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Christopher Auld is a Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance. He focuses on providing high yield and leveraged loan solutions for financial sponsors and corporates. Chris’s expertise includes leveraged lending, high yield and restructuring/special situations for issuers based in the US and in Europe.
Chris joined Stifel in November 2017 to establish the Leverage Finance business. Prior to joining Stifel, he was at Jefferies for thirteen years, most recently as Co-head of European leveraged finance where he was in charge of originating, structuring and underwriting leveraged loan and high yield transactions on behalf of financial sponsors and corporates. Chris relocated to Europe in 2010 to build a full service Leveraged Finance business from the ground up. While in Europe, he originated and executed 19 sole/left lead debt transaction and helped bring 21 first time issuers to the market. Prior to Jefferies, Chris was an Associate in the Media and Communications Investment Banking group at Wachovia Securities.
Chris has an M.B.A. from Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from University of Southern California.