Harris Trifon
Co-Head of Mortgages and Consumer Credit
Western Asset Management

Harris Adam Trifon is a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst with Western Asset Management Company, LLC and has more than 19 years of experience. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Trifon served as Director of Fixed-Income Research with Deutsche Bank, where he was Global Head of CRE Debt and US ABS Research Teams. As Director of Structured Finance with Standard & Poor’s, Mr. Trifon was a Portfolio Manager and Team Leader for all Conduit, Fusion, Single Borrow, Large Loan fixed-rate and Small Balance transactions. At BNP Paribas Mr. Trifon served as Assistant Vice President of Fixed-Income, where he provided analytic support to senior exotic option traders, including products of digital options, callable spread CMS trades, callable inverse floaters and callable power range accruals. He began his career as Assistant Vice President of Fixed-Income with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, where he was responsible for trading and maintaining USD-based interest-rate derivative arbitrage portfolios and for proprietary trading portfolios comprised of interest-rate futures and options.

Mr. Trifon is on the boards of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate and was voted on the Institutional Investor All-Star list the last 2 years prior to joining Western Asset.

Mr. Trifon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Real Estate/Finance from New York University. At NYU Mr. Trifon focused on real estate finance, portfolio and risk management, real estate capital markets, corporate finance, law and economics, among many other areas of finance.