Mark Adler joined Piper Jaffray & Co. in 2008 as a Managing Director of Pipers California Public Finance Group. Mr. Adler joined Piper with a dozen colleagues from UBS Securities LLC where he was the Manager of the Western Region Municipal Investment Banking Group. Mr. Adler had been with UBS and its predecessor, PaineWebber, for eighteen years. During that period, UBS (and PaineWebber) was consistently among the leading firms in underwriting California municipal issues.As a twenty eight year veteran of the industry, Mr. Adler has a broad range of experience in local finance. This includes education, city, redevelopment agency, water district and county finance. On two separate occasions, Institutional Investor featured deals as Deals of the Year in which he acted as lead banker. This includes the innovative Disney financing for its second theme park in Anaheim.Mr. Adler serves on the Board of the California Public Securities Association including serving as Chairperson in 2004. Mr. Adler is a frequent speaker at industry forums including the most recent Bond Buyer California Public Finance Conference.Mr. Adler is a graduate of the Wharton School Graduate Division (M.B.A. - Finance and Public Management) and the Wharton School Undergraduate Division where he graduated summa cum laude.
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