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Robert Hickey

Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Tradable Credit

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Robert Hickey is a senior managing director and chief investment officer of First Eagle Alternative Credit’s Tradable Credit team. Bob is a member of FEAC’s global investment committee and the investment committees of its tradable credit and direct lending platforms. Bob became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit, which he had joined in 2004. Previously, he was a senior credit analyst/senior portfolio manager in the alternative credit strategies group of McDonnell Investment Management. Before that, Bob worked at INVESCO Funds, where he served as portfolio manager for the INVESCO High Yield Fund and co-manager of the INVESCO Select Income Fund; in addition, he co-managed the fixed income components of several subadvised funds. During this time, Bob also maintained primary credit coverage of the energy, gaming, metals/mining, media/entertainment and paper/forest products sectors of the high yield market. Earlier, Bob was the director of corporate bonds for Van Kampen Investments and a senior portfolio manager for several of the firm’s high yield and high-grade corporate bond portfolios; at Van Kampen he also was responsible for the management of an annuity company for OakRe Life/Xerox Financial Services Life Insurance. Bob earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.