Lee Shaiman is the Executive Director for the Loan Syndications and Trading Association. Mr. Shaiman has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry as an investment banker, financial analyst, debt syndicate manager and portfolio manager. Prior to joining the LSTA in January 2018, Mr. Shaiman was the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for the liquid-credit business at ArrowMark Colorado Holdings, LLC, where he led an investment team focused on investing in senior secured loans, held primarily in collateralized loan obligation vehicles, “CLO’s”. Prior to joining ArrowMark, Mr. Shaiman was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager and Chairman of the Debt Funds investment committee at GSO Capital Partners, a division of Blackstone. He was directly involved in all aspects of managing, structuring and raising funds primarily invested in senior secured loans.
Over his career, Mr. Shaiman has been involved in all aspects of the leveraged finance market including underwriting and structuring, syndicating, trading and investing in corporate loans and high yield bonds. As an investor, he has managed over $20 billion of CLO’s, mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds for the benefit of investors. Mr. Shaiman is a Certified Public Accountant (retired status) and serves as an independent director of a publicly listed business development corporation and is a member of the investment board of a charitable foundation.
Mr. Shaiman received a Master’s of Science in Accounting and Taxation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Economics, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rutgers College.