Cedric Rimaud, CFA, Portfolio Manager
Cedric Rimaud, CFA has 17 years’ experience covering global fixed income and emerging markets credits. Prior to Gimme Credit, he was Managing Director at Spread Research from 2009 covering European High Yield and Emerging Markets companies.
Mr. Rimaud served as Director in the Credit Trading department at Credit Suisse Securities; Vice President, Global Portfolio Trading, Emerging Markets at Citigroup Global Markets; and Vice President, International Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Investment Management.
He earned an advanced degree in finance at EM Lyon Graduate School of Business and a Masters in Finance at the London Business School.
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Tony Morgan, CEO
Sam Luft, Principal
Sam has three decades of experience managing multi-asset class portfolios for Private Clients and Institutional investors in North America.
Prior to co-founding First Degree in 2011, Sam held a range of senior management and investment management roles for domestic and international institutions in North America.
These roles included Chief Global Markets Strategist at Folio Asset Management, Head of Investment Management for Credit Agricole’s Private Bank in The Bahamas, Chief Executive of Banque Safdie USA and as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Fiera Capital and Montrosco Bolton.
Sam has had extensive experience in the property sector in North America, both as an investor and representing the interests of investors in major property developments in Canada and the United States.
Sam’s specialist areas of expertise include asset allocation and portfolio and risk management upon, which he regularly lectures in leading industry conferences in North America, Europe and Asia.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University, Canada.