Title: Director and Credit Officer
Firm: Assured Guaranty
Matt serves on the municipal underwriting credit committee at Assured, where he reviews a broad range of transactions including healthcare, higher education, transportation, utility and tax-backed issues. Each day he works with underwriting analysts and attorneys to evaluate the creditworthiness of countless municipal bond offerings. He consistently mentors junior staff to improve their analytic and presentation skills.
Matt previously surveilled healthcare transactions as a member of the Municipal Oversight group where he monitored a large portfolio, provided frequent updates to senior management and coordinated recovery efforts for stressed credits. He currently also serves on the firm’s Risk Management Committee that reviews the performance of all outstanding insured municipal debt.
Matt graduated from Northwestern University and is a CFA charter holder. He is a member of the NFMA, MAGNY and HFMA.
Outside the office, Matt serves on the board of Rosie’s Theater Kids - an arts education non-profit in NYC as well as leads teachers in New York Cares. He studied theater in college and performed both off-Broadway and in national tours. He also leads an English language program for foreign immigrants at the New York Public Library.
In his remaining ‘free’ time, Matt loves to run and has completed the New York Marathon twice. He also toured Europe playing the violin with an American orchestra at age 15.