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glenn_reynoldsGlenn Reynolds is the CEO and Co-Founder of CreditSights, an independent credit research firm primarily focusing on the credit markets but also serving a range of equity-oriented clients and corporate risk managers. The company has grown from 8 employees at inception to over 125 employees since its founding in September 2000, with main offices in New York, London, and Singapore. CreditSights has almost 1,000 institutional clients across a wide range of asset management, banking, brokerage, and corporate sectors. The company was the first provider of credit research to unbundle research from major Wall Street firms and to grow an operation to scale in the newly defined space between the brokerage firms and the rating agencies. The company has frequently been cited as the #1 provider of independent credit research.

Previously, Reynolds was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, serving in a number of roles including Director of Global Credit Research and Head of Global Credit Strategy from 1997 to 2000. He also was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, where he worked in a variety of positions from 1986 to 1997 including Director of Global Credit Research and Chief Credit Officer. In his various global research director roles, he oversaw credit analysts across New York, London, Frankfurt, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New Delhi, and Singapore. Reynolds started his credit career on the buy side at Prudential Insurance and worked on a range of high yield and high grade portfolios after previously working for Deloitte Haskins & Sells as a CPA. Reynolds had received numerous Institutional Investor accolades across a number of categories and industries including corporate strategy, autos, manufacturing, transportation, basic industries, and energy before assuming roles as a Research Director at Lehman Brothers and later at Deutsche Bank. He has testified before various Senate and House Committees and the SEC on credit-related topics including the Enron collapse, the automotive industry restructuring, and credit rating agency reform. Reynolds graduated from Harvard College in 1980 with an AB in History and Economics and received an MS in Accounting from NYU in 1981.

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