Mr. Fife joined Westport in 2006 and is a principal of the firm based in Connecticut. As an investment professional he focuses on market-driven, liquid securities-oriented real estate investment strategies. Mr. Fife previously worked in the institutional high yield and distressed debt department at Jefferies & Co., where he focused on developing trade ideas and investment strategies for leading hedge funds. Prior to that he held professional positions focusing on distressed and corporate debt at Lazard, Freres & Co., Prudential Securities, and DLJ. Mr. Fife holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Finance.