E. Scott Trefry

Portfolio Manager

Credit & Portfolio Manager | Middle Market Direct Lending

Scott Trefry is a portfolio manager and underwriter on the Private Credit team at First Eagle Investment Management. In his current role, he is responsible for providing credit guidance on new transactions across all sectors and for managing a portfolio of credits in the containers and packaging sector. Scott joined First Eagle in December 2017 when the firm acquired NewStar Financial, where he had worked since 2005. Earlier, as NewStar’s senior underwriter, Scott was responsible for structuring, leading diligence and preparing credit analyses for new financings across all sectors.

Previously, Scott worked in the Media and Telecom Group at Banc of America Securities, where he originated, structured and executed senior debt transactions with a primary focus on media. Prior to that, Scott spent four years in Fleet Bank’s Media & Entertainment Group within Corporate Banking, where he managed a $1.5 billion portfolio and underwrote new senior debt financings. Before his banking career, he spent four years as a business analyst in the financial services industry.

Scott received his BA summa cum laude from Hamilton College and later received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Boston College.

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