2020 Municipal Bond Analyst Survey

  • Unsurprisingly, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was named (by 92% of those surveyed) the most important issue/trend influencing the municipal bond market in our April 2020 survey of 211 municipal bond credit analysts.

  • Pubic pensions remained a key concern to municipal analysts as well, being named the second-most important issue/trend. 51% of analysts named Public Pensions as one of the top five, down from 85% last year.

  • The presence of public pensions as the second most important issue, in the midst of the current once-in-a-generation worldwide pandemic, emphasizes how vital the concern remains to municipal analysts. .

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