Gregory A. Gizzi, Managing Director, Head of US Fixed Income and Head of Municipal Bonds, Macquarie Asset Management joined Keith Black, Managing Director, RIA Channel to discuss the state of the muni bond market and what investors can expect in 2023.
In response to the Fed’s tightening monetary policy and supply challenges, the municipal bond market has experienced a hefty sell-off in 2022. Despite the recent market and economic challenges, there is opportunity ahead to capitalize on these dislocations in the muni market, explains Gizzi pointing to increased availability of yield, attractive pricing and relatively strong muni credit ratings.
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Gregory A. Gizzi is Head of Municipal Bonds for Macquarie Asset Management Fixed Income (MFI) in the Americas, a role he assumed in February 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the overall operation of the strategy and is team lead on several of the tax-exempt strategies. Additionally, Gizzi continues to be responsible for MFI’s taxable municipal business and the marketing efforts for the municipal product. Previously, Gizzi was co-portfolio manager of the firm’s municipal bond funds and several client accounts, a role he held since November 2011. Gizzi is also the Head of US Fixed Income, a role he assumed in July 2022. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of the US fixed income business and works closely with US MFI leadership to ensure the delivery of the team’s business objectives in the region. Before joining Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in January 2008 as head of municipal bond trading, he spent six years as a vice president at Lehman Brothers for the firm’s tax exempt institutional sales effort. Prior to that, he spent two years trading corporate bonds for UBS before joining Lehman Brothers in a sales capacity. Gizzi has more than 20 years of trading experience in the municipal securities industry, beginning at Kidder Peabody in 1984, where he started as a municipal bond trader and worked his way up to institutional block trading desk manager. He later worked in the same capacity at Dillon Read. Gizzi earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.
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