Armen Panossian

Armen Panossian

Head of Performing Credit and Portfolio Manager

Mr. Panossian is a managing director and Oaktree’s Head of Performing Credit where his responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s performing credit activities including the senior loan, high yield bond, private credit, convertibles, structured credit and emerging markets debt strategies.  He also serves as a portfolio manager within our Global Private Debt and Global Credit strategies.  Mr. Panossian joined Oaktree in 2007 as a senior member of its Global Opportunities group.  In January 2014, he joined the U.S. Senior Loan team to assume co-portfolio management responsibilities and lead the development of Oaktree’s CLO business.  Mr. Panossian joined Oaktree from Pequot Capital Management, where he worked on their distressed debt strategy.  Mr. Panossian received a B.A. degree in economics with honors and distinction from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  Mr. Panossian then went on to receive an M.S. degree in health services research from Stanford Medical School and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.  Mr. Panossian serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.  He is a member of the State Bar of California. 


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