Municipals in focus: Why munis? Why now?

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

2:00 PM EDT | 11:00 AM PDT

60 minutes

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Join the Delaware Funds by Macquarie® Municipal Fixed Income team for an interactive discussion that will help answer some of the biggest questions on municipal bond investors’ minds, including:

  • What are the drivers for municipal bond performance in 2022?
  • How does the current municipal bond market look compared to taxable fixed income with respect to credit, yields, and risk/default considerations?
  • Where is the team seeing opportunity for the rest of 2022 and beyond?

 

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Speakers

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Gregory A. Gizzi
Managing Director, Head of US Fixed Income, Head of Municipal Bonds, Senior Portfolio Manager
Delaware Funds by Macquarie

Gregory A. Gizzi is Head of Municipal Bonds for Macquarie Asset Management Fixed Income (MFI) in the Americas, a role he assumed in February 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the overall operation of the strategy and is team lead on several of the tax-exempt strategies. Additionally, Gizzi continues to be responsible for MFI’s taxable municipal business and the marketing efforts for the municipal product. Previously, Gizzi was co-portfolio manager of the firm’s municipal bond funds and several client accounts, a role he held since November 2011. Gizzi is also the Head of US Fixed Income, a role he assumed in July 2022. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of the US fixed income business and works closely with US MFI leadership to ensure the delivery of the team’s business objectives in the region. Before joining Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in January 2008 as head of municipal bond trading, he spent six years as a vice president at Lehman Brothers for the firm’s tax-exempt institutional sales effort. Prior to that, he spent two years trading corporate bonds for UBS before joining Lehman Brothers in a sales capacity. Gizzi has more than 20 years of trading experience in the municipal securities industry, beginning at Kidder Peabody in 1984, where he started as a municipal bond trader and worked his way up to institutional block trading desk manager. He later worked in the same capacity at Dillon Read. Gizzi earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.

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William Roach, CFA, CMT
Vice President, Senior Municipal Trader
Delaware Funds by Macquarie

William Roach joined the municipal trading team within Macquarie Asset Management Fixed Income (MFI) in June 2015. From November 2012 to May 2015, he was an internal consultant for the firm’s third-party distribution group, managing relationships with clients in New Jersey and Southern California. Before joining Macquarie Asset Management (MAM), Roach worked as a financial advisor, first with Creative Financial Group from October 2009 to November 2010, and then with Merrill Lynch from November 2010 to November 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree with dual concentrations in business administration and political science from Albright College and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Villanova University.

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Robert Huebscher
CEO and Founder
Advisor Perspectives

Robert Huebscher is the founder and CEO of Advisor Perspectives and serves as its editor-in-chief. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written extensively on topics including investment management, portfolio construction, financial planning and global economics.