Associate Portfolio Manager and Senior Credit Analyst
Stefanie is an associate portfolio manager of First Eagle’s High Yield Fund/strategy, as well as a senior credit analyst covering consumer, retail, tobacco, textile & apparel, waste, tobacco, building materials and autos. She joined the High Yield team in October 2011 when First Eagle acquired the Dwight High Yield Fund from Dwight Asset Management Company. Stefanie spent 10 years as a senior credit analyst at Dwight, where she focused on both investment-grade and high yield opportunities in the consumer sectors. Previously, she spent two years at Mount Washington Investment Group specializing in corporate credit. Prior to that, she served as head of high yield research at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey. Stefanie began working in fixed income at Federated Investors, where she spent five years as a high yield analyst and co-portfolio manager of a high yield strategy. Stefanie received her BS in accounting from Tulane University and her MBA in finance from Duke University’s J.B. Fuqua School of Business.