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Michelle Handy

Managing Director and Head of Portfolio and Underwriting


  • Industry start
    2002
  • Year joined
    2016

Michelle Handy is a managing director and the head of portfolio and underwriting on First Eagle Alternative Credit’s Direct Lending platform. She also serves as a member of the direct lending investment committee and FEAC’s operating committee. Michelle became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit, which she joined in 2016. Previously, Michelle worked at GE Capital/GE Antares for 15 years, where she held various roles in underwriting, portfolio management and workouts, ending her time there as the chief operating officer of GE Capital Americas’ workout function. Before that, she began her career at Brown Brothers Harriman in fund accounting. Michelle earned a BS in finance and Spanish from Boston College and an MS in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.