Meric Topbas
CLO Manager
Credit Suisse Asset Management

Meriç Topbaş is a Director of CSAM, based in New York.  Mr. Topbaş joined CIG in 2019 and is responsible for structuring and analyzing structured products. 

Prior to joining CIG, Mr. Topbaş was a Director of BNP Paribas in New York, focusing on CLO structuring and origination between 2017 and 2019. Prior to BNP Paribas, Mr. Topbaş was a Senior Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager of Crescent Capital Group LP (formerly the Leveraged Finance Group of TCW) from 2009 through 2017, where he was responsible for structuring, managing and investing in CLOs. Prior to Crescent, he spent five years at Patriarch Partners and over three years at Northern Leasing Systems. Mr. Topbaş began his career at Akbank T.A.S. as a Software Development Specialist in 1997.  He holds a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Marmara University of Istanbul, Turkey.