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What Not to Buy

March 13, 2012
12:00 PM CST

Do you know what not to buy?

Today, with Fed Funds at 0.25% and the 10-Year Treasury at 2%, mistakes and misunderstandings could have catastrophic consequences. In our third Full Disclosure episode, "What Not to Buy," Brian Battle and an expert panel, including popular CNBC color commentator Rich Berg and former Senior Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank Phil Nussbaum, will examine the poor-performing sectors of 2011 and provide insight into sectors that seem tempting but should be avoided in 2012.


  • Richard S. Berg - Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC
  • Philip M. Nussbaum - Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder, Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC
  • Alan Crain - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Seattle Bank

What Not To Buy


Meet Our Moderator

Brian Battle

Brian Battle

Director, Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC

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  • Over 25 years of experience in the municipal area
  • Expertise in liability management, taxable municipal bonds, and mortgage securities
  • Frequent on-air commentator for CNBC, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg TV

Previous Episode
Municipal Credit Examined

March 22, 2011
11:00 AM CST


In our second Full Disclosure episode, "Manicipal Credit Examined," Brian Battle and an entirely new expert panel narrowed their focus to individual credits and specific sectors, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, development deals, and essential purpose revenue bonds. Watch as they establish critical metrics and measure credit risk in the era of irresponsibliity.

Manicipal Credit Exposed


Municipal Credit Exposed
October 6, 2010
11:00 AM CST 


Director Brian Battle of Performance Trust moderated an engaging Q&A style panel of top muni credit experts via live webcast. Watch as they tackle investors’ burning questions, including: What are the stresses? How can we avoid danger and still achieve municipal performance? How can you measure downgrade risk?

Manicipal Credit Exposed

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