Chris Howley is a managing director in the financial services group at Piper Sandler. He has 29 years of experience providing fixed income and structured finance solutions to financial institutions, specialty finance companies and private equity groups.
Previously, Howley was a managing director in the capital raising group at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., where he joined in 2010. He led the firm’s securitization efforts, having served as placement agent on innovative securitizations across the commercial real estate, bank debt, SBA and alternative asset sectors. He was also responsible for establishing alternative lending and financial technology relationships for Sandler O’Neill’s bank clients.
Prior to joining Sandler O’Neill, Howley held various capital markets roles at ICP Capital, Societe Generale and Harbert Capital Management. He began his career at Standard & Poor’s, where he ultimately served as managing director of the alternative assets securitization group.
In addition to structured products, Howley has worked on a variety of fixed income instruments, including municipal obligations, tender option bond programs, commercial paper transactions, letters of credit, as well as interest rate, currency and total rate of return swaps.
Howley received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University National Law Center and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics and philosophy from Villanova University as a Presidential Scholar.