2011 Milken Institute Summit
Chairman and CEO, Babson Capital Management LLC
Thomas Finke is chairman and CEO of Babson Capital Management LLC, a global investment management firm with more than $135 billion in assets under management and locations in Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. A 23-year veteran in the banking and investment industries, Finke joined Babson Capital in 2002 when the firm acquired First Union Institutional Debt Management Inc., a bank loan business that Finke co-founded and helped grow to over $3.6 billion in assets. For the next five years, he headed Babson Capital's U.S. Bank Loan Team as it developed into one of the nation's largest bank loan managers. From 2008 to May 2011, Finke also served as executive vice president and chief investment officer for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. He was also a member of the founding board of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association. Finke holds an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.