Kim Du'Prey joined the Illinois Finance Authority, IFA, in July, 2009 as a Senior Funding Manager working with local governments, school districts and other public sector clients. She administers the IFAs Bond Bank Program, coordinating and structuring the financing needs of the IFAs Borrowers (local governmental units) with underwriters and various legal counsels to originate the IFAs pooled bond issues which offer its participants dual exempt financing, lower costs of issuance through economies of scale and in, most cases, the credit enhancement of the States Moral Obligation. She is a member of the IFAs Renewable Energy Team and sector leader on the Energy Efficiency Team.Kims experience and knowledge of the secondary tax exempt and taxable municipal capital markets were gained from her eight years on the sales and trading desks at Merrill Lynch and twelve years with Citigroup. Prior to joining the IFA, she was a Public Finance Investment Banker with D.A. Davidson & Co. in Chicago, focused on debt origination, and served as a Financial Advisor to the City of Chicago, State of Illinois and the IFA. Worked on restructuring transactions and credit enhancement guarantees which allowed public finance clients to regain marketability and reduce interest rate costs on their short-term debt instruments after numerous municipal bond Insurer and Bank downgrades, investment bank insolvencies and mergers. B.S. in Finance, University of Illinois at Chicago FINRA Licenses: Series 7, 63 & 53.
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