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Zareh Baghdassarian

Title: Vice President
Firm: Assured Guaranty
Age: 27

Since joining Assured Guaranty in Feb. 2017 as an Assistant Vice President, Zareh has excelled at his position, earning him a promotion to Vice President.

He has shown the analytical capability to analyze anything from general government to project finance to healthcare and has become an integral member of Assured's analytical team, according to his boss James Binette.

"He's well respected by senior management and has become a go-to person for in-house special projects," said Binette, Assured's managing director of public finance in the Eastern region. "He has also shown an ability to grow relationships within the business on the investor and dealer side. He's also been tapped to speak at a number of industry conferences and has been involved in NFMA's young member development efforts."

When he is not at the office, he loves being active and enjoys running. He ran the 2018 New York City Marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon. His ultimate goal is completing the World Marathon Majors.

He also volunteers as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.

Zareh started at Assured as an Assistant Vice President, focusing on primary market transactions in the east region and also supporting the secondary markets desk in its efforts to expand secondary underwriting. He was promoted to his current title in March of this year.

Prior to AGM, he spent nearly four years at NewOak as an analyst for fundamental credits. There he focused on municipal and corporate credit.

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