Bond Buyers Demanding More Info, Says S&P's Bill Montrone

Smith, Aaron T.
September 2003
Bond Buyer;9/2/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31710, p36
Trade Publication
Focuses on the views of managing director and head of the U.S. public finance group at Standard & Poor's Credit Market Services Bill Montrone, on the changes in bond market since last 20 years as of September 2003. Experience of Montrone as financial planner and strategist in municipal bonds market; Effect of globalization on capital markets; Demand for more information and transparency in the market.


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