Melanie Lien

Senior Vice President
Public Finance Investment Banking

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Lien, Melanie

Melanie Lien joined Piper Jaffray in 2006 and is a senior vice president in public finance investment banking. She works primarily with state housing finance agencies, serving as underwriter or financial advisor to several agencies across the nation. Lien has experience executing tax-exempt and taxable single family and multi-family mortgage revenue bond transactions. She performs or oversees all quantitative analysis, including yield calculations, rating agency cash flows, cash flow projections and bond issue structuring. Lien also has extensive experience with colleges and universities, as well as other non-profit and governmental clients.

Lien graduated summa cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Lien serves as president of the Minnesota Institute of Public Finance Board. She is a CFA® charterholder.