Natalie Cohen

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Natalie Cohen is founder, principal author and publisher of The Public Purse.  She has deep experience in the municipal bond market, credit research, bond insurance, risk management, rating agency and government. She previously published the Fiscal Stress Monitor, a monthly independent trend letter. She has also written articles for the Municipal Finance Journal, American City and County Magazine, Government Finance Review and a white paper for the Brookings Institution. She recently spent eight years as head of Municipal Research for Wells Fargo Securities, leaving there in September, 2018.  Since then, she had revived National Municipal Research, Inc. a New York City-based consulting company and producer of The Public Purse.


Retirement Security

In: Hive Exclusives | Economics ESG & Climate Change Growth & Labour Market Monetary Policy & Inflation

Which Frog Will Boil First?

May 21, 2020

As the parable goes, drop a frog into a pot of boiling water and it’ll jump straight out. Put it into tepid water and slowly bring it to the boil and…

Pension Fund Valuation

In: Hive Exclusives | Investment Strategy

Public Pensions May Have More Illiquid Investments Than You Think

April 02, 2020

Recent, dramatic declines in the value of equity markets (and more recently, fixed income) will probably appear in weaker public pension funding ratios…

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