[ARTICLE] DPC DATA COVID-19 disclosure tool debuts while filings temporarily fall
The Bond Buyer's July 23 article highlights our new COVID-19 flag feature.
DPC DATA’s new COVID-19 disclosure tool received favorable coverage in this article by The Bond Buyer’s Innovation Editor, Lynn Funk.
The article highlights DPC DATA ability to identify and tag only those disclosures which are truly COVID-based. This new disclosure tool for MuniPOINTS was well-received by industry members.
A Philadelphia-based strategist was quoted, “We have to anticipate that issuers will be listening closely to their lawyers, monitoring the ever- changing dynamics of their coffers due to this health crisis. So, yes, providers like DPC … will help in their efforts and provide investors with a clearer vision of what’s to come.”
Also quoted was a New York trader, who said, “At the end of the day, this market needs everything it can get its hands on to understand what the pandemic is doing to state and local governments’ credit, so I welcome as many tools in the toolbox.”
As DPC president Ken Hoffman pointed out, “While the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has been helpful in posting aggregated COVID-19 disclosure data on its EMMA site, ours is the first and only tool available that allows market participants to flag COVID-19 related disclosures at the individual bond level.”
Coronavirus-related disclosures drop
The story points out the number of coronavirus-related disclosures, despite a slight increase over the week ended July 19, is still well below levels seen since March at the start of the pandemic. In an MSRB report released weekly, COVID-19-related disclosures for the week ending July 19, reached just over 700 filings. Less than a month prior, issuers filed 1,200 weekly disclosures.
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Continuing disclosures continued to slide this month. COVID disclosures for material events again ticked upwards slightly, with ratings changes making up a larger share of disclosures compared to September.
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COVID disclosures for material events continued to tick upwards but remained below 2% in September. Continuing disclosures dropped 10% from their August high.
It is notable that while COVID-related Event Notices are steadily low, the August COVID-related Continuing Disclosures are at their highest percentage since the pandemic started.
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July's trends in COVID-19 disclosures for material events and continuing disclosures.
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DPC DATA's hand-coded COVID flags noted for offering an alternative to MSRB's automated text analysis.
June's infographic highlights trends in COVID-19 disclosures for material events and continuing disclosures. COVID tags are available in DPC's MuniPOINTS solution.
May's infographic highlights trends in COVID-19 disclosures for material events and continuing disclosures. The COVID tagging feature, available in DPC's MuniPOINTS solution, enables users to identify and screen for COVID disclosures at the individual CUSIP level with accuracy and confidence.
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April's infographic highlights trends in COVID-19 disclosures for material events and continuing disclosures. The COVID tagging feature, available in DPC's MuniPOINTS solution, enables users to identify and screen for COVID disclosures at the individual CUSIP level with accuracy and confidence.
In a new monthly infographic, we will be looking at trends in COVID-19 disclosures for material events and continuing disclosures. We start here with a summary from the pandemic's 2020 inception to March 2021.
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The Bond Buyer's July 23 article highlights our new COVID-19 flag feature.
Enhancements to DPC DATA’s flagship MuniPOINTS product enable users to identify and screen for COVID-19 related disclosures at the individual CUSIP level with accuracy and confidence.
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