Michael Dugan takes on leveraged finance at Copenhagen Forum
Michael Dugan, executive director and product specialist at Nomura Asset Management, will present on high yield credit and aspects of leveraged finance at the upcoming Fund Selector Forum Copenhagen 2016, taking place at the Hotel d’Angleterre on 26 October.
Dugan is set to argue that with the most recent FOMC meeting of the US Federal Reserve suggesting a dovish outcome through 2017 – possibly two rate hikes – and with oil stabilising around the mid-$40s, there is scope to find opportunities in US high yield. Near term, volatility is expected in the wake of the US presidential election – taking place just a couple of weeks after the Copenhagen Forum.
At Nomura, Dugan covers US long only high yield, long/short high yield, leveraged loans and EM debt strategies.
Previous to joining Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management, Dugan has worked at HSBC Global Asset Management as senior vice president, high yield analyst – covering aerospace & defence, capital goods, machinery, homebuilder, building products and general industrial sectors. He shared dollar and euro credit trading responsibilities with the global head of high yield.
Before HSBC GAM, Dugan was at Credit Suisse Asset Management, and before that worked at Neuberger Berman. He obtained an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Cornell University, and a BA in Economics from the University of Rhode Island. He is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute and a member the New York Society of Security Analysts.