Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Credit Strategies
Robert Kinderman is a Vice Chairman and Co-Head of Credit Strategies, where he is responsible for credit- sensitive investments, including RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLOs, performing and non-performing loans, and corporate credit strategies. He also oversees strategy development and research for credit-sensitive products. Mr. Kinderman joined Ellington in 1998, where he began by developing mortgage default models as well as pieces of Ellington’s proprietary portfolio management systems. The liquidity crisis of October 1998 quickly pushed Mr. Kinderman toward portfolio management as he aided in portfolio de- levering. In 2002, he helped form Ellington’s first dedicated MBS/ABS credit fund, which focused on distressed opportunities in Manufactured Housing and 1998/1999 vintage subprime. As portfolio manager for credit-sensitive investments at Ellington, Mr. Kinderman continued to focus on distressed investments in the wake of the 2007/2008 crisis. Mr. Kinderman earned a B.A. from Yale in 1998 with distinction in Economics and in Mathematics.