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Municipal Commentary

The municipal bond market enables more than 50,000 state and local governments, agencies, and authorities to fund a variety of public works projects. However, the breadth of the market and its tax advantages leave it subject to the mandates of regulatory agencies and legislators. Our municipal commentary helps you stay up to date on the latest market headlines and trends.

Tom Kozlik is the Head of Municipal Research and Analytics for HilltopSecurities. He distributes widely read municipal commentary and frequently contributes to national media outlets. With over two decades of experience in the fixed income industry, Kozlik is a nationally recognized strategist who brings unique insight and perspectives to his commentary and analysis of municipal market trends, opportunities, and challenges. For 2018-2021, Smith’s Research and Gradings included him on the first team in the generalist category of its Municipal All-Star Team, in addition to the third team in the sellside director of research category for 2020 and 2021.

He was voted to Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed-Income Research Team and Greenwich Associates named him one of the Most Helpful Analysts in Municipal Bonds in 2015. In addition, Kozlik has taught graduate-level public finance courses at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, where he earned a Masters of Government Administration.
July 01 , 2021

The Bond Buyer: New risks compound mass-transit challenges, S&P says

"'We cannot yet make a determination about the fate of municipal bond-friendly elements because there still are no additional details,' Tom Kozlik,...

July 01 , 2021

PODCAST: How ESG Criteria Impacts Texas and New York City

June 29 , 2021

June Housing Finance Agency Prepayment Report, Delinquency Trends, and Outlook

HFA MBS prepayments in June declined less than generic counterparts, continuing to push up CPR and VPR ratios. This is in line with expectations...

June 25 , 2021

Biden Buys Time by Endorsing Framework; Still No Infrastructure Deal

There is no bipartisan agreement on infrastructure. Not yet, anyway.
Lawmakers are using this as a stall tactic that will buy them some time to...

June 25 , 2021

PODCAST: The Importance of Sustainable Investing in Municipal Bonds

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