Richard Schwam, CFA

Richard Schwam, CFA

Research Analyst—Municipal Credit

12 Years at AB
12 Years of experience

Richard Schwam is a Vice President and Research Analyst for Municipal Credit, focusing on general units of government and public utilities in Midwestern, Southern and Southwestern states. He also covers the student-housing and senior-living sectors, and follows state and local pension developments broadly. 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

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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