Jim Wiant serves as the Head of Structure Credit and is the primary Portfolio Manager for the MidOcean CLO strategy. In addition, Jim is a Portfolio Manager for certain customized credit strategies. He is also a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee and Risk Committee.
Jim has 20 years of experience in corporate debt investing and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners at its inception in 2009, Mr. Wiant was a Senior Vice President at Deerfield Capital Management LLC, where he worked with Mr. Apfel building and managing Deerfield’s alternative credit investment portfolio and direct lending business. At Deerfield, Mr. Wiant was responsible for deal origination, diligence and portfolio management of both senior secured and unsecured debt investments. Mr. Wiant and Mr. Apfel have worked directly together since early 2005. Prior to joining Deerfield, Mr. Wiant spent three years as a Vice President at Golub Capital Incorporated where he was responsible for originating and underwriting debt investments. Before business school, Mr. Wiant was an Associate in the Executive Office for Deutsche Bank Americas focusing on mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy and an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney.
- Georgetown School of Business, B.S., Finance and Accounting, magna cum laude, 1996
- Wharton School, M.B.A., concentration in Finance and Strategic Management, with honors, 2002