Ben Barker, Financial Advisor, California Municipal Finance Authority
Mr. Barker is a registered municipal advisor with over 10 years of bond program administration experience serving conduit issuers to facilitate taxable and tax-exempt bond financings. Mr. Barker’s previous experience covers all aspects of Mortgage Backed Securitizations. He began his career as an analyst with UBS and continued on to become an AVP of Secondary Markets at a boutique investment banking firm. To date, he has participated in over $25 billion of structured financings. Mr. Barker is a Board Member for the California Affordable Housing Development Association. He has earned a spot on the Top 50 list of Next Generation of Public Finance. Mr. Barker is a regular speaker in the public finance circuit. He has led the highly regarded “Everything You Wanted to Know About Bonds but Were Afraid to Ask” Panel for the last 9 years at the nation’s largest affordable housing conference. Mr. Barker received a BS in Finance and Business Management from Brigham Young University and an AA in Arts and Sciences from BYUI and has been certified by the Investment Banking Institute.