GOLD­MAN SACHS SAID TIM ROMER

The Bond Buyer - - Front Page - By AAron Weitz­mAn

plans to re­tire as head of its West Re­gion in 2019, leav­ing his post in the firm’s pub­lic sec­tor and in­fra­struc­ture bank­ing group to Ritu Kalra . . . . .

Gold­man Sachs’ said Tim Romer plans to re­tire as head of its West Re­gion in 2019, leav­ing his post in the firms’ pub­lic sec­tor, in­fra­struc­ture bank­ing group to Ritu Kalra.

Romer is set to hand off his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to Kalra early in the New Year, a spokesman said.

She will re­lo­cate to San Fran­cisco and will han­dle dual roles, re­main­ing the head of the higher-ed­u­ca­tion group.

“Ritu joins an ex­tremely tal­ented group of bankers on the west coast, and we look for­ward to the con­tin­ued suc­cess of the team,” said Jeff Scruggs, co­head of Pub­lic Sec­tor and In­fra­struc­ture bank­ing at Gold­man Sachs.

Web Sem­i­nar Un­der­stand­ing P3 fi­nanc­ing for pub­lic char­ter school conRomer has been lead­ing the west re­gion for the past 15 years for Gold­man and has been in the mu­nic­i­pal and in­fra­struc­ture in­dus­try for more than 30 years.

Kalra has been head of the Gold­man higher-ed group since 2015 and is well sea­soned when it comes to mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture and pub­lic power bank­ing as well as de­riv­a­tives, the spokesman said.

Gold­man ranks sev­enth among muni un­der­writ­ers year-to-date, with $13.26 bil­lion of sales. ◽

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