Former managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald and at Deutsche Bank Christopher Beaudet has passed on. Beaudet, who died April 19, lived in New York City but was formerly from Pennsauken, N.J.
Beaudet was described on the Snow Fox Capital Web site, where he was an investment banker consultant, as highly skilled in designing ABS, conduit facilities and principal finance structures. He worked as an advisor to many hedge funds in ABS and distressed debt trading of finance firms
He was co-head of asset finance for Deutsche Bank America, which also covers Canada and Australia, and successfully built the firm into one of the top ABS underwriters for auto and commercial loan/lease backed dealsl. In this position, he was responsible for the securitization of auto loans/leases, equipment leases, commercial loans, aircraft loans/leases and franchise loans. He was at the bank for eight years.
He designed and executed asset finance transactions for BMW, Case/CNH, CIT Group, Daimler Chrysler, etc. as well as other major auto and commercial securitization programs. He developed coverage of private equity and hedge funds with the bank’s financial sponsors group for whole business securitization in the U.S., Australia and Canada.
After his stint at Deustche, in 1999, Beaudet spent less than a year as a managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald.
In his obituary, Beaudet was described as an avid reader, sports fan as well as a loving and proud father. He is survived by his three children named Tyler, Ryan and Nicole. Beaudet had a B.S. in Economics from Rutgers University.
Editor's note: after the publication of this article, a fourth child, Kendall Grace, was born.