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Robert H. Karr
Managing Director / Head of Capital Markets
Debt Capital Markets Work Phone: 203-276-6646
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Robert Karr is Managing Director at Mischler Financial Group (MFG), the oldest Service Disabled Veteran Owned broker-dealer. Robert is focused on growing MFG’s overall business in the Americas as well as its debt and equity capital markets and debt trading and distribution capabilities. Prior to joining MFG, Robert spent 8 years at Bank of America Securities where he was the Global Head of Structured Finance Trading. In this role Robert was responsible for ABS, CMBS, and CDO primary and secondary trading in cash and synthetic markets as well as associated asset aggregation and funding programs. Robert was also responsible for a total return swap program predominantly for senior secured bank loans. In addition, he was in charge of research and analytics for the related sectors of the market. Prior to joining BAS, Robert spent 12 years at Prudential Securities where he most recently ran new issue and secondary market trading for the ABS, RMBS, CMBS, CDO, and SBA markets. Earlier, Robert developed computer analytics, structured deals and published research for asset backed securities. Earlier in his career, Robert developed computer models for financial applications at Security Pacific Merchant Bank and he designed digital circuitry for telecommunications products at Timeplex, Inc. EDUCATION: Robert holds a B.A. in Physics from Bowdoin College and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University PERSONAL: Robert resides in New Canaan, CT with his wife and four children.