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Investing in the High Yield Municipal Market: How to Profit from the Current Municipal Credit Crisis and Earn Attractive Tax-Exempt Interest Income by Triet Nguyen

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About the Contributors

Jon K. Barasch

Jon Barasch is a Senior Manager in Interactive Data’s Evaluation Services (EVS) Division. Barasch is currently tasked with managing the Quality Assurance Group, which covers municipal evaluations and municipal credit analysis. He recently managed the high-yield evaluation desk for the past eight years. Barasch has a research background and previously worked as a senior credit analyst for Muller Data. He has been with the company for 12 years, having started at Muller Data Corp. Interactive Data acquired Muller Data in 1999. Barasch has been working in the municipal bond industry for the last 17 years, and prior to joining Muller Data Corp., worked as a high yield credit analyst at Rickel Securities, Tucker Anthony, and Gardnyr Michael Capital.

Barasch received his MBA from Rutgers’s Graduate School of Management and a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is an active MAGNY and NFMA member.

Richard Daskin

Richard Daskin has held several different positions during his 30-year fixed-income career, including credit analyst, portfolio manager, trader, bond price evaluator, and institutional salesperson, and he has worked on both the “buy” and “sell” sides of Wall Street. Daskin is currently the President and Chief Investment Officer of RSD Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor located in New York City that provides financial planning and investment management to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit institutions. ...

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