Spring 2014 MBA Course

B8328-001: From Feast to Famine & Back Again: the Credit Markets & LBOs from 2003 to 2013

Block Week 1: Jan 13-17 - 09:00AM to 06:00PM

Location: WJW 207

Instructor: Ellen Carr

Corequisite(s): B8306

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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.

This course will be co-taught by Ellen Carr and Margaret Cannella.


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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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