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Break Through: Few women hold senior roles in the financial industry

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Twist Financial provided sophisticated investment strategy, analytics, education, and expert witness and litigation support.

CLIENTS include institutional investment managers, management and boards at corporations and pension plans, government agencies, insurance companies, dealers and other capital market participants.

COMMUNICATING complex information in plain language and forming long-term client relationships are our hallmarks.

SPECIALTY AREAS include asset allocation and portfolio structure, liability driven investment strategies, risk management, governance, macroeconomic analysis and all areas of fixed income and securitization.

Marlene Puffer-Align-finalDr. Marlene Puffer is a well known investment strategist and was President of Twist Financial. She is now a Partner at Alignvest Investment Management (AIM). AIM manages sophisticated globally diversified investment portfolios based on best practices developed at leading global institutional investors and provides practical, road-tested advice to CIOs. Marlene also serves as Board Trustee and Chair of the Asset-Liability Management Committee at the $53bn Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

She has more than 20 years of experience including roles on boards, in portfolio management, pension investments, LDI, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Her depth and breadth of investment experience are distinct in the industry. Dr. Puffer's diverse experience includes roles as Chief Strategist, Global Fixed Income at BCA Research, business development and portfolio management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, fixed income analytics and debt capital markets roles on the trading floors of major investment dealers. She began her career as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.  Her extensive network resulted in outstanding teams to provide clients with in-depth expertise to meet complex needs.

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Twist Financial provided sophisticated investment strategy, analytics, education, and expert witness and litigation support.

CLIENTS include institutional investment managers, management and boards at corporations and pension plans, government agencies, insurance companies, dealers and other capital market participants.

COMMUNICATING complex information in plain language and forming long-term client relationships are our hallmarks.

SPECIALTY AREAS include asset allocation and portfolio structure, liability driven investment strategies, risk management, governance, macroeconomic analysis and all areas of fixed income and securitization.

Marlene Puffer-Align-finalDr. Marlene Puffer is a well known investment strategist and was President of Twist Financial. She is now a Partner at Alignvest Investment Management (AIM). AIM manages sophisticated globally diversified investment portfolios based on best practices developed at leading global institutional investors and provides practical, road-tested advice to CIOs. Marlene also serves as Board Trustee and Chair of the Asset-Liability Management Committee at the $53bn Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

She has more than 20 years of experience including roles on boards, in portfolio management, pension investments, LDI, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Her depth and breadth of investment experience are distinct in the industry. Dr. Puffer's diverse experience includes roles as Chief Strategist, Global Fixed Income at BCA Research, business development and portfolio management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, fixed income analytics and debt capital markets roles on the trading floors of major investment dealers. She began her career as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.  Her extensive network resulted in outstanding teams to provide clients with in-depth expertise to meet complex needs.

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Interview with Marlene Puffer in The Analyst, patient Toronto CFA Society, September 2014.

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Twist Financial provided sophisticated investment strategy, analytics, education, and expert witness and litigation support.

CLIENTS include institutional investment managers, management and boards at corporations and pension plans, government agencies, insurance companies, dealers and other capital market participants.

COMMUNICATING complex information in plain language and forming long-term client relationships are our hallmarks.

SPECIALTY AREAS include asset allocation and portfolio structure, liability driven investment strategies, risk management, governance, macroeconomic analysis and all areas of fixed income and securitization.

Marlene Puffer-Align-finalDr. Marlene Puffer is a well known investment strategist and was President of Twist Financial. She is now a Partner at Alignvest Investment Management (AIM). AIM manages sophisticated globally diversified investment portfolios based on best practices developed at leading global institutional investors and provides practical, road-tested advice to CIOs. Marlene also serves as Board Trustee and Chair of the Asset-Liability Management Committee at the $53bn Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

She has more than 20 years of experience including roles on boards, in portfolio management, pension investments, LDI, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Her depth and breadth of investment experience are distinct in the industry. Dr. Puffer's diverse experience includes roles as Chief Strategist, Global Fixed Income at BCA Research, business development and portfolio management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, fixed income analytics and debt capital markets roles on the trading floors of major investment dealers. She began her career as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.  Her extensive network resulted in outstanding teams to provide clients with in-depth expertise to meet complex needs.

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Interview with Marlene Puffer in The Analyst, patient Toronto CFA Society, September 2014.

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Interview with Marlene Puffer in The Analyst, Toronto CFA Society, September 2014.

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Twist Financial provided sophisticated investment strategy, analytics, education, and expert witness and litigation support.

CLIENTS include institutional investment managers, management and boards at corporations and pension plans, government agencies, insurance companies, dealers and other capital market participants.

COMMUNICATING complex information in plain language and forming long-term client relationships are our hallmarks.

SPECIALTY AREAS include asset allocation and portfolio structure, liability driven investment strategies, risk management, governance, macroeconomic analysis and all areas of fixed income and securitization.

Marlene Puffer-Align-finalDr. Marlene Puffer is a well known investment strategist and was President of Twist Financial. She is now a Partner at Alignvest Investment Management (AIM). AIM manages sophisticated globally diversified investment portfolios based on best practices developed at leading global institutional investors and provides practical, road-tested advice to CIOs. Marlene also serves as Board Trustee and Chair of the Asset-Liability Management Committee at the $53bn Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

She has more than 20 years of experience including roles on boards, in portfolio management, pension investments, LDI, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Her depth and breadth of investment experience are distinct in the industry. Dr. Puffer's diverse experience includes roles as Chief Strategist, Global Fixed Income at BCA Research, business development and portfolio management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, fixed income analytics and debt capital markets roles on the trading floors of major investment dealers. She began her career as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.  Her extensive network resulted in outstanding teams to provide clients with in-depth expertise to meet complex needs.

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Interview with Marlene Puffer in The Analyst, patient Toronto CFA Society, September 2014.

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Interview with Marlene Puffer in The Analyst, Toronto CFA Society, September 2014.

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The Transition from Tapering: Fixed Income Trends

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Interview with Marlene Puffer in The Analyst, salve Toronto CFA Society, cialis September 2014.

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Canadian Investment Review - Advisory Board

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For ten years Dr. Puffer held an advisory role on strategic direction for the Canadian Investment Review, buy link dosage (CIR) Canada’s premier resource for institutional investors.  She has published several articles in the CIR.

US Mortgage Market Regulations and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, treatment in International Journal of Property Sciences, 2009.

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Bringing Down the House, Fallout from the Market Collapse

At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, treatment in International Journal of Property Sciences, 2009.
At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, treatment in International Journal of Property Sciences, 2009.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, illness in Canadian Investment Review, Winter 2008

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The Fall of Fannie and Freddie: Autumn Leaves Mortgage Giants in Limbo

At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, treatment in International Journal of Property Sciences, 2009.
At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, treatment in International Journal of Property Sciences, 2009.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, illness in Canadian Investment Review, Winter 2008
At Twist Financial, we offer independent advice to a wide variety of clients in the capital markets. For larger projects, we draw on a network of other experts to bring highly skilled and specialized teams together. We offer customized solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.

If you are caught in the current credit turmoil, accessing global bond, securitization or credit derivatives markets, or restructuring your portfolio or financing strategy, Twist Financial can design fixed income strategies to solve your complex problems. We provide sound investment strategy, policy, and process recommendations and ensure successful implementation through effective internal and external marketing and education. We also offer expert witness and litigation support in all areas of fixed income, with expertise in corporate bonds and derivatives, treasuries, securitization, mortgage and ABCP markets.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

Dr. Marlene Puffer, President of Twist Financial, is well known and respected in the capital markets. She has over 15 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, client service and marketing, debt structuring, analytics, quantitative modeling, and academia. Marlene's diverse experience includes investment management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, working on the trading floors of major investment dealers, and as a professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Her depth and breadth of fixed income experience are distinct in the industry.

Creative Practical Solutions

Marlene's unique combination of sophisticated financial market knowledge, business acumen, and problem-solving capabilities, bring creative and practical solutions to her clients' most complex financial challenges. She emphasizes viable implementation and sound theory in the development of comprehensive investment solutions to adapt to evolving market dynamics and challenges such as regulatory changes and governance constraints.

Customer Focused Approach

With a strong customer orientation, Marlene uses her excellent communication skills to present complex information in a user-friendly way. She is passionate about forming long-term partnerships with her clients and uses a consultative approach to build strategies that reflect clients' individual perspectives. Marlene is known for her integrity, loyalty to her clients, and tremendous energy.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, treatment in International Journal of Property Sciences, 2009.
Marlene Puffer and Michael Lea, illness in Canadian Investment Review, Winter 2008
Marlene Puffer in Canadian Investment Review, remedy Fall 2008.

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Implications of BCE Transaction for Bond Covenants

KPMG LLP – CMHC Report, August 2008. This report analysed the effectiveness of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB) as financing vehicles for Canadian residential mortgages and assessed the impact of the funding program on the cost of mortgages for Canadians.

Twist Financial interviewed markets participants associated with the CMB program, wrote extensive studies on the structure of Canadian mortgage and funding markets and on the academic literature that contributed to this report.  Dr. Puffer wrote the Addendum on Current Market Conditions (Annex C of the Report) that updated the report's findings to reflect the events and market reaction associated with the financial crisis.
Marlene Puffer in Benefits and Pensions Monitor, August 2008.

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Canada Mortgage Bonds Program Evaluation

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KPMG LLP – CMHC Report, August 2008. This report analysed the effectiveness of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB) as financing vehicles for Canadian residential mortgages and assessed the impact of the funding program on the cost of mortgages for Canadians.

Twist Financial interviewed markets participants associated with the CMB program, wrote extensive studies on the structure of Canadian mortgage and funding markets and on the academic literature that contributed to this report.  Dr. Puffer wrote the Addendum on Current Market Conditions (Annex C of the Report) that updated the report's findings to reflect the events and market reaction associated with the financial crisis.

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Getting it Together, The ins and outs of the ABCP restructuring deal

KPMG LLP – CMHC Report, August 2008. This report analysed the effectiveness of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB) as financing vehicles for Canadian residential mortgages and assessed the impact of the funding program on the cost of mortgages for Canadians.

Twist Financial interviewed markets participants associated with the CMB program, wrote extensive studies on the structure of Canadian mortgage and funding markets and on the academic literature that contributed to this report.  Dr. Puffer wrote the Addendum on Current Market Conditions (Annex C of the Report) that updated the report's findings to reflect the events and market reaction associated with the financial crisis.
Marlene Puffer in Benefits and Pensions Monitor, August 2008.
KPMG LLP - CMHC Report, August 2008. This report analysed the effectiveness of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB) as financing vehicles for Canadian residential mortgages and assessed the impact of the funding program on the cost of mortgages for Canadians.

Twist Financial interviewed markets participants associated with the CMB program, wrote extensive studies on the structure of Canadian mortgage and funding markets and on the academic literature that contributed to this report.  Dr. Puffer wrote the Addendum on Current Market Conditions (Annex C of the Report) that updated the report's findings to reflect the events and market reaction associated with the financial crisis.
Marlene Puffer in Benefits and Pensions Monitor, August 2008.
Marlene Puffer in Canadian Investment Review, pill Summer 2008.
Reprinted in part in the Toronto CFA Society Analyst Newsletter, Fall, 2008

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The Big Freeze; ABCP: Anatomy of a Liquidity Crunch

KPMG LLP – CMHC Report, August 2008. This report analysed the effectiveness of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB) as financing vehicles for Canadian residential mortgages and assessed the impact of the funding program on the cost of mortgages for Canadians.

Twist Financial interviewed markets participants associated with the CMB program, wrote extensive studies on the structure of Canadian mortgage and funding markets and on the academic literature that contributed to this report.  Dr. Puffer wrote the Addendum on Current Market Conditions (Annex C of the Report) that updated the report's findings to reflect the events and market reaction associated with the financial crisis.
Marlene Puffer in Benefits and Pensions Monitor, August 2008.
KPMG LLP - CMHC Report, August 2008. This report analysed the effectiveness of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB) as financing vehicles for Canadian residential mortgages and assessed the impact of the funding program on the cost of mortgages for Canadians.

Twist Financial interviewed markets participants associated with the CMB program, wrote extensive studies on the structure of Canadian mortgage and funding markets and on the academic literature that contributed to this report.  Dr. Puffer wrote the Addendum on Current Market Conditions (Annex C of the Report) that updated the report's findings to reflect the events and market reaction associated with the financial crisis.
Marlene Puffer in Benefits and Pensions Monitor, August 2008.
Marlene Puffer in Canadian Investment Review, pill Summer 2008.
Reprinted in part in the Toronto CFA Society Analyst Newsletter, Fall, 2008
KPMG LLP - CMHC Report, August 2008. This report analysed the effectiveness of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB) as financing vehicles for Canadian residential mortgages and assessed the impact of the funding program on the cost of mortgages for Canadians.

Twist Financial interviewed markets participants associated with the CMB program, wrote extensive studies on the structure of Canadian mortgage and funding markets and on the academic literature that contributed to this report.  Dr. Puffer wrote the Addendum on Current Market Conditions (Annex C of the Report) that updated the report's findings to reflect the events and market reaction associated with the financial crisis.
Marlene Puffer in Benefits and Pensions Monitor, August 2008.
Marlene Puffer in Canadian Investment Review, pill Summer 2008.
Reprinted in part in the Toronto CFA Society Analyst Newsletter, Fall, 2008
Marlene Puffer in Canadian Investment Review, more about physician Winter, doctor 2007
Reprinted in part in the Toronto CFA Society Analyst Newsletter, March, 2008

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