Brian T. Walter is Managing Director, Head of Institutional Products at Fifth Street. He oversees all business management responsibilities relating to Fifth Street's institutional products. Mr. Walter joined Fifth Street in August 2015 and has over 20 years of experience working in the leveraged finance markets. Before joining Fifth Street, he most recently served as a Managing Director at Stifel Financial, where he was Co-Head of Fixed Income Cleared Products and Head of Leveraged Finance Trading. Prior to that, Mr. Walter served as a Partner, Managing Director and Senior Trader in the Institutional Sales & Trading Group at Imperial Capital, LLC. He was previously a Managing Director with UBS, where he worked for nearly eight years as the Head of U.S. Credit Index Trading and prior to that, Head of U.S. High Yield Trading. He began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he ultimately became Vice President, High Yield Trading. Mr. Walter received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and his M.B.A. with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Columbia Business School, where he was a Heilbrunn Fellowship recipient.