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Blaylock Van, LLC – 2023 Year End Review

Blaylock Van will be celebrating 33 years in business in November 2024. As we kick off the new year, we’re taking a look back at our success, growth and performance throughout 2023. Read our retrospective here

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Boutique vs. MM Investment Banks: The Distinctive Edge of Boutique Institutions

The financial services world can be a little confusing at times. A useful first step in understanding your financial needs is learning the differences between bulge bracket firms versus boutique and mid-market banks. That’s why, in this article, we’re exploring the key distinctions of various in…

Blaylock Van Expands Muni Sales & Trading Team

Tax-Exempt Muni Sales & Trading Team Expands Firm’s Distribution Capabilities Wednesday, January 3, 2024, New York, NY and Oakland, CA – Blaylock Van, a well-established public finance underwriter, and Seaport Global, a privately held capital markets firm specializing in global credit sales,…

Investing In Times Of High Inflation

Which stocks to pick when fixed income doesn’t do the trick? Executive Summary: Inflation is reaching new highs as the economy recovers from the pandemic. With declining purchasing power, investors analyze new strategies to preserve value. An indiscriminate mass migration to variable income may be…

Corporate Bonds Are Issuing At Low Yields

Why you should look into issuing investment grade paper before the Fed changes its mind… Executive Summary: The window to issue new corporate bonds at historically low yields might be closing soon. The Fed just announced its intent to taper the exchange-traded funds (ETF) and bond purchase program…

Funding Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

President Biden’s plan: The proposed initial value of the plan was US $2 trillion—the Republicans settled for US $1.2 trillion. 1 This is the largest spending package since Obama’s 2009 economic rescue plan: It introduces US $621 billion for urban and interstate ground transport systems. 2 The…

U.S. Infrastructure needs improvement

U.S. Infrastructure is falling behind its competitors: Over the last few years, global infrastructure rankings have identified that the U.S. infrastructure is dangerously falling behind that of its global peers and competitors (e.g., China 1 ). The U.S. currently ranks 13th in the World, behind Japa…

Diversity in Financial Services: What Happens Next?

By now you have read about the issue of diversity in modern companies with several reputable sources and statistics to back up these claims. It is not a secret that diversity and inclusion is an issue that corporate firms need to address immediately. Women and people of color have historically been …

The Positive Financial Externalities of Diversity

By now, you probably understand that introducing diversity into the corporate work sphere is the right thing to do by most people’s ethical and moral standards. However, businesses across the country that have embraced these initiatives have seen improvements in their financials as well. When empl…

Inflation Pressures In The Market

And how it relates to Municipals As the Federal Government begins to announce projects such as the American Jobs Plan, investors have begun to pay increasing attention to inflationary pressures in the market. Unprecedented stimulus packages aimed at providing economic relief to the individuals, busi…

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