PFM hires Senior Investor Relations Director for Munite Investor Relations Platform

PFM, a provider of financial advisory and asset management services, has appointed John Murphy as Director – Municipal Investor Relations for the Munite investor relations platform.

Murphy will be responsible for continuing the expansion of institutional investor users on the Munite platform. He will also play a significant role in introducing Munite to municipal issuers, and sharing valuable experience from his time as one of the municipal market’s most active institutional investors. In addition to his role with Munite, Murphy will also be a PFM municipal advisory resource on issuer investor relations.

Prior to joining Munite, Murphy spent the majority of his career as a Senior Research Analyst at Fidelity Investments. John covered several municipal sectors, including electric utilities, water & sewer utilities and gas prepayments. Prior to his time as a Research Analyst, Murphy traded municipal, corporate and Canadian securities at Fidelity and JP Morgan. Most recently, Murphy spent a year at BondLink, leading their investor relations and outreach efforts. Murphy is actively involved in the Boston Municipal Analyst Forum, as the current Vice President. 

Mike Mace, a co-leader of PFM’s Munite offering, says: “We are excited to have John as part of the Munite team. John will play a lead role as we continue to bolster our position as a leading provider of a one-stop shop investor relations solution. He will be instrumental in bringing the Munite message to institutional investors.”

“John’s enthusiasm for the muni business and the relationships that he has built throughout his career will help us build upon the momentum of Munite since its May, 2019 launch. He will further our efforts in providing an industry-leading investor relations solution to the market that covers and provides benefit for all municipal bond issuers,” says Daniel Kozloff, co-leader of Munite.

Murphy will primarily work out of PFM’s Philadelphia office, and spend a considerable amount of time meeting with subscribers and users of Munite.