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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.
May 11 , 2022

Municipal Bonds are an Exceedingly Appealing Fixed Income Opportunity Right Now

Municipal yields have risen substantially since the beginning of 2022. Some income seekers are noticing and we do not want investors to miss the...

May 10 , 2022

VIDEO: CNBC – Municipal Bonds Outperform Fixed Income Assets YTD

In a discussion on CNBC’s The Exchange, Seema Mody cited HilltopSecurities Head of Municipal Research and Analytics Tom Kozlik’s 2022 Municipal Bond...

May 09 , 2022

FAQ: The Impact of ESG Disclosure on the U.S. Municipal Market

The U.S. municipal market still lags the corporate world in ESG disclosure, which itself trails the European Union (EU). There is general consensus...

May 02 , 2022

The Bond Buyer: Puerto Rico bankruptcy lessons show credit outweighs legal protections

Tom Kozlik, head of municipal research and analytics at HilltopSecurities, said he agreed with Moody’s that time and delay matter in recovery, and he...

April 29 , 2022

The Bond Buyer: April issuance falls, but comes in just above 10-year average

HilltopSecurities Head of Municipal Research and Analytics Tom Kozlik has revised his forecast for the year, predicting total issuance will fall...

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