Peter Tchir:

Peter has traded over $1 trillion of fixed income products during his career, including complex structured transactions, bonds, loans, CDS and index products.  Peter was previously a portfolio manager at KLS Diversified where he employed a strategy that included single name credit positions and macro trades while actively taking advantage of short term mispricings of securities and indices.  He was a founding board member of the CDX suite of indices and started and headed the credit derivatives index businesses at UBS and then RBS.  Peter started his career at Bankers Trust where he ran high yield credit derivatives.  Risk managing and trading a variety of credit products has given Peter the ability to understand specific credit issues and the importance of macro flows and the ability to react to each unique trading scenario.  Peter received BS in mathematics and computer sciences from the University of Waterloo and his MBA with distinction from Vanderbilt University.


Vitaly Fiks:

Vitaly has 15 years of experience trading and structuring credit products.  Previously, he was a portfolio manager and credit strategy/execution manager at Fortress Investment Group’s Drawbridge Fund.  Prior to that, Vitaly traded high yield index tranches and bespokes at UBS.  He started his career as a lawyer at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts focusing on finance and structured credit.  Vitaly received a BS degree in physics and math from Wesleyan University, an MS in physics from the University of Illinois and a law degree from Yale Law School.


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