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High Yield Municipal Bond Conference

Smith's Research & Gradings


Date: October 21, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM (EST)

Location: Greenwich, CT

Mintz is a sponsor of the 2021 Smith's High Yield Municipal Bond Conference and the Phoenix Award Presentation. This annual conference brings together high-yield investors and market experts to examine the nexus of technical demand along with the nature and durability of revenues that support the repayment of high-yield bonds over the next 30 years.

Miyoko Sato will be a panelist on "Higher Education Under Stress" on Thursday, October 21 at 11:15 am ET. Panelists will discuss warning signs of distress as well as distinguishing features of schools successfully navigating the challenges. The discussion will also focus on how structures and collateral packages create or limit options for bondholders in distressed situations.

Bill Kannel will moderate a Puerto Rico panel on Friday, October 22 at 9:00 am ET. Additional panelists include Ian Rogow, Director of Co-Head Municipal Bond Research at Bank of America Securities,Ty Schoback, Senior Municipal Credit Analyst at Columbia Threadneedle, and a representative from Puerto Rico. 

Ian Hammel will be a panelist on "Healthcare during Covid" on Friday, October 22 at 11:15 am ET alongside Cyril Swatko, Credit Analyst at Victory Capital Management. 

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P. Miyoko Sato


P. Miyoko Sato is a Mintz Member who represents mutual fund companies, investment advisory firms, insurance companies, and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in tax-exempt securities. She focuses on high-yield, tax-exempt securities.
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William W. Kannel


William W. Kannel is the Chair of Mintz’s national Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice. Bill has experience in corporate reorganizations and municipal Chapter 9 and debt restructurings. He represents both creditors and debtors in all phases of distressed debt negotiations, bankruptcy litigation, and distressed asset acquisitions.
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Ian A. Hammel


Ian A. Hammel is a restructuring attorney at Mintz. He represents creditors in insolvency proceedings, workouts, and receiverships. Ian advises indenture trustees, bond insurers, bondholders, noteholders, mutual funds, and other financial entities in these matters.