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Americas Structured Credit and Financials

The ASCF group seeks high-yield investments in portfolios of credit and credit-like assets, as well as corporate credit investments in specialty finance companies and other financials. This includes purchasing or financing whole loan portfolios, residential mortgages, consumer credit, other smaller-scale credit and collateralized loan obligation and other asset-backed securities. The group also invests in intellectual property with royalty-related income streams backed by tangible and intangible assets globally.

Our Team

The ASCF team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and New York. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.
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The ASCF team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and New York. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The ACSF team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and New York. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The ACSF team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and New York. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

Devon Kirk

Managing Director, Head of Americas Structured Credit and Financials

Devon leads the Americas Structured Credit and Financials group, which focuses on sub-investment grade structured credit and capital solutions for financial companies. She was previously a Managing Director in our Direct Private Equity group, focused on the Financials sector.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2011, Devon worked as a Corporate/M&A lawyer at Linklaters LLP in London. Before that, she was a member of the M&A team at BMO Harris Nesbitt in Chicago.

Devon holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a B.Comm. from McGill University. She is a CFA Charterholder and a Member of the New York State Bar.

Devon is currently on the board of Wilton Re.

Hussain Abbas

Managing Director, Americas Structured Credit and Financials

Hussain is responsible for high-yield investments in portfolios of credit and credit-like assets, as well as public and private corporate credit investments.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2009, he worked at Barclays Capital in the Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure group in London where he focused on M&A, Leverage Finance and capital-raising activities. Previously, he worked at an energy investing joint venture between First Reserve and Petrofac Resources.

Hussain holds an MEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA (High Hons) from the University of Chicago.

Nicole Byrns

Managing Director, Americas Structured Credit and Financials

Nicole focuses on investment opportunities across the structured credit sector. She joined CPP Investments in 2019.

Prior to joining CPP Investments, she worked at Deutsche Bank’s Global Credit Trading group, where she focused on structured credit opportunities in the fintech, aviation, mortgage and esoteric industries.

Previously, she was at Garrison Investment Group and Citi, where she was responsible for originating and executing financings and asset purchase arrangements with specialty finance companies.

Nicole holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  She also attended L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar.

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