James E. Pass

James E. Pass

Senior Managing Director, Municipal and Infrastructure Sector Manager and Portfolio Manager, Guggenheim

Bio

Mr. Pass joined Guggenheim in 2009 and is responsible for the research, development and implementation of investment strategies for the firm’s efforts in the municipal, project finance and infrastructure arena. He is also responsible for building and managing the firm’s military housing and municipal hybrid activities, including infrastructure investing, making the firm a leader in those sectors among institutional investors. Mr. Pass and his Investment Team successfully grew municipal holdings and were instrumental in launching multiple funds. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Pass was Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets where he headed the firm’s Midwest Region. He earned his B.A in Diplomatic History and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Due to the breath of his industry knowledge, Mr. Pass has been featured in multiple publications and spoke to various associations in the industry, including the White House Business Council, World Economic Forum, Bloomberg Press, Bloomberg Live, The Bond Buyer, Milken Global Summit, National Federation of Municipal Analysts and National Association of State Treasurers. He has been involved in the municipal and project finance industry since 1986.