Robert Hickey

Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager | Credit Opportunities Fund

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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