THL Credit adds director to New York office

The Boston-headquartered alternative asset manager has added a former Graycliff Partners vice president as director in its New York office.

THL Credit announced Wednesday (17 August) it hired Katherine “Kassie” Taylor in the firm's New York office where she will work on the direct lending and tradable credit businesses.

Taylor started working at THL Credit as a director on 25 July and will report to head of business development Michael Herzig, according to a THLCredit representative. In her new role as director, Taylor will focus on business development, product development, strategic partnerships and marketing for the firm's direct lending and tradable credit platforms both in the US and internationally, according to the statement.

“We are excited to add Kassie to our business development team. Her professionalism, relationship network, knowledge of the lower middle-market and fundraising experience is a great compliment to the strong momentum we have had over the past few years,” Herzig said in the statement.

Taylor  comes to THL Credit from Graycliff Partners, where she was vice president and head of fundraising and investor relations. Previously, she worked in alternative asset management and new product development at HSBC Private Bank and held positions with Loomis, Sayles & Company and State Street Global Markets.

THLCredit is an alternative asset manager with $7.2 billion in assets under management. The firm pursues direct lending and tradable credit strategies through public and private vehicles, separately managed accounts, commingled funds and collateralised loan obligations. The firm is headquartered in Boston and maintains offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York.