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Michael Gatto

Centennial Speaker Series: Credit Markets During and After the Crisis

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12 – 1 p.m.

The economic and financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented conditions for the credit market and distressed investors globally. Join us for a lunchtime webinar with Michael Gatto, partner at Silver Point Capital, as he shares his expertise in credit analysis and distressed investing.

During this webinar, Dean Donna Rapaccioli, Gabelli School of Business, will, for the first time, publicly announce the creation of The O’Shea Center for Credit Analysis and Investment, a new, specialized program at the Gabelli School of Business that will be pioneered by Gatto.

This event is not open to the press.

12 p.m.: Welcome Remarks and Speaker Introduction: Donna Rapaccioli, dean of the Gabelli School of Business

12:08 p.m.: Fireside Chat: Michael Gatto and Dean Rapaccioli

12:45 p.m.: Audience Q&A

1 p.m.: Closing Remarks: Dean Rapaccioli

About the Speaker
Gatto was one of the first employees of Silver Point Capital, a credit-focused hedge fund. He helped grow the business from $120 million of assets under management in 2002 to approximately $10 billion currently. After joining the firm in April 2002, he became its first non-founding partner in January 2003. Gatto helped build out—and now runs—several businesses for Silver Point. Today, he is the head of the firm’s Restructuring Group, for which he oversees a team responsible for driving and negotiating in- and out-of-court corporate restructurings, the head of the firm’s real estate business, and the head of Silver Point’s Principal Lending business, which focuses on lending to middle-market companies.

Prior to joining Silver Point, Gatto worked at Goldman Sachs as a senior member within the Special Situations Investing Business, specializing in investing in the debt of distressed companies. Before that, he designed and taught credit training programs for loan officers of North American and European financial institutions and was a loan officer and director of Global New Entry Training at Citibank. Gatto received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in economics. He is also a CFA Charterholder and has served on several boards, which have included specialty retailer Party City, New Cotai Holdings, and a Macau gaming company, and was chairman of the board of Quinn Industries, an Irish Industrial company.

Gatto is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches courses on credit analysis, distressed value, and special situation investing.

This event is co-sponsored by the CFA Society of New York, the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and the Museum of American Finance.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.