ESG is a critical component of fundamental investment analysis and an avenue to invest with purpose. Because municipal bonds help fund projects intended to improve the well-being of local communities, they’re a perfect fit for impact investing.
Daryl Clements, Portfolio Manager, Daryl Clements is one of the portfolio managers responsible for overseeing the firm’s various municipal bond accounts. He joined AB in 2002 as a municipal credit research analyst, responsible for evaluating municipal issuers nationwide, with a particular focus on the transportation, public power and tobacco-backed bonds sectors. In 2006, Clements joined the portfolio-management team and became a member of the Tax-Exempt Fixed Income Investment Policy Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate director for Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (FGIC) for six years, covering various issuers and sectors nationwide. For the five years prior to that, Clements was a research associate for Moody’s Investors Service, assigning ratings for the southwest region of the country and New York. He holds a BS in business, management and finance from Brooklyn College and an MBA in finance from Pace University. In 2008, he co-authored the “How to Analyze Airport Revenue Bonds” chapter in The Handbook of Municipal Bonds. Location: New York