Douglas Lopez, CFA
Douglas (Doug) is the head of the firm’s leveraged finance platform. In this capacity, he provides strategic oversight of high yield bond portfolio management activities as well as serving as senior portfolio manager for all leveraged loan portfolios. Having begun in the investment industry in 1989, Doug is a member of both the Executive Management Team and the Investment Committee responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of Aristotle Credit Partners and the investment process.
Prior to joining Aristotle Credit, Doug was Senior Portfolio Manager – Global Credit at Bradford & Marzec, LLC. He was a member of the Investment Policy and Strategy Committee and Portfolio Management Team. Doug served as the lead Portfolio Manager for the firm’s high yield portfolios starting in 1995. Prior to his position as Portfolio Manager, Doug was the firm’s Director of Research and managed the credit analyst team, while continuing to serve as the primary analyst for a number of industries. Over the course of his career, Doug has held primary sector research responsibilities for a majority of the sectors of the corporate fixed income market including investment grade, high yield, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. Prior to his tenure with Bradford & Marzec, he held positions with Barclays Global Investors (formerly Wells Fargo Investment Advisors) as an Assistant Portfolio Manager; Western Asset Management Company (WAMCO); and IBM Corporation.
Doug earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach and his MBA in Finance from University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he acts as a lecturer and advisor to the Student Managed Investment Fund at California State University, Long Beach. He is a CFA® charterholder.