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Robert FranzRobert Franz has more than 20 years of experience analyzing and investing in debt and equity securities. Franz is the founder and CIO of Arbour Lane Capital, a private registered investment adviser founded in 2016 that is focused primarily on opportunistic credit and special situation investments with approximately $1.5 billion in assets under management or advisement. Prior to Arbour Lane, Franz worked at Credit Suisse, first as the head of loan trading and later as head of the syndicated loan group and the global head of distressed. In 2011, he assumed the additional role of head of North American trading, which included oversight of the high yield, investment grade, structured credit, and macro hedge business. While there, he actively traded the firm’s multi-billion opportunistic principle credit book and oversaw $25 billion of gross risk across global credit products. Franz built and ran one of the top-ranked global distressed businesses in North America, with a principal risk book that generated annual returns in excess of 15 percent per annum from 2005 to 2015. Franz was ranked the No. 1 distressed trader and managed the No. 1 distressed desk from 2004 to 2011 by Institutional Investor. Franz was a member of the fixed income management committee, the global credit product executive committee, and the capital commitments committee. Prior to Credit Suisse, Franz was the head of par loan trading at Morgan Stanley from 1997 to 2002. Franz began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1995. He graduated cum laude from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting.

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Event Name Distressed Debt: The Ultimate Value Investing Asset Class
Event Date 2018-10-12

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