Ellen Carr is a High Yield Portfolio Manager and Senior Credit Analyst at Weaver C. Barksdale (WCB), a boutique institutional fixed income asset management firm. Prior to joining WCB in 2013, Ellen spent 13 years at the Capital Group, which manages retail (under the "American Funds" brand) and institutional (under the "Capital Guardian" brand) portfolios. Ellen started at Capital in 1999 as a high yield and investment grade corporate bond and loan analyst covering the retail, REIT, media and auto sectors, and in 2006 she assumed portfolio management responsibilities for high yield and investment grade credit mandates, including long duration. Ellen has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Ellen is a board member of WNCA, a conservation organization, and Eliada Homes, a foster care and troubled youth home, and serves on the finance committees of WNCA and Oxfam America. She lives in Asheville, NC.