Jim Wiant is a Senior Portfolio Manager and responsible for MidOcean’s CLO strategies as well as its long-only customized strategies. He is also a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee, Risk Committee and ESG Committee.

Jim has 22 years of experience in corporate credit investing and mergers and acquisitions.  Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners as a founder at its inception in 2009, Mr. Wiant was a Senior Vice President at Deerfield Capital Management LLC. At Deerfield, Mr. Wiant helped to build and manage Deerfield’s alternative credit investment portfolio and was responsible for deal origination, diligence and portfolio management of both senior secured and unsecured debt investments.  Prior to joining Deerfield, Mr. Wiant spent three years as a Vice President at Golub Capital 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. He graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown School of Business in 1996 with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting and received an MBA with honors with a concentration in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School in 2002.

  • 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

Jim Wiant
Senior Portfolio Manager, Managing Director