Mr. John Steinhardt is a Managing Partner & Co-Chief Investment Officer at KLS Diversified Asset Management LP and an Independent Director at MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. and Central Park Conservancy, Inc.
He runs the Structured Products strategy and is Co-CIO of the overall portfolio, sharing responsibility for capital allocation and risk management with the other Co-CIOs.
Mr. Steinhardt has over 30 years of experience in fixed income and investment banking, 17 of which were at Merrill Lynch. When he left the company in the summer of 2006, he was a Senior Vice President, a member of the firm's Operating Committee and Head of Global Credit, Real Estate and Structured Products in the Global Markets & Investment Banking division. In that capacity, he was responsible for trading and principal investments in credit, commercial and residential real estate and asset-backed securities. In addition, he was responsible for many of the investment and lending activities of Merrill Lynch's Bank Group, including mortgage portfolios.
He also co-headed Merrill Lynch's middlemarket lending business called Merrill Lynch Capital. Prior roles included Head of Global Debt and Credit Derivatives, which encompassed Commodities and Global Liquidity businesses.
He also headed Merrill Lynch's Global Debt eCommerce business and the Structured Transaction Review Committee. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he was Head of Fixed Income at L.F. Rothschild and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Jeff started his career in 1978 at Salomon Brothers as one of the initial members of the firm's Mortgage Department, where he served as a Managing Director.
He received a B.S. in Accounting in 1977, magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. in Finance in 1978, both from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.