Credit, Restructuring, Distressed Investing, Turnaround

Chicago Booth CREDIT Mission

To provide a venue for education and recruiting support related to credit-specific roles, encompassing credit investing, distressed investing, restructuring, turnaround consulting, and other areas of focus.


Oct 30, 2020 11:45am - 1:15pm

[CREDIT] T. Rowe Price Fixed Income Investing Lunch and Learn

Learn about fixed income investing from investment professionals at T. Rowe Price. The presentation will focus on crafting and presenting a strong credit pitch for interviews.

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Nov 4, 2020 11:45am - 1:15pm

[CREDIT] Introduction to Private Credit with Steve Czech

Steve Czech, founder and CIO of Czech Asset Management, LP, will present an overview of the private credit industry and his experience as an investor over the past 30+ years. Biography: Mr. Czech has over 31 years of credit and corporate finance experience as well as a distinguished track record of establishing and running direct lending credit funds. Said experience includes sourcing, structuring, underwriting, monitoring and restructuring corporate loans. Prior to founding Czech Asset Management, L.P. (“Czech”), in December of 2011, Mr. Czech was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of SJC Onshore Direct Lending Fund, L.P. and the SJC Offshore Capital Finance Fund, L.P. (collectively, “SJC”), a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Mr. Czech joined SJC in January 2010. Prior to joining SJC, Mr. Czech was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Gottex -SJC (“Gottex”) from May 2009 to December 2009. Prior to joining Gottex, Mr. Czech was the founder, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Contrarian Capital Finance, L.P. (“Contrarian”) from 2003 to 2008. During this period, Mr. Czech created and ran a direct lending fund in a nearly identical strategy to the current strategy he is now managing for CAM investors. Prior to joining Contrarian in 2003, Mr. Czech was employed by Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”), where he was the head of the Mezzanine Finance Group from 2001 to 2003. Prior to CSFB, Mr. Czech was employed by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”) from 1998 to 2001. At DLJ, Mr. Czech was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Czech was also a Senior Credit Officer of ABN AMRO’s Leveraged Finance Group and a Vice President at Banc of America Securities. Mr. Czech and his family are significant donors to, and advocates of, causes related to: (i) terminally-ill children, (ii) active-duty and retired Navy SEALs and their families; (iii) first-responders (ie: Police, Fire and EMTs); and (iv) scholarships for underprivileged high-school students throughout the United States. Mr. Czech is the founder and Co-Chairman of The Mikey Czech Foundation, a lifetime member of The Navy SEAL Foundation National Leadership Council, a member of the Advisory Board of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a lifetime member of the University of Chicago’s Founders Circle, Maroon Loyalty Society and Chicago Society, a Laureate member of the Dean’s Society of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a member of Villanova University’s President’s Club & Parents Executive Committee, a member of the Aesclepian Society of Harvard / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a member of the Harvard / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s President’s Circle and a member of the Harvard / Dana-Farber Presidential Visiting Committee for Pediatric Oncology. Mr. Czech received a B.S. from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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