Catherine Drake, CFA
Senior Managing Director, Credit Analyst
Catherine Drake is a senior managing director and credit analyst on the fixed income team at PPM America, Inc. (PPM). She is responsible for the credit coverage and investment recommendations for investment grade electric utilities. She is a member of PPM’s Private Credit Approval Committee. Prior to joining PPM in 2002, Catherine worked at Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. covering electric utilities and sat on the utility ratings committee. Previously, she worked at Bank of America focusing on loan syndications and corporate lending. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, a master’s degree in international studies from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in French from Miami University. She is a CFA® charterholder and has earned the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.