Christopher Santana

Christopher Santana, Managing Principal

Mr. Santana is co-Portfolio Manager and Head Trader, where he is responsible for Monarch’s day-to-day trading activities. Prior to founding Monarch in March 2002, Mr. Santana was a Vice President of Lazard and was the Head Trader of the Lazard Debt Recovery Funds.

Mr. Santana joined Lazard in 1997 as a distressed debt research analyst and became the Head Trader of the group in 1999 where his responsibilities included trading distressed bank debt and bonds as well as identifying investment opportunities in the distressed debt markets. Prior to this, he worked for AT&T in its DirecTV and International Consumer Long Distance divisions.


24 years with the team