• Weekly Market Commentary

    Weekly Market Commentary

    Investor concerns over the plunging value of Puerto Rico paper led to the first withdrawals from high yield municipal bond mutual funds in 24 weeks.  A total of $718 million, roughly the equivalent of the last 5 weeks of net inflows, was redeemed in the week ended July 9, and this was mainly attributed to the latest round of credit downgrades.

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    Weekly Market Commentary

    After a dismal start to the month, municipal bonds have been sailing on U.S. Treasury bond coattails as investors look for safe harbors from world conflicts.  Widespread concerns with Puerto Rico credits weakened the market as a whole in July.

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  • Sims Insights

    Recent Trends In Tax-Free Bond Rating Changes

    In the spring of 2010, Moody’s and Fitch raised ratings on hundreds of thousands of individual municipal bond securities for thousands of municipal bond issuers, under a concept called “recalibration”.

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    University-Based Retirement Communities: Connecting Lifelong Learning & Senior Living

    Retirement may be the ideal time to pursue higher education, and the increasing popu-larity of university-based retirement communities — there are about 100 now, com-pared to almost none just 15 years ago — demonstrates the academic appetite of today’s boomers and seniors.

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  • Sims in the Media

    Sims Raises Preferred Equity for Nursing Homes Acquisition

    Sims was approached by Athena Health Care Associates, a successful long-term care operator in New England with locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of 5 skilled nursing facilities and one leasehold interest in Massachusetts comprised of 726 beds.

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    Maple Knoll Village and UC Inaugurate Technological Partnership

    The initiation of an innovative collaboration between Maple Knoll Village and the University of Cincinnati was celebrated with a ribbon cutting and open house on June 26th on the grounds of Maple Knoll Village.

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