Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Chris Kappas is a senior managing director and portfolio manager on the fixed income team at PPM America, Inc. (PPM). He is responsible for investment and allocation decisions for the firm’s floating rate income strategy and collateralized loan obligations which are managed on behalf of investors globally. Prior to joining PPM in 1999, Chris was an investment analyst at Black Diamond Capital Management, LLC where he underwrote and analyzed a diverse portfolio of bank loan and corporate bond investments. Previously, he was an assistant vice president and credit analyst at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (formerly Sakura Bank) where he managed bank loan investments. Chris earned a master’s degree in finance from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa.