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Jim O’Brien

Managing Principal, Napier Park Global Capital


  • Industry start
    1983
  • Year joined
    2007

Jim O’Brien is managing principal of Napier Park, a First Eagle Investments Company. Jim became part of First Eagle in 2022 upon the firm’s acquisition of Napier Park Global Capital, a leading global alternative credit platform. Jim was previously co-CEO of Citi Capital Advisors, which he joined in 2007 when Citigroup acquired Carlton Hill Global Capital, the specialized asset management firm he co-founded in 2005. Previously, Jim spent 19 years in Morgan Stanley’s fixed income division in the US and London, holding numerous senior management positions including co-head of the global corporate credit and global investment grade credit groups, and head of the global cash corporate trading, global credit research and European corporate bond and ABS trading groups. Earlier, Jim worked on Morgan Stanley’s US international sales and product management team. He began his career in the unit investment trust division of Merrill Lynch. Jim earned a BS in finance from Seton Hall University. He has been honored with service and humanitarian awards from StreetWise Partners, Team Walker, Inner City Education Foundation and Seton Hall University