Richard Schwam, CFA

Richard Schwam, CFA

High Yield Research Analyst—Municipal Credit

17 Years at AB
17 Years of experience

Richard Schwam is a Vice President and High Yield Research Analyst for the Municipal Credit Group, with a focus on real estate and project finance. He also covers high profile general governments and service providers in New York. Previously, Schwam was a vice president and product manager for Fixed Income Business Development, specializing in the firm’s municipal business. He joined AB in 2006 as an associate in the Client Group. Schwam’s experience spans research and investment management, marketing, product development, and business development. He holds a BA in economics from Hamilton College and is a CFA charterholder. Schwam is a Program Committee member of the Municipal Analysts Group of New York and a member of both the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the CFA Society New York. Location: New York

Municipal Bonds: The State of the States
Do Natural Disasters Portend Defaults?

Do Natural Disasters Portend Defaults?

by Daryl Clements, Richard Schwam
Never before in the US have we experienced a natural disaster of the magnitude of Harvey. The damage is of such a degree that we find it nearly impossible to comprehend. Yet Harvey does not stand alone. Climate events that preceded it give us much-needed insight into how municipalities recover, and whether disasters precipitate credit defaults.

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