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S&P Capital IQ to Explore Municipal Bond ETFs During Its Next "ETF Analyst Hour"

JR Rieger of S&P Dow Jones Indices and Todd Rosenbluth of S&P Capital IQ will discuss the municipal bond industry and issues affecting municipal bond ETFs

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a year that featured bankruptcy in Detroit and municipal troubles in Puerto Rico, municipal bond investors are looking for clarity as they consider their allocations for 2014. To help understand the underlying factors impacting the asset class, and how to invest accordingly, S&P Capital IQ will focus on the state of the municipal bond industry in this month's "ETF Analyst Hour" webinar on Thursday, January 23rd, at 11:30 am EST.

The webinar, titled "2014 Muni ETF Outlook: Don't Just Believe the Headlines", will feature JR Rieger, Vice President, Fixed Income Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, who will cover rising interest rate and liquidity risk and transaction costs in the muni bond market, and share his thinking on what to consider before making an investment decision. Rieger will be joined by Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF and Mutual Fund Research with S&P Capital IQ. Rosenbluth will cover fund flows into municipal bond ETFs, state exposure of larger ETFs as well as how to reduce interest rate sensitivity.

This webinar is the latest in S&P Capital IQ's monthly ETF Analyst Hour series and one hour of CFP continuing education credit is available to attendees. Interested attendees can register here: http://bit.ly/1kbWxeo

Anthony Hohmann, ETF product manager, will moderate the discussion and highlight S&P Capital IQ's ETF holdings-based ranking methodology and model performance to date.

Following the presentation, the ETF research reports for the ETFs discussed will be available to all attendees. The ETF reports are initially published on S&P Capital IQ's MarketScope Advisor platform.

Follow @spmarketscope and #ETFHour during the webinar for up-to-the-second ETF commentary from S&P Capital IQ equity analysts.  Todd Rosenbluth is on Twitter at @ToddSPCAPIQ.

About S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ, a business line of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. Evaluated pricing is prepared by Standard & Poor's Securities Evaluations, Inc., a part of S&P Capital IQ and a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.  S&P capital IQ  provides a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need. For more information visit www.spcapitaliq.com.

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