Mr. Lewitt has over 20 years of investment experience and successfully managed large credit portfolios through the 2001-2002 and 2008 credit crises. Mr. Lewitt co-founded Harch Capital Management, LLC in 1991, where he was the co-lead portfolio manager (1991-2001) and lead portfolio manager (2001-2011) for all of the firm’s credit portfolios including separate accounts, hedge funds (long and short), collateralized debt obligations and mutual funds focused on the less-than-investment grade debt markets for U.S. and non-U.S. clients that included, among others, LACERA (Los Angeles County Retirement Association), Texas Teachers Retirement System, Investec Bank (UK), Goldman Sachs Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase Asset Management, Highbridge Capital Management, Investcorp, Onex Corporation and Omega Advisers, Inc. Since 2001, Mr. Lewitt has edited and authored The Credit Strategist, a newsletter that covers economics, politics and the financial markets and that is widely read around the world. Mr. Lewitt is recognized as one of the few investors and strategists who accurately forecasted and successfully managed client assets through both the 2001-2 credit crisis and the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Lewitt serves as a regular financial columnist for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, Trusts & Estates and other publications.