Leo Fletcher-Smith, CFA
Managing Director, Head of European Private Credit Strategy
Leo is a Managing Director on the Investment Research team and has over 17 years of industry experience. He leads the team responsible for the European private credit space encompassing corporate lending, distressed and opportunistic strategies. Leo works with the Portfolio Advisory team and is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, maintaining GP relationships and fostering Aksia’s private credit presence in Europe. Leo is an instructor for ILPA’s “Private Credit for the Limited Partner”, a one day, deep-dive seminar offered to ILPA members.
Prior to joining Aksia in 2016, Leo provided independent advice to private equity sponsors and portfolio companies on debt raisings, refinancings and restructurings across the European leveraged finance space for seven years as an Associate Director within Deloitte’s Debt Advisory practice. Leo spent an additional three years in Deloitte’s transfer pricing team.
Leo graduated from The University of Manchester with a BA in Economics. He is a CFA charterholder.