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Franck Bekaert Emerging Markets   Has more than 30 years of experience in Fixed Income. Prior to Gimme Credit he served as Fixed Income Credit Sales at GFI Securities, Paris for 9 years. Mr. Bekaert previously worked as head of high yield bonds and CDS trading at Natixis, Paris, Portfolio Manager at Bluecrest Capital Management in London and Credit Trader at Societe Generale, London. He earned a master's degree in finance at the University Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris.

Alexandre Dray Emerging Markets   has 9 years experience in credit analysis. Prior to Gimme Credit he served as Senior Credit Analyst, High Yield and Convertible Bonds at Spread Research for 7 years. Mr. Dray was a Financial Analyst at Conexant Systems, Inc. and Consolidation Accountant at RCI Banque (Renault Group). He earned an MSC in Finance at SKEMA Business School.

Jay Cushing, CFA Investment Grade/Crossover: Automotive, Basic Industries, Services   has 27 years of experience as a credit analyst at buyside firms, primarily at Putnam Investments. He earned his B.A. from Colgate University, and his M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Carol Levenson, CFA Investment Grade: Retailing and Leisure, Healthcare, Tobacco, Capital Goods, Electric Utilities, Household Products   has 40 years of experience as a credit analyst. She has been Director of Research at Gimme Credit since co-founding it in 1994. Prior to this Levenson spent 10 years as a senior bond analyst for Harris Investment Management. She earned her B.A. from New College and her M.A. in English and M.B.A. from The University of Chicago.

Evan Mann, CFA High Yield: Metals and Mining, Chemicals, Energy, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive,Retailing   has 28 years of experience as a credit analyst with Gimme Credit High Yield, Delaware Investments, Banc America Securities, Dillon Read and Lord Abbett. He earned his B.A. from Washington University and his M.B.A. from Hofstra University.

Kim Noland High Yield: Telecom, Gaming, Leisure, Consumer Products, Retail, Paper & Forest Products, Broadcasting & Cable, Media   has 30 years of experience in credit analysis of high yield and distressed securities. She has been Director of High Yield Research at Gimme Credit since 2002. Noland was formerly Head of Distressed Research at Salomon Brothers, Managing Director of High Yield and Emerging Markets Research at CIBC/Oppenheimer, Director of High Yield Trading at Merrill Lynch and Head of Bankruptcy Research at Bear Stearns. She earned her B.A. from Wellesley College, her J.D. from Indiana University and her M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Dave Novosel, CFA Investment Grade and High Yield: Telecommunications, Media, Technology, Food and Beverage, Pipelines   has 27 years of experience in credit analysis, as Head of Investment Grade Research at Banc One Capital Markets and as an analyst at Everen Securities and Metropolitan Life. He earned his B.A. from Yale University and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

Saurav Sen, CFA Emerging Markets  

T.L. Tsang, CFA Investment Grade/Crossover Energy, Healthcare   has 22 years of experience at a leading buyside firm, Putnam Investments. T.L. has a B.A. from Amherst College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

 
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