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Krishan Shah

Class of 2014, Credit Analyst at Cyrus Capital Partners.

I studied Chemical Engineering at Magdalene College, Cambridge and now work with Cyrus Capital Partners, an SEC registered investment adviser that invests, on a global basis, in securities and loans issued by both Corporates and Sovereigns.

We invest across the entire capital structure of companies, taking both long and short positions in debt, equity and derivative instruments traded publicly and over the counter, directly structure capital solutions for companies, and lead capital raises. This involves fundamental analysis into how a business works, legal analysis of the documents governing their lending and finally, executing 'trades' based on this analysis. The work is very exciting and hours are long, but extremely rewarding. Even junior staff get to take responsibility of trades and lead meetings with FTSE CEO's.

My advice for current Freemen’s students is to work hard, stay active, eat well and never be happy with 99%. It is essential to maintain a great network and most importantly, to find your vocation.