Head of Capital Markets: Institutional Relationships
Head of Business Strategy
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets: Institutional Relationships
Ms. Kraus has 29 years of experience in corporate loan and bond origination, structuring and underwriting. Prior to joining CIFC, Ms. Krauss spent 6 years at JPM and 8 years at Citibank where she began her banking career and where she received her credit training. At JPM, Ms. Kraus worked in the Global Syndicated Finance group raising bank loan and public high yield financing for borrowers across industries including diversified industrials, consumer products and media and telecom. At Citibank, Ms. Kraus worked in the Leveraged Buyout, Debt Restructuring and Syndications groups. Ms. Kraus holds a B.A. in Economics and French from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from York University in Toronto.
Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy
Ms. Sembos has 19 years of experience in the financial services industry across business strategy, mergers & acquisitions and corporate advisory, credit analysis and portfolio management. Prior to joining CIFC, Ms. Sembos spent over 17 years at Credit Suisse and held numerous leadership positions, including Head of Strategy, Chief of Staff and Americas Chief Operating Officer of Global Credit Products in the firm’s Global Markets business. Previously, Ms. Sembos spent 10 years in Portfolio Management at Credit Suisse and served as Director of Research, Deputy Portfolio Manager for EMEA and Portfolio Manager for Global Emerging Markets. She started her career as an investment banking analyst in Mergers & Acquisitions and the Financial Institutions Group. Ms. Sembos earned her PhD in Management Studies and Finance and her Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, U.K., and holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Imperial College London, U.K. She is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society New York, where she currently serves as the Alternative Investments Group Chair and as mentor for the Young Leaders Group. Ms. Sembos is also Pod Leader at Declare, mentoring professional women and helping them navigate their careers, and a member of the Hellenic American Association for Professionals in Finance, where she previously served on the Board of Directors.
2020, CLO Manager of the Year
2017 CLO Manager of the Year, Americas
Manager Awards 2016
2016, Best High Yield Fund
2016, Manager of the Year
2016, Best CLO Fund