News 03/05/2024

Loop Capital Bolsters Public Finance Division with Addition of Four Senior Bankers

CHICAGO, March 5, 2024 – Loop Capital Markets, LLC (“Loop Capital”) announced today that John Malpiede, John Giammarino, Alain Garcia and Candace Kelly have joined the firm’s Public Finance division. Both Malpiede and Giammarino will be based out of Loop Capital’s Boston office. Garcia rejoins Loop Capital in the firm’s San Antonio office and Kelly will be based out of Loop Capital’s Houston office. 

With over 27 years of public finance experience, Malpiede joins Loop Capital as Managing Director from Citi where he was Head of Citi’s New England Public Finance Group and Manager of Citi’s Higher Education Group. Malpiede has served as senior manager on over $40 billion of municipal transactions.

Giammarino also joins Loop Capital as Senior Vice President from Citi where he was Director in Citi’s New England Regional Public Finance Group. He joined Citi’s public finance department in 2012 and covered the New England region for over ten years. 

Garcia rejoins Loop Capital where he will be a Vice President in the firm’s San Antonio office.  Garcia previously worked in Loop’s Chicago office before moving to New York City to join Citigroup.

Kelly also joins Loop Capital to head up Loop’s Houston office.  Kelly previously spent seven years at UBS, where she was a Director.

“The additions to our growing Public Finance team are very exciting,” said Jim Reynolds, Chairman and CEO of Loop Capital. “Our team of senior Public Finance professionals provide unparalleled expertise, fueling Loop Capital’s flagship business. We see great opportunity to continue our momentum as the team expands.”

“Our main focus is to serve our clients with value added ideas and content,” said Bo Daniels, Head of Public Finance at Loop Capital.  “These four professionals will allow us to continue this approach.  In addition, they’re great fits into our culture, and are additive to two important markets for the Firm —Northeast/New England, and Texas, which has seen significant growth, and we expect that to continue.”

Loop Capital’s Public Finance division has served as a Senior Manager for some of the largest and most sophisticated issuers in the municipal marketplace and regularly rank among the Top 15 of municipal negotiated Senior Managers and among the Top 5 of negotiated Co-Managers. Since inception, Loop Capital has served as Senior or Co-Manager on more than $1 trillion for issuers across nearly every state.

About Loop Capital Markets

Loop Capital is a full-service investment bank, brokerage and advisory firm that provides creative capital solutions for corporate, governmental and institutional entities across the globe. Loop Capital’s reputation for integrity and service – coupled with the firm’s track record of success – has allowed the firm to serve an expanding number of clients from coast-to-coast and globally. The firm continues to grow because clients continue to ask them to do more for them. The firm’s uncompromising commitment to excellence means that clients get superior, focused service across the entire platform. For more information, please visit Loop Capital’s website at

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