Astghik Khachatryan is currently a director within the Global Corporate & Investment Banking division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in France. She previously spent 11 years in the Investment Banking and Capital Market division at Credit Suisse, based in Paris (France). Since 2013, Astghik has been specializing in originating and executing Leveraged Finance transactions for French corporates (High Yield Bond and Leveraged Loan financings syndicated with institutional investors) as well as the coverage of the broad universe of leading global Private Equity funds active in the French market. Prior to that, Astghik worked as a generalist coverage banker for the French large-cap corporate clients from 2008 to 2013, focusing on mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt capital markets transactions. Astghik has a master’s degree in finance from ESCP Europe (Paris, France), as well as a bachelor’s degree in international trade from the French University in Armenia. Astghik is fluent in Armenian, Russian, English, and French.