Mr. Contes joined the investment team at DoubleLine in 2013. He is currently a Global Infrastructure Investments portfolio manager. Previously, his responsibilities included coverage of the following infrastructure sectors for the Emerging Markets Fixed Income group: transportation, oil & gas, petrochemical, health care & education. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Contes spent six years with ICE Canyon, LLC where he served as a Corporate Research Analyst. At ICE Canyon, his credit work contributed to the investment management of the firm’s three types of Emerging Markets and global vehicles: hedge fund (absolute return), index products (relative value) and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). His investment experience includes a variety of instruments, such as global leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed opportunities, credit default swaps, structured products and privately negotiated custom credit instruments. Before ICE Canyon, he was a Senior Bank Debt Specialist with Canyon Capital Advisors, where he was responsible for the settlement of foreign and distressed bank debt transactions and he was a Senior Fund Accountant with Mellon Financial Corporation, overseeing Emerging Markets Real Estate funds and Oil & Gas Debt and Royalty funds. Mr. Contes received his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting & Finance, from the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a CFA charterholder.