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1 Lawyers ini­tially ques­tion SEC en­force­ment case, then fo­cus on why MA was hired The SEC’s case against an MA firm and its of­fi­cials seems to have hinged on why they were hired. 2 Af­ter Har­vey’s wreck­age clears, credit as­sess­ment comes A full as­sess­ment of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey’s im­pact to mu­nic­i­pal cred­its re­mains weeks away as Houston and south­east Texas con­tinue bat­tling high wa­ters. 3 Ray­mond James’ Rob Baird steps down as head of pub­lic fi­nance Gavin Mur­rey will be­come the divi­sion leader of pub­lic fi­nance/debt in­vest­ment bank­ing. 4 New Mex­ico’s ad­vance re­fund­ing blun­der won’t be costly Aside from em­bar­rass­ment to its fi­nance team, New Mex­ico won’t be hurt by its mis­taken ad­vance re­fund­ing of $79 mil­lion of non-callable bonds, of­fi­cials said. 5 Cal­i­for­nia’s $2.5 bil­lion GO sale in­cluded a new in­vest­ing plat­form A firm de­ploy­ing a di­rect-to-buyer bond tech­nol­ogy plat­form was among the co-man­agers. 6 Chicago sub­urb or­dered to face the mu­sic for a de­pleted pen­sion fund A state ap­peals court or­dered Har­vey, Illi­nois to levy a prop­erty tax to boost the nearly in­sol­vent fire­fight­ers’ fund. 7 How Goldman’s Bar­ber ex­ploits mar­ket in­ef­fi­cien­cies for muni clients Ben Bar­ber at Goldman Sachs As­set Man­age­ment seeks op­por­tu­ni­ties for SMA and mu­tual fund in­vestors with a wide range of goals. 8 Puerto Rico Over­sight Board sues Gov. Ros­selló to force fur­loughs, pen­sion cuts The Puerto Rico Over­sight Board filed an ad­ver­sary com­plaint for declara­tory and in­junc­tive re­lief to force cost-sav­ing mea­sures. 9 Take­aways from the SEC’s Beau­mont en­force­ment ac­tion The legacy of the MCDC ini­tia­tive lives on, lawyers said. 10 Duty of care en­force­ment for mu­nic­i­pal ad­vi­sors The SEC ac­tion this month against an Ok­la­homa MA of­fers help­ful guid­ance for mu­nic­i­pal ad­vi­sors re­gard­ing the fidu­ciary duty of care.

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