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Matt Stephan, Analyst, Tax-Exempt Fixed-Income Research

Matthew Stephan is a credit analyst for Municipal Bonds at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (CMIA). Mr. Stephan joined the firm in August 2012 and has been a member of the investment community since 2008.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stephan spent three years as a municipal bond rating analyst at Standard & Poor’s and one year as an analyst at Analysis Group, Inc., an economic consultancy.

Mr. Stephan earned his B.A. in economics from Williams College in 2008 and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Boston University. He is a member of the Boston Municipal Analyst Forum and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.


Tri-state pension reforms result in improvements

Matt Stephan, Analyst, Tax-Exempt Fixed-Income Research | April 11, 2014

The New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state region is dependent upon New York City. The strength of state pension systems varies. Improvements are being implemented. The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut tri-state region is, in large part, economically rooted in New York City — access to diverse, high-paying jobs throughout the metro area drives state property