O’Shea Center for Credit Analysis and Investment

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Established in 2020 and formally launched in 2022, the O’Shea C Center for Credit Analysis and Investment bridges the gap between academia and financial markets, focusing on three main priorities—education, networking opportunities, and connection to industries.

The primary mission of the center is to educate students, support alumni, and collaborate with leading practitioners in the credit analysis industry. This sort of collaboration is essential for the Gabelli School’s mission of educating compassionate business leaders who drive positive global change.

On the curricular level, the establishment of a secondary concentration in credit analysis will provide Gabelli School students with career direction and ways to leverage their skills into a multitude of jobs where there is great demand in the economy.

The center is an integral part of a larger Gabelli School goal to implement a curriculum that is built around industry relevance, connectivity, and which ensures our students are educated in a way that allows them to add value right away and hit the ground running.

Networking Opportunities
The second area of focus is networking opportunities and professional development. This will build on the success of previous Gabelli School events, including several successful, large-scale conferences on distressed debt.

All students who take a secondary concentration in credit analysis will be assigned a mentor. Each mentor will be a Fordham alum with a minimum of three to five years of relevant work experience in the credit field.

Connection to Industries
A critical part of the center’s work will be helping students gain a competitive edge by uniting our students and professors with the evolving realities of 21st-century finance.

Professors and leading industry professionals will dedicate time, commitment, and effort to effectively bridge the gap between academia and the financial markets.

The center will serve as a place to connect faculty members with private sector actors on Wall Street who can also aid with research.


The O’Shea Center for Credit Analysis and Investment Presents: The Truth About Mike Milken

The O’Shea Center for Credit Analysis and Investment Presents: The Truth About Mike Milken

Tuesday, December 5
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Virtual Fireside Chat

On December 5, 2023, we will have the unique opportunity to hear the untold side of Mike Milken’s story through a virtual fireside chat with Richard Sandler, a close confidant, childhood friend, and personal lawyer who has been with Milken and his family every step of the way. This frank and personal conversation will focus on Sandler’s recently released book: Witness to the Prosecution: The Myth of Michael Milken.

It also will explore what we can learn about the criminal justice system from the Mike Milken story, and what insights can that provide on potential prosecution and defense strategies in the Sam Bankman-Fried trial (SBF trial).

Please join us in what is sure to be a fascinating discussion with Mr. Sandler about Mike Milken as a person, the criminal investigation, as well as Milken’s strength in the face of
adversity and his amazing comeback.

Introductory Remarks

Robert J. O’Shea, GABELLI ’87, PAR
Co-founder, Partner, and Chairman, Silver Point Capital


Michael Gatto

Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School and Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business
Partner, Head of the Private Side Businesses, Silver Point Capital


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