400 Capital Management is an employee-owned firm led by four partners who share a long history of working together in the structured credit markets through multiple market cycles and business development experiences.

  • CHRIS HENTEMANN Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer Open or Close

    Chris founded 400CM in October 2008 and heads the Firm’s Investment and Operating Committees.  Prior to 400CM, Chris was the Head of Global Structured Products at Banc of America Securities (“BAS”) where he led the strategy for lending, securitization, trading, sales, research and investment management of residential and commercial mortgage, asset-backed, CLO, tax and credit derivatives.  Prior to joining BAS, Chris spent two years as at Salomon Brothers Inc. as a Vice President and senior trader in residential mortgage securities, CMO’s and derivatives.  Chris began his career at CS First Boston where he was responsible for trading and structuring residential mortgage securities, CMO’s and derivatives. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for Renovate America, a private clean energy finance and technology company based in San Diego and chairs the Audit Committee, as well as the Board of Directors for InterNex Capital, a digital asset-based lender located New York City which provides working capital financing to small and medium sized businesses.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston College Wall Street Council and the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation. Chris graduated from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

  • BILL SANDERS Partner, President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Risk Officer Open or Close

    Bill Sanders joined 400CM in 2010 and is Partner, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer.  He is responsible for investment policy, risk management, capital formation and strategic business initiatives as well as general business operations.   He serves as a member of the Investment and Operating Committees.  Prior to 400CM, Bill was a Founding Partner, Board Member and Co-Head of Trading for Amherst Holdings LLC, a privately held financial services firm specializing in structured credit investments.  In his role at Amherst, Bill oversaw trading, capital allocation, risk management and treasury functions as well as accounting, compliance and general business operations.  As part of the senior management team, Bill helped lead a $225 million strategic capital raise in 2008 which enabled Amherst to expand operations and finance new initiatives.  Bill has thirty two years of financial services experience and, in addition to 400CM and Amherst, has held senior trading and management positions at Freddie Mac, Bank of America and First Boston. Bill earned a B.S. with honors in Business and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1986.  Bill currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the Board at PSI; a Washington, DC based nonprofit providing global health services in more than fifty countries (www.psi.org).  Bill is the founding Chairman of The Wine Advocate Fund for Philanthropy whose focus is to raise money for various types of cancer research (www.wineadvocatefund.org) which has benefited the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins Medical Center.  

  • ALEX CHA Partner, Head of Portfolio Management & Trading Open or Close

    Alex Cha joined 400CM in 2010 as a Partner and Head of Portfolio Management and Trading.  He is responsible for sector allocation, asset selection, trading and risk management.  He serves as a member of the Investment and Operating Committees.  He joined 400CM from Banc of America Securities where he was the Head of ABS Credit Trading responsible for a team of traders and quantitative analysts committing capital in private label RMBS, credit derivatives, whole loans and residuals.  During his fourteen year tenure at BAS, Alex also spent two years in London developing the firm’s expertise in dollar and non-dollar denominated ABS as Head of European ABS trading and syndicate.  Prior to London, Alex‘s previous trading responsibilities included Head of Structured Finance CDO trading and syndicate, Agency CMO trading and ABS trading. Before joining the financial industry, Alex worked at Lockheed Martin where his primary responsibility was Naval Weapons Systems design for the U.S. Navy. Alex holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a MBA from the University of Chicago.  Alex holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  • TODD LEIH Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager Open or Close

    Todd Leih joined 400CM in early 2011 and is currently a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager.  In this capacity he is responsible for sector allocation, asset selection, trading and risk management.  He serves as a member of the Investment and Operating Committees.  Prior to joining 400CM, Todd was a senior portfolio manager for Jane Street.  During his tenure at Jane Street, Todd developed, executed and managed the portfolio strategies for distressed structured credit products.  Prior to Jane Street, Todd was a Principal at Banc of America Securities where he was a senior market-maker for RMBS trading and helped develop the Firm’s early experience trading synthetic RMBS index products such as ABX.  Todd joined BAS in 2002 as a research analyst covering consumer ABS strategies.  Prior to BAS, Todd worked for i2 Technologies as a software engineer and Salomon Brothers as a MBS research analyst.  Todd graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.