Head of Structured Products Investing/Portfolio Manager
Mr. Desai joined Sound Point in 2019 as Head of Structured Products Investing. Mr. Desai is a Portfolio Manager for a number of funds and additionally serves on the firm's Management Committee and is a member on most risk, investment and valuation committees at the firm. Prior to joining Sound Point, Mr. Desai was a Partner at Ares Management, where he was the Head of Global Structured Products & European Liquid Loans and served as a Portfolio Manager for over $6 billion of structured credit funds and CLOs. Prior to his six years at Ares, Mr. Desai was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Indicus Advisors, a structured credit and leveraged finance asset manager, which was started in 2006 and sold to Ares in 2011. Prior to Indicus Advisors, Mr. Desai was Head of Structured Credit origination and structuring business at J.P. Morgan in London and Goldman Sachs in London and New York. Having started his career in 1996, Mr. Desai has been one of the earliest participants in the CDO markets, with significant origination, structuring and investment expertise.Mr. Desai earned a B.S., M.S., and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.