Lauren Basmadjian on the evolution of the CLO industry and why it's a great place for women
In this segment of Video Voices, we hear from Lauren Basmadjian, Managing Director, Co-Head of Liquid Credit and Head of US Loans and Structured Credit at The Carlyle Group. She discusses the history and evolution of the collateralized loan obligation (CLO) market, how CLOs fared during the pandemic and Carlyle’s busy 2021, which is likely to be a record year in terms of CLO issuance. Lauren encourages women to explore careers in private credit, sharing that “it’s a growing market that provides opportunity for intellectual and professional growth.” Her career advice? Don’t be afraid to speak up, voice your opinion, be assertive but not arrogant, do your research and know your audience.