MUFG today announces that it has further strengthened its Leveraged Finance Division with the appointment of Alice Gastaldi as Head of Non-Investment Grade Syndications. Alice starts the role at the end of February, and will be based in London, reporting into Mathias Noack, Co-Head Debt Capital Markets – Loans & Bonds.

Alice will be heading the non-investment grade Loan Syndicate, with oversight for primary structuring and distribution of syndicated non-investment grade corporate and leveraged loans.

Alice joins MUFG from UniCredit, where she was a Managing Director for Global Syndicate – Market Coverage and Trading, based in London. She has nearly 15 years of experience in leveraged finance, having also worked for MV Credit, Morgan Stanley, and RBS.

Mathias Noack, Co-Head Debt Capital Markets – Loans & Bonds, said:

“As MUFG expands its offering for non-investment grade EMEA credits, we are committed to building an experienced team that is capable of understanding their businesses and providing relevant, timely solutions to their fundraising requirements.

“Alice was instrumental in driving UniCredit's expansion in the European leveraged loans market and its rise up the leaderboard. With her experience and the strong relationships she holds with institutional investors, arranging banks and trading desks, we are confident she will have a significant impact on MUFG's leveraged finance offering."

Alice's appointment follows the recent leveraged finance appointments of Jeff Bennett as Head of Leveraged Corporate Origination and Structuring and Louis L'Heureux as Head of Financial Sponsors for MUFG's Leveraged Finance Division in EMEA.