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Vibrant Capital

[ASK 2021] CLO Market Insights - Resilience and Growth across Credit Cycles

Nov 02, 2021 (Gmt+09:00)

Founded in 2006, Vibrant Capital Partners is a leading alternative credit investment manager. The firm is majority owned by active partners and employees and is specialized in structured credit and syndicated credit including CLO management. Vibrant follows a prudent investment approach ensuring margin of safety while actively creating bespoke opportunities and capitalizing on market mispricings. Since inception, our process has been empowered by proprietary technology and systems dedicated to the structured credit and syndicated credit markets. The firm serves a global and diverse group of institutional investors including pensions, family offices and insurance companies.

[Speakers' Biography]
Philip Darivoff
Philip Darivoff
Mr. Darivoff has 36 years of experience in Financial Services. Prior to Vibrant Capital Partners, he spent 27 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a pre-IPO general partner of the firm. While at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Darivoff was Chairman and Head of Credit Capital Markets and co-head of the Corporate Bond Department. He also was a member of the Structured Finance Capital Committee and the founding Director of the Office of Alumni Relations. He retired from Goldman Sachs in 2013. Mr. Darivoff graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and an MBA. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Rehan Virani
Rehan Virani
Mr. Virani brings over two decades of advisory, investing, and capital formation experience to the firm. He most recently served as Head of Business Development for private debt for the Americas and Asia at Partners Group. Previously, he was Head of Credit Product Development and Business Development at Bardin Hill Investment Partners. He also worked in securitized products at leading investment banks, beginning his career in Credit Suisse’s structured credit products division. Mr. Virani holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics with Honors from Georgetown University.

Volkan Kurtas
Volkan Kurtas
Mr. Kurtas started as a Quantitative Risk Manager in structured credit in 2002, a nascent stage of CLO markets. He has analyzed hundreds of CLOs and developed deeply-rooted relationships with CLO managers, traders, banking and agency communities. In 2004, he launched the structured credit portfolio management effort within Active Credit Portfolio Management of HypoVereinsbank; he built the bank’s first CLO Equity portfolio. He founded Vibrant Capital Partners in 2006, gathering the best talent in structured credit with the goal of building a next-generation asset manager in structured credit with home-grown talent and technology. He holds a B.S. in Physics from Bilkent University, Turkey, and attended graduate studies in Game Theory and Economics at Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria.

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