Vikas Pathani, managing director, is a member of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group. Based in New York, he is a portfolio manager on the Global Investment Grade Corporate Credit Team, with a focus on financial and corporate hybrid capital, which include subordinated debt, preferred stock and other capital securities. An employee since 2004, Vikas started his career in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank as a Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) market maker where he analyzed and traded CDOs backed by high yield bonds, leveraged loans, asset backed securities, and trust preferred securities. Subsequently he headed the fixed income trading and solutions effort for a group within J.P. Morgan Private Bank that specializes in opportunistic, absolute return focused investments. In this role, he was responsible for developing investment ideas, constructing portfolios and trading across all taxable fixed income products. Most recently Vikas was the head of the preferred stock strategy within the Customized Bond Portfolios team. Vikas graduated from The Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business with Honors. He was selected as the Student Marshall of his class for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to student life. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance.