Christopher DeFrancis

Chief Compliance Officer & Global Head of Compliance

Christopher DeFrancis is Barings’ Global Head of Compliance. He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s global compliance program. Christopher has worked in the industry since 2001 and his experience has encompassed securities and investment advisory matters, hedge fund and CDO formation, derivatives trading and private finance transactions. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Christopher was an associate at Hill & Barlow, where he concentrated his practice on commercial and securities litigation. He began his legal career as a law clerk to The Honorable Sandra L. Lynch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Christopher holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.