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The Muni Matrix #8 – Abhishek Lodha: AG Analytics

By Matthew Gerstenfeld
The Muni Matrix

In this episode, we explore the intersection of advancing technologies and credit analysis with our guest, Abhishek Lodha. Abhishek has spearheaded a paradigm shift in municipal bond credit assessment by leveraging advanced analytics, machine learning, and AI at AG Analytics, a new fintech subsidiary of Assured Guaranty. Join us as Abhishek shares insights into the evolution of credit analysis, the integration of new age technologies and the transformative power of data-driven insights. During this conversation, we uncover real-world applications, challenges, and considerations surrounding these innovations, offering a unique perspective on the future of municipal bond analytics.

DISCLAIMER: This is an editorial presentation by Munichain. All opinions and estimates constitute the interviewees’ judgements on the date of this presentation and are subject to change without notice. This material is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security. Listeners are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of August 23, 2023.

In addition, the views, opinions, and estimates expressed by Abhishek Lodha in this presentation, including those relating to the relative value of digital solutions to the municipal bond industry, the role of technology in municipal investments, and the impact of technology and automation on municipal credit analysis and assessment, are his alone and are not made on behalf of Assured Guaranty Ltd. or its subsidiaries (together, “Assured Guaranty”). If any forward-looking statements in this presentation are nevertheless attributed to Assured Guaranty and relate to current views with respect to future events, they are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in this presentation. These risks, uncertainties, and assumptions include those resulting from reduction in the demand for Assured Guaranty’s financial guarantees or other products; difficulties with the execution of Assured Guaranty’s business strategy; adverse developments in Assured Guaranty’s guaranteed portfolio; the possibility that strategic transactions made by Assured Guaranty do not result in the benefits anticipated or subject Assured Guaranty to negative consequences; the possibility that budget or pension shortfalls or other factors will result in credit losses or impairments on municipal or other obligations Assured Guaranty insures or reinsures; and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that have not been identified at this time, management’s response to these factors, and other risk factors identified in Assured Guaranty’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Assured Guaranty undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Viewers are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures on related subjects in Assured Guaranty’s reports filed with the SEC.

About The Muni Matrix

The Muni Matrix is an informational series that covers all aspects of the municipal market — ranging from evolving trends and noteworthy events to emerging technologies and shifts in investor behaviors. Please reach out to TheMuniMatrix@munichain.com if you would like to join an episode as a guest or submit a topic you would like to hear discussed.


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