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Voting for Smith’s 2013 All-Star Team Ends on Friday

September 25, 2013

The polls will close this Friday at midnight for submitting 2013 All-Star Team votes. Voting by institutional investors has been strong over the past six weeks.

For those of you not familiar with SMITH’s All-Star Program, the process starts in January with the formation of SMITH’S Blue Ribbon Ballot Committee, which is made up of leaders in the municipal investment community. The Ballot Committee nominates analysts to the ballot and then it is sent out for voting. SMITH’s All-Star Ballot is designed to reflect events in the municipal bond market and provide recognition for coverage of those events. Investors are asked to select the top analysts in 19 different categories, best directors of research at sellside and buyside firms, Deal of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award, choosing from the nominated analysts or submitting a write-in vote. This year, SMITH’s added a new category — Rising All-Stars: Brightest Up-and-Comers Under 40.

The 2013 All-Star Team will be announced in October and honored at a fantastic awards luncheon in December.

If you are from a buyside firm and want to vote, let us know.
For information on reserving a table at the awards luncheon contact:, (571) 299-4954