Neighborly Learning Center

How the Financial Crisis Improved the Municipal Bond Market

This week, Neighborly is interviewing Paul Rosenstiel, board member of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Previously, Paul served as managing director at Stifel and managing partner of the San Francisco office of De La Rosa & Co From 2007-2009, Paul served as Deputy State Treasurer to Bill Lockyer in California Paul helped manage the State of California’s issuance of bonds during a national financial crisis This proved to be a challenging time - one that offered learning experiences that Neighborly wanted to hear all about! What does a Deputy State Treasurer do? How did you first get involved on this side of public finance? After more than 20 years as a public finance banker, I joined Steve Westly’s campaign for governor in 2006 as his policy director After Steve lost in the primary, I joined Bill Lockyer’s campaign team.
Lily ChandrasekherHow the Financial Crisis Improved the Municipal Bond Market

Public Finance Disclosures 101

Issuing municipal bonds isn’t just a simple matter of asking for money in exchange for a promised interest payment and return of principal. For example, if a school district issues bonds to the people, it needs to keep them apprised of its financial happenings – and those news updates are called disclosures.
RodrigoPublic Finance Disclosures 101

The Public Finance Deal Team

We all know that municipal bonds are used to raise capital for local public projects, such as road repairs and community parks. But how exactly do the bonds get financed? Who decides how much financing is needed, how the issuance should be structured, and how it should be sold to investors? There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to make a municipal bond issuance happen. Let’s meet the key players.
RodrigoThe Public Finance Deal Team

Building a Data Community for Public Finance

Financing the places we love should be simple. Right? Imagine we could learn from the past two decades of the internet and the benefits of information becoming freer than ever before. From how that freedom has benefited healthcare, software and now even artificial intelligence. That’s where we’re going. But first let's talk about where we are.
RodrigoBuilding a Data Community for Public Finance

The Next Generation of Public Finance

Neighborly recently participated in a discussion with Colin MacNaught, the architect of MassDirect Notes, a program providing investors with direct access to new-issue general obligation bonds in Massachusetts, and Tim Schaefer, Deputy Treasurer of Public Finance for the State of California. Hosted by the California Debt Investment Advisory Commission, we discussed the future of public finance and increased transparency and liquidity in this marketplace.
KiranThe Next Generation of Public Finance

The Top 5 Values in Public Innovation and How to Champion Them

At Neighborly we believe that aligning your team and work around core values is critical to serving users and solving problems that matter. This thinking is most essential in the public sector so we’d like to take a moment to celebrate some of the public agencies from around the US who are championing values similar to ours.    Here are our top five company core values:
  1. Promote data transparency to foster better decision making
  2. Digitize paper-driven processes to save time and money
  3. Prioritize superb user experience in all our products and services
  4. Ensure the highest data security for our users
  5. Be agile and collaborative
How do we embody these values and which agencies impressed us most with their similar thinking?
Lily ChandrasekherThe Top 5 Values in Public Innovation and How to Champion Them