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Brian Battle

Brian Battle

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Director, Analytics Group

Brian has spent nearly 30 years analyzing, underwriting and trading in the fixed-income market. He has proven to be a tremendous asset for Performance Trust as well as the industry, particularly in his roles of municipal bond expert and media liaison. Recently, he has taken on a new role within Performance Trust’s growing Analytics Group. As its director, he will use his expertise to bring our disciplined analytical approach to the middle markets in the financial industry. Brian is a frequent on-air commentator for CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg, WTTW – Chicago Tonight, NPR, and MarketWatch radio. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and numerous online financial news sources.

Brian joined Performance Trust in 2005 as a trader and underwriter. Prior to Performance Trust, he spent a decade at Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson, Inc. He began his career at American National Bank & Trust, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Chicago (JP Morgan).

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from Winona State University in Minnesota and an MBA from DePaul University. He is a past president of the Municipal Bond Club of Chicago and an instructor at the Municipal Bond School in Chicago.

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