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Public Sector Leaders Speak at State & Muni Finance Conference

September 17, 2012

NEW YORK — The $3.7 trillion municipal securities market is
poised for its fourth straight year of gains – the best winning
streak since 2007 – as the effects of the U.S. recession on
state and local government finances recede. With this in mind,
Bloomberg will convene public sector policy makers, labor
leaders, pension fund managers, institutional investors and
issuers for the Bloomberg State & Municipal Finance Conference
on Wednesday, October 3 in New York City.

Throughout the full-day Conference at Lighthouse International,
experts, including Virginia Treasurer Manju Ganeriwala, Kansas
City Mayor Sylvester James, Jr., former Washington, D.C. Mayor
Anthony Williams and U.S. Government Accountability Office Chief
Economist Susan Offutt, will debate current issues central to
state and municipal finance and evaluate opportunities for
investors and participants in the municipal bond market.

Among other topics, speakers will discuss recent recommendations
by the Securities and Exchange Commission for improving the
structure of the municipal securities market; the impact of
municipal bankruptcies; new opportunities for revenue through
private and public partnerships; and what lies ahead in the
fourth quarter. Additionally, state treasurers, local government
officials and economic experts will discuss the state of the
market and opportunities in places such as Delaware, Illinois,
Kansas City and Virginia.

“As the political season heats up, state and municipal finance
issues continue to be top-of-mind as Americans are deciding who
they want as representation on the local, state and federal
levels,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “During
this Conference, attendees will hear from a range of experts on
the most important issues facing state and municipal governments
and leave with insight into opportunities upon which they can

Key speakers include:

-Raj Agrawal, Member & Head of Infrastructure, KKR

-David Crane, Lecturer, Public Policy, Stanford University;
Former Special Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger for Jobs and
Economic Growth

-David P. Cummins, Managing Director, Parking and Justice
Solutions, Xerox

-Chipman “Chip” Flowers, Jr., Treasurer, State of Delaware

-Laurence L. Gottlieb, Chairman and CEO, Fundamental Advisors,

-Ronald C. Green, Controller for the City of Houston, Texas

-John W. Hawie, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment &
Risk Officer, Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation

-Juan Carlos Batlle Hernaiz, President, Puerto Rican Government
Development Bank

-David R. Kotok, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of
Cumberland Advisors

-Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget

-John E. Nixon, Director, State Budget Office and Department of
Technology, Management and Budget, State of Michigan

-James Reynolds, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Loop
Capital Markets

-Miguel A. Santana, City Administrative Officer, City of Los
Angeles, CA

-Susan K. Urahn, Managing Director, Pew Center on the States

This Conference is sponsored by National Public Finance
Guarantee, DIVER by Lumesis and Trident Municipal Research.

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