The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Hires Christopher Baron as Managing
Director in Public Finance
NEW YORK -- February 25, 2014
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) today announced that Christopher Baron
has joined as a Managing Director of the Public Finance team. In his role,
Chris will be responsible for managing state and local government clients and
prospects, including the origination and structuring of lines of credit,
direct loans and placements, standby bond purchase agreements, and letters of
credit. He will be based in Los Angeles and will report to Kevin Dunphy, Head
of Public Finance, U.S. Corporate Banking at BTMU.
Chris was recently the head of The Education and Nonprofits Division at U.S.
Bank/U.S. Bank Investment Inc. He led a team of 15 bankers who focused on
serving larger education and nonprofit sector clients on a national level.
Prior to that he was a Managing Director at The Bank of New York Mellon/BNY
Capital Markets, Inc., where he was responsible for the public finance
division’s municipal business in the western United States. The division
provided letters of credit and/or liquidity support for tax-exempt and taxable
bonds issued by municipalities or on behalf of 501(c)(3) organizations.
“We are very pleased that Chris has joined our team; his expertise will be an
excellent addition,” said Dunphy. “We are expanding rapidly to accommodate our
clients’ needs, which means we are hiring the best bankers in the marketplace
from both the private and public sectors. Recently, we hired Jay Goldstone,
former COO and CFO of the City of San Diego. This month, we added Chris,
making our West Coast team exceptional.”
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los
About The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) is Japan’s premier bank, with a
global network spanning more than 40 countries. BTMU offers an extensive scope
of commercial and investment banking products and services to businesses,
governments, and individuals worldwide. In the Americas, BTMU has offices
throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America serving mainly
corporate clients. BTMU’s parent, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG),
is one of the world’s leading financial groups. MUFG’s services include
commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance,
asset management, and leasing. The group’s operating companies include BTMU,
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan’s leading trust bank), and
Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest
securities firms. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York
(NYSE:MTU) stock exchanges.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Lauren Sambrotto, 212-782-4909
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