Facetime with Ara Cohen, Knighthead
Online Zoom Conference
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Ara Cohen is the co-founder and co-portfolio manager at Knighthead Capital Management, LLC, an SEC registered investment management firm founded in 2008 specializing in long-short event driven, distressed credit and other special situations across a broad array of industries. Mr. Cohen has been involved in the business of investing in debt and equity securities since 1993. Prior to co-founding Knighthead in 2008, Mr. Cohen was a principal at Redwood Capital Management from early 2001, shortly after the firm’s founding by Jonathan Kolatch, a former partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Cohen subsequently helped build the firm from a small start-up to a multi-billion dollar fund. From 1998 until 2001 Mr. Cohen was a Principal of King Street Capital Management L.L.C., a hedge fund focusing on distressed securities. From 1995 until 1998, Mr. Cohen was a principal of Tamarix Capital Corporation, an international merchant banking firm focused on making investments in companies experiencing difficulties due to a lack of capital, financial expertise or managerial focus. Mr. Cohen began his career in 1993 at Brown Brothers Harriman & Company where he served principally as an analyst for The 1818 Fund, L.P. and The 1818 Fund II., two private equity partnerships sponsored by the firm with over $800 million of committed capital. Mr. Cohen graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1993.
Peter Salvage leads the bank’s services to credit fund managers, including managers of private debt, direct-lending, CLOs and syndicated loan portfolios. His role includes developing the bank’s long-term strategy to drive growth in the space and executing the delivery of those services to the bank’s credit fund manager clients.
Peter joined BNY Mellon in 2017 as the Global Head of Hedge Fund Services from SS&C Technologies, where he was a Managing Director based in London and New York. Prior, Peter was Citibank’s Managing Director in charge of Hedge Fund Services in EMEA and North America, where he founded Citi’s bank loan and OTC derivative services and was head of Citi Prime Brokerage’s portfolio management technology service. Before joining Citi, he led J.P. Morgan’s single manager hedge fund services business and was a management consultant to the securities services industry. Prior to his financial services career, Peter was a war correspondent based in Berlin, Brussels and London.
Peter is on the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University, an M.S. from Columbia University, and a BSc. from the London School of Economics.
This event is part of YJP's "Facetime with Finance Leaders" series.
Please join in on a conversation with Ara Cohen, Co-Founder of Knighthead Capital and learn about Ara's career and how he launched his own fund which now has over $5b AUM.
July 27th, 5:30PM-6:30PM
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This event is complimentary for:
Professional level members in the finance division.
Young Leadership members and above levels.