Erik Gunnerson

Managing Director / Co-head
ORIX Proprietary Investing
Telephone: 214.237.2344

Mr. Gunnerson is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Proprietary Investing at ORIX Corporate Capital where he co-manages a $1 billion portfolio consisting of non-investment grade bank loans and bonds, convertible bonds, asset-backed securities, and preferred and common equities.

Prior to joining ORIX, Mr. Gunnerson was a Portfolio Manager at Highland Capital Management, L.P. from 2007 – 2009. At Highland Capital, he actively managed the financial institutions portfolio, making over $2 billion in long and short investments across the capital structure. Mr. Gunnerson joined Highland Capital in 2007 as a Senior Portfolio Analyst.

From 2005 – 2007, Mr. Gunnerson worked as an Associate for Citigroup in the Global Capital Markets division. At Citigroup, he was responsible for selling and trading primary loan transactions, and executing secondary loan and LCDS trades.

Mr. Gunnerson started his career in 2000 at Deutsche Bank in New York. At Deutsche Bank, he was an Investment Banking Analyst for the Chemicals industry team and assisted in over $2 billion in M&A transactions. Mr. Gunnerson is fluent in Spanish and completed two years of voluntary service work in Buenos Aires, Argentina prior to joining Deutsche Bank. He holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in International Finance from Brigham Young University.

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