On 8 April, Sebastian Möller will be presenting his research on municipal derivative deals across Europe at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Boston. His presentation is titled “The financialization of municipal debt management: How did interest rate derivatives enter city hall” and will open a row of three panels on “Financialization as a State Project”, organized by Caroline Sage Ponder and Mikael Omstedt (both from the University of British Columbia). Manuel Aalbers (KU Leuven) will discuss the papers presented in the first two sessions. In Boston, there will be a range of panels and other events on the emerging field of financial geography, partly featured by the newly founded “Global Network on Financial Geography” (FinGeo). Sebastian receives a travel grant from the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD that allows him to take part in this excellent conference.