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March 27, 2013
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Municipal Bond Due Diligence: 10 Friendly Suggestions  

By Jeff Goble 

Jeff Goble - UMB You are probably aware that Dodd-Frank Section 939A requires banks to conduct additional due diligence on their municipal bond portfolios. An important part of the guidance is that banks can no longer rely solely on bond ratings and must now do their own research. Although the following list of risk mitigation steps may be more than you need, I thought a list of friendly suggestions might be timely. Read more>>     

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