In Focus
COVID-19 and Not-for-Profit Healthcare Ratings

Hospitals are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar will offer an opportunity for participants to learn how we are managing ratings during this crisis as events unfold on a daily basis.

  • Managing ratings during turbulent times and  recent rating activity
  • Sector outlook
  • Federal stimulus
  • Short-term ratings
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56 mins
Mar
31
Moody’s Investors Service
US Public Finance In Focus
Coronavirus roils the US municipal market

The municipal market’s exposure to credit deterioration due to coronavirus and the related economic downturn, tempered in part by recent federal government actions.

  • Sector roundup: states, local government, healthcare, higher education, housing, infrastructure

Naomi Richman, SVP, US Public Finance – Moderator

Joined by: Mike Rowan, Tom Jacobs, Nick Samuels, Eva Bogarty, Lisa Goldstein, Susan Fitzgerald, Florence Zeman, Kurt Krummenacker

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60 mins
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