CIFG has established a separate corporate communications and investor relations departments under the direction of John Pizzarelli, head of global public finance and infrastructure, investor relations and communications. Michael Ballinger joins CIFG from a 22-year stint at MBIA as managing director and head of corporate communications. Meanwhile, Thomas Collimore, previously director and head of investor relations, has been promoted to managing director and head of investor relations. As director of corporate communications at MBIA, Ballinger was responsible for media relations, client marketing and corporate communications.

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