Chris Barris

Chris Barris

Managing Director and Global Head of High Yield, Alcentra

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Chris joined Alcentra in January 2013 as part of the combination of Alcentra with Standish Mellon Asset Management’s high yield business, and is the Global Head of High Yield and a senior portfolio manager responsible for managing all U.S. and global high yield portfolios. Chris has extensive experience managing a broad range of high yield bond strategies for both institutional, and retail funds. Chris is a senior member of the U.S. Investment Committee.

Chris joined Standish Mellon Asset Management, another subsidiary of BNY Mellon, in 2005, and was Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for U.S. and global high yield investments. Prior to this, Chris was a Portfolio Manager and a Senior Analyst covering the gaming and auto sectors. He joined Standish from State Street Research & Management where he was as a high yield research analyst. Prior to that, he worked for Credit Suisse First Boston (Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette) in the leveraged finance group.

Chris has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, a B.A. from Hamilton College, and has 18 years of investment experience.

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