Kristin Stephens

Executive Director & Head of Credit Strategies, UBS
Kristin Stephens
Kristin Stephens is an Executive Director and the Head of Credit Strategies for the UBS Public Finance Department. In this capacity, she works with a variety of governmental issuers and non-profit organizations to help achieve their goals in accessing the tax-exempt and taxable fixed income markets. Building upon nearly twenty years of experience in municipal credit analysis, Kristin applies a deep knowledge of the high-grade and high-yield sectors to apprise clients of industry trends and developments, provide innovative credit solutions, develop rating agency strategies, and enhance investor outreach.
Previously the Senior Municipal Credit Strategist for the UBS Chief Investment Office, Kristin has shared her knowledge of municipal credit with UBS clients and financial advisors for nearly a decade. In this role, she was a lead contributor to the monthly Municipal Market Guide and other municipal credit publications.
Before joining UBS in 2008, Kristin held positions in bond insurance as an underwriting analyst at ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation and as a sell-side credit analyst at JPMorgan Securities Inc., where she worked with many municipal issuers as well as institutional investor clients.
Kristin earned her bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She maintains FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
Kristin is a former chair of the Municipal Analysts Group of New York (MAGNY) and served as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) from 2015-16. She is a member of Northeast Women in Public Finance and of 100 Women in Finance. Kristin was named a Rising Star by The Bond Buyer in 2016.