Mr. Champ is a Managing Director and Head of Research for First Eagle Alternative Credit’s Tradable Credit platform.Mr. Champ became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2012 Mr. Champ was a Senior Distressed Analyst and Vice President with McDonnell Investment Management, LLC. Previously, he was an Analyst for Columbia Management Group in its Bank Loan Asset Management Group.Mr. Champ earned his B.S. in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University. He currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago and the Turnaround Management Association.