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Bernard is a Partner and Managing Director of R. Seelaus & Co., Inc., the corporate parent of Granite Springs Asset Management, LLC, where he previously served as Chief Executive Officer. He has almost 30 years of experience in municipal and other fixed income markets. Gary S. Binkiewicz is the Senior Vice President/Municipal Bond Analyst at R. Seelaus & Co. With over 35 years of municipal bond market experience, Gary has managed and/or created municipal bond research departments at several Wall St. firms as well as having experience in the rating agency, bond insurance and buy-side and sell-side municipal bond credit research spaces. He is a long-standing member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA), and the Municipal Analyst Group of New York (MAGNY).
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