State of credit and distressed private investment.
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Angel, Gordon
Josh Baumgarten is Angelo, Gordon’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer and a member of the four-person Management Committee responsible for the management of the firm. He is also co-portfolio manager for AG Super Fund and multi-strategy portfolios. Prior to joining Angelo, Gordon in 2016, Josh was a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and focused on Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, the firm’s hedge fund solutions business. At BAAM, which he joined in 2007, Josh oversaw credit investing and worked closely with some of the most well-regarded credit investors around the globe. He played a key role in Blackstone’s global co-investment business. Prior to Blackstone, Josh was a Portfolio Manager and trader at Blackrock, which he joined in 2000. His principal focus was on Blackrock’s high-yield portfolios. Josh started his career at Jefferies in investment banking and also spent time early in his career in venture capital investing. Josh is a member of the Children’s Board at Columbia (Columbia University Medical Center). He received a B.S. degree in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Partner, Silver Point Capital
Mr. Gatto was one of the first employees of Silver Point Capital, a credit focused hedge fund. He helped grow the business from $120MM of assets under management in 2002 to approximately $9.5 billion currently.
After joining the Firm in April 2002, he became the Firm’s first non-founding partner in January 2003. Mr. Gatto helped build out and runs several businesses for Silver Point. Today, he is the head of the Firm’s Restructuring group, where he oversees a team responsible for driving and negotiating in and out-of-court corporate restructurings, the head of the Firm’s Real Estate business, and the head of Silver Point’s principal lending business which focuses on lending to middle market companies. Prior to joining Silver Point, Mr. Gatto worked at Goldman Sachs as a senior member within the Special Situations Investing Business, specializing in investing in debt of distressed companies. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Gatto designed and taught credit training programs for loan officers of North American and European Financial Institutions. Prior to this, he was a loan officer and director of Global New Entry Training at Citibank. Mr. Gatto received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics. He is also a CFA Charterholder and has served on several Boards, which have included specialty retailer Party City, and most currently a board member of New Cotai Holdings, a Macau gaming company and Chairman of the Board of Quinn Industries an Irish Industrial company.
Outside of Silver Point, Mr. Gatto is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches courses on credit analysis, distressed value and special situation investing.
Head of Global Loan Capital Strategy, J.P. Morgan
Andy O'Brien is a Managing Director and Head of Global Loan Capital Strategy.
In Andy’s current role, he has responsibility for lending across the banking platform of J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank, including Global Trade Finance. Previously, Andy served as Co-Head of Global Debt Capital Markets which included JPM's Loan Syndication, High Yield and High Grade Debt, and Restructuring practices. In his 32 years with J.P. Morgan, Andy has led hundreds of debt transactions across all ratings categories, including some of the world's most critical and largest financings.
From 1985 to 1991, Andy served in the Media Group in various capacities in New York and ultimately in London as Vice President in charge of the bank’s European Media Group. In 1991, Andy joined Loan Syndications and was promoted to Managing Director in 1995, Head of U.S. Loan Sales in 1999 and Head of Loan Syndications in 2004. He was promoted to Co-Head of Syndicated and Leveraged Finance in 2007, Co-Head of Global Debt Capital Markets in 2011 and assumed his current role in March of 2014.
Andy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Private Export Finance Funding Corporation and is a previous member of the Board of Directors of the Loan Syndication and Trading Association.
Andy holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Michael J Fox Foundation.
Judith Fishlow Minter
RBC Capital Markets - Managing Director, Head of U.S. Loan Capital Markets
Judith Fishlow Minter is Head of U.S. Loan Capital Markets and has responsibility for syndicating leveraged finance transactions for corporate and financial sponsor clients. She has spent the majority of her 30-year banking career with Citi where she was Head of Loan Syndicate for North America from 1998 through 2008. Her latest position prior to starting at RBC was as Managing Partner with North Sea Partners, a boutique leveraged finance advisory firm. Ms. Fishlow Minter received her MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics and Government from Wesleyan University