April 12, 2024

Briefing: Financial Strength of America’s Cities

Starting in November, the FPA will launch a series of “signature briefings” on high-profile topics of interest to the international media.The first briefing, “The Financial Strength of America’s Cities: Putting Detroit’s Bankruptcy in Context.”


Jennifer Bradley, Fellow and Senior Advisor, Brookings Institution
Michael Zezas, Municipal Strategist, Morgan Stanley

Stephen P. Wood, Ph.D, Chief Market Strategist, North America, Russell Investments

The panel will focus on the financial strength of American cities, the significance of underfunded pension plans, the risk of future bankruptcies, and lessons for other countries/cities.

Future briefings will cover topics including: global lessons from America’s retirement crisis, the progress of healthcare and financial reform. We welcome your thoughts on other potential subjects for future events.