Chand Sooran has been a Financial Pipeline contributor since 1998. Chand has broad and deep experience investing across the capital structure. Most recently, he helped start up the distressed value team at CQS with positions across the capital structure, eventually running a parallel long/short value equity book independently. His role as Portfolio Manager included membership in the HoldCo creditors’ committee in the Six Flags Chapter 11 case and membership in the steering committee and the creditors’ committee for Nell noteholders in the LyondellBasell Chapter 11 case. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Analyst at Columbus Hill Capital Management, a high profile value fund, covering Airlines, Telecoms, Media and Technology in equities and in credit. Notably, he was a member of the ad hoc creditors’ committee in Delta Airlines. Before joining Columbus Hill, Chand was a research analyst for five years in an internal multi-strategy hedge fund at Lehman Brothers where he worked on a variety of strategies including distressed debt, deep value, special situations, long/short equity and emerging markets. This included work as an unsecured creditor in the UAL Chapter 11 case, special situations driven by litigation and other general value investing. Prior to going to business school at MIT Sloan, he spent approximately six years trading foreign exchange, principally as a market maker for foreign exchange options. In addition to being a graduate of MIT, Chand is a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools, the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University, as well as being a CFA Charterholder and being certified as a Financial Risk Manager by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. After graduating from RMC, Chand was a commissioned officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Currently, Chand is the Chief Investment Officer for Point Frederick Capital Management, LLC.
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