Thomas M. Finke
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Tom Finke is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barings, a US$317+ billion global investment management firm with offices across the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. Mr. Finke’s 28-year financial career has included roles in both the banking and investment management industries. He joined the firm in June 2002 when Babson Capital Management acquired First Union Institutional Debt Management (IDM), a $3.6 billion high yield loan manager which he co-founded, from Wachovia Corporation. From December 2008 to May 2011, Mr. Finke also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, relinquishing these responsibilities to focus on the expanding Babson Capital enterprise. In 2016, Babson Capital Management, its subsidiaries, and Baring Asset Management merged and Mr. Finke was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Finke’s career also includes positions in High Yield and Loan Syndications at First Union Capital Markets, Bear Stearns and Company and Mellon Bank. He received an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.