Chief Compliance Officer & Head of Corporate Strategy
Assistant General Counsel
Legal & Compliance,
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Head of Corporate Strategy
Mr. Weldon has 23 years of experience in legal and credit markets. Prior to joining CIFC, he spent over six years as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Garrison Investment Group. While at Garrison, Mr. Weldon worked on the firm’s investments (across corporate, real estate and other financial asset classes), strategic investor and operating partner relationships, financings and product development. Prior to Garrison, he was Senior Counsel in the Banking Department of Allen & Overy LLP in New York and London. Mr. Weldon holds a L.L.B. in Law from the University of East Anglia, England, is qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales and is admitted to the New York Bar.
Assistant General Counsel
Ms. Richards has over 15 years of experience in alternative asset management. Prior to CIFC, Ms. Richards was co-founder and general counsel of an alternative asset manager and adviser focused on investing in Latin America. Ms. Richards was General Counsel of Brookfield Asset Management’s Private Funds Group for four years where she was responsible for the structuring, marketing, fundraising and closing of private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds, as well as joint ventures. Ms. Richards also played a critical role in the development of three global corporate platforms—Fund Operations, Conflicts Management and Compliance. Prior to joining Brookfield, Ms. Richards worked with Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she represented a wide range of private investment funds, in their fund-raising efforts, operations and transactions, as well as certain institutional investors. Ms. Richards started her career at Shearman & Sterling LLP where she also focused on asset management. Ms. Richards holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Legal & Compliance, Executive Director
Ms. Paje has 11 years of regulatory compliance experience. Prior to joining CIFC, Ms. Paje was the Chief Compliance Officer at The Midway Group, a fixed income hedge fund manager with a dedicated investment strategy in hedged mortgage derivatives. Ms. Paje was previously a compliance officer at Brookfield Asset Management where she was responsible for assisting with the ongoing implementation, monitoring and enhancement of the investment adviser and broker-dealer regulatory compliance programs. Her previous experience includes supporting the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at hedge fund manager Sandelman Partners, L.P., the tax-exempt capital markets investment banking group at J.P. Morgan, and the structured finance group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Ms. Paje received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.S. from New York University.
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