About

Cardea Partners is a derivative advisory firm serving the unique needs of corporate, real estate, not for profit, Native American tribes, and municipal borrowers. We are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) as a swap advisor.  Time spent on the bank trading floor allows Cardea to stand beside our clients with comprehensive insight into their banking relationships and the products available to manage interest rate and foreign exchange risk.  We explain the market, and reduce the costs of accessing it for our clients.

Cardea Partners provides services covering all aspects of derivative advising, including interest rate swap and cap pricing, valuation and reporting, strategy and analysis, fairness opinions, and documentation.  Working with Cardea provides clients with an insider on all derivative transactions.  No longer are clients at the mercy of the derivative counterparty.  Transparency and structuring that was once only available for corporations with dedicated derivatives professionals in their finance departments is now available to companies and organizations of all sizes.

Our Name

Cardea — an ancient Roman deity with the capacity to ‘open what is shut‘ and protect the home.  With our extensive experience in the capital markets, Cardea Partners fills this role in unveiling the realm of complex financial instruments for our clients.  Cardea Partners specializes in derivatives structuring and providing the independent advice that is essential for complicated transactions–our founding principle is that every quality organization deserves first class interest rate risk management.  We help companies and organizations make this objective their reality.

Leadership

Christopher Hunt – Principal
cwhunt@cardeapartners.com
Christopher Hunt is managing principal and founder of Cardea Partners based in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to launching CP he was vice president of interest rate and energy derivatives at KeyBank. Learn more about Chris