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James Finch

James Finch

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-150
New York, NY 10012

E-mail jfinch@stern.nyu.edu

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Biography

Jim Finch has had over a 35-year career on Wall Street and in Corporate Finance. Most recently, he retired after 17 years from Credit Suisse as Head of US Loan Capital Markets. At Credit Suisse, he was instrumental in developing the Institutional Loan Market as a source of financing for Project, Power, Energy and Mining companies. As part of that effort he developed the market for second lien and subordinated loans that are now key sources of financing for emerging and financial sponsor owned companies. This market has now become a major source of financing for Australian, Brazilian, Mexican and European non-investment grade companies.

Jim joined Credit Suisse from JP Morgan Capital Markets after having worked for seven years at Hess Corporation where he was responsible for all bank, institutional lender and credit rating agency relationships. Prior to Hess, Jim created and managed the operations of an international semi-conductor manufacturer including raising $25mm in start-up venture capital. He successfully negotiated the sale of the business to General Instrument Corporation, New York, NY.

Courses Taught

  • The Financial Services Industry (FINC-UB.0045.02)

Academic Background

M.S., Business Administration, 1981
University of Kansas

B.A., Microbiology, 1979
University of Kansas

1978
University of Costa Rica