Derrick joined RPIA in 2018 as a Portfolio Manager to bolster the firm's high yield and crossover credit research capabilities. Since joining, he has helped the firm implement a robust framework using a mix of deep fundamental research and market structure analysis. Derrick became a Principal at the firm in 2021 and is a member of the firm's Investment Committee, Risk Committee, and Management Committee.
Derrick has 17 years of experience in the credit industry. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in New York as an Investment Banker in the Leveraged Finance Division focused on originating loans and high-yield bond financing for corporate clients and financial sponsors. In 2009, he moved to the buy-side to join DW Partners, a multi-strategy credit firm, and former US credit manager for Brevan Howard. He started as a research analyst, where he performed extensive fundamental analysis across companies and industries, and over time, became promoted to Managing Director. During his tenure at DW, he developed meaningful expertise in deep-dive fundamental research, corporate restructurings, and trading across various corporate credit instruments.
Derrick graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting. Derrick was also a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Varsity Men’s soccer team.