Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 7:15am –9:15am | Roundhill Country Club, Alamo
Municipal bonds have had a remarkable run over the last decade and into the current low interest rate
environment. What are the issues and opportunities going forward for these securities, not just in California,
but across the nation?
Rafael Costas - co-director of Franklin Templeton's municipal bond group and responsible for the team that
manages more than $80 billion in California municipal bonds investments, will discuss the outlook for such
investments going forward
Rafael Costas is senior vice president and co-director of the municipal bond department for the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group. He was previously director of municipal bond research.
Mr. Costas joined Franklin in 1986 as a management trainee. He earned his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master's degree in finance from Golden Gate University.
Mr. Costas is a past member of the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission and is also past chairman of the California Society of Municipal Analysts, a former board member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) and is a former Chairman of the NFMA's Industry Practices and Procedures Committee. He also belongs to the Society of Municipal Analysts.