RBC Capital Markets appoints Jim Wolfe as head of U.S. Leveraged
NEW YORK, July 7, 2008 — RBC Capital Markets
today announced the appointment of Jim Wolfe as managing director
and head of U.S. Leveraged Finance as the firm continues to
bolster its leveraged finance platform globally. He will report
to Blair Fleming, RBC's head of Global Syndicated and Leveraged
Finance, and will be based in New York.
As part of his mandate, Wolfe will partner with Miguel Roman,
RBC's U.S. head of Global Syndicated Finance and Nick Daifotis,
head of High Yield Capital Markets, to continue to drive growth
in the origination and distribution of leveraged finance transactions
in the U.S. market. Wolfe will be primarily focused on deal
origination and execution, and, accordingly, will coordinate
closely with RBC's Financials Sponsors team to continue to
deliver world-class execution of acquisition financings to
the firm's sponsor clients.
Prior to joining RBC, Wolfe spent 15 years with Bear Stearns,
most recently as senior managing director in the Leveraged
Finance group. In that role, he was responsible for origination,
structuring and execution of leveraged loans, bridge loans,
and high yield offerings for corporations and financial sponsors
in connection with leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, refinancings
"Jim's extensive experience in the leveraged finance
area combined with deep client relationships will benefit
RBC's fast growing origination efforts," Fleming said.
"We continue to make strategic investments in our leveraged
finance platform both in the U.S. and globally that will best
serve our clients."
RBC recently announced the creation of a new European Leveraged
Finance business with the hiring of a team of 15 professionals,
all of whom joined RBC from CIBC. The team focuses on the
origination and distribution of local and cross-border financing
transactions for financial sponsors with operations in Europe.
As well, RBC last month announced the appointments of Paul
Zingarini as head of Secondary Loan Trading, and Richard Rothschild
as a managing director within the firm's Global Syndicated
Finance Sales group. Zingarini will oversee the build-out
of RBC's U.S. public secondary loan trading platform, and
Rothschild will be responsible for covering many of the firm's
high profile institutional and bank accounts in the syndicated
leveraged loan market.
About RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking
arm of RBC and is active globally in debt origination, sales
and trading, foreign exchange, infrastructure finance, structured
products, metals and mining, and energy. Its North American
platform includes a significant U.S. middle market investment
banking franchise and leading equity, underwriting, sales,
trading and research businesses. Bloomberg ranks the
firm as the 12th largest investment bank globally.
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