Peter D. Nissen is a 19-year veteran of the public finance industry, having worked with other financial advisory firms before founding Acacia in 2006. Prior to this experience, Mr. Nissen gained four years of engineering experience with an internationally renowned engineering corporation. Mr. Nissen serves as day-to-day advisor to many of the firm’s high-profile accounts.
Mr. Nissen oversees all of the firm’s quantitative services including the evaluation of derivative products. He is expert in preparing financial models for the clients of the firm. These models enable our clients to evaluate multiple financing scenarios and the impact on their operations. Mr. Nissen has developed innovative computer analyses for the restructuring and optimization of existing escrows, the investment of new bond proceeds for construction funds and reserve funds, the utilization of various derivative instruments, forward purchase and repurchase agreements, swaption and warrant products, and synthetic rate and forward rate products. Mr. Nissen has extensive experience in the preparation and review of financing documentation and in the marketing and pricing negotiation of both taxable and tax-exempt debt on both a competitive and negotiated basis.
Mr. Nissen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Drexel University.