Margaret Backstrom, is an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley’s San Francisco Public Finance office. Margie initially joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 and has over 14 years of municipal finance experience, structuring financings for a variety of west coast issuers. Her expertise includes water and sewer revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, lottery revenue bonds, lease-backed financings, sales tax revenue bonds, transportation revenue bonds, payroll tax revenue bonds, power revenue bonds as well as various other revenue bond financings. She serves as Morgan Stanley’s senior coverage officer for a variety of clients including water districts, counties, cities, state agencies and transportation districts. Her recent prominent financings include transactions for the City of San Diego Water System, San Diego County Water Authority, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento County, State of California, State of Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation, and many others. Her experience has involved refunding transactions, new money financings, fixed and variable rate financings and transactions using innovative structures including SIFMA index bonds and put bonds. Margie received both an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA from Stanford University.
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