Rich Simon

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Rich Simon

Title: Director, Public Finance, Western Region
Firm: Assured Guaranty
Age: 36

Since joining Assured Guaranty 13 years ago, Rich has blossomed into one of the strongest credit analysts at Assured, his colleagues said.

His coverage area includes most sectors in public finance and he has gained the utmost respect from his peers and from Assured’s internal credit committees.

“Rich’s deep-dive analysis on every deal he reviews highlights Assured Guaranty’s stringent underwriting process,” according to Jason Kissane, managing director in the Western Region at Assured.

“He primarily works on transactions in the Western Region, but is regularly called upon to work on more complex transactions throughout the country. He is proficient in financial modeling and supports the entire division when a transaction requires high-profile modeling.”

Throughout the years at Assured, Rich has achieved wonderful relationships through the industry, his colleagues said. All of Assured’s clients have also expressed great respect because of Rich’s level of service and strong credit skills.

“Rich is a great team player and is always willing to help out in any way,” Kissane added. “He can always be called upon to help out the team in a pinch. Rich does a very nice job in mentoring the junior staff as well.”

Some notable credits that Rich was instrumental in reviewing were: Detroit TIF, Foothill Eastern Toll Road, Wisconsin Center District and the Chicago Metropolitan Exposition and Pier Authority.

Rich also is a positive contributor in the community, by supporting local food banks and homeless shelters.

When he isn’t working, Rich loves to spend time outdoors. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and when he was living in New York City he was a volunteer firefighter.

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