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John Liguori
Co-founding Member & Chief Investment Officer, Direct Lending at Jefferies Finance


John Liguori is a co-founding member of Jefferies Finance LLC and the Chief Investment Officer of the firm’s Direct Lending business. Mr. Liguori leads the Direct Lending Group’s origination and investment teams and manages the group’s fundraising activities. He has also worked in the Leveraged Finance Group at Jefferies where he was responsible for originating and syndicating leveraged loan and high yield bond transactions. Mr. Liguori previously worked at GE Capital (via its acquisition of Heller Financial), AIG Investments and Prudential Capital Group. He received a BS in Finance from Rutgers College and the Undergraduate School of Business and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Agenda Sessions

  • Sponsored vs non sponsored: sourcing, execution and performance