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Stability, knowledge and dedication are hallmarks of our team. Many of our senior professionals have worked together for more than a decade, and we’re proud of the low investment team turnover. Our portfolio managers average almost 20 years of high yield experience, and our senior research analysts average 10 years of high yield experience.

We have 120 team members, of which 49 are investment professionals. We believe our competitive advantages include the quality and resourcefulness of our team. As market skeptics, we have the confidence, courage and conviction to be different from our peers and competitors.

LEADERSHIP
  • MARK R. SHENKMAN
    Founder, President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
  • JUSTIN W. SLATKY
    Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
  • MARK R. SHENKMAN
    Founder, President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
    Mark R. Shenkman founded SHENKMAN CAPITAL in 1985. With 49 years of investment experience, and 41 years of high yield investment experience, he is considered one of the pioneers of the high yield bond and loan markets. 

    He co-authored two textbooks on the high yield market, entitled High Yield Bonds:  Market Structure, Portfolio Management and Credit Risk Modeling (McGraw Hill, 1999) and Leveraged Financial Markets (McGraw Hill, 2010). 

    Before founding SHENKMAN CAPITAL, he was President and Chief Investment Officer of First Investors Asset Management in New York from 1983 to 1985.  He also was Co-Manager and Vice President of the High Yield Bond Department at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb in New York from 1979 to 1983, where he established one of Wall Street’s earliest departments dedicated to the research, selling and trading of high yield securities.  Mr. Shenkman was a research analyst and an equity portfolio manager at Fidelity Management and Research Company in Boston.  From 1977 to 1979, he managed the first high yield bond mutual funds at Fidelity.

    Mr. Shenkman was a 20 year member of the Board of Directors of the University of Connecticut Foundation and served as Chairman of the Board from 2011 to 2013.  He is a Trustee Emeritus at The George Washington University; and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board at Wilbraham & Monson Academy; and is a former member at the College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business Board of Advisors. 

    Mr. Shenkman received a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut (1965) and an MBA from The George Washington University (1967). Mr. Shenkman also received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the University of Connecticut (2007).  He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Computer Systems Command from 1967 to 1969.

    In 2018, the Fixed Income Analyst Society (FIASI) inducted Mr. Shenkman into its Hall of Fame as one of only 53 honorees in its 23 year history.

  • JUSTIN W. SLATKY
    Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
    Justin W. Slatky joined Shenkman Capital in 2011.  He has 18 years of investing experience in high yield and distressed securities. Prior to joining Shenkman Capital, Mr. Slatky was Co-Head and Managing Director of the Distressed Bond business in New York and London for Goldman Sachs. He was also a member of the Credit Investment Committee charged with reviewing proprietary investments within the Credit Department. Before joining the distressed bond business in 2002, Mr. Slatky was a telecom high yield analyst and a recipient of Institutional Investor’s Runner-Up award. He joined Goldman Sachs from Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000, where he worked as a high yield analyst as part of an II ranked telecom team. Mr. Slatky graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Economics (1998) and an MBA (1999) from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date of Current Policy: 25 May 2018

SHENKMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Shenkman Capital”, “we”, “us” or “our”) are committed to protecting the security and privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Policy seeks to help you understand the manner in which we may collect, process and disclose your personal information. For the purposes of EU data protection laws, Shenkman Capital is a data controller (i.e. the company responsible for, and which controls the processing of your personal information).

Personal Information We May Collect About You

When you contact us via telephone, email, or using the Email Form on this website, any personal information you provide (e.g. name, residential address, telephone number, company name or email address) will be collected and processed by us. We may also process your personal information, such as your username, when you use the Client Login function on the website.

In addition, for users of the website, we automatically collect basic technical information from all visitors to the website. Such technical information includes, without limitation, your web browser, location and Internet Protocol (IP) address. We collect technical information during your visit to the website through our automatic data collection tools, which may include cookies and other commonly used technologies (e.g. web beacons). Please see the Section on Cookies below for further information.

How We Use Your Personal Information

The provision of personal information by you may be necessary where we have a legitimate interest to: (i) contact you and respond to your enquiry or provide you access to specific information or offerings; (ii) support our relationship with you; (iii) understand how we can improve our products and services; (iv) personalize your visit to the website and to assist you while you use the website; (v) send marketing communications to you; (vi) improve the website by helping us understand who uses the website and improve the website experience; and/or (vii) comply with applicable laws, regulations or codes of practice. Please note that you have a right to object to the processing of your personal information where that processing is carried out for our legitimate interest or for direct marketing.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We may use selected third parties to provide us with services, including companies that provide us with technical support and assistance. All service providers are only permitted to use personal information for the purpose of performing services on our behalf in compliance with the privacy practices and policies of Shenkman Capital. Our affiliates and associated service providers, such as software companies, may also have access to personal information provided to us by you, including through or in connection with this website for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

For users of the website, the servers used in the operation of the website automatically identify a computer by its IP address. If we, in good faith, determine that you have or are attempting to misuse or harm the website, we may investigate and cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to protect our rights or property. Similarly, we may share your personal information as required or permitted by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or government request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our rights and property or the rights, property or safety of others, including to advisers, law enforcement agencies, judicial and regulatory authorities.

Data Transfers

Given the global nature of Shenkman Capital’s activities, where you are located in the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), personal information collected, either directly from you and/or via the website, may be transferred to recipients including other Shenkman Capital entities in countries located outside the EEA, including the U.S., which are not considered by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of data protection.

You hereby expressly consent to the transfer of your personal information to recipients (including Shenkman Capital), as described in this Privacy Policy, which are located outside of the EEA. You may withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Shenkman Capital has entered into EU standard contractual clauses (“Model Contracts”) for intra-group transfers of personal information. You can request a copy of these Model Contracts by submitting your request via email to: DataProtection@shenkmancapital.com.

E-Mail Communications and Marketing

Occasionally, we may send you e-mail communications with information that may be useful to you, including information about the products and services of Shenkman Capital, its subsidiaries and other third parties with whom we have a commercial relationship. We will include instructions on how to unsubscribe and inform us of your preferences if you decide you do not want to receive any future marketing or promotional e-mails from us. If applicable law requires that we receive your consent before we send you certain types of marketing communications, we will only send you those types of communications after receiving your consent. If you wish to stop receiving marketing or market research communications from us, or would like to stop processing your personal information in any other way, you can contact us as described below to let us know what types of communications you wish to stop receiving. However, if you are a client, supplier or otherwise have a commercial relationship with Shenkman Capital, to ensure that you receive important information, you agree that we may send you non-marketing related information when necessary. We do not disclose, sell or otherwise market your personal information to third parties, unless we are required to do so by law.

Your Rights

Individuals in Europe have certain data subject rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions. These rights may include: (i) the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal information; (ii) the right to obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of your personal information; and (iii) the right to ask for a copy of your personal information to be provided to you, or to a third party, in a digital format. If you are based in the EEA and would like to exercise one of the above mentioned rights, please send us your request via email to: DataProtection@shenkmancapital.com. Individuals in the EEA also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their personal information with their local data protection authority. Shenkman Capital asks that you contact DataProtection@shenkmancapital.com in the first instance to give us the opportunity to address any concerns you may have.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Shenkman Capital is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect through our website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all of the destination websites which you visit.

Security

Shenkman Capital uses various methods to ensure the protection of your personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access. While these methods are considered to be effective, Shenkman Capital does not guarantee the protection of your personal information as no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely confidential or 100% secure. You use our website and provide all such personal information at your own risk. Shenkman Capital retains personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which such personal information was collected or to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes or enforce agreements. The criteria used to determine the retention periods include: (i) how long the personal information is needed to provide the services and operate the business; (ii) the type of personal information collected; and (iii) whether Shenkman Capital is subject to a legal, contractual or similar obligation to retain the data (e.g., mandatory data retention laws, government orders to preserve data relevant to an investigation, or data that must be retained for the purposes of litigation or disputes).

Cookies

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When you visit the website, we may place a “cookie” or other online tracking device (e.g. web beacons) in order to improve your experience by recognising you when you visit the website, such as by assigning a session ID and to deliver content specific to your interests. The cookies we place may also collect information about your IP address, or click stream data within our website (i.e. the actions taken in connection with the website). This information helps us improve the functionality of the website.

We also use cookies provided by Google Analytics to help us measure how visitors use the website. The information collected is used for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, and content optimization. Although Google Analytics logs the information coming from the website on our behalf, we control how the data may and may not be used. If you do not want to help us learn how to improve the website, you can opt-out of this website analysis tool by clicking: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Web browsers often allow you to erase existing cookies from your hard drive, block the use of cookies and/or be notified when cookies are encountered. If you elect to block cookies, please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of the features and functions of the website.

Revisions to Our Privacy Policy

We evaluate our privacy policies and procedures to implement improvements and refinements from time to time. Shenkman Capital reserves the right to amend the terms contained herein in whole or in part for any reason. We therefore suggest that you review this Privacy Policy periodically.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy or, if you are based in the EEA and would like to exercise your data subject rights, please feel free to contact us at DataProtection@shenkmancapital.com.

 

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Investment in any of the funds and/or strategies described on the Site carries substantial risk, including the possible loss of principal.

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Third-Party Disclaimers

From time to time, Shenkman may use index information and related data sourced from ICE Data Indices, LLC (“ICE BofAML”). Such index information and related data is used with permission. ICE BofAML PERMITS USE OF THE ICE BofAML INDICES AND RELATED DATA ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING SAME, DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE SUITABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, AND/OR COMPLETENESS OF THE ICE BofAML INDICES OR ANY DATA.

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