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Joel Kent

Robert S. Kricheff, Managing Director and Head of the Americas High Yield Sector Strategy for Credit Suisse, has more than 20 years of experience in credit analysis. He has followed industries including media, cable, satellite, telecom, gaming, entertainment, healthcare, and energy; worked with emerging market corporates; and performed both strategy and portfolio analysis. His work has covered investment vehicles including bonds, converts, loans, preferred stocks, and credit default swaps. He holds a BA from NYU in Economics, and an MSc from the University of London SOAS in Financial Economics. Joel S. Kent is Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. He is Head of U.S. Investment Grade CDS trading. He joined Credit Suisse in July 2011 from Barclays Capital (Lehman Brothers), where he spent ten years in various roles, including Senior Market Economist and Arbitrage Trader. Most recently, he was the senior Telecom, Media and Technology CDS trader. He graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in Business Economics from Brown University.