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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.
April 29 , 2022

April HFA Prepay Report Delinquency Trends and Outlook

April HFA voluntary prepayment ratios to generic counterparts were generally flat to lower from March in most Tiers 1 and 2 programs. Tier 3 ratios...

April 18 , 2022

VIDEO: CNBC – Trading the tax-free market

Tom Kozlik, head of municipal research and analytics at HilltopSecurities, joined CNBC's 'The Exchange' to discuss opportunities in the muni bond...

April 12 , 2022

Bloomberg: Survey Highlights Issues Influencing the Municipal Bond Market

The Federal Reserve’s pace of action is the top issue concerning municipal bond analysts for 2022, according to a survey published Monday by Hilltop...

April 11 , 2022

2022 Municipal Bond Analyst Survey

For the second year in a row no individual issue or trend was named by over half of analysts as influencing the municipal bond market.
This year...

April 11 , 2022

Bloomberg: Hawkish Fed Is Top Muni Concern in 2022, Hilltop Survey Shows

The Federal Reserve’s pace of action is the top issue concerning municipal bond analysts for 2022, according to a survey published Monday by Hilltop...

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