Research

In creating fixed-income analytic models, Andrew Kalotay Associates draws upon pioneering research published by Dr. Kalotay and his associates over more than three decades. A member of the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame, Dr. Kalotay’s innovations include the ratchet bond and ratchet mortgage; the Volatility Reduction Measure (for hedge effectiveness testing under FAS 133); and the concepts of refunding efficiency as applied to both corporate and municipal bonds and mortgages. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal articles on a wide range of topics. 

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Recent Research

Are taxable advance refundings leaving money on the table?

The Bond Buyer - Nov 8, 2019

Andy Kalotay's commentary in The Bond Buyer exposes inefficiencies of taxable advance refundings. By refunding too soon issuers receive considerably less than what they give up. 
 
But who benefits from the waste?

The Key Rate Durations of Municipal Bonds

The Journal of Fixed Income (Fall 2019)

By Andy Kalotay and Joel Buursma

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Muni OS Boilerplate Headscratcher: Price is ‘Priced to the Call Date’?

The Bond Buyer - Aug 26, 2019

Andy Kalotay's commentary in The Bond Buyer exposes inaccurracy and inconsistecy in muni bond official statements.

Muni OS Boilerplate Headscratcher: Price is ‘Priced to the Call Date’?

Hedging Munis — Easier Said Than Done

The Bond Buyer - May 28, 2019

Hedging a muni portfolio which contains bonds priced close to or below par is surprisingly complicated. First, the tax-aware effective duration of such bonds is considerably longer than indicated by conventional OAS models, reflecting the market impact of taxes on price changes not captured by such models. Additionally, tax-aware KRDs may not sum up to the effective duration, and therefore may need to be adjusted to determine the appropriate hedge ratios.

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