SMBC has hired Thomas Bergen as Managing Director and Head of Private Credit within its Strategic Credit Products department. In this role, Bergen will be responsible for managing and growing SMBC’s third-party investor strategy.

“We are very pleased and excited to have Tom join the company,” said Glenn Autorino, Managing Director and Head of Strategic Credit Products for SMBC’s Americas Division. “Tom brings to our organization extensive experience overseeing the private credit sector in his previous roles and he is the perfect fit for the role. We look forward to his contribution.

Prior to joining SMBC, Bergen spent six years at Morgan Stanley, most recently as managing director, portfolio manager and head of the North Haven senior loan fund program. In this role, Bergen was responsible for structuring fund and SMA agreements, sourcing investors, and managing all aspects of sourcing, screening, approvals, and portfolio management. program investments.

Bergen was also at GE Capital for three years as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets, covering mid-market leveraged finance opportunities, and was at PriCap Advisors for four years, managing income portfolios. fixed. Previously, he was a member of the syndicated and leveraged finance group at JP Morgan Securities for seven years in roles of increasing responsibility relating to the origination and execution of syndicated leveraged loans and bond financings. high yield.

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