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Preparing for a Bond Rating Call

bond rating call

Held Wednesday, December 6, 2023   |   11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Whether you are an experienced finance director or have never presented at a bond rating call before, this webinar provides you with the knowledge and strategies to impress the rating agencies and secure a favorable bond rating for your city.

Gain valuable insights into:

  • The bond rating process: Understand the factors that rating agencies consider when evaluating your city’s financial health and creditworthiness.
  • Essential information to gather and prepare: Discover the key financial data and metrics that rating agencies seek to assess your city’s financial stability and risk profile.
  • Effective presentation techniques: Learn how to structure and present your information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to make a strong impression on the rating agencies.
  • Preparing for potential follow-up questions: Anticipate common questions from rating agencies and develop well-rehearsed responses that showcase your expertise and confidence, minimizing the need for further inquiries.
  • Communicating rating call results: Effectively convey the outcomes of the rating call to your City Manager/Administrator and Council, ensuring informed decision-making.

Empower your city to achieve a favorable bond rating, which can translate into lower interest costs and improved financial standing in the municipal bond market.

Enter your information below to access the webinar recording and slide deck so you can put your City’s best foot forward when preparing for a bond rating agency call.





Brenda Davitt

Senior Manager   |   Abdo Financial Solutions

Brenda works with a variety of local governments in ERP implementations, policy development, budgeting, long-term planning, and more.



Jodi Bursheim

Senior Manager   |   Abdo Financial Solutions

Jodi has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of governmental finance. From budgeting, financial reviews, and cash flow projects to debt studies, financial analysis and capital projects.

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