Day 1 - CLO Performance Outlook
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Ms. Lam is a member of Octagon’s Investment Committee and serves as the Portfolio Manager of 7 CLOs, 8 Separately Managed Accounts, and 3 Private Commingled Funds. Ms. Lam serves as the PM for the Firm’s Structured Credit (CLO Debt & Equity) Investment Strategies. Prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager, Ms. Lam oversaw Octagon's investments in the software, business services, finance & insurance, paper & packaging, gaming & lodging, homebuilding and real estate industries. She was also responsible for the structured credit exposure held in Octagon’s CLO vehicles.
Prior to joining Octagon in 1999, Ms. Lam attended Babson College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Investments. She received her CFA Charter in 2006.
Derek Miller is a managing director at Fitch Ratings. He currently heads the U.S. Structured Credit group responsible for collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and other structured credit ratings. The Structured Credit group assigns new issue CLO ratings, maintains the accuracy of existing ratings, performs CLO asset manager assessments, and publishes research on transaction characteristics and performance.
Prior to this position Derek had oversight of new issue ratings for U.S. CLOs and assessments of U.S. CLO asset managers. Previously, he also held various positions within the Structured Credit group of Fitch Ratings, with a focus on new issue and surveillance ratings for CLOs, credit-linked notes, and other cash funded CDOs. Derek joined Fitch Ratings in 2001. He received a B.S. in finance from Indiana University.
Connor Buttner, a Managing Director and Head of the Client Success at KANERAI, has more than a decade of experience working with clients to deliver financial technology solutions. At KANERAI, working with industry-leading buy-side and sell-side market participants in the structured credit market, Connor has helped enable clients with innovative custom solutions as well as implement KANERAI’s turn-key analytics platforms, including KANERAI’s suite of web-based and Excel-based interactive analytics, APIs, and portfolio optimization solutions.
Prior to joining KANERAI, Connor was a credit product specialist at Moody’s, where he focused on corporate credit and quantitative default tools for financial institutions throughout North America.
KANERAI is a leading provider of highly scalable structured finance investment analytics and enterprise data solutions for the financial services industry, best known for our award-winning CLO analytics platform, Insight® for CLOs. https://www.kanerai.com/