PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

James Fellows, CFA

Mr. Fellows is the Chief Investment Officer of First Eagle Alternative Credit and Head of its Tradable Credit platform. He also serves on the firm’s Global Investment Committee and the Investment Committees of both its Tradable Credit and Direct Lending platforms.

Mr. Fellows became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit. Mr. Fellows has more than twenty-eight years of investment industry experience, principally in the area of leveraged finance. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2012, Mr. Fellows was Co-Head, Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC, where he helped establish and manage three cash flow CLOs, a leveraged loan opportunity fund and unleveraged fund and a separate account.

From 1998 to April 2004, Mr. Fellows was a Senior Vice President at Columbia Advisors, where he served as Co-Portfolio Manager for two continuously offered closed-end funds and four structured product vehicles from their inception, including two CLOs.

Prior to joining Columbia Advisors in 1998, Mr. Fellows was a Senior Credit Analyst for Van Kampen Investments in its Bank Loan Investment Group. While at Van Kampen, Mr. Fellows also served as a Credit Analyst for high-yield bonds and privately placed mezzanine bonds. Other responsibilities with Van Kampen included training junior credit analysts for its bank loans and high-yield groups. Mr. Fellows brings extensive knowledge of high-yield bank loans and high-yield bonds, as well as in-depth workout, restructuring and distressed investment experience.

Mr. Fellows earned his B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Nebraska, is a member of The CFA Institute, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Brian Good

As Chief Product Strategist, Mr. Good participates in the development of First Eagle Alternative Credit products.  He also serves on the firm’s Global Investment Committee and the Investment Committee of its Tradable Credit platform.

Mr. Good became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2012, Mr. Good was the Co-Head of the Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC.  Mr. Good brings extensive knowledge of the leveraged finance markets with more than thirty years of leveraged finance portfolio management experience.

From 1998 to April 2004, Mr. Good was a Senior Vice President at Columbia Advisors, where he served as Co-Portfolio Manager for two continuously offered closed-end funds, collateralized loan obligations and separately managed accounts. While at Columbia, Mr. Good focused on bank loan investment analysis and trading.

Prior to joining Columbia Advisors in 1998, Mr. Good was an Associate Portfolio Manager for Van Kampen Investments for the Prime Rate Income Trust in its Bank Loan Investment Group.  His overall investment experience includes credit analysis, trading and distressed investing.   Mr. Good began his career at the Pilgrim Group in 1987 where he was a member of the portfolio management team for the Pilgrim Prime Rate Trust, the first bank loan mutual fund of its kind.

Mr. Good earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

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Robert Hickey

Mr. Hickey is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for First Eagle Alternative Credit’s Tradable Credit platform. He also serves on the firm’s Global Investment Committee and the Investment Committee of its Tradable Credit platform.

Mr. Hickey became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit. Mr. Hickey has more than twenty-eight years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2012, Mr. Hickey was a Senior Credit Analyst/Senior Portfolio Manager in the Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC.

Prior to joining McDonnell, Mr. Hickey was a Vice President at INVESCO Funds Inc. in Denver, Colorado, where he served as Portfolio Manager for the INVESCO High-Yield Fund and Co-Manager of the INVESCO Select Income Fund. In addition, Mr. Hickey co-managed the fixed income components of several sub-advised funds. During this time, he maintained primary credit coverage of the energy, gaming, metals/mining, media/entertainment and paper/forest products sectors of the high-yield market.

Mr. Hickey brings extensive knowledge of corporate, high-yield, and emerging market securities, as well as derivatives and hedging instruments throughout the entire credit spectrum. He also has experience with the management and regulatory aspects of the insurance industry.

Prior to joining INVESCO in 2001, Mr. Hickey was the director of corporate bonds for Van Kampen Investments. While at Van Kampen, he was also senior portfolio manager for several high-yield and high-grade corporate bond portfolios. Other responsibilities with Van Kampen included the management of an annuity company for OakRe Life/Xerox Financial Services Life Insurance.

Mr. Hickey earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

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Brian Murphy

Mr. Murphy a Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for First Eagle Alternative Credit’s Tradable Credit platform and Head of Capital Markets across the firm’s Tradable Credit and Direct Lending platforms. He also serves on the Investment Committee of the firm’s Tradable Credit platform.

Mr. Murphy became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit.  Mr. Murphy has more than twenty-four years of investment industry experience, principally in the area of leveraged finance. Prior to joining THL Credit in June 2012, Mr. Murphy was a Senior Credit Analyst/Senior Portfolio Manager in the Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC.

From 1998 to May 2004, Mr. Murphy was employed by Columbia Advisors in the Bank Loan Asset Management Group as a Senior Credit Analyst covering telecommunications, media/broadcasting, and the cable industries.

Prior to joining Columbia Advisors, Mr. Murphy was employed by Van Kampen Investments from October 1991 through March 1998, most recently serving as an Assistant Portfolio Manager for the Van Kampen Prime Rate Income Trust, where he gained credit training and significant experience in all aspects of the bank loans asset class, including cash management, trade settlement, credit monitoring, portfolio surveillance and analysis.

Mr. Murphy earned his B.A. in Finance from Loras College.

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Steve Krull, CFA

Mr. Krull is a Managing Director and Head of Trading for First Eagle Alternative Credit’s Tradable Credit platform. He also serves on the Investment Committee of the firm’s Tradable Credit Platform.

Mr. Krull became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit Mr. Krull has more than seventeen years of investment industry experience, principally in the area of leveraged finance. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2012, Mr. Krull was a Portfolio Manager/Head Trader of the Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC.

From 1998 to May 2004, Mr. Krull was employed by Columbia Management Group as a member of the Bank Loan Asset Management Group. Mr. Krull served in various roles, most recently as the group’s bank loans trader, responsible for day-to-day cash management and trading activity of the group’s two mutual funds, Columbia Floating Rate Fund and Columbia Floating Rate Advantage Fund, as well as four structured products, with assets totaling $2.7 billion.

Mr. Krull earned his B.A. in Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University and is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago.

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