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Margaret M. Cannella
Administrative Director, Private Equity Program
Adjunct Professor, Finance and Economics
Adjunct Professor, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing
AB, 1973; MBA, Columbia Business School, 1976
Margaret Cannella is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, teaching seminars she developed entitled "From Feast to Famine and Back Again: Investing in the Credit Markets through Cycles" and "Credit Markets and Leveraged Buy-Outs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly." She is a board member of Advance Pierre Foods, owned by Oaktree Capital, of Watford Reinsurance, an affiliate of Arch Reinsurance and a trustee of the Schroder Mutual Funds. She was a board member of Avalon Aircraft Leasing (NYSE:AVOL) until January, 2016 and an Independent Trustee of Wilshire Mutual Funds until December, 2014.
In 2009, Margaret retired from JPMorgan after more than thirty years in financial services in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. At JPMorgan, she built U.S. Equity and Global Credit Research; both currently rank number one in the Institutional Investor Survey. She chaired the firm’s capital markets strategy function and also represented the industry on SIFMA’s committees dealing with regulations related to research and banking. In 2007, Margaret herself was named to the Fixed Income Analyst Hall of Fame in 2007 for her publications on the credit crisis. As a sell-side bond analyst from 1992 to 2004, Margaret was ranked number one or two in the Institutional Investor Survey for her coverage of retail and consumer products companies. Prior to joining JPMorgan in 1998, for ten years, Margaret was a Senior Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Division of Citibank and Citibank’s Head of Global Research. Prior to that, Margaret was with Chase Manhattan Asia Limited in Hong Kong as an investment banker covering Southeast Asian financial institutions.
Margaret is a graduate of Princeton University with an A.B. in East Asian Studies and a graduate of the Columbia Business School with an MBA in finance. She is active in the not-for-profit sector as a board member of Princeton-in-Asia and Global Communities, a microfinance organization with a focus on the Middle East and Eastern Europe.