NAST Treasury Management Training Symposium

National Association of State Treasurers

Event Info

  • Date:


  • Time:

    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST

  • Location:

    Pittsburgh, PA


Len Weiser-Varon will speak in the session, "Shining Light on Direct Bank Purchases," at the National Association of State Treasurers Treasury Management Training Symposium.

Banks have shown increasing interest in direct purchases of municipal bonds, both variable and fixed rate. However, the potential for less transparency has some market participants concerned. This will be a discussion of the pros and cons of this increasingly prevalent trend in state and local government finance.


  • Ellen Evans - Deputy Treasurer, Debt Management, Washington State Treasury


  • Scott Nagelson - Managing Director, US Bancorp Municipal Securities Group
  • William Oliver - Industry & Media Liaison, NMFA
  • Leonard Weiser-Varon - Member, Mintz Levin