Seasoned Sales and Investor Relations Executive T. Michael Johnson Joins CIFC as Global Co-Head of Business Development

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CIFC Asset Management LLC (“CIFC”), an alternative credit specialist serving institutional investors worldwide with approximately $40 billion in assets under management, today announced the appointment of T. Michael Johnson as Chief Executive Officer and Global Co-Head of Business Development. In this role, Mr. Johnson will work to deepen CIFC’s relationships with current and potential clients as well as lead capital formation efforts on CIFC’s multi-strategy credit platform alongside James Boothby and Joshua Hughes, the company’s current global business development co-heads. Mr. Johnson has nearly 20 years of experience selling alternative investments and most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations at Carlyle Global Credit.

“T. Michael has an extensive network of institutional relationships accumulated over his nearly two-decade career in investment management. Additionally, he is a catalytic manager and strategic thinker with a proven ability to get the most out of sales teams and investment organizations,” said Steve Vaccaro, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of CIFC. “His contributions will no doubt add to our talented Investor Solutions team as CIFC continues to thoughtfully grow our business and better serve the needs of our global client base.

“There has been a bifurcation in the alternative investment space between single-strategy niche managers and large-scale diversified platforms that offer investors exposure to multiple strategies and asset classes. In a market environment now defined by volatility and dispersion, it is more important than ever to be one of the latter, and CIFC has built just that, backed by a top-notch team of professionals,” added Mr Johnson. “I look forward to leveraging the firm’s relationships and knowledgeable research to solidify CIFC’s position as a value-added partner that delivers alpha in the form of rate-adjusted returns. risk, differentiated information and enlightened leadership.

Prior to joining Carlyle Global Credit, Mr. Johnson was Senior Managing Director and Head of Business Development at Pretium, Partner, Managing Director and Head of US Institutional Sales at Paulson & Co., and Director of Sales and Marketing at Citigroup Alternative. Investments. Previously, he was an investment banker with Citigroup’s Financial Sponsors Group and a securities litigation and corporate restructuring lawyer with Anderson Kill & Olick. Mr. Johnson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA in political science from Boston College, where he graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

About CIFC

Founded in 2005, CIFC is an alternative credit specialist offering investment solutions in CLOs, corporate, structured credit, opportunistic and direct lending strategies, designed to deliver consistently attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors. of the whole world. The firm leverages its fundamental research and deep investment experience across a wide variety of credit cycles and interest rate environments to target investment opportunities that generate alpha while preserving the investor’s capital. CIFC currently manages approximately $40 billion in assets and employs more than 185 professionals in the United States and Europe. For more information, visit

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