Spring 2013 MBA Course

B9301-176: From Feast to Famine & Back Again: the Credit Markets & LBOs from 2003 to 2013

Block Week Jan. 14-18 - 09:00AM to 06:00PM

Location: WJW 207

Instructor: Margaret Cannella; Ellen Carr

Corequisite(s): B6302


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In this course, we discuss the evolution of the bond and loan markets, and the behavior of market participants from peak to trough and back again in the past decade. Through lectures, cases and guest speakers, we discuss through-cycle changes in valuation, structure, capital raising, liquidity and other investor considerations.

This syllabus provides four things: 1) reading assignments, 2) a course outline; 3) course policies and procedures; and 4) a description of assignments.


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Margaret Cannella

Administrative DirectorMargaret Cannella is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, teaching a seminar she developed entitled "Credit Markets and Leveraged Buy-Outs: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly," and a block week course "From Feast to Famine and Back Again: Investing in the Credit Markets 2004 to 2014." She is also responsible for the Private Equity Fellows Program. Margaret is a corporate board member of Advance Pierre Foods...

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Ellen Carr

AdjunctEllen 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...

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