Global Infrastructure Debt Team
Damien Contes CFA, Portfolio Manager
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.
Andrew Hsu CFA, Portfolio Manager, Structured Products
Mr. Hsu joined DoubleLine at its inception in 2009. He is a portfolio manager for the DoubleLine Total Return and ABS/Infrastructure Income strategies. Mr. Hsu is a permanent member of the Fixed Income Asset Allocation and Structured Product Committees. Prior to that, he was responsible for analysis and trading of structured products where his focus included Residential MBS and ABS transactions. Mr. Hsu’s responsibilities have also included structuring and negotiating terms on new issue transactions and forming strategic partnerships with issuing entities in order to participate in key transactions. Previous to DoubleLine, he joined TCW in 2002 where he focused on credit analysis for structured product securities and co-managed two structured product funds focusing on debt and equity investments. During this time, Mr. Hsu was actively involved with portfolio management decisions and investment analysis, including reverse engineering complex CDO/CLO structures. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California and is a CFA charterholder.