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Nancy Rocha has longstanding experience in financial services including investment banking, credit analytics and asset management. Currently, Ms. Rocha is a director in public finance at Stifel, where she covers regional markets and services municipal entities in structuring and issuing multi-billion dollar debt instruments and direct private placements. Ms. Rocha started her career 20 years ago as an investment banker at UBS Financial Services in New York and went on to manage markets in the Midwest and Southwest in her role as a Vice President at Cabrera
Capital Markets in Chicago and Wells Fargo Brokerage LLC in Texas, respectively. Ms. Rocha spent five years as a rating analyst at Fitch Ratings analyzing and rating bonds as part of the public finance team, further rounding out her expertise in the municipal bond market. Following the economic downturn in 2008 Ms. Rocha spent a number of years building relationships at the national, state, and local levels engaging stakeholders on issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion in the asset management industry. In her role as a Senior Director for Capital Advocacy at the New America Alliance, she managed efforts such as the pension fund initiative - a national public/private cooperative initiative focused on the investment opportunities for emerging asset managers. She engaged public and private sector entities at federal and state levels including the U.S. President’s advisors, key congressional leaders, U.S. public pensions, and federal agency heads such as the Board Chair of the SEC, FDIC, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in dialogue on topics of access to capital, diversity and inclusion in asset management, and investment in the Latino community. Ms. Rocha has also held positions in a Presidential Inaugural Committee, a White House Presidential Advisory Committee and the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) under the Clinton Administration. Ms. Rocha holds a Master's degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Public Finance from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. As part of Ms. Rocha’s graduate studies in global markets, she worked with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland and conducted a comparative analysis of the European Union and MERCOSUR, living and researching in several countries including England, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil. Ms. Rocha also received an undergraduate degree in government from The University of Notre Dame and holds the Series 52 and 63 securities licenses.