Leigh M. Nader, CFADirector, Public Finance, Eastern RegionAssured GuarantyLeigh Nader is a Director in Assured Guaranty’s Public Finance group focusing on enterprise credits for the eastern region.� In her role, Ms. Nader is the [primary] underwriter for healthcare and public higher education transactions.� As a senior underwriter on her team, she was also responsible for high profile restructuring transactions such as those for Jefferson County Sewer and Detroit Water & Sewer.� Ms. Nader joined Assured Guaranty in 2005, as a Vice President in the healthcare group. �Prior to joining Assured Guaranty, Ms. Nader was a founding member of the healthcare underwriting group for CIFG. She also worked as an underwriter in the public finance group of XL Capital Assurance, where she was responsible for not-for-profit transactions. Ms. Nader began her career as an analyst in the Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Municipal Funds Group, where she was the lead analyst for the senior living and high yield hospital sectors. A CFA charterholder, Ms. Nader has a BS in Management from Boston University.� She is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA), Municipal Analysts Group of New York (MAGNY) and a member of the professional networking organization, Women in Public Finance.�Fun Facts:Ms. Nader’s favorite vacation destination with her family is Nantucket.� She has two boys, ages 5 and 3 and loves to explore local farms with them. �
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