Tom Weyl is a vice president and director of municipal research of Eaton Vance Management. He manages a staff of analysts and directs the firms research efforts in the municipal market, while covering many typical municipal credit sectors away from health care. Tom joined Eaton Vance in 1995 as a municipal bond analyst specializing in hospitals, nursing homes and senior living financings. In 1997, he was promoted to director of municipal research. Prior to joining Eaton Vance, Tom worked as a corporate high-yield portfolio manager and a workout analyst for Van Kampen Merritt Investment Advisory Corp. While at Van Kampen, he was responsible for a portfolio of defaulted or problem bond issues, a majority of which were health care issues. In addition, he has held health care finance positions with G.E. Capital, MBIA and Smith Barney, and received commercial bank credit training at Continental Illinois.Tom earned a B.S. in finance and management information systems as well as an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He has been active in municipal bond industry activities since 1998, when he co-chaired the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) Hospital Bond Disclosure Sub-committee. Since that time, Tom has co-authored or participated in the development of two NFMA Recommended Best Practices in Disclosure, two NFMA White Papers or special projects (Hospital Bond Term Sheet and Security Law White Paper) and several position statements of the NFMA. In addition, he led the NFMAs effort to submit an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Davis vs. Kentucky case. The NFMAs brief was quoted repeatedly in the opinions written by the justices. Tom has also served in an executive capacity in the Boston Municipal Analysts Society and has served as the Chairperson of the NFMA.
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