Chris M. Kanoff

Global Co-Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies LLC

Chris M. Kanoff

Chris M. Kanoff

Global Co-Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies LLC

Biography

Chris Kanoff is Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies & Company. With more than 25 years of investment banking expertise, Kanoff joined Jefferies in 1991 and currently serves on the Executive Committee. Kanoff has worked on Wall Street since 1984, having started his career in the Corporate Finance Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert. He received an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, were married in 1988 and have four children.

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Chief Executive Officer at Jefferies Group LLC

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Jefferies LLC

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President & Director at Jefferies Financial Group, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at Jefferies Group LLC

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Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Jefferies LLC

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Global Head, Investment Banking & Capital Markets at Jefferies LLC

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Global Head, Equity Research at Jefferies LLC

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Global Head of Fixed Income at Jefferies LLC

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Global Head of Equities at Jefferies Group LLC

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Former President at Jefferies LLC

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General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at PGP Advisors LLC

PGP Advisors LLC, part of, is a company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. The firm provides investment advice.

Education
MBA
Class of 1984

Founded in the depth of the Great Depression, UCLA Anderson School of Management now ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.

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University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Global Co-Head of Investment Banking
1991 - Current

Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company. Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 50 years. Headquartered in New York, with offices in over 30 cities around the world, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, as well as wealth and asset management. The firm provides research and execution services in equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities markets, and a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, merger and acquisition, restructuring and recapitalization and other advisory services, with all businesses now operating across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Global Co-Head of Investment Banking
Current

Founded in 1962, Jefferies LLC is a global investment bank and institutional securities firm headquartered in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of Jefferies Group LLC (NYSE: JEF) and their ultimate parent is Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK). Jefferies provides investment banking, sales and trading, research and asset management to a variety of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net-worth individuals. The firm specializes in growing, mid-sized companies in the following sectors: (1) aerospace and defense (2) clean technology (3) energy (4) financial services (5) business services (6) gaming and leisure (7) healthcare (8) industrials (9) maritime and oil service (10) media and communications (11) retail and consumer and (12) technology. They also offer private client services, prime brokerage, securities finance, correspondent clearing and NYSE brokerage services. Jefferies' research covers U.S. and international equity, high yield, convertibles, investment grade fixed-income and post-reorganization securities, as well as special situations and quantitative research.

Corporate Finance Department
1984 - Prior

Drexel Burnham Lambert was a major Wall Street investment banking firm, which first rose to prominence and then was forced into bankruptcy in February 1990 by its involvement in illegal activities in the junk bond market, driven by Drexel employee Michael Milken. At its height, it was the fifth-largest investment bank in the United States.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
2011 - Current

Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company. Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 50 years. Headquartered in New York, with offices in over 30 cities around the world, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, as well as wealth and asset management. The firm provides research and execution services in equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities markets, and a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, merger and acquisition, restructuring and recapitalization and other advisory services, with all businesses now operating across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Co-Chairman, Board of Directors
2011 - Current

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR EDUCATION.

President & Director
Current
Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments (CFI) is named for BlackRock CEO Laurence D. Fink, and sponsors research, teaching and the application of financial knowledge in the global corporate and investment community.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K +
2012

Founded in the depth of the Great Depression, UCLA Anderson School of Management now ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.

$25K +
2011

Founded in the depth of the Great Depression, UCLA Anderson School of Management now ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.

Political Donations
$250
2018

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$5,000
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$2,500
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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