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.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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