The muni market has posted a loss of 4.9% this year, with the 10-year benchmark yield hitting the highest mark since the pandemic-induced tumult of March 2020. But some market participants are seeking relief at the shorter end of the curve.
U.S. politicians from New York to California are calling for public pensions to shed hundreds of millions of dollars in investments tied to Russia. So far, the retirement funds aren’t moving quickly to divest. In many cases, they can’t.
To the investors who are pouring into environmentally friendly debt funds, the $100 million “green bond” sale for a paper mill in Michigan this month probably seemed like a good fit.