Shepard Siegel
Class of 1983

Founder & Managing Member, Spider Lane LLC

New York, NY

Shep Siegel has been involved with the credit markets, the “alternate investment” universe and with esoteric financial assets. After attending Hastings and Haas (JD/MBA) in the early 80’s he worked in the area of unconventional trade finance, commodity trading, and then corporate loan restructuring and debt workouts. During the 90’s, Shep went to the “sell side” and joined a start up private debt trading boutique that helped develop the corporate distressed debt secondary market. Recruited to a larger investment banking firm in the mid 90s, most of his activities were based in New York, where he covered both US and European banks and hedge funds in the corporate loan market. After the Asian financial crisis in the latter 90s, he moved to Hong Kong to run a bond and loan trading effort. Returning to New York during the internet bubble collapse, Shep worked with telecom vendors who needed to reduce or sell loans they made to their customers. Following, he spent time helping to distribute leveraged finance deals and eventually returned to a principal role for  a large asset manager where his role was sourcing off the run deals for its special situation and high yield credit fund. After taking a break from the credit markets to explore opportunities in the environmental markets and green businesses, Shep returned to the credit trading markets after the financial crisis. More recently, he has been focused on raising capital for start up businesses and developing a business to buy remnant assets from liquidations of financial portfolios.

Previous Experience

Board Member, V3 Commodities Group Holdings

Managing Director, Worth Venture Partners

Credit Trading & Special Situations, Lazard Capital Markets

Managing Director, BTIG

Partner, Ecology Venture Partners

Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group

VP, Loan Sales & Trading, Goldman Sachs

Managing Director, Amroc Investments

Vice President, Citibank

UC Hastings Activity

Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly