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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.
February 22 , 2021

The Financial Impact from The Big Freeze is Just Heating Up

The true fiscal outcome on local governments, electric, and water utility credit quality in the region is likely to be impactful on select entities,...

February 22 , 2021

Higher than Typical Gas Costs for Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority released disclosure announcing they may borrow an amount not to exceed $60 million to finance unexpected costs...

February 18 , 2021

Texas Freeze

Highly uncommon temperatures created a significant supply and demand imbalance that caused millions of individuals and businesses in the Texas,...

February 18 , 2021

Podcast: Municipal Demand, Potential State and Local Relief, and the Threat of Another COVID Spike

HilltopSecurities Head of Municipal Research & Analytics Tom Kozlik and Bloomberg Intelligence Head of Municipal Strategy Eric Kazatsky sit down...

February 16 , 2021

VIDEO: CNBC – How municipal bonds face extreme weather risk amid cold snap hitting Texas and other regions

Tom Kozlik appeared on CNBC's The Exchange to discuss how extreme weather impacts municipal credit.

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