SMITH's Research & Gradings has elected two ASD analysts to their All-Star Team of Municipal Analysts for 2018.
- Rachel Barkley has been elected to the First Team in the Pension Analyst
- Chris Mier has been elected to the Third Team in the Municipal Strategist category
The ASD uses a team approach to assigned coverage areas and these awards reflect the important contribution of all those on our team--Ivan Gulich, Maura Murrihy and Vania Adams.
Smith's Research & Gradings has been conducting the All-Star Awards Program since 1992. The All-Star Ballot Committee oversees the entire process. The final ballot is sent to over 1,000 institutional investors. The Committee includes:
Peter Hayes, Head of Municipal Bonds, BlackRock
Adam Weigold, Senior Portfolio Manager, Eaton Vance
Regina Conklin, Senior Portfolio Manager, USAA Investments
James Colby III, Senior Portfolio Manager, VanEck
Bill Black, Senior Portfolio Manager, City National Rochdale
Paul Jungquist, Senior Portfolio Manger, Sit Investment Associates
Robert Reardon, Senior Investment Officer, State Farm Insurance
Bill Grady, Senior Portfolio Manager, Allstate Insurance Company
Wendy Casetta, Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo Capital Management
Jonathan Chirunga, Portfolio Manager, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management