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Christopher Mier, CFA

Chris Mier is the Chief Strategist and Managing Director of the Loop Capital Markets' Analytical Services Division (ASD).� Loop Capital is a full-service institutional broker-dealer based in Chicago.� The ASD has five full-time professionals and is one of the largest analytics groups dedicated to public finance.Prior to joining Loop Capital, Mr. Mier was an institutional Portfolio Manager in the Municipal Bond Department at MFS Investment Management, where he was also on the Duration Committee. In addition, he has served as a Portfolio Manager of numerous municipal funds at Scudder Kemper Investments and Kemper Financial; prior to which he held several posts at Comerica Bank in Detroit, including credit analyst, portfolio manager and trader in the Funds Management Department.Mr. Mier speaks regularly at industry events.� He was the Keynote speaker at the National Federation of Municipal Analysts annual conference in 2009.� He has appeared on panels for the Government Finance Officers Association, Institutional Investor, Municipal Analysts Group of New York, Chicago Municipal Analysts Society, various Bloomberg Conferences, and was a discussant at the 2013 and 2014 Municipal Finance Conference presented by Brandeis University and the Bond Buyer; as well as many others.� Chris has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and Fox Business TV as a commentator on municipal finance issues.� Mr. Mier has been published in the Municipal Finance Journal.Mr. Mier holds an MBA in Finance and Managerial Economics from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan. Chris also received a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009.� He received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the AIMR (now CFA Institute) in 1992. He also holds Series 7, 24, 53 and 63 licenses. Chris was elected to a 3-year term as a Director on the Board of the CFA Society Chicago the summer of 2014.