Bankruptcy Judge Rejects CaLPERs Seniority In Muni Bond Bankruptcies – ValueWalk Premium

Bankruptcy Judge Rejects CaLPERs Seniority In Muni Bond Bankruptcies

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein has surprised the bond market by ruling that the California Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS) doesn’t have any special rights as a bond holder in the City of Stockton’s bankruptcy proceeding, even though California law explicitly says that it does.

The implication for municipal bondholders – and for bond insurers such as Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO), MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) and Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC . . .

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