Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager
Mr. Casperson is a co-portfolio manager for Oaktree’s U.S. Private Debt strategy where his primary responsibilities include oversight of the team’s investment professionals, portfolio construction and overall management of the strategies. Mr. Casperson is also a managing director within the Global Private Debt strategy where he serves on the investment committee for its Direct Lending platform. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2001, Mr. Casperson worked in the Leveraged Finance and Global Syndicated Finance groups at J.P. Morgan Chase where he was responsible for leading high yield deal teams in all phases of due diligence and “one-stop” financings including senior credit facilities, high yield bonds and bridge loans. Prior thereto, Mr. Casperson was a member of Chase Manhattan’s Financial Sponsor Group, where he was responsible for managing relationships with a variety of buyout funds. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Casperson worked at NationsBank N.A., most recently as a Principal in the High Yield Finance Group. Prior to NationsBank, he was an auditor at Touche Ross & Co. Mr. Casperson holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration with a concentration in finance.