Frank A. Benevento is a managing director and product specialist for NewStar Financial, the alternative credit group of First Eagle. Prior to joining NewStar in March 2017, Frank spent the previous five years as a managing director of business development for Pine River Capital, a $12 billion hedge fund. Before that, he was a senior member of the business development team at GoldenTree Asset Management for four years. Frank spent the previous 15 years working in leveraged finance for CIBC World Markets, where he held senior positions in virtually every discipline in leveraged finance, including banking, high-yield sales and trading, and restructurings. He also founded the High-Yield Capital Markets function in both the US and Europe, primarily managing capital commitments for leveraged buyouts. Frank is a graduate of the undergraduate business school at Georgetown University.