Mark Paris is a Managing Director and heads the Financial Products and Strategies Group within Public Finance at Citi. This business focuses on derivative products and structured products for all municipal clients, including higher education and healthcare. Over his 24 year career as an investment banker and manager, Mark has worked with over 150 healthcare and higher education clients. During his tenure at Citi, Mr. Paris has also managed the Higher Education Group and continues to lead Citis Corporate Partnerships initiative.Mark began his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch in 1988 as a financial products origination banker for healthcare. Since that time, he has been responsible for the marketing and execution of tax-exempt, client-based, derivative transactions, lending products and other financial products. Mr. Paris is known throughout the Street as the original designer of basis swap applications for municipal issuers in 1990. His team is also responsible for the development of balance sheet risk metrics. Over the years, he has worked on several committees to craft appropriate metrics for managing new rules and policies affecting the municipal markets.Mark has served on several not-for-profit boards, including Muhlenberg College, Gill St. Bernards School, Solaris Health System and the United Methodist Church in New Jersey. Currently, Mark is Chair of the Peabody Institute National Advisory Council at Johns Hopkins University. Mark received his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University and has undergraduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Muhlenberg College.
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