California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission

Webinar Description

Intermediate Bond Math
Two-Part Webinar

Although municipal bonds are a mainstay of public finance, understanding their economic value requires specialized knowledge and expertise. The vocabulary, financial concepts and calculations, and market incentives may be unfamiliar, if not entirely new, to public agency officials. This two-part, intermediate level webinar focuses on the mathematical concepts and calculations underlying bond pricing and structure. In preparation, it is highly recommended that you review CDIAC’s Bond Math webinars presented in 2011 (information at bottom of page) prior to participating in this webinar series.

Part 2: Economics and Structures
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Pacific Time

Economics and Structures will introduce alternative bond structures, such as different call features and bullets, and their impact on long-term borrowing costs and bond pricing. This webinar will include:

  • Callable bonds and effect on bond pricing (premium, par, discount)
  • Mechanics and math of refundings
  • Comparison of non-callable and callable bonds
  • Differences between current interest, capital appreciation, and convertible capital appreciation bonds
  • Evaluation of call options for refunding savings