Heath Barber, Managing Director, joined SAMCO Capital Markets in July of 2018 and has over 14 years of municipal finance experience. Prior to SAMCO, he served as a public finance banker at J.P. Morgan Securities and Coastal Securities, which was purchased by FTN Financial in 2017. During this time, Mr. Barber covered a broad array of Texas and regional municipalities including cities, counties, school districts, special authorities and state-level issuers.
Mr. Barber’s primary areas of expertise include the structuring and marketing of general obligation, transportation and municipal utility credits. His primary responsibilities include providing municipal investment banking services to issuers in an underwriting capacity including execution-related structuring and quantitative analysis. Mr. Barber has a broad experience set covering traditional fixed rate new money and refunding transactions as well as unique structures such as PSF-backed and non-PSF backed credits, unique call options and interest payments dates, variable rate PUTs and targeted coupon structures. This experience has been obtained working with large, intermediate and local issuers.
Mr. Barber holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. He is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a Municipal Advisor Representative (Series 50), General Securities Representative (Series 7) and Uniform Securities Agent State Law (Series 63).