Head of US Credit Research
Uma Rickheeram is Head of the US Credit Research team at FFTW, and is responsible for implementing and coordinating the research process in the US. She is responsible for research activities involving investment-grade and high-yield telecommunications, media (cable) and regulated utilities sectors. Uma joined FFTW, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, in 2002 and is based in New York.
Prior to joining FFTW, Uma was a Senior Associate of Whitney & Co.’s Structured Products Group. While at Whitney, she was responsible for high yield and leveraged loans investments in the gaming/leisure, technology, chemicals, retail and consumer products industries. Prior to that, she was at Morgan Stanley, where she made investment recommendations regarding high yield and distressed companies.
Uma has 21 years of investment experience. She earned a BA magna cum laude with honors in Accounting and Economics at Queens College. She has also completed the CPA examination.