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Mark Senkpiel, CFA

Managing Director

Mark Senkpiel, CFA

Mark Senkpiel is a portfolio manager for Barings’ U.S. High Yield Investments Group and a member of the U.S. High Yield Investment Committee. He is responsible for the portfolio management of a number of U.S. loan total return strategies. Mark has worked in the industry since 1974 and his experience has encompassed the management of high yield investments including high yield bonds and senior secured loans. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Mark was President and Managing Director of Jefferies Capital Management (“JCM”), where he managed senior secured loans and high yield bonds for institutional clients in structured funds. Before JCM, he was a Managing Director of Trust Company of the West (“TCW”) and served as a high yield bond portfolio manager in TCW’s Leveraged Finance Group. Prior to TCW, he was an Investment Director of Allstate Insurance Company where he was responsible for managing the firm’s high yield bond and senior secured loan portfolios. Mark holds a B.A. in Economics from Knox College and an M.B.A. from Roosevelt University.