The Capital Issue

April-May 2014

The most successful organizations are those that can effectively anticipate change, mitigate risks and take advantage of opportunities, which, more often than not, are fleeting. It’s a frequent refrain in the financial world, so it’s not surprising that the words “change,” “risk” and “opportunity” characterize the themes covered by this most recent edition of The Capital Issue.

Our authors discuss: what’s happening in the municipal bond market for the health care and housing sectors; how hospitals must adopt a new business model in this era of health care reform to remain profitable and what are the ramifications to future capital projects; why long-term-care providers should consider a risk management plan to protect their residents and their business; how HUD streamlined its LIHTC Pilot Program in response to industry comments and how it affects affordable multifamily housing providers; and what nonprofits should know before considering a hedge fund investment.

Change and risk drive transformation in organizations and with that comes opportunity. It’s our job at Lancaster Pollard to help current and potential clients to recognize changing landscapes, potential hazards and realize possibilities. 

Please let us know if you have any questions by reaching out to the authors as well as to our bankers for answers. To find the one closest to you, visit www.lancasterpollard.com.

Tom Green, CEO


Bond Market: Lack of Supply, High Demand Creating Opportunities
4/23/2014

Bond Market: Lack of Supply, High Demand Creating Opportunities

Did you miss the boat to refinance or fund a new capital project at close to record low, tax-exempt interest rates?


How Hospitals Are Shifting Resources Post-ACA
4/22/2014

How Hospitals Are Shifting Resources Post-ACA

Health care reform has caused a seismic shift in the U.S. health care landscape. The aftershocks continue to be far reaching—toppling long-standing paradigms and causing hospitals to reevaluate how they currently operate.

Protecting the Bottom Line with Quality Risk Management Programs
4/21/2014

Protecting the Bottom Line with Quality Risk Management Programs

Each day, long-term-care (LTC) providers in the United States are caring for 1,383,700 residents in nursing homes and 713,300 inhabitants in assisted and residential care communities, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

LIHTC Pilot Program Update: Increasing Flexibility and Availability
4/20/2014

LIHTC Pilot Program Update: Increasing Flexibility and Availability

After encountering some turbulence during its initial takeoff, a new affordable housing financing program has made some changes to ensure a smoother ride.

Hedge Funds: Six Important Considerations Before Investing
4/19/2014

Hedge Funds: Six Important Considerations Before Investing

Hedge funds are in the news a lot, but how do they work, and even more to the point, should you consider them for your nonprofit’s investment portfolio?

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