The Chairman and CEO of Barings LLC , Thomas Finke possesses over 27 years of experience in the investment and banking sectors. At such institutions as the Bank of New York Mellon, First Union Capital Markets, and Bear Stearns, he handled high-yield and syndicated loans. He cofounded First Union Institutional Debt Management and subsequently joined Barings LLC following its 2002 acquisition of the $3.6 billion high-yield loan management firm. Earlier in his tenure with Barings LLC , Thomas Finke served as president and oversaw the US Bank Loan unit and all noninvestment functions.
From Barings LLC's Charlotte, North Carolina, office, Tom Finke oversees an institutional investment management company with $215 billion in assets under management and operations in the United States, Australia, Japan, England, and Hong Kong. He also leads multiple Barings LLC subsidiary enterprises as director of Wood Creek Capital Management and chairman of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers. Before focusing solely on the development of Barings LLC , Thomas Finke concurrently provided leadership for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company as its executive vice president and chief investment officer.
Complementing his role with Barings LLC , Tom Finke advocates for the leveraged loan and securitized markets as a board director for the Structured Finance Industry Group. Within the local community, he serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Belk College of Business and as a member of the Investment Committee of the Charlotte Diocese.