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Thought Leaders - James Colby

Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds

About Jim

A specialist in the U.S. municipal bond markets, Jim regularly shares his views on the municipal fixed income space across news media, from mainstream to targeted industry news organizations. He draws his insights from his over 20 years of experience in municipal fixed income portfolio management. This experience guides his approach to portfolio strategy and security analysis.

My Insights

Municipal Bonds

July 10, 2020

Sin Tax May Mitigate States’ Financial Shortfalls

by Jim Colby, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds,

Jack Washburn, Intern

As state and local municipalities face revenue shortfalls, online sports betting may provide tax revenues to help supplement federal aid and other budgetary actions.

Municipal Bonds

May 20, 2020

What’s Next for the Muni Market?

by Jim Colby, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds

While we expect some bumpy roads in the near-term, we are optimistic about the municipal bond market’s recovery.

Municipal Bonds

March 26, 2020

The Great Municipal Bond ETF Freeze-Out

by Jim Colby, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds

The structure that underpins municipal bond ETFs has held up through the past few weeks, and the latest Fed action is leading to the resumption of more normal market activity.

Municipal Bonds

November 22, 2019

Municipal Bonds: Change is Here

by Jim Colby, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds

States and municipalities issuing municipal bonds find themselves having to address climate change risk.