NEW YORK, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors now find themselves in a rising rate environment for the first time in years, leaving many wondering if potential opportunities remain in the bond universe, and if so, where they might be found. Though certainly not immune from the volatility that has shaken the markets in recent weeks, municipal bonds are emerging as one area that might be worthy of investor consideration, and with this in mind, S&P Capital IQ will focus its next "ETF Analyst Hour" webinar on "How to Seek Potential Opportunity in the Current Muni Bond Environment with ETFs."
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Taking place on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 11:00am EDT, this webinar will feature guest speaker JR Rieger, Vice President, Fixed Income Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, and Todd Rosenbluth, S&P Capital IQ's Director of ETF and Mutual Fund Research. Rieger will provide an overview of the current environment for municipal bonds, including supply and demand trends, return performance and the impact that recent news has had on the space.
Rosenbluth will then lead a discussion on municipal bond ETFs, taking a close look at recent performance trends, how muni ETFs differ from active muni mutual funds, and what returns and spreads can tell investors about where potential opportunities might be found. S&P Capital IQ recently began providing reports and rankings on approximately 180 fixed income ETFs, including many from the municipal bond space, to subscribers of S&P Capital IQ's MarketScope Advisor platform.
This webinar is the latest in S&P Capital IQ's monthly ETF Analyst Hour series and one hour of CFP continuing education credit is available to attendees. Interested attendees can register here.
Anthony Hohmann, ETF product manager, will moderate the discussion and highlight S&P Capital IQ's ETF holdings-based ranking methodology and model performance to date.
Following the presentation, the ETF research reports for the ETFs discussed will be available to all attendees. The ETF reports are initially published on S&P Capital IQ's MarketScope Advisor platform.
Follow @spmarketscope and #ETFHour during the webinar for up-to-the-second ETF commentary from S&P Capital IQ equity analysts.
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