CIFC LLC, a private debt manager specializing in U.S. corporate and structured credit strategies, has named Dan Robinson as chief investment officer, Europe. Previously, Robinson worked at Apollo Global Management LLC where he was portfolio manager and head of liquid credit, Europe.
NEW YORK, October 9, 2018 – CIFC LLC (“CIFC” or the “firm”), a leading credit manager specializing in U.S. corporate and structured credit strategies, today announced that Dan Robinson has joined the firm as Chief Investment Officer, Europe. In this new role, Mr. Robinson will lead the build out of CIFC’s European investment business with a focus on developing the firm’s European corporate credit investment platform. Previously, Mr. Robinson served as a Portfolio Manager and Head of Liquid Credit, Europe, for Apollo Global Management LLC. Based in London, Mr. Robinson reports to CIFC’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Steve Vaccaro.
“Dan is a widely respected credit investor whose deep knowledge of European leveraged loan, levered credit, high yield bond, and CLO strategies will prove invaluable as we establish our European investment platform. It is evidence of our commitment to Europe that we have recruited someone of Dan’s pedigree to spearhead our investment efforts in the region and to help develop new, innovative products for our global clientele,” said Mr. Vaccaro. “It has been a milestone year for CIFC, as demonstrated by our asset growth and regional expansion, and we are pleased to welcome Dan to the team at this exciting time in our evolution.”
Mr. Robinson added, “CIFC has an unrivaled reputation in the U.S. as a premier credit manager with a seasoned team of investment professionals, disciplined investment process and scalable business model. I look forward to executing on the firm’s proven investment strategy, growing its local presence with experienced credit specialists, and capitalizing on increased investor interest in credit products.”
Mr. Robinson brings significant investment decision making and portfolio oversight experience to CIFC. Prior to joining Apollo Global Management LLC in 2015, Mr. Robinson worked for over 12 years at Oaktree Capital Management, most recently as a Managing Director focused on Oaktree’s European and Global credit strategies. He began his in career in 1999 as an Associate in KPMG’s Restructuring practice. Mr. Robinson graduated with Honors from Edinburgh University in 1998 with an MA in Politics.
Mr. Robinson is CIFC’s first investment hire in Europe, following the appointment of Joshua Hughes as Head of European Marketing and the opening of the firm’s London office in May 2018.
Founded in 2005, CIFC is a credit manager with over $20 billion of assets under management specializing in U.S. corporate and structured credit strategies. Headquartered in New York, CIFC is a SEC registered investment adviser. Serving institutional investors globally, CIFC is one of the largest managers of senior secured corporate credit. For more information, please visit CIFC’s website at www.cifc.com.