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Highland Capital bolsters credit team with two new hires

5 Feb 2013

dallas-texas-city_sqHighland Capital Management has bolstered its team with the addition of Andrea Lloyd and Scott Baker, who will serve as credit trader and director at the Dallas-based credit manager respectively.

Lloyd will be responsible for trading bank loans and high yield bonds in the primary and secondary markets. She re-joined Highland from a hedge fund of funds in Santa Barbara, California, where she served as vice president of investor relations.

Lloyd previously traded loans and bonds at Highland for more than six years having joined from management consultancy Accenture, where she worked as a financial analyst.

She reports to Josh Terry, managing director and head of structured products and trading.

Scott Baker is responsible for identifying new opportunities, assessing risk and conducting due diligence on the firm’s investment ideas, as well as developing investment recommendations.

He reports to Martin Downen, managing director, and is also based in the firm’s Dallas office.

Baker previously worked as an investment associate for Bain Capital credit arm Sankaty Advisors, where he focused on long and short investments throughout the capital structure, primarily in the consumer, food and beverage spaces.

Prior to Sankaty he was a senior associate for Mesirow Financial Consulting, where he was in the corporate restructuring and turnaround group, and prior to that he worked as a junior analyst for Bank of America Securities on the high yield research desk covering the healthcare industry.

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