Mehdi is president and chief executive officer of First Eagle Investment Management and NewStar Financial, the private credit group of First Eagle. He also serves as the president of First Eagle Funds. Mehdi oversees all aspects of First Eagle’s business and works in close collaboration with the key portfolio managers. Mehdi came to First Eagle in March 2016 from Jennison Associates, where he was CEO and chairman of the board. Prior to his CEO role, he held several senior management positions at Jennison relating to product and business strategy, investment supervision of the firm’s value, small-cap, opportunistic and income-equity capabilities, and oversight of key support areas including institutional, retail and sub-advisory client activities.
Previously, Mehdi served in a variety of investment and management roles at J.P. Morgan Investment Management and Credit Suisse Asset Management. Mehdi received a BS in electrical engineering from Yale University.