Sims Insights

Recent Trends In Tax-Free Bond Rating Changes
July 24, 2014

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”.


University-Based Retirement Communities: Connecting Lifelong Learning & Senior Living
July 17, 2014

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.


Entrepreneurship in Retirement: The New American Dream?
July 10, 2014

Long days on a sandy beach, golf course, or sailboat may still be the American retirement dream for some, but it’s not the only one. Many retirees are looking for more than just leisure time: in fact, boomers are fueling a wave of entrepreneurship.


HJ Sims Special Report on Puerto Rico Bonds by Dick Larkin
June 26, 2014

Puerto Rico Governor Padilla’s adoption of a Bond Restructuring Law is a Game Changer. This is a major departure from Puerto Rico’s previous support for the full and complete repayment of Puerto Rico debt.


Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: What Are They?
June 19, 2014

We tend to think of aging in place as something that happens at home or in a senior living community, but NORCs – naturally occurring retirement communities – are becoming more common, presenting another option on the senior living spectrum.

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