Joseph (Joe) Cantwell joined Alcentra in September 2021 and is the Co-Chief Investment Officer, Liquid Credit based in the US. Joe Co-Chairs the Liquid (Loans and High Yield) Investment Committee and is a member of the Special Situations Investment Committee. He is also a member of Alcentra’s Executive Management Committee.
Prior to joining Alcentra, Joe worked at MacKay Shields, where he was most recently Co-Head of the Global Fixed Income group. As Head of Credit for Global Fixed Income and Co-Chair of the Credit Committee, he was responsible for dedicated investment grade, high yield, bank loan and opportunistic credit strategies as well as corporate investments in multi-sector portfolios. He also was a member of the Investment Policy Committee, which formulated the group’s macroeconomic outlook, and had previously served as Head of Credit Research.
Before MacKay Shields, Joe worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he was a High Yield Analyst and had portfolio management responsibilities for the corporate allocation of the Strategic Income Strategy. Earlier in his career, he worked at Silvermine Capital and Morgan Stanley in credit research roles.
Joe received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Georgetown University.