Levoyd Robinson

Chair

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Levoyd E. Robinson is a co-founder and Managing Principal of Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC (CFIP).  CFIP is a fundamental research-driven, credit focused, alternative investment management firm founded in 2005.  CFIP has over $1.1 billion of regulatory assets under management across CLOs and separately managed accounts and over $725 million of undrawn capital commitments.  In October 2016, CFIP entered into a strategic partnership with The Academy Group, Inc. (Academy).  The Academy is a philanthropic entity funded by a group of ultrahigh net worth individuals whose mission is to identify, train, mentor, and provide educational opportunities, after-school programs, tutoring, scholarships, internships and permanent career opportunities for youth from under-resourced communities nationwide.

Prior to forming CFIP, Mr. Robinson was a Managing Director and Head of Global Private Debt for Citadel Investment Group, LLC.  Mr. Robinson was responsible for managing teams in the United States and London that structured and managed over $6 billion of assets, including cash and synthetic CLOs and CDOs; broadly syndicated leveraged loans; and special situation debt.  Prior to joining Citadel in 2000, Mr. Robinson was a Senior Managing Director in PPM America's Special Investment Group. Mr. Robinson began his career in 1988 at First Chicago (now JPMorgan Chase) where he held various positions culminating with being portfolio manager for a $250 million proprietary trading portfolio focused on distressed loans and bonds.

Mr. Robinson received a B.B.A. in Finance, magna cum laude, from Howard University; an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and is a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Robinson was inducted into the Howard University School of Business Alumni Exemplars Society and was selected as one of Chicago United’s Business Leaders of Color for 2017. 

Mr. Robinson currently serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Working Group on Financial Markets.  He also serves as a member of the board of directors of CFA Society Chicago, Bottom Line Chicago and as Chairman of The Chicago Academy for the Arts. He previously served on the board of directors of Teach for America – Chicago, the Loretto Hospital Foundation, and NCH NuWorld Marketing Limited.