Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Mark Shenkman

President and Chief Investment Officer, Shenkman Capital Management Inc.


Mark Shenkman is President and Chief Investment Officer of Shenkman Capital Management Inc., which he founded in 1985. With 40 years of investment experience, he is considered a pioneer of the high yield bond market. Shenkman was previously president and chief investment officer of First Investors Asset Management. Before that, he was co-manager and vice president of the High Yield Bond Department at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, where he established one of Wall Street's first departments dedicated to high yield securities. He also managed the first high-yield bond mutual funds at Fidelity Management and Research Company. Shenkman is co-author of a textbook, High Yield Bonds: Market Structure, Portfolio Management and Credit Risk Modeling (1999). He is vice chairman of the board of the University of Connecticut Foundation and chairman of its Investment Committee. Shenkman received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from The George Washington University.


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