Howard B. Fife
Principal and Head Trader
Mr. Fife is a Principal of the firm based in the Connecticut office who focuses on Westport’s market-driven, liquid securities-oriented real estate investment strategies as well as sourcing investments for Westport’s various strategies.
Prior to joining Westport in 2006, Mr. Fife worked in the institutional high-yield and distressed debt department at Jefferies & Co. At Jefferies, Mr. Fife worked with some of the largest hedge funds, providing trading and investment ideas. From 1994 to 2000, he worked at Lazard, Freres & Co. in their distressed debt sales and trading group, finishing as a Director and Sales Manager. In 2002, Mr. Fife was part of the team that successfully launched the Lazard Debt Recovery Fund, a vehicle that focused on investments in distressed corporate debt. From 1985 to 1994, he worked as an institutional bond salesman for Prudential Securities and DLJ, focusing on distressed and corporate debt, respectively. At Westport, Mr. Fife continues to use his contacts around Wall Street and the investment community to generate investment ideas.
Mr. Fife holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.