In the June edition of NAPFA Advisor, Baird Advisors Senior Portfolio Manager Duane McAllister shared his thoughts on municipal debt opportunities for infrastructure financing in an article titled “Infrastructure-related opportunities for municipal bond investors.” Following is an excerpt:
“Even if corporate and personal tax rates are reduced, as has been proposed, municipal debt is very likely to remain a core fixed income asset.”
“Individual investors, who remain the dominant player in the tax-exempt municipal market, will continue to benefit from the tax exemption, regardless of the top marginal income tax rate.”
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