Vanessa Ritter, Head of Global Loans at BNP Paribas Asset Management, is responsible for overseeing about USD 5 billion of assets across several global loan strategies, including CLOs, total return funds and small/mid-cap funds.
Vanessa is the Lead US Portfolio Manager and is responsible for an 16-person team based in New York and Paris. She has 28 years of investment experience primarily in leveraged loans, private placement bonds and corporate banking. Vanessa joined BNP Paribas in 2008 through a predecessor firm, Fortis Investments, from Genworth Financial where she was the Credit Risk Management Leader for the Private Placement Fixed Income Group overseeing an USD 11 billion bond portfolio.
She was responsible for approving all new investments, recommending new deal structures, conducting impairment reviews and selecting collateral for three CDOs. Prior to Genworth, Vanessa was Senior Corporate Credit Analyst and Risk Manager for the Royal Bank of Canada, where she analysed and approved deals for a diversified portfolio of global credits. Vanessa holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business. She is a CFA Charterholder.
Vanessa is based in New York.