Peter Bianchini, located in San Francisco, serves as the senior municipal strategist for Mesirow Financial�s Institutional Sales and Trading department. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and is responsible for credit research support for the Global Markets Division. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial, Peter was a managing director and the head of West Coast Origination at XL Capital Assurance. Before that, Peter was a vice president at Charles Schwab, where he was responsible for research and analytical support for 10 municipal funds, totaling approximately $21 billion under management. Peter began his career in Public Finance at Standard & Poor�s in NY and San Francisco, working on a broad range of credits including Transportation, Infrastructure, Not-For- Profit and General Government. Peter is very involved in industry organizations, including the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, which he chaired in 2002 and the Society of Municipal Analysts. He holds many professional achievements, notably the National Federation of Municipal Analysts Meritorious Service Award (May 2005) and multiple-year recognition as a First Team or Second Team All-Star by Smith�s Research & Ratings Review. Peter earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Masters of Business Administration degree from New York University.
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