Margaret M. Cannella

Administrative Director

Private Equity Program

Adjunct Professor

Finance and Economics

Adjunct Professor

Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing

AB, 1973; MBA, Columbia Business School, 1976

Margaret Cannella

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Teaching and research interest

Margaret Cannella is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, teaching a seminar she developed entitled "Credit Markets and Leveraged Buy-Outs: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly," and a block week course "From Feast to Famine and Back Again: Investing in the Credit Markets 2004 to 2014." She is also responsible for the Private Equity Fellows Program. Margaret is a corporate board member of Advance Pierre Foods, a company owned by Oaktree Capital and Watford Reinsurance, associated with Arch Re and High Bridge Capital, a credit hedge fund. She is a trustee of the North America Schroder Funds and well as the Wilshire Funds. In 2009, Margaret retired from JPMorgan after more than thirty years in financial services in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. At JPMorgan, she built U.S. Equity and Global Credit Research; both currently rank number one in the Institutional Investor Survey. She chaired the firm's capital markets strategy function and also represented the industry on SIFMA's committees dealing with regulations related to research and banking. In 2007, Margaret herself was named to the Fixed Income Analyst Hall of Fame in 2007 for her publications on the credit crisis. As a sell-side bond analyst from 1992 to 2004, Margaret was ranked number one or two in the Institutional Investor Survey for her coverage of retail and consumer products companies. Prior to joining JPMorgan in 1998, for ten years, Margaret was a Senior Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Division of Citibank and Citibank’s Head of Global Research. Prior to that, Margaret was with Chase Manhattan Asia Limited in New York and Hong Kong. Margaret is a graduate of Princeton University with an A.B. in East Asian Studies and a graduate of the Columbia Business School with an MBA in finance.


Burger King: The 3G Way: Summer 2014
Author(s): Margaret M. Cannella, Michael Hillmeyer

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Aramark: LBO at a Crossroads : Summer 2013
Author(s): Margaret Cannella, Ellen Carr

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation: Summer 2012
Author(s): Margaret Cannella, Sumit Sharma

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Taking Advantage of Market Opportunities in the Credit Crisis: Cengage Learning: Spring 2010
Author(s): Margaret Cannella

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