Charles Kobayashi, a Partner in the firm, is a Portfolio Manager focusing on loans and CLOs. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
What do you think makes BlueMountain such a distinctive place to work?
BlueMountain’s focus is on collaboration and team work, where talented individuals join together to achieve results as a team. BlueMountain has a culture where Portfolio Managers, Research Analysts and Quantitative Analysts collaborate on maximizing returns. BlueMountain encourages cross-function dialogue and our flat structure allows for the consistent exchange of ideas among peers.
What brought you to BlueMountain?
I joined BlueMountain to start the loan and CLO businesses. BlueMountain was focused on credit derivatives and correlation and it was an opportunity to bring my experience to grow BlueMountain’s fundamental business. The concept of integrating credit derivatives, structured products, and fundamental strategies was an intriguing challenge.