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

With Estate Puts, Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

CFA Institute: Private Wealth Management Newsletter (August 2009)

A bond with an estate put (or survivor’s option) can be redeemed at face value by the holder’s heirs if the holder dies — an attractive feature to investors with a short life expectancy. How should an investor value such options?

Ratcheting the Goose That Lays Golden Eggs

The Bond Buyer (May 22, 2009)

Ratchet bonds would eliminate inefficient refundings

Build America Bonds: Seeking the Missing Option

The Bond Buyer (May 11, 2009)

Taxable bonds awaken municipalities to the cost and value of the call option

What Makes the Municipal Yield Curve Rise?

The Journal of Fixed Income (Winter 2008)

The municipal yield curve’s permanent upward slope is a logical consequence of that curve being comprised of bonds callable at or close to par after 10 years. Previous researchers have overlooked this simple, straightforward explanation.

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