Eckhard joined from West LB. His most recent roles were co-head Leveraged Finance DACH and Head of the Leveraged Loan Portfolio Exit Group. Previously he spent eight years at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in their German leveraged finance team. Eckhard began his career at Dresdner Bank in 1985. He has a degree from Bankakademie Kaiserslautern, Germany where he studied Banking, Economics and Bank Law.