EisnerAmper’s Public Sector Advisor Michael Imber spoke with The Bond Buyer about health care reform, pension underfunding and innovation.

Michael Imber Talks to The Bond Buyer About Pension Funding and Public Sector Innovation


Managing Director of EisnerAmper’s Public Sector Advisors LLC Michael Imber spoke with The Bond Buyer at the 2019 National Outlook Conference in New York City. The pair discussed potential health care reform, unique approaches to resolving pension underfunding, legislatively creating an environment where assets can realize growth, and using innovation to develop solutions without increasing taxes. Michael, a self-proclaimed “assert evangelist,” also moderated a conference panel on long-term pension liabilities and trends—highlighting some eye-opening statistics on  pension obligation bonds.


Paul Burton: Welcome back everybody. I'm Northeast Regional Editor Paul Burton at the Bond Buyers National Outlook Conference at the Metropolitan Club here in Midtown Manhattan. We hope you're enjoying our coverage of the conference. Our next guest is Michael Imber. He is a Managing Director in EisnerAmper's Public Sector Advisory Practice. Michael has extensive experience counseling clients on bankruptcies, workouts and municipal consulting. He represented major unsecured creditors in the Detroit bankruptcy and generated 100% recoveries in the largest unsecured creditor claimants in the Jefferson County in Mammoth Lakes, Chapter Nine cases. Michael is also a member of the Connecticut Pension Sustainability Commission. Michael, great to see you again. Thanks for joining us. Hope you are enjoying the coffee.
Michael Imber: I'm very much enjoying it Paul, and thank you for having me.

Michael Imber is a Managing Director in the Financial Advisory Services Group and leads the efforts in the Public Sector for Advisory Services.

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