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

SEC Testimony on Municipal Swaps

Birmingham, Alabama, July 29, 2011

Wall Street’s $20 billion hidden tax on municipalities

Call to Issuers: You Pay for Your Options; Why Not Use Them Wisely?

GFOA TODAY, May 2011

Municipal bonds have traditionally been callable after ten years. Alternatives are seldom considered. This "NC-10 structure" is so entrenched that 'scales' showing new issue yields provided by Municipal Market Data and Municipal Market Advisors are for NC-10 bonds, rather than bullet maturities, as would be the norm in the taxable world.

Refunding by Rule-of-Thumb: A County Finance Fable

The Bond Buyer (March 25, 2011)

A tongue-in-cheek look at refunding practices

What Makes Muni Swaps So Special?

The Bond Buyer (February 4, 2011)

Municipalities are always overcharged

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